Senior Policy and Program Manager
Administrative Officer R27
An eligibility list may be established.
The Ministry of Advanced Educations, Skills and Training (AEST) supports the province’s social and economic prosperity through enhancing British Columbia’s economic position, capitalizing on emerging opportunities, and tapping into the potential for exceptional job growth and a robust economy.
As part of its portfolio, AEST administers several labour market training programs funded through the provincial government, the Workforce Development Agreement (WDA), and the Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA).
Under the WDA, AEST is responsible for designing and delivering targeted workforce training programs. For the past several years, long term unemployed workers and/or low skilled workers have been supported through a wide range of training programs administered by AEST. These programs have helped individuals gain skills, credentials and confidence to obtain entry level jobs across the province. With the recent signing of the WDA, training programs for vulnerable and under-represented workers will continue, and a new B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) will enable partnerships with employers to provide training that will help British Columbians enter or advance in the labour market.
The Senior Policy and Program Manager works in the Employment Program and Services Unit to support the development, administration and continuous improvement of the B.C. Employer Training Grant program. This program is a cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the cost of training for new or current employees. The grant helps British Columbians gain the skills they need to fill available jobs; it helps employers invest in their workforces, equipping workers with the training necessary to help their businesses succeed.
The Senior Policy and Program Manager leads the design, operations and continuous improvement of the ETG program. The role provides support and guidance to a team of 9 staff on policy and program development, implementation, evaluation and improvement. The Senior Policy and Program Manager monitors program operations to ensure that daily targets are achieved and continuously assesses, streamlines and improves program policy and processes to ensure program is effective and efficient and is meeting its objectives. The role supports the Director on policy and program issues, in dealing with clients and stakeholders, and in responding to information requests. The Senior Policy and Program Manager acts for the Director from time to time.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Donna.Marchant@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.
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:
- Post-Secondary Degree in business administration, public administration, or related field and recent related experience* OR
- An equivalent combination of education and additional recent related experience may be considered.
*Recent related experience must include all of the following:
- 1 years’ recent (within the last 3 years) experience in research, policy development, performance reviews and financial/economic analysis.
- 1 years’ recent (within the last 3 years) experience in communicating at Director and senior Executive level providing advice and recommendations.
- 1 years’ recent (within the last 3 years) experience managing resources, including staff and budgets.
- 3 years’ recent (within the last 3 years) experience working collaboratively in partnership arrangements.
- 3 years’ recent (within the last 3 years) experience setting, monitoring and improving standards, processes, and performance
Preference may be given to applicants with:
- Experience working with the skills training sector stakeholders and/or skills training sector data.
- Experience in both leading and managing programs, and experience in the delivery of application based programs.
- Experience using Excel, Access and Tableau for reporting purposes.
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
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.