Assistant Deputy Minister
Justice Services Branch
Ministry of Attorney General
In British Columbia, the Attorney General plays a dual role, exercising both administrative and ministerial functions. In this capacity, the Minister introduces policies and programs that not only change the law but are intended to influence the way the law is applied, how the legal system functions and how individuals interact with the system. The Attorney General is also the official legal advisor of the Lieutenant Governor and the legal member of the Executive Council.
As part of the Ministry of Attorney General, the Justice Services Branch is responsible for the largest legislation program in the BC government. The Justice Services Branch provides expert analysis and advice on administrative, civil, criminal, and family law reform, legislation and policy, legal aid and legal access, and Indigenous justice. The purpose of the Justice Services Branch is to improve users’ access to justice and experience with the administration of justice in British Columbia by transforming elements of the justice system.
Reporting to the Deputy Attorney General, the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) advises the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General on operational and politically sensitive issues. The ADM leads the branch in envisioning and creating the future of the justice sector through building capacity, increasing accessibility, championing change, and sustaining momentum in change initiatives. The position also plays a critical leadership role in working with the three courts in British Columbia to promote court reform through technology and human-centred design.
The incumbent is an executive/senior leader with exceptional diplomacy and acumen necessary to navigate the interests of the judiciary, the executive arm of government, and diverse external partners. Strategic orientation to manage high profile and complex issues is key to success in this role. In addition to the experience required, the ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree in law, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, in a related field.
The appointee will be required to consent to a criminal record check. For more information, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/executiveopportunities.
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To apply please email a clear and concise cover letter and resume (.pdf) to Executive Recruitment at: Executive.Recruitment@gov.bc.ca by May 1, 2022. Please note application documents must be in .pdf format. Email Executive Recruitment if assistance is needed. Thank you to all who express interest.Time Commitment: Full Time