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LVL 3 – Communications Specialist

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 6, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $65,000 - $88,000 - Annual
Location Vancouver, BC
Category Communications
Client BC Public Service
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LVL 3 – Communications Specialist

Posting Title: LVL 3 – Communications Specialist
Position Classification: Level 3
Union: GEU
Location: Vancouver, BC V8W 2S8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $65,000 – $88,000 Annually
Close Date: 9/29/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Ministry of Finance
Ministry Branch / Division: FICOM
Job Summary:

Communications Specialist
Classification Level 3

An eligibility list may be established.

Please note: BC Financial Services Authority will replace FICOM in fall 2019We’re on a mission to grow our team. Tell us your story. Don’t go unnoticed. Tell us why you’re a winning candidate for the Communications Specialist position.

The BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) is a new statutory body responsible for regulating British Columbia’s financial services sector.  We are looking for passionate individuals who want to make a difference, to join our team in our downtown Vancouver offices.

BC’s financial service sector is dynamic, innovative and unique and needs a regulator that is modern, effective and efficient. The sector is one of the primary drivers of BC’s economy and it impacts individuals at key times in their lives – taking out a loan to grow their businesses, getting a mortgage to buy a house, or retiring.

At BCFSA, we:

  1. supervise provincially regulated entities in the credit union, insurance, trust, pension and mortgage broker sectors;
  2. oversee the conduct of market participants; and
  3. protect the public interest.

Our people are our greatest asset. We believe in family, health and wellness, and a balanced lifestyle. When you join BCFSA, you’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents & experiences and supports achieving both team and individual goals. We offer competitive benefits including: a suite of dental and health benefits, 4 weeks vacation, personal and family leave days, maternity and parental leave benefits, and a defined benefit pension plan.

BCFSA is committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the people we serve and the communities where we work and live. Join a team that is working towards a better future for all British Columbians.

Tell us your story. Come work at a place where your great work will make a difference. Apply today

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for contributing to BCFSA’s strategic Internal and External Communications Programs and Projects by developing and implementing effective plans, creating content, reviewing communications materials and supporting the communication initiatives targeted to enhance brand and reputation.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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 . 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 , 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.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or English; and
  • Experience in public relations, corporate communications or media relations in a large organization (preferably in a regulatory/governmental environment); OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in managing and leading internal and external communication programs and projects.
  • Experience with public consultation and stakeholder engagement principles and techniques.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with:
    • IAP2 Certification (International Association for Public Participation)
    • Accredited Business Communicator (ABC)
    • Prosci Change Management Certification Training

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: 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 (STANDARD): YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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