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BC Public Service

BAND 4 - Director, Employability Planning Services - Amended

Full Time
5 days ago
102,900 to 136,700 per year
Posting Title
BAND 4 - Director, Employability Planning Services - Amended

Position Classification
Band 4


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Hope, BC V0X 1L0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$102,900.00 - $136,700.11 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Social Dev & Poverty Reduction

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Bring your vision, leadership, and strategic planning skills to this important role

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we strive to ensure all employees contribute in meaningful ways, bring their full self to work and celebrate their differences.The ministry focuses on reducing poverty, creating opportunities, and increasing inclusion. The ministry provides strategic leadership and quality services that empower British Columbians to share in the province's prosperity, with a vision to participate fully in their community and to reach their full potential.

The Employment and Labour Market Services Division supports all British Columbians in achieving sustainable employment. To help those in need find and maintain employment, the division works with contracted service providers to provide job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience and more.

The Director is responsible for establishing the direction for, developing, and managing a province-wide system for employability planning services for British Columbians receiving BC employment and assistance (BCEA) benefits. The position includes complex cross-government planning and coordination to develop an enhanced approach to employability planning and to lead systems changes needed to support streamlined processes for clients navigating financial benefits and employment obligations. This position is responsible for launching a provincial service delivery team to test the new approach and for leading planning towards for provincial-wide roll-out. The position manages stakeholder and partner relationships to help increase employment readiness and labour market attachment for vulnerable British Columbians., leads complex strategic projects and the implementation of processes and practices in alignment with SDPR's Poverty Reduction Strategy, and provides strategic advice to executive leadership

Job Requirements:
Required Education and Experience
  • Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, or relatedfield of study in social sciences and a minimum five years of progressive related experience * in a leadership role overseeing direct client service delivery operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • An equivalent combination of related experience, education, and /or training may be considered.
*Progressive related experience:
  • Experience in program and service delivery planning and evaluation.
  • Experience leading teams and supervising staff.
  • Stakeholder and partnership development with community and cross-government organizations.
  • Experience in leading organizational planning and/or large-scale service design change initiatives.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Experience leading and resolving complex staff and/or client issues.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment (April 4, 2024): Work location updated to hybrid.

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 5 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This is for one (1) permanent opportunity..
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
This position is excluded from union membership.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

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, itmay notbe 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 , 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.

Job Category
Leadership and Management

Additional Information
Management and Executive

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