Put your leadership and management skills to work serving democracy in British Columbia
A management-level, term-specific appointment under the Election Act until March 2025
Wage rate: $50.00 per hour (Under review)
Posting close date: Sunday October 2, 2022
Elections BC (EBC) is looking for six leaders to serve as Regional Field Officers (RFOs) throughout the province. One Regional Field Officer is required in each of the six provincial regions: Vancouver, Fraser Delta, Tri-cities and Valley, Vancouver Island and Sunshine coast, Kamloops and Northern BC, and East and Central BC.
RFOs are experienced electoral administrators who have recent, successful experience in a District Electoral Officer or Deputy District Electoral Officer (DEO or DDEO) role. They live in or near the region they support and have knowledge of the area, its communities, and its unique challenges. RFOs provide an important link between DEOs, DDEOs and EBC to support consistency in successful event readiness and delivery. They are management “bench-strength” in the field and a resource for DEOs and DDEOs to draw on. They provide coaching, leadership, quality enhancement and short-term on-site support. RFOs also engage in special projects, such as conducting outreach to Indigenous communities or key stakeholders in their region to facilitate voting opportunities.
The RFO liaises between EBC headquarters and individual DEOs and DDEOs in their assigned region. The RFO guides their DEO/DDEO teams, facilitating collaboration and the sharing of best practices. The RFO also acts as a source of expertise and mentoring for DEO/DDEO teams with planning and implementing the many components of event delivery, particularly to new teams. If necessary, the RFO steps in to act as the DEO or DDEO in exceptional circumstances.
The next scheduled date for a provincial general election in B.C. is Saturday, October 24, 2024. While general elections are scheduled to take place every four years, they can occur before a scheduled date. Throughout their term of appointment, RFOs ensure that Elections BC is continually ready to deliver an election when it is called, and that DEOs and DDEOs in their region administer impartial and professional electoral events when required.
To succeed, an RFO must be qualified to hold an appointment as a DEO (see the DEO job description here). Only individuals who have demonstrated successful past performance in a DEO or DDEO role will be considered for a RFO position. In addition, RFOs must:
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