The preferred location for this position is Victoria; the following locations may be considered, subject to the successful candidate’s current location and Ministry operational requirements: Kamloops, Nanaimo, Nelson, Prince George, Surrey.
This position is also posted as a Policy Analyst [Science] 30R via Requisition 52056.
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 with the EPD, you will guide the development of ministry and/or provincial policy, standards and/or codes in a subject/program area that is critical to the achievement of priority goals and objectives.
Qualifications for this role include:
• Degree in a related professional field or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
• Master’s in Public Administration or Business Administration preferred.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Registered, or immediately 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].
• Five years’ experience in science-based policy development in resource management or environmental protection or a suitable combination of education and experience.
• Supervisory experience preferred.
• Prefer experience developing processes and participating in stakeholder consultations for defining program policies or priorities and identifying stakeholder preferences and reconciling conflicts.