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BAND 3 – Director, Overdose Emergency Response

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date March 11, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $73,400.00 - $101,900.00 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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BAND 3 – Director, Overdose Emergency Response – (58622)

Posting Title: BAND 3 – Director, Overdose Emergency Response
Position Classification: Band 3
Union: N/A
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $73,400.00 – $101,900.00 annually
Close Date:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Mental Health & Addictions
Ministry Branch / Division: Mental Health and Addictions
Job Summary:

Director, Overdose Emergency Response
Management Band 3

This is a 2 year temporary opportunity until March 31, 2021. This opportunity may become permanent.
This temporary posting is limited to the geographic area.  Board and lodging and relocation expenses do not apply.
This position is currently under review for exclusion.
An eligibility list may be established.

Bring your vision, leadership and strategic skills to this important role

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions leads the Province of British Columbia (BC) in efforts to improve the mental well-being and reduce substance use-related harms for all British Columbians. The ministry has overall responsibility for the development of a coherent, accessible, and culturally safe mental health and addictions system that is effective for individuals and families across the lifespan throughout the province. The ministry is also responsible for escalating an immediate response to the province’s overdose emergency and aims to strengthen social supports and services that impact mental health and well-being (for example, housing, employment, income, education and childcare).

The ministry guides the transformation of BC’s mental health and addictions system by setting the strategic direction for the Province through cross-sector planning and driving system-level improvement through research, policy development, and evaluation. To realize this mandate, the ministry undertakes a whole-government, multi-systems approach in partnership with other ministries, service delivery partners, researchers, other levels of government, families, youth, people with lived experience, and Indigenous peoples.

The Strategic Priorities and Initiatives Division leads immediate responses to urgent mental health and addictions issues within the province such as the overdose emergency. The division works collaboratively with other ministries, First Nations and Indigenous leaders and their communities, local and federal governments, health authorities, non-government organizations, community sector organizations, emergency health responders, people with lived experience and public safety agencies to deliver an immediate, escalated response to the overdose emergency to keep people safe and improve the health and well-being of British Columbians. The Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC) is the province’s central hub for taking immediate action to address the overdose emergency, coordinate services across the province, evaluate the results and monitor the impact of the crisis on communities across BC.

As the Director, you oversee the day-to-day operations of the OERC and manages the development, implementation and evaluation of major projects that involves overseeing sub-projects and/or multiple delivery components in response to the overdose emergency. Partners with key stakeholders and community partners such as Indigenous organizations, health authorities, municipalities, individuals and families with lived experience and community organizations to facilitate implementation of a comprehensive package of interventions across the province. Projects are taken from original concept through completion.

If you are looking for an exciting leadership opportunity and possess the required qualifications, we look forward to your 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.

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 create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 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:

• Degree in public health, business administration, public administration or related field and a minimum of 5 years’ related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Related experience must include:

• Experience at a senior level leading major projects of large scale and complexity that have multiple project delivery components.

• Experience facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups.

• Experience establishing collaborative relationships with executives and leading organizational change associated with implementation.

• Experience leading and coaching multi-disciplinary senior level professionals and/or managers in the development and implementation of complex projects.

• Experience in business planning, contract management, financial management, and negotiations.

• Preference may be given to applicants with experience in community development and engagement.

• Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with marginalized populations and people with lived experience.

• Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with media relations issues.

• Preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as having an Indigenous heritage.

• Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with Indigenous organizations and communities.

• Preference may be given to applicants with lived experience of mental health and substance use problems.

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 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.

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