Director, Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction
Management Band 3
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role
The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost-effective and timely health services are available to all British Columbians. The Specialized Services Division (SSD) leads the service transformation across the health sector, bringing together key mandated initiatives and specialized services for priority populations adding enhanced value and focus to health sector areas requiring substantive change. SSD is responsible for core service/policy development for specialized services (home and community care, residential care, mental health and addictions, wait times, surgical services, diagnostic imaging) while ensuring a strong linkage to transformation activities and ensuring consistent and coordinated delivery of specialized services to patients.
This position is situated in the Mental Heath and Substance Use branch of the SSD and is strongly aligned with the mandate for Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions (MMHA) and the Ministry of Health’s population and public health division.
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 Christine.A.Fraser@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. 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 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:
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Promotion or related discipline plus a minimum of five years related experience.
- Related experience must include:
- Experience in substance use policy and/or program development focused on prevention and harm reduction initiatives
- Leading complex, multi-stakeholder initiatives
- Supervising a team of professional employees
- Direct experience in policy development with demonstrated experience in communication and public relations
- Demonstrated experience in contract management, procurement and negotiation
- Experience in project management
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with government and diverse community stakeholders
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.