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BC Public Service

BAND 3 - Senior Policy Analyst

Full Time
6 days ago
77,700 to 110,000 per year
Posting Title
BAND 3 - Senior Policy Analyst

Position Classification
Band 3


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$77,700.20 - $110,000.05 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
Justice Services Branch, Family Policy, Legislation and Transformation

Job Summary

Senior Policy Analyst
Management Band 3

There is currently a temporary opportunity available until approximately February 2024 which may be extended.
This position is excluded from union membership.
This position can be based in Victoria or Vancouver. We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to volunteer to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies.
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 analytical expertise to this dynamic leadership opportunity

The Justice Services Branch (JSB), in the ministry of Attorney General, is responsible for policy development, law reform and justice transformation in the areas of administrative, civil, criminal and family justice.

The Family Policy, Legislation and Transformation Division (FPLT) is a team of ministry staff responsible for private family justice policy and legislation. FPLT leads legislative amendment and reform projects and provides policy support to ministry executive and the Attorney General throughout the legislative process. FPLTis also has responsible for developing and leading the ministry's family justice transformation strategy providing policy support to the ministry's Family Justice Services Division and Maintenance Enforcement and Locate Services.

The Senior Policy Analyst initiates, or is assigned to, complex policy and/or legislation projects and responds to issues related to the ministry mandate and legislation. The Senior Policy Analyst manages projects and develops policies, programs and action plans which advance both justice reform and access to justice.

The Senior Policy Analyst provides confidential information and advice to Directors, Executive Directors, the Assistant Deputy Minister of the branch, other senior ministry officials, the Deputy Attorney General and the Minister. In addition, the analyst provides advice and information to senior officials of other ministries on a broad range of rapidly emerging and sensitive issues relevant to the Province's justice system and related government policies and programs. The analyst is also responsible for exercising a significant amount of discretion and assuming a project leadership role on their initiatives, often briefing senior officials, executive and the premier's office, with minimal supervision and direction.

This position will be working on engagement with external stakeholders, policy, and program design work to support family justice system responses to family violence.

Highly organized and results oriented, you are capable of meeting deadlines associated with multiple projects. With your excellent oral and written communication skills, you will be responsible for collaborating effectively with internal and external stakeholders. If you are an experienced project manager with the initiative required for this challenging role, we look forward to your application.

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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (

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 create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 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 or higher in Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Social Sciences, or a related field; AND
  • Aminimum of 3 years recent, *related senior level experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

*Recent, related senior level experience must include all of the following:
  • Researching, analyzing, developing and delivering complex policy and legislation initiatives and program reforms;
  • Working with teams and committees of senior managers;
  • Project management-leading projects from conception to completion and supervising other staff and/or contracted resources;
  • Working with senior government officials and other senior professionals;
  • Leading and participating in consultations with internal and external stakeholders/partners;
  • Preparing and writing government documents, including briefing notes, Cabinet Submissions, discussion papers and reports.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Experience working in the Justice Sector.
  • Experience working in the area of family violence.
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement.

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: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

Job Category
Leadership and Management
Management and Executive