Communications Officer R21
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and permanent opportunities
This is a temporary opportunity until12/1/2019
Sure, we still regulate dice, cards, and slot machines. But our work in the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) is turning to what’s now on the cutting edge of the gambling industry, from virtual reality and e-gaming to online gambling and intensified efforts to prevent money laundering in casinos.
Our team of more than 140 people in Victoria, Kelowna, Burnaby, and Prince George regulates all gambling in B.C. It’s our job to ensure the integrity of every gambling industry company and their employees, and all gambling equipment in this province. Our work is guided by the policy and standards in B.C.’s Gaming Control Act and Gaming Control Regulation. GPEB also has regulatory oversight of all commercial gambling conducted by the B.C. Lottery Corporation.
The Strategic Policy and Projects division (SPPD), leads strategic policy development and communications on gambling issues for the branch. This means identifying emerging issues, determining impacts, and developing policy and legislative responses to address immediate and long-term objectives. SPPD also supports the branch’s operational divisions in the development of key policy decisions that affect their work areas.
The Communications Officer provides communication services and policy support to enable the branch to develop, research, and implement legislation, policies, and procedures, standards, and program changes, and communicate them to the general public. This position is the first point of contact with the media on behalf of the branch and is responsible for identifying media issues and preparing responses. Other responsibilities include leading and/or participating in projects to implement changes to gambling programs, policies, processes, writing for the branch website and external publications, developing public presentations, and managing internal communications for the branch. This position maintains strong links with Branch Executive, the Minister’s Office, Government Communications and Public Engagement, British Columbia Lottery Corporation and key stakeholders.
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 Rachel.Demott@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.
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:
- University degree in a relevant discipline such as Communications, Public Relations, English or equivalent and a minimum of three years of recent, related experience working in a corporate communications or public relations environment;
- Diploma in a relevant discipline and five years of related experience;
- Preference may be given to candidates who possess experience with direct responsibility for developing and coordinating the internal/external communications functions of a complex corporate or public sector organization;
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 Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening 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: YES You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire