Summary

Are you interested in a multi-faceted communications role in a small organization that makes a big difference? The Forest Practices Board is looking for a Communications Manager to lead and implement the Board’s communications program and activities. The Board serves the public interest as the independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices in BC.  The Board is an Administrative Tribunal established in legislation; it operates with independence from government ministries and must make its decisions in the public interest. The Board has a legislated mandate to conduct audits and investigations of forest and range practices and report its findings to the public. Reporting to the Executive Director and supervising a Manager of Web and Social Media,

Description

Are you interested in a multi-faceted communications role in a small organization that makes a big difference?

The Forest Practices Board is looking for a Communications Manager to lead and implement the Board’s communications program and activities.

The Board serves the public interest as the independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices in BC.  The Board is an Administrative Tribunal established in legislation; it operates with independence from government ministries and must make its decisions in the public interest. The Board has a legislated mandate to conduct audits and investigations of forest and range practices and report its findings to the public.

Reporting to the Executive Director and supervising a Manager of Web and Social Media, as well as contractors, you will develop and implement standards for all Board publications, monitor and report on the effectiveness of communications products and activities, and recommend changes and improvements. You will provide advisory services to the executive and the Board Chair on all aspects of communications, including strategic communications planning, media relations and issue management, publications, event planning, digital communications, and stakeholder relations.

The Board’s work is guided by a strategic plan at a time when forestry policy and public priorities for managing BC’s forest and rangeland are in renewal. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a new direction and enhance the Board’s influence as the watchdog for sound forest and range practices in BC.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Communications, Journalism, English, Public Relations) OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered**
    • Note: **An equivalent combination would be a diploma, certificate or post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism, English, or Public Relations and at least 5 years of experience in the above areas
  • A minimum of three years of experience in each of the following:
    • Professional experience in communications, public relations, media relations, journalism or a related field;
    • Program or project management experience in a communications role, including planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the success of communications activities;
    • Experience and ability to prepare and draft various communication materials including corporate communications plans, annual reports, communications and media relations strategies, reports and presentation materials.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience with high profile organizations/issues
  • Experience with natural resource management issues in BC
     

For questions regarding this position, please contact Geoff.Recknell@bcfpb.ca

About this Position:

We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to volunteer to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies. 

The position is based in Victoria.  Other locations for this position may be considered within the province of BC.

An eligibility list may be established for permanent positions.

Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:

What Do You Bring? 

  • a passion for improving forest and range management in BC,
  • a desire to work with a team of professionals who are passionate about their work,
  • impeccable grammar and editing skills,
  • the ability to write about complex resource management issues in plain language so people can understand them,
  • the ability to understand complex issues and advise leaders on how to respond effectively,
  • creative and engaging ideas for communicating complex information clearly, concisely and in a way that maximizes impact – through visuals, video, and other formats.

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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca).

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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

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

Questionnaire: YES – You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

 

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