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BC Public Service

BAND 5 - Executive Director

Victoria, BC
3 days ago
107,800 to 137,500 per year
Posting Title
BAND 5 - Executive Director

Position Classification
Band 5


Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$107,800.20 - $137,500.00 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Auxiliary)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Finance

Ministry Branch / Division
Policy & Legislation

Job Summary

Executive Director
Management Band 5

This is a temporary opportunity until January 27, 2023. A permanent appointment may result from this temporary appointment.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.

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 .

Bring your policy expertise and leadership skills to this unique opportunity

The Ministry of Finance plays a key role in establishing, implementing and reviewing government's economic, fiscal and taxation policies. The Policy & Legislation Division provides policy analysis and advice to the Minister of Finance, Cabinet, the Deputy Minister of Finance, and other senior government officials. The Division is responsible for tax policy and intergovernmental fiscal relations, financial and corporate sector policy, real estate policy and directs the implementation of related government decisions through development and preparation of legislation.

The Tax Policy (TP) Branch within the Tax Policy, Property Assessment Services and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations unit provides tax policy analysis, advice and recommendations to the Minister of Finance. The branch is responsible for provincial tax policy issues in BC, including taxes on income, consumption, and wealth. Responsible for maintaining the provincial tax base, which accounts for almost half of all government revenues, the unit plays a key role in the budget process. The branch reviews issues, provides advice and recommendations to the Minister, assists with preparing budget documents, and implements budget decisions through legislation and regulation.

The branch also supports the coordination of tax policy with other levels of government and other ministries and negotiates the tax aspects of treaties and taxation related agreements with First Nations.

The Executive Director of the Tax Policy Branch directs the work of the Directors within the branch and is the key point person for all provincial taxation issues. This position routinely provides advice on issues arising across all ministries and across provincial and federal boundaries that can affect all or various sectors of the economy as well as all British Columbians. The Executive Director anticipates and identifies risks to future tax revenue resulting from external actions (e.g. federal tax changes, commodity prices, exchange rate, etc.).

The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining relationships with senior officials in tax policy branches in other provincial, territorial and federal departments of finance.

This position assumes a leadership role in identifying and anticipating risks to future tax revenues and developing and maintaining key relations within the BC government, federal and provincial government officials and external agencies to affect change in various areas of the economy.If you are an effective communicator withanalytical and problem solving skills,we encourage you to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity.

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. We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples on whose territories we work and live. We honour their connections to the land and respect the importance of the diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. Consider joining our team and helping us build 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:

  • A university degree, preferably post-graduate, in a related discipline such as Law, Economics or Public Administration.
  • At least five years of experience leading on public policy analysis, with experience in public sector tax policy.
  • At least five years of experience supervising and developing professional staff.
  • At least three years experience providing information and advice to senior government officials and elected officials on tax policy issues through verbal and written briefings.
  • Experience developing key documents, including decision notes, Cabinet submissions and Treasury Board submissions.
  • Experience delivering results and high-quality work within tight time constraints in a demanding environment where direction can shift rapidly.
  • Experience building effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, including stakeholders who are external to the Ministry of Finance.
  • Experience establishing and reconciling program and project objectives and priorities.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

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 required: 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 - 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.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category
Executive, Leadership and Management
Management and Executive