ADMN O 24R – Program Manager

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date March 15, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $62,718.94 - $71,507.64 - Per Hour
Location Victoria, BC
Category Admin / Office
Client BC Public Service
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ADMN O 24R – Program Manager – (58758)

Posting Title: ADMN O 24R – Program Manager
Position Classification: Administrative Officer R24
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $62,718.94 – $71,507.64 annually
Close Date: 4/4/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Adv Ed, Skills & Training
Ministry Branch / Division: Program Design & Delivery; Indigenous Programs Unit
Job Summary:

Program Manager
Administrative Officer R24

There are two (2) positions available.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary opportunities.

Contribute your creativity, organization, prioritization and relationship building

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training (AEST) provides leadership and direction for post-secondary education and skills training in British Columbia, as well as labour market information and programs, to ensure that citizens from across the province and from every background have opportunities to thrive, succeed and reach their full potential. To make education more affordable and accessible, AEST works with post-secondary partners, municipalities, employers, industry, and communities to ensure labour market development programming meets market demand across a range of sectors.

This position is part of the Indigenous Programs Unit. This team develops and implements Indigenous skills training programs and initiatives, engages collaboratively cross-government and with external stakeholders including Indigenous communities and organizations.

The purpose of this position is to lead the management of a portfolio of programs including new program development, managing details surrounding associated budgets; building relationships and identifying specific terms and program deliverables and performance measurements; and performing follow-up and ongoing program management activities to ensure achievement of program objectives.

The position must establish and maintain regular communication with internal and external groups involved in research, stakeholder consultation, strategic policy development, strategic program planning, program budgets, procurement, contract management, and program evaluation.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.

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 BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

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 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 Standard 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, commerce, social sciences, humanities, economics, law or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Related experience is defined as a minimum 1 year in each of the following:
  • Experience leading and managing contract-related activities for programs, AND
  • Experience leading programs delivered by 3rd party contractors/agreements, AND
  • Experience in procurement, contract negotiation, and contract management, AND
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with colleagues, contractors and stakeholders. Preference may be given to applicants with experience developing and maintaining relationships with Indigenous stakeholders.

Preference may be given to applicants who have a minimum three years’ experience in one or more of the following:

  • Procurement, contract negotiation, and contract management.
  • Analyzing and evaluating program performance.
  • Employment and skills training program management experience.
  • Financial/economic analysis and program budget management.
  • Working in cross-cultural settings involving Indigenous communities and organizations.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit).

NOTE:  Travel is a requirement of the position – must be willing to travel both within and outside of BC.

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: 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 (COMPREHENSIVE) – 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.

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