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ADMN O 24R – Policy Analyst

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted July 13, 2021.

Policy Analyst, Office of Indigenous Health Administrative Officer R24 An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary appointments.

There are currently two (2) permanent positions This position is located in Victoria, but depending on operational requirements, the opportunity for virtual work may be considered.

Note: Due to nature of the program and in accordance with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, only people of Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) will be considered.

Apply your program development and analytical skills The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost-effective and timely health services are available to all British Columbians.

The Office of Indigenous Health reports to the Associate Deputy Minister, Indigenous Health and provides an Indigenous lens to strategic priorities, legislation, policy and program development in the Ministry of Health, and cross-government where appropriate.

The Office works in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation B.C., B.C.

Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, B.C.

health authorities, provincial ministries and agencies, Indigenous Services Canada, and other health system partners.

The Office provides a fundamental secretariat, accountability, and liaison function in support of the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples, grounded through a strong, collaborative approach based on reciprocal accountability and self-determination.

The Office leads the Ministry’s commitment to a number of key agreements and priorities, including the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, the B.C.

Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Governance, and the Métis Nation Relationship Accord II.

The Policy Analyst is responsible for independently leading a project management portfolio to support Indigenous health policy and program development, coordinating and monitoring collaborative Indigenous Health accountabilities, and considering alignment of health system priorities across varied areas of work.

This includes reviewing diverse documents and reports, developing analyses/recommendations, and providing an Indigenous health lens to strengthen and hardwire Indigenous partner engagement and cultural safety approaches across the health system.

This position leads and participates in multiple project teams, provides a key secretariat function across internal and external committees and working groups, and builds and maintains relationships with Indigenous partners.

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 the traditional homelands of the Lekwungen peoples of Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, 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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking to work or already employed in the BC Public Service.

For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, Indigenous applicants can connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-676-3546.

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 .

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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.

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 Public Administration, Social Sciences, or other related field plus 2 years related work experience, OR; a Diploma in Public Administration, Social Sciences, or other related field plus 3 years related work experience, OR; some post-secondary coursework and 5 years of related work experience, OR; no post-secondary experience and 7 years of related work experience.

As described above, equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Related work experience must include: Working on First Nations, Métis, Inuit and/or Indigenous health and wellness initiatives; Managing complex projects and/or project components; AND Conducting research and analysis related to complex issues.

Preference may be given to those applicants who have the following related work experience: Working with Indigenous communities and/or Indigenous organizations Working with internal and external partners on issues of shared priority Developing documents to support senior leadership including briefing notes, discussion papers, fact sheets, correspondence, and other materials; AND/OR Work in a professional workplace, including the public sector or health system.

Preference may also be given to applicants who Have participated in the BC Public Service Agency Indigenous Youth Internship Program 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.

– Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

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: YES (COMPREHENSIVE )
– 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.