Procurement and Contract Specialist
Social Program Officer R27
An eligibility list may be established.
A great opportunity to take the next step in your career
The Ministry of Children and Family Development provides services that support healthy, safe environments where children and youth are connected to their family and community. The ministry delivers the majority of its services locally through contracted agencies as well as through centrally administered provincial programs.
The operations arm of the Procurement and Contract Management Branch consists of five teams supporting the ministry’s 13 service delivery areas and the provincial office by providing procurement and contract management services for over 3,000 contracts spanning six business lines (Early Years, Children and Youth with Special Needs, Child and Youth Mental Health, Child Safety, Family Support and Children in Care, Adoption and Youth Justice).
The Procurement and Contract Specialist is responsible to plan, procure, develop, monitor and evaluate the utilization and effectiveness of MCFD contracted resources.
Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities.
This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
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 Bruce.Armstrong@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:
- Degree in social work: BSW, MSW, BA in Child and Youth Care, M.ED Counselling/MA Clinical Psychology; or an undergraduate degree in a related discipline (e.g. criminology, sociology, psychology, law, economics, political science, public administration, etc.)
- 2 years recent (within 5 years) related work experience.
- 2 years experience in conflict resolution.
- 2 years experience participating in and/or facilitating negotiations; providing consultation to various clients or stakeholders.
- Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
- Additional education or experience in the area of business administration, and/or those who have completed course work in accounting, finance, audit, procurement, project management and/or organizational behaviour.
- 2 years experience supervising staff.
- 2 years experience with budgets (e.g. creating, monitoring, forecasting, allocating).
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) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) 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 (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.