|Hiring Organization||BC Public Service Agency|
|Post Name||Communications Officer|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Work Hours||8 Hours|
|Salary||CAD 32 To CAD 40 Per Hour|
|Location||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 2H2|
Internal Communications and Engagement Lead
Communications Officer R18
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies. On November 1, 2021, the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.
Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.
A great opportunity to take the next step in your career The Ministry of Environment plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy environment and the important benefits that accompany it — human health, sustainable economic development, and high quality of life.
We work to protect, manage and enhance the province’s natural environment to ensure the benefits we enjoy today will be available for our children and grandchildren in the future. The Ministry’s Strategic Policy Branch, located at Ministry Headquarters in Victoria, provides corporate policy analysis and inter-agency communications services.
Members of the Branch provide support and advice to the Minister, Cabinet and caucus committees, the Deputy Minister and other members of the Ministry executive, and to program area staff at headquarters and in the regional offices.
Members of the Branch build and maintain constructive and cooperative relationships with partners both within and outside of the Ministry. Issues addressed by the Branch cover the full range of the Ministry’s diverse mandate.
The Branch consists of three sections: Legislation; Intergovernmental and External Relations, and the Business Improvement Unit (BIU). This position will reside within the BIU, whose mandate is to lead and support high-value projects that clarify strategic alignment, advance ways of working together, enhance public services and reduce administrative burden through process improvement.
The Internal Communication and Engagement Lead develops ministry internal communications plans; prepares communication materials on behalf of ministry executive staff; designs and maintains the intranet site; and coordinates internal ministry activities.
This individual is also responsible for identifying opportunities for communications on behalf of the Deputy Minister and other executive members, as well as providing support for corporate initiatives.
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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca).
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position-related inquiries, please contact Megan.Sullivan@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:
- Diploma or formal course work in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Business Administration, or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Minimum six months of experience drafting or writing, editing, and proofreading a variety of documentation, correspondence, or communications-focused materials (for example communications plans, articles, Intranet content, ad copy, headlines, fact sheets, or program-related or technical information).
- Experience using website preparation software, graphic design software or content management system(s) such as Drupal, CMS Lite, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Canva or Illustrator.
- Experience editing videos.
- Experience with corporate or internal communications in large, complex organizations is preferred.
- Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on their 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: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – 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 allow 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.
- Don’t provide confidential info till you’ve gotten signed a contract with the potential employer.
- Do not share your private, non-work associated info or Bank info over call or e-mail.
- Do not trust anybody asking for any type of fee for Job Applications.