BAND 3 – Director, Strategic Planning and Policy

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 14, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $73,400.00 - $101,900.00 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Information Technology
Client BC Public Service
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BAND 3 – Director, Strategic Planning and Policy – (58873)

Posting Title: BAND 3 – Director, Strategic Planning and Policy
Position Classification: Band 3
Union: N/A
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $73,400.00 – $101,900.00 annually
Close Date: 3/27/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Citizens’ Services
Ministry Branch / Division: Integrated Data Division, OCIO
Job Summary: Director, Strategic Planning and Policy

Management Band 3

An eligibility list may be established.

This position is excluded from union membership.

Bring your analytical expertise to this dynamic leadership opportunity

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) leads strategy, policy and standards for telecommunications, information technology, IT security and the management of the IM/IT investment portfolio for the Province. The OCIO is accountable for the operation of a broad government technology infrastructure as a key enabler in support of business transformation for Government, Broader Public Sector organizations and through participation inter-jurisdictionally on initiatives to evolve technology and business.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Strategic Planning & Policy, the Director of Policy & Legislation is a subject matter and process expert responsible for all matters related to IT and policy. Focused on the provision of OCIO policy advice, the Director inspires collaboration, connection and action on IT policy across government. The Director ensures that policy reflects policy alignment, provides strategic advisory services and policy development and manages related issues for the OCIO and the Ministry of Citizens’ Services.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

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 Lindsey 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:

  • Completion of a related University degree and 5 years’ experience associated with complex policy development and/or project management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Three (3) years’ experience conducting research, policy analysis and development; preparing strategies, actions plans and special projects related to sensitive and diverse issues.  Preference may be given to applicants with more than three (3) years’ experience.
  • Three (3) years’ experience working with senior government officials and senior level professionals and in leading teams. Preference may be given to applicants with more than three (3) years’ experience.
  • Three (3) years’ experience with public sector policy development including operational application. Preference may be given to applicants with more than three (3) years’ experience.

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: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Online Questionnaire: NO – However you will be required to answer a few standard questions.

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