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BC Public Service

COMM O R21 - Communications Specialist

Full Time
4 days ago
63,446 to 72,142 per year
Posting Title

COMM O R21 - Communications Specialist

Position Classification

Communications Officer R21




Multiple Locations, BC CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$63,446.31 - $72,142.65 annually Starting salary for successful candidates not currently employed with Provincial government will be $63,446.31

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Municipal Affairs

Ministry Branch / Division

Island Trust

Job Summary

Communications Specialist
Communications Officer CO21

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

A step in the right direction to further your career in communications.

Located in Coast Salish territory, the Islands Trust is a special purpose government responsible for protecting the unique amenities and environment of more than 450 islands and surrounding waters in the southern Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound. Created by the Province via the Islands Trust Act, Islands Trust plans and regulates local land use, cooperates with other levels of government and First Nations on key issues impacting the area, and protects land through the Islands Trust Conservancy.

Islands Trust Conservancy is created under the Islands Trust Act as a provincial conservation agency and holds land and money to further the mandate of the Islands Trust. Islands Trust Conservancy can accept land, conservation covenants, and financial contributions from individual donors, corporate agencies, and government. The Islands Trust Conservancy is responsible for the management and disposition of funds and lands it holds. Lands acquired by the Islands Trust Conservancy are managed as nature reserves to protect ecosystems and activities are limited to those with minimal impact on the land.

To ensure a balance of both local and provincial interests the Islands Trust Conservancy, the Islands Trust Conservancy Board consists of two trustees elected by the Islands Trust Council, one trustee elected by the Islands Trust Council Executive Committee and up to three trustees appointed by the Province.

Working with a highly dynamic and dedicated team, Islands Trust Conservancy's Communications Specialist is accountable to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the communication activities required to carry out the conservation objectives of the Islands Trust Conservancy. Responsibilities include development, preparation and implementation of internal and external communication plans, public awareness and promotional programs, and coordination of outreach initiatives. The Communications Specialist is also responsible for media relations, social media posting and outreach event coordination for the Islands Trust Conservancy.

The position works to coordinate and facilitate Trust Area-wide stewardship education projects with elected officials, other units within Islands Trust and other stakeholders, developing guidelines, strategies, messages, displays, graphics, publications, photos, video, social media and web design and content. The position will work closely with the Islands Trust Communications Specialist to ensure that messaging of the various agencies of the Islands Trust is coordinated.

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE:Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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, diploma or certificate in English, journalism, communications, science communications or public relations or equivalent.
  • 3 years' experience developing and implementing communication strategies, creating professional communications materials and liaising with news media.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • 4 years' experience developing and implementing communication strategies, creating professional communications materials and liaising with news media.

  • Possession and maintenance of a Class 5 BC Drivers' License
  • Must be willing to work overtime, including some evenings and weekends
  • Must be willing to travel, for example, to islands in the Islands Trust Area, with occasional overnight stays

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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES- Please submit a cover letter. Statements made in the cover letter must be supported by your resume.

Resume: YES -Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. If you do not include a month and year that indicates a start and end date, years that may be viewed as partial years will not be counted towards your experience.

Questionnaire (BASIC): YES- As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category

Government Sales and Marketing