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BC Public Service

Band 4 - Director, Strategic Policy & Governance - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Victoria, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
92,700 to 123,200 per year
Posting Title
Band 4 - Director, Strategic Policy & Governance - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Band 4


Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$92,700.24 - $123,200.20 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Indigenous Relations & Recon

Ministry Branch / Division
Reconciliation Strategies Branch/Reconciliation Transformation and Strategies Division

Job Summary

Director, Strategic Policy and Governance
Management Band 4

This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
Amendment (Jan 13th) - Posting closing date extended to Jan 27th, 2022.

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 .

Combine your client service, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning skills in this challenging role

The Reconciliation Transformation and Strategies Division (RTSD) leads the ministry in working collaboratively and respectfully with Indigenous Peoples and leads the creation and implementation of a plan to establish a clear, cross-government vision of reconciliation to guide the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) Calls to Action, and the Tsilhqot'in Supreme Court decision. The vision focuses on six priority areas: Indigenous capacity building and cultural revitalization, Sustainable Economic Development, Cross ministry alignment, Federal alignment and collaboration, Public Service competency, and public engagement.

The Reconciliation Strategies Branch leads strategic, cross-government initiatives and provides strategic policy guidance to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. This includes innovative policy development to support strategic initiatives, such as the 2015 Commitment Document, the 2018 Concrete Actions document, the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act), and the Recognition and Reconciliation of Rights Policy for Treaty Negotiations in British Columbia (3R Policy) within the treaty process. This also includes developing governance policy and providing policy advice to advance reconciliation through negotiated agreements (e.g., Strategic Engagement Agreements, Reconciliation Agreements, Protocols) and at exploratory negotiation tables. Fundamental legislative and policy shifts, including the Declaration Act and the Draft 10 Principles, have created the space to support innovative approaches to Indigenous governance at both a strategic and negotiation level.

The Director, Strategic Policy and Governance leads a team responsible for the development and interpretation of policy in the context of strategic, cross-government objectives and table-specific negotiation objectives. strategic and governance policy. The position is responsible for the development of policies that support a wide variety of strategic initiatives to support progress on the objectives of the UN Declaration. This includes policy development to support implementation of the Declaration Act, strategic response to issues concerning Indigenous interests, and approaches to governance policy at negotiation tables the Province is engaged in with Indigenous communities and the federal government, including work in the Treaty and non-treaty sphere. This also includes leadership, coordination, analysis, tools and advice to support Executive decision making. The role involves engagement with line ministries, local governments, the federal government, the First Nations Leadership Council, and direct with Nations.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

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.

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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline and progressively responsible related experience in policy development or program delivery, preferably in Indigenous issues within the social or natural resource sector, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience leading major projects and/or the development of complex, inter-jurisdictional policy.
  • Experience managing project teams and supervising staff.
  • Preference may be given to those who self-identify as Indigenous.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience working with Indigenous Nations, organizations and communities.
  • Preference may be given to those who can demonstrate dealing effectively with officials at senior levels including Deputy Ministers, Assistant Deputy Ministers, and other senior governmental representatives.

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: 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, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

Job Category
Leadership and Management
Management and Executive