Director, Justice Policy
Management Band 4

This position is currently under review for exclusion.
An eligibility list may be established.

“We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples on whose territories we work and play. We honour their connection to the land and respect the importance of the diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories.”

Bring your exceptional leadership skills to this dynamic team.  Come join and contribute to a top work unit with the Justice Services Branch.  The Justice Services Branch is a supportive, hard-working, high-functioning, fast-paced environment that works across the sector on a diverse scope of work.  We are looking for an individual who demonstrates curiosity in identifying solutions and working with others.  If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you.  The Justice Services Branch offers flexible work arrangements, opportunities for advancement as well as opportunities to lead legislative projects.  Criminal Justice experience is not required.

Justice Services Branch (JSB) works to support British Columbia’s commitment to a justice and public safety sector founded on the rule of law, encompassing administrative, civil, criminal, family and Indigenous justice, and human rights. JSB’s mandate is to make the justice system more accessible to British Columbians through policy and programs, procedural and substantive law reform. 

The Policy and Legislation Division (PLD) develops civil and criminal justice policy and leads the development and implementation of the ministry’s core legislation program. The division is responsible for the largest legislative program in government, with over 135 statutes. PLD provides ongoing policy development and support in the areas of: civil and criminal justice, including access to justice; the Independent Investigations Office; national criminal law reform, including federal/ provincial/ territorial linkages; court appointed counsel; legal and policy issues; and general law reform through the Uniform Law Conference of Canada.

The Director, Justice Policy provides leadership and direction in the development, revision and implementation of a variety of justice policy, legislation, programs and services (e.g., Human Rights Code, specialized court initiatives). The position provides direct supervision to a team of Senior Policy Analysts as well as works effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of ministry staff, cross-ministry and sector partners and stakeholders.

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 Heather.Langton@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , 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 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:

  • University degree in law, public administration, political science or related field (Masters level preferred) and four or more years senior level related experience (an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered).
     
  • Senior level related experience includes:
    • leading strategic policy initiatives including the development of legislation, regulations and/or broad-scale policies;
    • leading and directing teams;
    • providing advice and recommendations to, and developing written materials for, management and executive on legislative, litigation and policy matters;
    • leading inter-ministry and external consultations.
       

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 (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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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