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Manager, Government Relations

Location: Victoria, BC

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: Exempt Band 5, MIN $86,300.00 - MAX $116,700.00

Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 05/24/2022 


Placement in the salary range is determined by an assessment of knowledge, skills, experience and ability of the candidate to meet the key requirements of the job. In addition, our pay philosophy is to align with the median of the range and be considerate of internal equity comparisons.


Are we right for you...

We’re passionate about people and creating sustainable, safe and affordable solutions to BC. We are an organization that has a People First approach and considers people first in every business decision that we make. We are part of the solution and what we do matters; from fighting climate change with battery electric buses, to affordability through cost effective transportation, to connecting remote communities, we bring the heart, soul and innovation to  public transportation.


It’s an exciting time to be in the transit industry and we’re looking for creative and passionate people to join our team. Not only would you be joining an engaged organization but you’d also get to enjoy flexible work arrangements, extended benefits and a pension plan as just a few of the benefits BC Transit employees are eligible for. Keep reading to find out if this role is meant for you!

What you'll be doing...

The Manager of Government Relations serves as the central point of contact to external stakeholders and is responsible for the overall perception, influence and understanding of BC Transit’s shared service performance for their assigned region of the province.


In the role of Manager, Government Relations, you will be a pivotal liaison and will leverage your effective working relationships with internal departments, local and provincial government, transit operating companies, local business and community associations in order to monitor, understand, and influence partner satisfaction levels.  


Creating and fostering positive business relationships will come naturally to you. You will lead and develop the implementation of strategic stakeholder engagement through establishing positive and productive relationships with senior levels of municipal, regional, and provincial government as well as other key stakeholders. This individual will be able to represent BC Transit well and present information and viewpoints on high risk, highly political and sensitive issues to key stakeholders. You will work to collaborate with local government partners, elected officials and BC Transit to ensure the timely roll out of accurate information and documentation with regards to decision making by council as well as communicating corporate policties to local partners. 

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What you'll bring to the table...

We love lifelong learners and have found the following mix of education, certifications and experience and attitudes have led people to be successful in the past:


  • Post-secondary degree in Political Science, Communications, Business or a related discipline – or a combination of education and experience
  • A minimum five (5) years of progressive managerial experience in stakeholder and intergovernmental relations
  • Proven experience in a multi stakeholder enviroment advancing programs and initiatives through superior relationship building and client management skills  
  • Sound project management skills and business acumen an asset  
  • Drivers License in good standing 
  • A demonstrated knowledge of public transit operation, particularly key cost drivers, is preferable 

What we'll bring to the table...

  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits to support you and your family, regardless of what life throws at you
  • Membership in a “Gold Plated” defined benefit pension plan, meaning it’s the best in the Province and one of the best in the country; putting you in a strong position when it comes time to retirement 
  • Access to Fitness and Lifestyle Centers to help you take care of your physical fitness and health
  • Various programs that support employees such as an Employee Assistance Program and Health and Wellness initiatives and events aimed at fostering your mental health
  • A complimentary employee Bus Pass (plus two taxable dependent passes)
  • A Corporate Learning and Development Program to help you in continuous career growth
  • An Employee Recognition Program where we all recognize each other successes (not just your Leaders!)
  • A Social Club that gives you access to events throughout Victoria

What next steps could look like...

  • Interviews will take place the week of June 6th 
  • A written assignment will form part of the competitive process
  • Travel will be required in this position 
  • The position requires the competition of a Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Search
  • An eligibility list may be established for People and Culture Advisors at various levels to fill future vacancies
  • If you have a disability which requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you

To keep our team members, customers and the communities we serve safe, we have introduced an interim Employee Mandatory Vaccination Policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  BC Transit requires proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Please be aware that your appointment to this position is conditional on meeting and maintaining the definition of being "fully vaccinated" as per the definition of Health Canada. Any employee providing false or misleading information, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.


We believe that diversity of thought and experience fuels innovation. In keeping with this belief, we do not discriminate on any basis. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Should you require any accommodation or have questions, please let us know.

While we welcome all applications, we will only respond directly to those who are short-listed for a role. Thanks in advance for your understanding and wishing you all the best in your career journey.

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