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BC Public Service

BAND 3 - Director, Social Initiatives, Planning and Priorities Secretariat

Victoria, BC
Full Time
77,700 to 110,000 per year
Posting Title
BAND 3 - Director, Social Initiatives, Planning and Priorities Secretariat

Position Classification
Band 3 OIC


Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$77,700.20 - $110,000.05 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Office of the Premier

Ministry Branch / Division
Planning and Priorities Secretariat

Job Summary

Director, Social Initiatives, Planning and Priorities Secretariat
Management Band 3

An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
This will be a temporary Order in Council appointment for up to 18 months which may be extended or become permanent.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

A high profile leadership role for an experienced collaborator with outstanding strategic planning skills!

The Planning and Priorities Secretariat (PPS)collaborates with ministries to ensurethat the scope, direction, sequencing and delivery of key policy initiatives are aligned with the intentions and priorities of the Premier and Cabinet. The PPS supports Cabinet in maintaining a big-picture view of work underway across government and supports Cabinet decision-making regarding the prioritization and sequencing of work on key commitments. The PPS works with Ministry executives to define timelines and deliverables for these key commitments and to support effective cross-government responses to emerging high priority issues.

Government priorities include addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, providing better health care for people and families, delivering affordability and security in our communities, and investing in good jobs and livelihoods in a clean-energy future. All ministry mandate letters include five foundational principles: putting people first; lasting and meaningful reconciliation; equity and anti-racism; a better future through fighting climate change; and a strong, sustainable economy that works for everyone.

In alignment with these overarching priorities and principles, the work of the Secretariat is focused on a range of priority initiatives, with particular attention to those that involve multiple ministries. The Secretariatalso supports the coordination of significant all-of-government initiatives.

The Role:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Social Initiatives at the Planning and Priorities Secretariatis responsible for developing strategic,high impact partnerships to advance high-priority government commitments within the social initiatives policy portfolio. The Director is responsible for supporting their Executive Director to develop strategic shared goals with government for priority social initiatives, and for ensuring a collaborative and cooperative approach to strategic policy and legislation development. The Director will also support their Executive Director in providing advice on timing and sequencing of government's priority social initiatives.The Director is required to exercise a high level of judgement, tact and diplomacy in managing issues that may involve communication of information that could have a significant impact on the image and credibility of Government.

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 ( .

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 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 , 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:
  • Master's degree in related field or equivalent and 2 years of related experience; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent and 4 years of related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Related experience must include:
  • Experiencein leading the development of complex policy.
  • Experience on a management team demonstrating collaboration and sensitivity to internal and/or external stakeholder perspectives.
  • Experience dealing with politically sensitive and provincially significant issues.

Preference may be given to candidates with:
  • Demonstratedpolicy analysis and policy development experience related to Government's priority social initiatives.
  • Experience advising senior executives or senior leaders on complex issues.
  • Experience working in a central policy development or central policy coordination role.
  • Further preference may be given to applicants that have more years of experience, or higher levels of responsibility, in any of the above statements.

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.


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, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - 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.

Job Category
Leadership and Management
Management and Executive