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BC Public Service

POL SC 27R - Senior Policy Advisor

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dollar sign85,813 to 97,879 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
POL SC 27R - Senior Policy Advisor

Position Classification
Policy Analyst - Science R27


Work Options

Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$85,813.18 - $97,879.22 annually which includes a 3.3% Grid Temporary Market Adjustment*

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division
Regulatory Effectiveness and Sector Integration, Strategic Services Divison

Job Summary

Bring your compliance and enforcement expertise to this exciting leadership role

The Regulatory Effectiveness and Sector Integration Branch of the Strategic Services Division provides ministry-wide leadership and service in support of a strategic approach to compliance management. The section provides analysis, support, and advice to the Ministry executive and to ministry programs and regions on compliance and enforcement issues relating to the Ministry's diverse mandate. In particular, the section provides strategic planning, policy and legislative development, research, and liaison services with respect to all aspects of provincial environmental compliance management. Section staff also provide advice and take lead roles respecting intergovernmental relations issues that relate to the Ministry's compliance and enforcement mandate, often with a cross-Ministry, government-wide, or inter-jurisdictional focus.

The Senior Policy Advisor functions as part of a team that provides services to clients in the Ministry, in other parts of government, and outside government, and carries out assignments in the following fields:
  • provincial environmental compliance management;
  • intergovernmental relations with compliance and enforcement agencies of the government of Canada, other provincial and territorial jurisdictions, Indigenous governments, and local governments in British Columbia;
  • compliance planning, development and management with respect to legislative and regulatory development;
  • development of strategic compliance plans to support the Ministry's regulatory regime;
  • risk analysis methodology and application;
  • management of the Ministry's corporate compliance planning and reporting;
  • corporate compliance training; and
  • management of the Ministry's corporate compliance and enforcement reporting.

The Senior Policy Advisor provides corporate, strategic advice to the Executive and staff on the application of compliance and enforcement principles, policies, and tools to ministry programs. The Senior Policy Advisor is responsible for monitoring ministry-wide progress in ensuring compliance - a critical component in the Ministry's ability to achieve its goals, objectives and, ultimately, its vision.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Graduate/Masters degree in Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Regional Land Use Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Environmental Technology, Resource Economics or a related field and two (2) years related experience*; OR
  • University degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Natural Resource Management, Regional Land Use Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Resource Economics or a related field and four (4) years related experience*; OR
  • Law degree and a minimum of two (2) years related experience*; OR
  • Diploma in Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Regional Land Use Planning, Public Administration, Geography, Environmental Technology, Resource Economics or a related field and a minimum of six (6) years related experience* OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and related experience* may also be considered.

Related experience may include a combination of:
  • Experience in policy analysis, preferably related to environmental, natural resource management or compliance and enforcement.
  • Experience in working effectively with multiple projects and assignments.
  • Experience in research, preferably related to environmental and natural resource management and compliance and enforcement issues.
  • Experience dealing with senior officials and providing advice and recommendations.
  • Experience in the provision and oversight of digital services, including experience in database design and reporting, administrating user privileges in business software applications, etc.

Preference may be given to candidates whose related experience also includes:
  • Experience working with regulatory regime frameworks and compliance management models.
  • Experience in project management and program evaluation, including policy developments.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 3 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
This is for one (permanent) opportunity.
This position can be based in a Natural Resource Sector office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
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.
Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .

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.

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 .

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, it may not be 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
Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-15

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