Chief Digital Officer
Management Band 6
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.
This position is currently under review for exclusion.
Starting salary will commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and knowledge.
Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role
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.
Drive huge impact with the citizens of British Columbia in this newly created executive position. In this exciting role, reporting to the Associate Deputy Minister/Government Chief Information Officer, the Chief Digital Officer will be empowered to set the strategic direction and vision on behalf of core government for the development and implementation of digital solutions and initiatives. The CDO will drive major transformations – like the implementation of new ways of working (e.g. agile) to the cohesive deployment of foundational enablers (e.g. cloud computing) and service-oriented innovations (e.g. bots). This will enable government to keep pace with advances in technology and service delivery and provide citizens with the modern digital services and digital government at a pace they need and expect. You are a veteran with a stack of successes (and some failures you’ve learned from) on your resume, a broad toolkit that includes a range of approaches to problems, and an ability to set strategic direction and vision.
To be successful in this role, you should possess a variety of transferrable skills and abilities – like being an engaging communicator, having a positive and driven attitude, the ability to bring stakeholders and team members with you on the journey, like to explore new exciting technologies, ability to engage with citizen needs, and truly wanting to make a difference in your community. Government is shifting and being a part of this exciting journey awaits you.
You are the type that is as comfortable conducting deep dives into specific problem spaces as you are educating senior level executives and stakeholders about the benefits of digital process innovation. You’ve also got a passion for understanding staff/customers and have the skills to translate that into persuasive stories that inspire. Leading by example and encouraging new ideas and ways of thinking, you will build productive relationships at all levels and work to support an ever changing high-performance organization where each member of the team is empowered to achieve results.
This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve contributed to providing citizens with the digital services they need and expect. And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:
- Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
- Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
- Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
- Participation in community and charitable events.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive 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. In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2018 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2018. The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and unlimited opportunities for career learning and development.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Shirley.Nelson@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:
- Degree in a related discipline (e.g. public administration, political science, law, business administration, information technology). Master’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Experience – a minimum 5 years:
- Experience at a senior level leading major business transformation projects of large scale and complexity that have multiple project delivery components, under high pressure and critical time constraints in a dynamic environment.
- Experience establishing collaborative relationships with executives and leading organizational change associated with implementation.
- Experience delivering presentations to executive decision makers (e.g. Ministry Executive, cross-government ADM and DM committees), other internal and external stakeholders and industry representatives.
- Experience leading and coaching multi-disciplinary senior level professionals and/or managers in the development and implementation of complex projects.
- Experience in developing, explaining, and presenting high level policy, practices, presentations, frameworks and strategic plans verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise style that is appropriate to the audience.
- Experience in business planning, contract management, financial management, and negotiations.
- Preference may be given to applicants who have more than 5 years in any of the above experience statements.
We thank all individuals for applying, but only those applicants whose applications (resumes and cover letters) clearly demonstrate meeting all of the requested minimum qualifications will move forward in the competition. 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.
Questionnaire: NO – However, you will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.