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We're hiring. This is your opportunity to join an award-winning employer. A modern public service means we’re exploring different ways of working. Are you looking for an opportunity where you can work remotely or in a hybrid work option? Easily search for remote, hybrid or on-site positions. Current Opportunities For more information on current career opportunities within the BC Public Service, visit our Featured Careers page. Application support and questions Start here. Career Conversations are monthly, one-hour information sessions created for external applicants interested in careers in the BC Public Service. Join a virtual outreach event to learn about what careers and opportunities the BC Public Service has to offer and key information on how to apply. In this one-hour presentation attendees: Receive information on navigating the application process Be able to ask questions about applying to the BC Public Service Application support. The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer and offers the following support to applicants: Applicants can advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist equitable participation in job competitions. You will find the hiring managers email in the job posting. The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Serviceis available to applicants self-identifying as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452 Hiring tips. Set yourself up for success by: Reviewing the hiring process for applicants and job application tips Reviewing the job posting and job profile before applying. You may choose to look at the ministry website, press releases and other information Submitting a clear and concise application to help hiring managers determine if you're qualified for the position Describing the link between each education and experience requirement listed in the job and when (month and year), where and how you meet the qualifications. Preparing for the interview by choosing examples best demonstrating the competency or knowledge being assessed. Using the STAR technique and ’I’ statements when relaying your examples.
Salaries and Benefits The BC Public Service offers a competitive compensation package. The Salary Look-up Tool contains salary information for all employee groups in government including the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU), management, nurses and Professional Employees Association (PEA) positions. More than a pay cheque. In addition to competitive wages, we also offer -Pension -Employee and family assistance services from counselling to financial and legal support -Extended health, dental and vision care -Coverage for other types of medical services like chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, physiotherapy and podiatry -Coverage for out-of-province or out-of-country medical emergencies -Basic life insurance -Forgiveness of B.C. student loans -Paid leave, including vacation leave, sick leave or leave to care for personal matters -Support for parents, including paid parental leave and a scholarship program for children of employees Decide where you want to work. Whether you enjoy living in the city or a small community, find jobs in many locations throughout the province. Work onsite or remotely. Many BC Public Service roles support mobile and flexible work options. Modify your work schedule. Strike the work-life balance you want by taking advantage of flexible work schedules. Employees can also apply for a paid leave through a salary deferral program. Professional development is a big deal. Employees can choose from many career development or education opportunities. They're empowered to identify skills, experiences or learning that is important to them: -Sign up for in-house or online learning and education programs -Get financial support to take a college or university program through the Pacific Leaders Scholarships for Public Servants Program -Apply for a tuition subsidy to take job-related courses or get a professional accreditation -Train on the job, learning from experts -Take on a temporary assignment to try out a new position and see if you like it -Get hands-on learning and develop leadership skills by participating in corporate volunteer programs designed to give back to communities and support other jurisdictions -Ask for feedback on job competitions -Network with communities of practice
“I wanted to work for the Public Service because I was interested in a career where I could help people. Working here makes me feel like I’m making a difference for people in British Columbia.” – Natalie Hopewell "The reason I’ve stayed in the public service for 25 years is that it’s a fundamentally human institution. We’re an organization made up of people relentlessly trying to make things better for other people. And it means that in doing our work, we bring all the wonder and faults of our individual and collective humanity. I see that every day in our team. Sometimes we make mistakes, but more often we also make magic." – Rueben Bronee “Working for the BC Public Service I have the opportunity to work with diverse people with different skill sets and career paths, which provides learning and training for me. The team I work with is really friendly and, as a previous co-op student, my team really helped with mentoring, job opportunities and career development.” – Sandeep (Sunny) Duggal “One of the most unique things about working for the BC Public Service is the comradery. There is always someone to help you when you need it, which is important for your confidence and success. Colleagues are willing to take time out of their day to help you.” – Paul Foskey “There are so many job opportunities in the BC Public Service. How do you choose what will be the best fit for you?” – Vasuhi Collins “I chose to come to the BC Public Service because of the great career opportunities and, after working here, I realized those opportunities were just the tip of the iceberg. There are many opportunities to learn and grow your career. [You] can go in so many different directions, directions I didn’t even know existed.” – Alisha Nichols “Working for the BC Public Service we play a large role in developing policies and services for citizens – including ourselves, our families and our friends. I think this is a great opportunity to give back to our communities in a way that is authentic.” – Monique Sekhon “I know the work I do helps make a positive impact to the health care system.” – Michelle Ranta “Even when I was young, I knew I wanted to be an economist. Joining the BC Public Service was an opportunity to bring me new perspectives and provide in-depth and evidence based economic analysis to help with policy making.” – Feixue (Snow) Ren “The BC Public Service has great benefits, room for additional training, opportunities to try out new positions and diverse work environments where you get to meet a lot of great people with different backgrounds.” – Brittney Johnstone