Canada nationals: Policy Specialist (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy)

British Columbia Public Service
Victoria, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for the protection, management and conservation of B.C.’s water, land, air and living resources. The Ministry mitigates and manages the risks and consequences from climate change, including developing plans to set and meet carbon pollution reduction targets. It also oversees provincial government assessment. Staff expertise in policy, science, research and analysis are central to supporting all Ministry responsibilities. Ministry legislation, regulation and public outreach activities ensure a safe and healthy environment for British Columbians, while supporting a strong, sustainable economy.

The Ministry’s Environmental Protection Division [EPD] works to protect human and environmental health. The Division’s main goals are to improve air quality; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; improve surface and ground water quality, including drinking water sources; redevelop a provincial plan for reducing and removing toxins and waste that contaminate the land, air and water — and for responding to high-risk environmental emergencies; and, enhance environmental stewardship, shared with other stakeholders.

As a Policy Analyst in the Clean Communities section, you will provide leadership to a team of professional staff in the development of ministry and/or provincial legislation, policy, standards and/or codes in organics management for municipal solid waste, including the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation. You will also be responsible for program management of the multi-year Organics Infrastructure Program that funds organics diversion projects for local governments with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

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.

In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017. The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

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.

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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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related professional field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association and five (5) years of related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Registered, or immediately (within 6 months) eligible for registration, as a fully licensed professional with the British Columbia professional association as required by the specialty area (i.e. Association of Forest Professionals, Institute of Agrologists, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists).

Related experience must include all of the following:

  • Experience in science-based policy and program development in resource management or environmental protection.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of legislation, regulation, policies and best management practices.
  • Experience developing processes and participating in stakeholder consultations for defining program policies or priorities and identifying stakeholder preferences and reconciling conflicts.
  • Experience leading and coaching teams.
  • Experience with project management of complex projects.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience in organics management for municipal solid waste programs
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience developing or delivering funding programs
  • Experience working with local governments
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration

Please include your registration number for your speciality area within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed professional with one of the following associations: Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Institute of Agrologists, or Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia). If you are not yet registered with any of these Professional Associations, please explain how you are immediately eligible for registration (i.e. currently a fully licensed registered professional member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFPthe BCIA or the Engineers and Geoscientists BC). ***If you do not meet this qualification please apply to the Scientific Technical Officer opportunity through Requisition 60852.