Canada nationals: Senior Policy Analyst

British Columbia Public Service

Victoria, BC, CA

This is a temporary opportunity until August 31, 2021.
A permanent appointment may result from this temporary appointment.
Although this position has onsite office-based requirements, it may temporarily be performed virtually due to the current extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19. This will remain in place until physical distancing advisories are lifted.
Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.

Join a motivated and highly capable team working with a wide variety of partners to further British Columbia’s agenda and drive real action on climate change. 

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 Resilience and Clean Government Branch supports and leads climate mitigation and adaptation actions to drive fundamental improvements in B.C.’s resilience to a changing climate. The Clean Government team develops climate policy and programs for the provincial public sector and administers the award-winning Carbon Neutral Government program. The Reporting and Assessment unit works in partnership with provincial public sector organizations local governments to measure organizational greenhouse gas emissions, analyze data, inform policy and program design, monitor progress over time, and enable reporting against regulatory requirements and voluntary commitments. 

The Senior Policy Analyst coordinates and leads the research, analysis, development and implementation of strategic policies and legislation for the Carbon Neutral Government program at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

If you have a passion for climate action, thrive in a busy and positive team environment, and strive to make a difference, we encourage you to apply.

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 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.

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 [email protected] . 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 [email protected] , 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.

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 social sciences, public administration, business administration, engineering, economics, natural resources, environmental management, information management or other relevant discipline, and minimum two year’s relevant experience*.
  • *Relevant experience must include a cumulative of minimum 2 years’ experience in all of the following:
    • Developing of legislation, regulation, policy, or business analysis.
    • Leading change management activities with multiple stakeholders.
    • Managing projects and/or program delivery.
  • Minimum two year’s experience analysing datasets and/or business intelligence tools.
  • Minimum two year’s experience providing advice and/or recommendations on legislation, policy and/or programs to senior management, ministry executive and/or Government officials.

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

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, public administration, business administration, engineering, economics, natural resources, environmental management, information management or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum one year’s experience developing environmental policy or natural resource management policy.
  • Minimum one year’s experience in emission inventory methodologies, quantification methods and/or verification methods.

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.

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 SIH 27 – Senior Policy Analyst