Canada nationals: Senior Policy Analyst

British Columbia Public Service

Victoria, BC, CA

The Climate Action Secretariat (CAS), as a division of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, is responsible for leading and coordinating research, analysis, development and implementation of programs, strategies, policies, and legislation, that enable the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change, while supporting competitiveness and the development of a sustainable economy. 

CAS works to achieve provincial climate change goals through engagement and collaboration with Indigenous peoples, the provincial public sector, other orders of government, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, professional and industry associations and business and industry.  As well, CAS works directly with industrial operators and verification bodies to ensure compliance under the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act and associated Regulations. 

The Senior Policy Analyst coordinates and leads research, analysis, development and implementation of strategic policies, legislation and programs relating to managing climate-related risks, and responding and adapting to climate change in theme areas that can include: coastal zones; agriculture and natural resources; infrastructure and communities; and public health and wellbeing.  The Senior Policy Analyst works collaboratively with Indigenous governments, communities, and organizations, Federal departments, local governments, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and professional and industry associations to achieve provincial goals related to climate adaptation. 

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact [email protected]DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to [email protected] , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of (4) four years of related experience*.

*Related experience must include all of the following:

  • Experience in the development of legislation, regulation and/or policy (e.g., bylaws, community plans, etc.).
  • Experience in planning and coordinating complex projects/assignments.
  • Experience in clearly, concisely and persuasively writing a range of documents/content (e.g., correspondence, grant applications, briefing notes, legislative requests, public discussion papers).
  • Climate adaptation-related experience (e.g. addressing the impacts of climate variability and change on the natural environment and/or human society).

Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:

  • Individuals who self-identify as Indigenous.
  • Experience working with and/or for Indigenous organizations and/or communities.
  • Education or experience related to the position, including lived experience, developing or implementing programs, plans, policies, measures, or recommendations to respond to the impacts of the changing climate on the natural environment and/or communities.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field (e.g., public administration, planning, geography, economics, social sciences, natural resource management, Indigenous studies).

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: NO –
Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Résumé:  YES – Ensure your résumé 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. Your résumé must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job-related responsibilities and the month[s] and year[s] for your education and for each job in your employment history. Resumes should be limited to a maximum of 3 pages.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please 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 your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category
Policy, Research and Economics
Additional Information

Job Profile – POL SC 27 – Senior Policy Analyst