Assistant Deputy Minister - Mines, Competitiveness and Authorizations

Assistant Deputy Minister
Mines, Competitiveness and Authorizations

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Victoria, BC

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation is responsible for British Columbia’s electricity, alternative energy, hydrogen, oil, natural gas and related infrastructure, and the province’s mining and mineral exploration sectors. To support Government’s coordinated climate, energy and economic objectives, the ministry focuses on advancing energy efficiency and clean or renewable energy sources and technologies, making sure that the energy we use, develop and export is the cleanest possible.

British Columbia’s vision for exploration and mining is “thriving, globally competitive, safe and environmentally responsible exploration and mining sectors, significantly benefiting all British Columbians”. Along with this, the ministry’s strategic goals of safe and environmentally responsible energy, mineral and petroleum resource development and use; and working with First Nations, communities and industry cooperatively for the responsible development and use of BC’s energy, mineral and petroleum resources form a strong foundational mandate.

The Mines, Competitiveness and Authorizations division manages the exploration and development of British Columbia’s mineral resources, implements policies and programs to encourage investment and development, while ensuring worker safety and environmental stewardship of the land. The division reviews, approves and regulates mineral exploration and mining projects to assist industry, and protect workers, the public and the environment.

Working closely with both Deputy Minister and Minister, the ADM is responsible for leadership in the development and delivery of mining strategies and Service Plan objectives, fostering close and collaborative relationships across industry, business, community and investment communities, and partnerships with all levels of government. While making informed course corrections to address new challenges and direction, the ADM leads, develops and manages a team of skilled professionals who implement objectives for minerals and mining in British Columbia.

The successful candidate will be a senior leader with substantial experience in the development and implementation of strategies with significant financial, business and economic impacts. Drawing on their knowledge of the mineral and mining industry and their established relationships there, they are a clear communicator able to prioritize a complex, inter-dependent landscape of deliverables while inspiring a high-performing, diverse team to effectively implement government objectives.

The appointee will be required to consent to a criminal record check. For more information, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/executiveopportunities.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to reflect the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our executive team and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding organization.

To apply please email a clear and concise cover letter and resume (.pdf) to Executive Recruitment at: Executive.Recruitment@gov.bc.ca by February 13, 2023. Please note application documents must be in .pdf format. Email Executive Recruitment if assistance is needed. Thank you to all who express interest.

Date Posted: January 25, 2023
Closing Date: February 13, 2023
Location:
Victoria