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POL EC 27R - Senior Policy Advisor - (65212)

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Policy Analyst

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Posting Title *
POL EC 27R - Senior Policy Advisor

Position Classification *  
Policy Analyst - Economics R27

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Full/Part Time *
Full Time

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Temporary (Auxiliary)

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Salary Range *
$69,900.80 - $79,791.25 annually plus a 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment                    

Close Date *
November 13, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Hiring Manager * 
Wood, Teresa (Coordinator, Accounting Serv. - Municipal Affairs & Housing)

Ministry/Organization * 
BC Public Service / Municipal Affairs & Housing

Ministry Branch / Division *
Islands Trust

Job Summary *
Senior Policy Advisor
Policy Analyst – Economics R27

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.

There is currently a temporary opportunity available until December 1, 2021, this temporary opportunity may become permanent.

An excellent opportunity to apply your analytical expertise
Located in Coast Salish territory, the Islands Trust is a federated body responsible for protecting the unique amenities and environment of 13 major gulf islands and more than 450 smaller islands and surrounding waters in the southern Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound. Created by the Province via the Islands Trust Act, Islands Trust plans and regulates local land use, advocates on key environmental issues impacting the area, and protects land through the Islands Trust Conservancy. Islands Trust works closely with other government agencies and First Nations to accomplish its mandate.

The Senior Policy Advisor plays a key role in developing and implementing corporate advocacy positions and inter-governmental relations strategies that advance the provincial object of the Islands Trust, the goals and policies of the Islands Trust Policy Statement and the Islands Trust Council’s Strategic Plan. In order to provide time-sensitive advice to elected officials on high-profile issues, the Senior Policy Advisor stays current with emerging issues and trends through environmental scanning and monitoring of key indicators, and by building and maintaining strong working relationships with key officials in federal, provincial, First Nation, and other local governments. In addition, the Senior Policy Advisor supports implementation of the Islands Trust Policy Statement and, as required, develops bylaw amendments for Trust Council consideration, facilitates community and stakeholder input, and reconciles community and agency issues. The Senior Policy Advisor also leads the delivery and administration of the Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards program.

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.

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.

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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:
  • University degree in public administration, political science, social sciences, or other related fields such as geography, planning, or law.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in strategic policy development and implementation, including experience working directly with elected officials and external agencies.
  • Experience conducting research and policy analysis with related public consultation; which may include analyzing, researching, planning, communicating, and delivering new programs.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

    Preference may be given to candidates with the following experience:
  • Experience working with teams and committees of elected officials on sensitive, high profile issues.
  • Experience with inter-governmental and advocacy activities.
  • Experience with land use planning and/or environmental management.

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.

Please follow this link to apply.

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Policy & Research
Posted: October 30, 2019, 1:19 pm
Expires: November 13, 2019, 11:00 pm