An eligibility list may be established.
Bring your strong administrative experience and superior organizational skills to this challenging position
A primary purpose of the Tourism Branch is to achieve strong alignment of return on investment on the over $123 million the province invests in tourism annually. The Tourism Branch is responsible for facilitating and enhancing sustainable tourism growth in B.C. by identifying and leveraging opportunities and addressing challenges to growth through research, analysis, strategy and policy development, and leveraging partnerships within government and with the tourism industry and implementation and delivery of several programs to support the tourism sector. The branch is also responsible for Crown oversight and responsible for leading the development, refinement, alignment, evaluation of and reporting on the new 2019 – 2021 Provincial Tourism Strategy.
The Program Assistant oversees the delivery of financial and administrative services for the program area, including the development of budgets and forecasts, contract development and contract processes, and project reporting and communications. The Program Assistant will provide support to a number of programs in the Branch, including the Resort Municipality Initiative, the Tourism Events Program, the Municipal Regional District Tax program, Crown oversight and other tourism-related investments.
The branch operates in a matrix environment in which the position focuses on specific major files and may also be assigned work and receives direction from any of the Managers or Directors. This matrix environment facilitates the assignment of resources to projects or strategies as needed and promotes the coordination of activities on a branch-wide basis.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Andrew.Little@gov.bc.ca. 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 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 Standard 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:
- A diploma or equivalent in public administration, business administration or financial management, or related field, AND a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in contract development, management and program administration (or an equivalent combination post-secondary education, and experience).
- Experience with financial analysis and forecasting, including variance analysis.
- Experience in preparing, developing and monitoring budgets and financial reconciliations.
- Proficient in Word, Excel, and Power point.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience in the implementation of tourism programs.
- Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).
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.
CRC – A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover letter required: 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 required: 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: 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.