Senior Policy Analyst
Administrative Officer R27
An eligibility list may be established to fill permanent and/or temporary vacancies
Bring your policy and legislation expertise to this exciting leadership role
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture has the primary responsibility for the tourism sector, including oversight for Destination BC, (a Crown Corporation which has a mandate to market BC domestically, nationally and internationally as a tourist destination and promote the development of the tourism industry) and PavCo, (a Crown Corporation that owns and manages two acclaimed public facilities located in downtown Vancouver – BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre).
Tourism is comprised of a vast and interwoven network of tourism businesses, industry organizations and government agencies – all working together to grow and sustain a dynamic industry that will attract visitors, stimulate economic activity and create jobs. As such, it is a key sector in the success of our economy and B.C.’s tourism industry continues to show growth in revenues, employment, wages and the number of visitors.
The Tourism Branch is responsible for facilitating and enhancing sustainable tourism growth in BC by identifying and leveraging opportunities and addressing challenges to growth through research, analysis, and strategy and policy development. The Branch leads the development of the strategic direction for government’s activities for the tourism sector, engages in activities that reduce barriers to growth, focuses on the competitiveness and sustainability of British Columbia’s tourism sector, and works in collaboration with ministries and other levels of government to deliver on the tourism agenda.
Working in the Tourism Branch, the Senior Policy Analyst manages complex projects to develop provincial legislative, regulatory, policy and governance frameworks that support the growth and development of tourism in British Columbia.? By providing strategic policy advice and analysis on reducing barriers to industry growth, this position supports the refinement, alignment, evaluation of and reporting on key tourism priorities for the province.? ??The Senior Policy Analyst works on cross-ministry and inter-ministry issues, leads multi-faceted projects that support the Ministry’s strategic priorities to diversify and grow the tourism economy, and must manage multiple priorities, competing interests and potential conflicts.
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.
This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
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 complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.? For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sandra.Wyllie@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:
- Undergraduate Degree (Master’s Degree Preferred) with emphasis on Tourism, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Natural Resource Management, or equivalent, and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. Diploma and six years of, related experience)
Related experience to include:
- Experience developing government policy, regulation, and/or legislation.
- Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a range of documents/content such as briefing material, presentations, policy papers, etc.
- Experience working independently and managing multiple priorities and producing results in a high-pressure environment with limited resources.
- Experience developing and maintaining effective and collaborative relationships with stakeholders and individuals at various levels in government.
- Experience in planning and coordinating complex projects/assignments.
- Preference may be given to candidates with, related experience in the tourism industry.
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: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES –?Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.