Director, Governance Structures
Management Band 4
Amendment (October 27, 2021): Posting Date Extended to November 4, 2021
This is a temporary opportunity until March 31, 2023 and may become permanent upon mutual agreement.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Bring your policy and legislation expertise to this exciting leadership role
We are seeking a dedicated, flexible, knowledgeable, and team-oriented leader to adeptly direct and manage multi-faceted programs and strategic projects. The Director collaboratively develops and implements ministry policy, legislation, and education, and builds strategic relationships with ministries, local and indigenous governments, and local government organizations on a wide range of complex local and regional governance matters.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director, Governance Structure is responsible for managing the ministry’s local government restructure program. Restructuring issues can be complex, involve numerous agencies, and consider Indigenous, economic, land-use, social and environmental issues. This position is responsible for administering the governance and restructure program involving the alignment of community governance and services with the appropriate local government structures through staff advice and guidance; planning and implementation grants; and customized legislative and regulatory authorities. The work environment can be highly politically sensitive - with restructure decisions having significant community and regional impacts.
This work requires strong relationships and active engagement with multiple interests in all orders of governments, public agencies, organizations and the public. The Director is responsible for developing advice and guidance, plans, processes and legislation that guides municipal incorporation; restructuring; amalgamations and boundary extensions; regional district restructures; improvement district conversions to regional district or municipal services, and identification of community and rural governance issues. The Director is a key member of the Branch management team, supports the Executive Director and Branch/Division initiatives, empowering staff and teams, and leading change. Director must have a broad view and good understanding of local governance and service issues and major issues of specific regions or communities. The program operates under the Local Government Act, the Community Charter, and the Local Government Grants Act and Regulation.
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 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.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Michelle.Dann@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 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:
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Policy, Political Science, Planning, Geography or related field and minimum of 3 years experience working with local governments OR an equivalent combination of education, training and related experience may be considered.
Experience working with the local government legislative framework
Experience in policy development, issues analysis, strategic project planning and management and program management in a dynamic and complex public policy environment.
Experience working in a complex and often contentious government environment, including working with elected and senior non-elected officials and leaders (e.g. provincial; local government; Indigenous).
Experience working with and leading and supervising diverse teams, empowering staff and leading/adapting to change.
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: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
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.