Job Opportunity: Director, Electoral Geography

Bring your expertise in geographic information systems to serve democracy in British Columbia
Be part of a dynamic and collaborative team in this unique opportunity.

Director, Electoral Geography
Competition # EBC2021-16
Full-time, permanent, under the Public Service Act
Management Band 3 – $77,700.20 to $110,000.05 annually
Victoria, B.C.

Posting close date: January 9, 2022

Elections BC maintains a range of high quality electoral data and information, including a geospatial database of B.C.’s electoral boundaries, road network and address data. We provide support to the boundary redistribution process and produce a variety of products necessary to administer electoral events, such as electoral maps and tools to support election officials working in voting places to determine a voter’s electoral district and voting area.

The Director, Electoral Geography leads the management and operation of Elections BC’s geographic information systems. As the Director, you will be accountable for the validity, reliability and timely availability of geographic and address data. Applying your technical expertise, you will provide strategic direction and advice regarding geographic infrastructure to our senior management and executive teams.

Our ideal applicant has a passion for project management excellence and brings superb leadership skills required to guide a diverse team of specialists.

Who we are

Elections BC is the independent Office of the Legislature responsible for administering provincial elections in British Columbia. We also administer other events like referenda, and oversee campaign financing rules for local elections.

We are a learning organization where teams collaborate and innovate to find the best possible solutions. We value accountability, impartiality, transparency, innovation, respect, service and integrity, and strive to recognize individual ability and creativity.

What we offer

Our team makes a difference for voters in British Columbia. We work to ensure an accessible and inclusive democratic process for all eligible voters in the province.

As an independent and non-partisan Office of the Legislature, our permanent, excluded Schedule A employees receive the following Public Service benefits:

  • 35 hour work week
  • Public Service Pension and seniority
  • 4+ weeks paid vacation
  • Flexible health care and dental benefits
  • Employee and Family Assistance program
  • Professional development

Elections BC has a hybrid work model where staff are supported to work part of their time in the office and part of their time from home, when operationally feasible. All staff work in office during electoral events. We believe that flexibility in where we work supports our culture of community and work-life balance, while maintaining productivity, engagement and collaboration.

Job Requirements

To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below.

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, cartography or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Management-level operational experience in a related field, or an equivalent combination of operational and project management experience.

Related experience must include:

  • leading and empowering diverse teams
  • developing detailed event, operational and project plans
  • managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects
  • managing GIS and base mapping programs, address registries or personal data banks
  • supervising and directing the work of staff

 To apply for this opportunity

  • Review the job description.
  • Submit a resume and cover letter detailing your relevant work experience and qualifications. We strongly recommend you submit your application in .pdf format.
  • Include the position title and competition number on the cover letter or in the email subject line.
  • Applications may be submitted by email to jobs@elections.bc.ca, or by mail to:
    PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J6

Note:

  • Elections BC is committed to the health and safety of our employees and takes every reasonable precaution against the hazards of COVID-19 in our workplaces. Employees will be required to confidentially provide proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. New hires must satisfy the COVID-19 verification requirements as a condition of their employment offer prior to their start date. Details about the COVID-19 verification process will be provided at the time of offer of hire.
  • An eligibility list may be established through this competition for similar vacancies in future positions with Elections BC.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment process for this competition will take place virtually.

Elections BC is committed to welcoming diversity and inclusion throughout our organization.

Elections BC | 1-800-661-8683 | elections.bc.ca