Senior Project Manager
Management Band 2
This position is currently under review for exclusion.
Note that this is a temporary opportunity for approximately one year. Upon successful exclusion, this position may result in a permanent appointment.
This position can be located in either Kamloops or Victoria, subject to the successful candidate’s current location and Ministry operational requirements.
Note there are no relocation expenses available for this temporary opportunity. However, if this becomes a permanent appointment, relocation expenses may apply.
An eligibility list may be established.
Join our dynamic team as a Senior Project Manager — an exciting and rewarding career opportunity with the BC Wildfire Service!
As stewards of British Columbia’s forest and range resources, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development is responsible for ensuring that the use of forests to generate economic benefits is balanced with the long-term health and sustainability of the forest and range resources. To help ensure the forest will continue to contribute to a strong forest economy, the ministry prevents and suppresses wildfire to protect natural resource inventories and investments on both the Crown and private land base. Forest fire response is primarily focused on protecting lives and government forest assets, particularly timber. Without fire protection, some 500,000 hectares of productive forest would be lost annually, costing the province billions of dollars in potential direct revenue as well as structures and potentially, lives.
The BC Wildfire Service [BCWS] is a unique program of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing and managing unwanted wildfire on the landscape. Approximately 1600 field workers – comprising technical experts, strategic thinkers and fire operations staff – are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect life and values at risk, encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems. For more information, visit our site: BC Wildfire Service
The Senior Project Manager leads the Branch business intelligence and information management, geomatics, research/development and innovation initiatives. For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Aaron.Pawlick@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
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 or diploma in business administration, public administration or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Demonstrated experience in the management, supervision and leadership of geographically dispersed, multi-disciplinary staff.
- Experience in directing the work for other project managers, professional employees, and/or consultants.
- Experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project.
- Demonstrated experience delivering innovation in service delivery and creating a results-focused organization.
- Experience managing relationships with senior level stakeholders and leading consultation sessions.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience negotiating/mediating solutions with stakeholders and developing positive, two-way relationships with clients.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience in budget management, procurement and conflict resolution.
- Preference may be given to candidates who are qualified to complete the Project Management Professional Designation within 6 months of commencement.
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: 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 – 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.