Senior Communications Strategist
Communications Officer R21

There is one permanent opportunity at this time.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional

The Corporate Management Services Branch strives to provide excellence in corporate services, and partners in both the Ministry of Attorney General’s and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General’s outcomes.  Our mission as a central, consolidated support services team is to support all the program areas and branches.  The Branch provides central corporate services to all staff and branches/programs within both Ministries.  The Branch leads the strategic direction for internal communications for the sector, as well as preparation of budget submissions and financial reporting, and expert advice on finances, strategic human resources, facilities, business planning and corporate risk and security.  The Branch is also the lead strategic link between its partners and government’s central agencies.

To manage the provision of internal communications planning, advice and services for the Ministries of Attorney General and Public Safety and Solicitor General.  Works closely with Branch staff and with ministry management to ensure staff receive relevant, timely, consistent, integrated and clear information aligned with public service and ministry goals, objectives, values and culture.

Where appropriate, works with and as a resource to branches across the ministries to provide advice on strategic communications planning and employee engagement. As well, works in collaboration with GCPE to ensure alignment with public/external communications.

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 Travis.Smith@gov.bc.ca . 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.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, or business administration, or public administration, or communications. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience drafting a variety of communication materials including plans, strategies, ministerial correspondence, presentations, newsletters and web documents.
  • Experience establishing and fostering effective working partnerships with a diverse group of internal and external shareholders.
  • Experience presenting a variety of materials, strategies and plans to senior leadership.
     

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: 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 (BASIC): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

 

 

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