Director, People and Workplace Strategies
Band 3

This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary opportunities.

Bring your strong leadership skills to this dynamic team environment

Come join the People and Workplace Strategies Branch for a unique leadership opportunity to apply your penchant for developing innovative programs and services along with your drive for delivering results. We pride ourselves in our outstanding culture and our top-notch service delivery. We’re looking for an experienced leader to join our team, propel the operational optimization of the branch and lead the team to extraordinary results through motivating for peak performance, promoting empowerment and developing the branch as individuals and as a team. 

As executive’s partner in leading the people dimension of strategy, the People and Workplace Strategies Branch ensures ministries’ workforce needs are strategically aligned with ministry needs to ensure they have the programs and initiatives in place to drive excellence for not only current staff fulfilling the ministerial mandate, but to attract, retain, and propel future staff as well.

Operating in a shared services model and reporting to the Executive Director, the Director leads a team of professionals in the delivery of strategic HR services to four natural resource ministries. The position also leads the development and implementation of large-scale ministry or multiple ministry organizational development initiatives that support client ministry business and strategic goals.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time , and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Post-secondary degree in human resources, public administration, business administration or a related field plus a minimum of five years’ *related experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and *related experience may be considered.

*Related experience includes:

  • Experience providing advice and support to executive level clients. Minimum of three years may be preferred.
  • Experience supervising a team of professional employees. Minimum of five years may be preferred.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience working in the Strategic HR field.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience supporting large, diverse or multiple organizations simultaneously.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have extensive knowledge of BC Public Service processes and systems.


Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 


A Criminal Record Check will be required



Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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