Canada nationals: Senior Policy Analyst (Drinking Water)

British Columbia Public Service
Victoria, BC, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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urrently there is one (1) temporary opportunity until October 6th, 2021.
A permanent appointment may result from this temporary appointment.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and permanent vacancies.

An excellent opportunity to apply your analytical expertise!

The Health Protection Branch provides leadership and expertise to promote community environmental health, prevent disease and protect people from harm while creating resilient communities. Addressing environmental issues related to drinking water, food safety, onsite sewage, climate change and other environmental factors that affect human health are critical in improving people’s well-being and reducing current and future demands on the health care system. The branch delivers on the Minister’s responsibilities under public health legislation, including the Public Health Act, Ministry of Health Act, Drinking Water Protection Act, Food Safety Act, Milk Industry Act and Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act.

This position provides project management and policy analysis support to implement the Ministry of Health’s action plan created in response to the B.C. Auditor General report, The Protection of Drinking Water.

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 an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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 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, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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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:

  • Master’s degree or higher in environmental health, environmental sciences, public or health administration, law, or related field, and 2 years *related experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, environmental sciences, public or health administration, law, or related field, and 3 years *related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and 4 years *recent related experience may be considered.

*Related experience must include at least 2 years in each of the following:

  • Experience with policy analysis, decision-making analysis, and applied research methods.
  • Experience with project management, program evaluation and monitoring strategies.
  • Experience negotiating with, influencing, and managing collaborative projects, productively and cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a range of documents/content.
  • Experience with software for word processing (i.e., MS Word) and spreadsheet (i.e., MS Excel) applications. 

Preferences may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Completed courses or certification in project management.
  • Experience working in drinking water or water sector management or demonstrated understanding of the inherent challenges unique to drinking water/public health protection.
  • Experience working with strategic policy in the public sector environment.
  • Experience with software tools for project management.

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-Senior Policy Analyst