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BC Public Service

POL SI 27R - Senior Policy Analyst *CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Full Time
6 days ago
75,552 to 86,175 per year
Posting Title
POL SI 27R - Senior Policy Analyst *CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification
Policy Social/Info/Health R27


Multiple Locations, BC CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$75,552.53 - $86,175.83 annually plus Grid 27, 3.3% TMA

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Mental Health & Addictions

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Posting updated March 21, 2023: Closing date extended to Thursday, March 30, 2023

A dynamic role for a skilled analyst with excellent research and communication skills

The Child, Youth and Mental Health Policy Division is accountable for policies and strategies that lead to the development of a coherent, accessible, and culturally safe mental health and addictions system that is effective for individuals and families across the lifespan throughout the province. The Indigenous Partnerships and Wellness team is responsible for working collaboratively with Indigenous partners to support Indigenous-led solutions to mental health and substance use services; working with partners in the First Nations health governance structure; strengthening the health and wellness partnership with Métis Nation BC; providing advice across the ministry on engaging Indigenous Peoples; and leading the implementation of the United Nations of Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and government's Declaration Act Action Plan.

The Senior Policy Analyst rolecoordinates and leads the research, analysis, development and implementation of strategic policies and legislation for a significant ministry program.If you are an effective communicator with analytical and problem-solving skills, we encourage you to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity.

Job Requirements:
  • Master's degree in public administration, business administration, social sciences or equivalent and 2 years of progressive and recent related* experience; OR,
  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of progressive and recent related* experience; OR,
  • Diploma and 4 years of progressive and recent related* experience; OR,
  • Certificate or coursework and 5 years of progressive and recent related* experience.

*Progressive and recent related experience must include:
  • Developing legislation, regulation and policy.
  • Researching policy issues and conducting policy analysis related to child and youth mental health and substance use, health care, health promotion, public health and/or other social service policies, programs or initiatives targeted to children and youth and to incorporating Indigenous perspectives or impacting Indigenous Peoples.
  • Preparing and providing advice and recommendations on policy and programs in the child and youth mental health and substance use sector or that support Indigenous-led solutions.
  • Planning and managing complex projects and/or project components.

Preference may be given to candidates:
  • With experience working with Indigenous organizations and communities.
  • With lived or living experience of, or experience working with populations with, complex health and social challenges.
  • Who self-identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position can be performed from any of the following communities: Victoria or Vancouver
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status],Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

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 .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.

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, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 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 .

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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Policy, Research and Economics

Additional Information