BAND 3 - Manager, Organizational Development

BC Public Service - Kamloops, BC (30+ days ago)

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Manager, Organizational Development
Management Band 3

An eligibility list may be established.

Provide leadership, supervision and training in a dynamic and changing environment

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is a unique area of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing, managing and suppressing unwanted wildfire on the landscape. Approximately 1600 field workers - comprising technical experts, strategic thinkers and fire operations staff - are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect life and values at risk, encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems.

To lead and direct the development, implementation and evaluation of a change management program for a provincial level emergency management program that involves overseeing long-term projects and sub-projects and/or multiple delivery components. The Manager Organizational Development directs the development and delivery of change leadership, and change management specific to BCWS

The Manager will also lead a BCWS workforce transformation strategy. This includes change management consulting, learning and development, organizational development, culture change and leadership development, in collaboration and/or with support of People and Workplace Strategies Branch.

The Manager will develop and lead a leadership development program; a wildfire training curriculum and program; a safety and resiliency program; a recruitment and retention strategy; and manages the in-house payroll system for staff working for fire season (1,500 +). These programs will be delivered for a large decentralized workforce of up to 1,600 with a complement of permanent and seasonal employees.

The role works in collaboration with the Strategic HR Advisor from People and Workplace Strategies Branch to advise BCWS senior management on change management, strategic HR initiatives, and workforce transformation. The Manager provides advice to affect organizational culture change based on the After Action Review Implementations Plans. This work spans the internal transformation vision for a fully integrated model for wildfire management, to BCWS organizational development, all the way down to work-unit and project level change readiness support.

Kamloops is surrounded by over one hundred lakes as well as the North and South Thompson rivers. Water-based activities are very popular, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, tubing, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-fishing. Kamloops has a very strong First Nations culture.

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 Vancouver Island, 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.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you:

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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 or higher in business administration, public administration, human resource management, natural resource sector or related field.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
Minimum of three (3) years experience establishing collaborative relationships with executive or senior managers and leading organizational change associated with implementation.
Minimum of three (3) years leading and coaching multi-disciplinary senior level professionals and/or managers in the development and implementation of complex projects, programs, and/or services.
Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience.
Experience in strategic business planning; contract management; financial management; and stakeholder management.
Preference may be given to candidates with experience in project management and/or change management.

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.

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

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

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.