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Assistant Deputy Minister Policy, Innovation And Engagement

Job ID63-97-D8-50-D8-A1
CompanyBC Public Service Agency
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2021-09-21
Posted Until2021-10-08
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryPublic Administration
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Assistant Deputy Minister
Policy, Innovation and Engagement
BC Public Service Agency
Victoria, BC

The BC Public Service Agency (PSA) provides human resource management services and direction to provincial public service ministries and organizations in British Columbia. The PSA plays a lead role in advancing public service renewal by ensuring the BC Public Service attracts, retains, and develops the workforce government needs. The PSA supports the work of BC Public Service employees and managers by providing a wide range of human resources services.

The Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) for Policy, Innovation and Engagement provides leadership and direction on corporate priorities that shape the organizational culture of the BC Public Service as an employer. This includes responsibility for corporate human resource policy, corporate internal communications, engagement programs, innovation programs, the corporate plan for the BC Public Service, ethics management, the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund, and providing advice and recommendations to the Deputy Ministers’ Committee on Public Service Renewal.

The ADM works with executive from across ministries to advance and sustain a “one employer” culture in the public service. The ADM must exercise tact, diplomacy, and effective communication to build employee engagement while also representing the interests of the BC Public Service as an employer.

The incumbent is an experienced people-focused senior executive with at least five years experience leading strategic communications planning and issues management at a senior level, preferably with experience in internal and executive communications for a large organization. The role also demands demonstrated experience successfully leading policy and program delivery in a public sector environment. Success in this role includes experience in developing strategies to deliver on priorities while building strong employee engagement. The ideal candidate will have university degree in a related discipline, and at least 5 years senior leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The PSA is committed to a workplace that is representative of the diversity of the people of British Columbia and facilitates services to public we serve. Preference may be given to applications from women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others having abilities and experiences with diversity.

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To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit your clear and concise cover letter and resume (.pdf format is preferred) to by October 8th, 2021. Thank you to all who express interest.