Assistant Deputy Minister

Assistant Deputy Minister

Legislative Transformation and Engagement

Declaration Act Secretariat

Victoria, BC (Other locations may be considered)

The Declaration Act Secretariat supports the province in its efforts to establish true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations and Indigenous peoples in British Columbia.

The Secretariat provides an important means for government to achieve this obligation. The Secretariat assists ministries to deliver substantive measures to support a coherent, consistent, and systemic implementation of the Declaration Act.

The Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Engagement and Legislative Transformation, will report to the Associate Deputy Minister and will fill a fundamental role supporting the cross-government efforts to work in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to align laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The ADM must operate as a collaborative executive team member who is also an accountable cross-sector leader. In addition, the ADM must have the legal understanding and policy expertise to provide guidance to ministries in their policy and legislative work with regard to alignment with the UN Declaration.

Applications for this position are limited to those who self-identify as Indigenous, with the required combination of education and experience.

The incumbent is a seasoned leader with significant senior management/executive experience working with First Nations, Indigenous peoples and organizations. This role demands an understanding of the political environment and experience working with elected officials and/or ministers when navigating complex and/or contentious issues. In addition to the experience required, the ideal candidate will have a related university degree. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The appointee will be required to consent to a criminal record check. For more information, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/executiveopportunities.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to reflect the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our executive team and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding organization.

To apply please email a clear and concise cover letter and resume (.pdf) to Executive Recruitment at: Executive.Recruitment@gov.bc.ca by June 22, 2022. Please note application documents must be in .pdf format. Email Executive Recruitment if assistance is needed. Thank you to all who express interest.