Communications Officer R21
An eligibility list may be established.
A step in the right direction to further your career in communications
The Court of Appeal for British Columbia is the highest court in the province. It hears appeals from the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Provincial Court of British Columbia and judicial reviews and appeals from administrative boards and tribunals. The Supreme Court is the province’s superior trial court. It is a court of general and inherent jurisdiction which means that it can hear any type of case, civil or criminal. It also hears appeals from the Provincial Court and judicial reviews from administrative boards and tribunals.
In this role you will provide a range of professional communications services for the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court including developing and implementing communications plans and content for traditional, digital, and social media, responding to inquiries and information requests from the public and media, and providing issues management advice and media relations expertise. The Communications Coordinator works with the Chief Justice of British Columbia, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Superior Courts Judiciary Communications Officer and senior judicial staff to increase public understanding and awareness of the role and function of the courts and of judges and to support and facilitate effective communication within and outside of the Superior Courts Judiciary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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 Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
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 or diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English and 2 years of related experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of relevant education and related experience may be considered.
2 years related experience may include:
- At least 2 years of related experience in the field of communications
- Experience in public relations, corporate communications or media relations in a large organization.
- Experience with producing and/or managing content for internet and social media platforms
- Experience in project management and/or event planning
Preference may be given to applicants with:
- Experience with or in a legal environment, courts, judiciary or the broader justice sector
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.
Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
Cover letter required: 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 – 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.