Senior Policy Analyst

BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Posted 4 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

This is a virtual position which can be completed from any MCFD office in the province. This position is excluded from union membership. An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

Bring your policy and legislation expertise to this exciting leadership role

The Ministry of Children and Family Development works together with Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, Indigenous service partners, contracted community social service agencies, foster parents, cross government and social sector partners to deliver inclusive, culturally respectful, responsive and accessible services that support the well-being of children, youth and families.

The Senior Policy Analyst is responsible for the development, revision and implementation of child welfare policy and legislation in areas that include prevention and family support services, child protection, children in care, foster caregivers, specialized housing and support resources, extended family care, youth and young adult services, and adoption services under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA) or the Adoption Act.

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.

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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.

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:

Degree (Master’s preferred) in a relevant discipline (social sciences, social work, child and youth care, law, public administration). Minimum of two years related work experience that includes two or more of the following: Experience in analyzing and applying public policy, legislation, regulations, or guidelines; Experience in the development of policy, legislation, regulations, or guidelines; Experience researching public policy issues and developing options or recommendations to address them. Experience in planning and coordinating complex projects/assignments; Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a range of documents/content such as briefing notes, Cabinet or Treasury Board submissions, and/or engagement summary reports.

Preference may be given to applicants who: Have two (2) or more years child welfare experience (i.e. child welfare worker, a team leader or a practice consultant, or a practitioner in social service sector). Have two (2) or more years in a Policy Analyst role. Have experience working collaboratively with Indigenous partners or organizations. Have Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit), with the required combination of education and experience.

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.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. 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.

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