Public Education & Online Communications Officer
Administrative Officer R24
*Closing date amended*
An eligibility list may be established to fill future permanent or temporary vacancies.
This is a temporary opportunity to 3/27/2020
Help British Columbians prepare for disasters using your strong public education and online communications skills.
Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management activities. As such, EMBC’s mission is to be responsible to British Columbians for leading the management of provincial level emergencies and disasters and supporting other authorities within their areas of jurisdiction. EMBC works directly with local authorities, First Nations, provincial ministries and agencies, federal departments, other jurisdictions, industry and volunteers in all hazard mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
In your role, you’ll be responsible for developing and promoting public education materials that help people understand the hazards they face (e.g. wildfires, tsunamis and earthquakes) and how to properly prepare for them. The Public Education & Online Communications Officer is also responsible for communicating breaking disaster information to the public using EMBC’s trusted social media channels.
This is a highly collaborative role that works across EMBC business areas, provincial and federal government ministries and external stakeholder groups. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills that hold up under the pressure of an emergency response.
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 complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jennifer.McLarty@gov.bc.ca 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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 Diploma in Communications, Journalism, Public Education/Relations, Marketing, Business Administration, English or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Related work experience must include:
- Significant (within three years) experience managing social media tools (e.g. Twitter, Flickr, YouTube) for organizational communication, media or public relations.
- Experience developing a public education program (preference may be given to applicants with experience in emergency management specifically).
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Experience engaging with Indigenous communities including facilitating presentations and workshops.
- Experience in emergency management.
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.
Candidates must be able and willing to:
- Travel regularly
- Work flexible hours and be available for emergency activations 24/7
Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: 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.