Policy and Communications Officer
Administrative Officer 24R
This position is located in Victoria, B.C.
An eligibility list may be established.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team at the Climate Action Secretariat, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy!
The Climate Action Secretariat [CAS] coordinates the provincial government’s efforts to reduce BC’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with provincial targets, manage risks associated with a changing climate, and transition BC to a low carbon future.
To ensure a coordinated and effective approach to this work, the Government, Collaboration and Engagement branch is responsible for collaborating and engaging with provincial ministry partners; local, federal and international governments; Indigenous peoples; and the many stakeholders across our society.
The Strategic Partnerships and Engagement team within the branch is responsible for leading strategies for collaborative partnerships and communicating with internal and external stakeholders. This is with respect to government’s overall direction on climate action as well as the effective delivery of specific programs and services to clients.
As a Policy and Communications Officer, you independently manage assigned communications, engagement and policy development projects that support both effective delivery of ministry climate action programs as well as cross-ministry climate and clean growth strategies and programs. This includes managing projects, developing project plans and managing deliverables in a timely fashion.
With your experience in strategic policy and communications, you will conduct research, identify audiences, and develops strategies and plans for communications and engagement with stakeholders consistent with the objectives and priorities of government’s climate programs. You will also help research, write and edit a variety of materials including consultation documents, features stories, web content, publications, briefing notes, presentations and other written communication products.
With a good understanding of climate and energy policy, you will conduct or support stakeholder consultations and develop and ensure policy and communications documents are accurate and relevant for stakeholder audiences. If you are a highly motivated team player, have exceptional writing and communications skills, and have a demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders, we would like to hear from you.
This position offers an exciting opportunity to apply both your communications expertise and interest in climate policy in helping to drive action on climate change and towards building a clean economy in BC.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Beverley.Stainton@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available on the following MyHR page: Your Job Application.
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.
In addition to this exciting opportunity in BC’s capital city, 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 visit What the BC Public Service offers You.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Degree in business administration, public administration, public relations, journalism or equivalent. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered.
- Experience in developing and editing communications materials, including web content.
- Experience in stakeholder engagement and/or engaging stakeholders directly.
- Experience managing projects and/or project components.
- Preference for knowledge on and/or experience with: climate action, clean growth and/or clean energy related fields; and researching issues and conducting analysis for reports such as discussion or white papers, briefing notes or others.
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.
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.
Résumé: YES – Ensure your résumé 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. Your résumé must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month[s] and year[s] for your education and for each job in your employment history.
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.