Senior Policy Analyst
POL SIH 27
An eligibility list may be established.
Bring your analytical, interpersonal and communication skills to a collaborative, results-focused team
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for the provincial government ministry responsible for universities, institutes and colleges on the gorgeous grounds of St. Ann’s Academy? St. Ann’s is a national historic site surrounded by heritage gardens and yet it is so close to both Beacon Hill Park as well as downtown! Are you ready to come to work in a truly positive team-based environment, with excellent benefits and flexibility within your workday? Consider the Senior Policy Analyst opportunity below.
The Post-Secondary Policy and Programs and Division Responsible for Learner Supports enables an innovative, high-quality, accessible post-secondary education system by supporting institutions – as partners – to provide students with the best post-secondary education experience possible and assisting British Columbians who seek access to this system with flexible and appropriate financial tools and supports.
The Senior Policy Analyst provides strategic advice, analysis, implementation and evaluation of policies, strategies, programs and legislation related to a range of post-secondary program areas, policies and/or initiatives. This position supports strategic and collaborative partnerships with post-secondary partners and across government to achieve desired objectives.
The Post-Secondary Programs Branch develops and implements initiatives to increase student opportunities in priority program areas within B.C.’s post-secondary system. The position, within the Technology, Arts and Sciences Education unit of the branch, will be focused on policy analysis and advice related to the unit’s diverse program areas and initiatives. Examples include the technology-programming expansion, technology and innovation centres, graduate student scholarships and natural resources. The Senior Policy Analyst will support strategic and collaborative partnerships with post-secondary institutions and across government to achieve desired objectives.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. 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 Susan.Burns@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:
- Degree in a related discipline, including but not limited to public administration, business administration, law, economics, social sciences. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Preference may be given to applicants with a Masters degree in a related discipline.
- Minimum three years of experience, obtained within the past seven years, consisting of:
- development of policy and/or legislation and regulations;
- planning and coordinating complex projects/assignments;
- writing a range of documents/content;
- conducting research, analyzing information, articulating alternatives, drawing conclusions and forming recommendations to decision makers on complex problems; and
- participating in (or preferably leading) internal and external stakeholder consultations.
- Preference may be given to related experience:
- in education and/or training.
- with policy development.
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.
Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.