There is currently a temporary opportunity available for 1 year, this temporary opportunity may become permanent.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
This position is excluded from union membership.
Bring your strong administrative experience and superior organizational skills to this challenging position
The Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) is part of the Ministry of Education and works within a legislative mandate (the Teachers Act) to ensure that educators in the K-12 school systems in BC meet and maintain standards of competence and conduct required to keep students safe and to foster public trust and confidence in the teaching profession. The TCB processes approximately 6000 annual applications for certification, as well as practice fees and criminal record checks for 73,000 certified teachers. Under delegation from the Director of Certification, the TCB assesses applicants for certification, and issues, suspends and cancels teaching certificates.
The Evaluation Technician reviews a caseload of domestic teacher certification applications; gathers and confirms missing or contradictory information from a variety of established sources; makes recommendations for approval or denial within the parameters of legislation and regulations governing the teacher certification process; and communicates with applicants, certificate holders, pre-applicant teacher candidates, and the general public.
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.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Andrew.Crawford@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:
- Post-secondary degree. Preference may be given to applicants with a degree related to Education. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations and/ or policies.
- Experience handling client inquiries with tact, diplomacy and sound judgement by telephone, email and in person
- Experience in a Microsoft Windows environment (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Preference may be given to applicants in the following:
- Experience working within the Education sector.
- Experience working in a confidential environment.
- Experience working in customer service.
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: 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 (BASIC): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.