Director, Healthy Community Environments — Ministry of Health Victoria

Director, Healthy Community Environments
$90,900.08 – $118,400.03 annually

Combine your client service, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning skills in this challenging role!

The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost-effective and timely health services are available to all British Columbians. Within the Ministry of Health, the Population and Public Health Division’s goals focus on improving people’s overall health and well-being by promoting health; preventing disease, disability, and injury; protecting them from harm; and assisting them to acquire the self-care and self-management skills they need.  The intent of these actions is to promote a healthier population and reduce current and future demands on the health care system.

In the role of Director, you will provide leadership and manage a team of professionals to provide policy expertise for development of outcome-based legislation, policy and supporting change strategies to minimize the impact of environmental stressors.  You will also have a lead role in developing and evaluating provincial standards for drinking water protection, onsite sewage management, recreational water (pools and beaches), pesticides, industrial work camps, biosolids and performs a public health oversight function that is vital to the health and wellness of BC residents.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Sciences, Public or Health Administration or related discipline, and minimum 5 years related work experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Related work experience is defined as a combination of the following:

  • Program management experience, including planning and development of: policies, strategies, projects, and coordinating resources and team members.
  • Experience negotiating with, influencing and working productively and cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders to advance policy goals.
  • Experience preparing policy responses and analysis and recommending changes to legislation and leading staff in their preparation.
  • Issues management and responding to issues that are at times linked with controversy and highly charged public debate.
  • Experience communicating with variety of audiences including: preparing reports, technical writing, presentations and media.
  • Contract management experience.
  • Experience in environmental health, such as: water policy, drinking water management, wastewater management, watershed management, health risk assessment and management, environmental health and/or systems design.

For more information and to apply online by July 26, 2020, please go to: