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BC Public Service

BAND 5 - Executive Director, Network BC

Victoria, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
107,800 to 137,500 per year
Posting Title

BAND 5 - Executive Director, Network BC

Position Classification

Band 5




Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$107,800.20 - $137,500.00 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Citizens' Services

Ministry Branch / Division


Job Summary

Exec Director Network BC
Band 5

There is currently one(1)permanent, full-time position available.
This position is located in Victoria, and has on site office-based requirements.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
The recruitment process for this competition will take place virtually.
This position is excluded from union membership.

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 by November 22, 2021. 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 .

An amazing opportunity to apply your strong leadership & telecommunications expertise!

Dedicated to making life better for British Columbians, the Ministry of Citizens' Services (CITZ) delivers key services that people rely on. CITZ delivers accessible, multi-channel services, through a single-point-of-contact service approach to people in urban and rural communities through Service BC ,and delivers the digital face of government at .CITZ also provides support for the expansion of high-speed internet connectivity throughout the province, leadership across government to modernize information management and technology resources, trusted data services to government agencies, prompt and relevant responses to freedom of information requests, and statistical and economic research, information and analysis to businesses and the public sector. In addition, the ministry manages the province's real estate assets, technology systems and equipment, and leverages procurement to increase business opportunities and create rewarding jobs that contribute to local economies and benefit individuals, families, and communities.

A service-focused organization, CITZ strives to be a great place to work, where all employees feel both engaged and motivated to do their best.

Reporting through the Office of Government's Chief Information Officer, the Connectivity Division leads government's mandate to expand internet connectivity to all British Columbians in all corners of the province. The division manages provincial funding programs, provides leadership, expertise, tools and supports to communities and local governments in the expansion, coordination and provisioning of telecommunications services, evaluating innovation solutions and pathways to the adoption of emerging technologies that enable the digital transformation of communities in every corner of the province. The Connectivity Division delivers on this mandate through its Strategic Initiatives, Network BC and Connected Communities branches. Applicants are invited to listen to community leaders to learn more about what connectivity means to BC's communities:

Connecting Haida Gwaii

Connecting Heiltsuk

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), the Executive Director, Network BC leads the development and delivery of connectivity funding programs, including funding program collaborations with the federal government. The Executive Director manages strategic relationships with broadband and cellular service providers that support the development of connectivity projects that will bring high speed internet to underserved communities and homes throughout the province. The position directs both the Connecting British Columbia and the Connecting Communities BC funding programs and is ultimately responsible for more than $830 million in joint federal and provincial funding.

The position leads a team of managers, senior analysts, professional staff and contracted consultants to coordinate activities and build synergy across various stakeholder and working groups. It works closely with community champions, small and large telecommunications companies, ministries, numerous federal departments, municipal governments, health care providers and educational institutions.

The position also provides expert council in regard to the development of telecommunications policy and external relations in regard to regional access to telecommunications with industry, federal government departments, regional interests and other provincial ministries.

This position supports senior levels of government in decisions related to telecommunications and service delivery while also linking long-range vision and concepts to day-to-day operational activities. The work involves travelling throughout BC to understand the issues unique to various locales and leveraging that knowledge to enhance government policy and strategies.

This position links provincial mandates including item 4.36 in the Declaration Act Action Plan and Building Resilient Communities in BC's Economic Plan. The position works with senior provincial government officials, senior management of small and large telecommunications companies, federal government counterparts, municipal officials and community representatives. These relationships entail leveraging, building alliances and partnerships and participating in significant negotiations.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with stunningbeaches 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.

For more 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 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,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.

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 (or higher) in business administration, public administration, or related field, plus a minimum three (3) years' *related experience; OR,
  • A combination of education and *related experience may be considered.


*Related experience must include each of the following:
  • Experience working for or directly with telecommunications and/or technology organizations or industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in the alignment of project and program objectives, directing budgets, public relations, and communications.
  • Demonstrated experience to build and maintain cooperative and productive relationships and effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience negotiating and mediating solutions in the telecommunications and/or technology sector(s).
  • Experience establishing and reconciling program and project objectives, priorities, and budgets.

Preferred Requirements:

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Minimum five (5) or more years' related experience.
  • Experience working for or directly with telecommunications organizations or industry.
  • Direct experience with federal funding programs including the Universal Broadband Fund.
  • Experience developing and managing funding program applications.

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 theAdditional Informationsection at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Resume: 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.

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

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