Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Various locations in BC
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General shares the vision of a safe, secure, just and resilient British Columbia with the Ministry of Attorney General. The ministries work together to administer justice, deliver public safety services and programs, and provide legal advice to government.
The BC Coroners Service is responsible for the investigation of all unnatural, sudden and unexpected deaths and all children’s deaths in the province, and for ensuring that the relevant facts are determined for each death investigated under the Coroners Act, either through the completion of a Coroner’s Report or the holding of an Inquest. The BC Coroners Service is also responsible for conducting reviews of all child deaths occurring within the province.
The Chief Coroner is responsible for the BC Coroners Service (BCCS) and the administration of the Coroners Act. As part of BCCS’ role within the PSSG framework, the Chief Coroner provides for the investigation of unnatural, sudden and unexpected deaths in the province, and all children’s deaths ensuring that the material facts are made determined either through the completion of a Coroner’s Report or the holding of an inquest or review panel. The Coroners Service is also responsible for reporting on issues affecting prevention of child death as well as more broadly promoting child safety.
One of the Chief Coroner’s most important responsibilities is the identification and advancement of recommendations to individuals, groups, agencies, and others aimed at prevention of future deaths in similar circumstances.
The ideal candidate for this role will be a proven, experienced and motivational senior leader who models commitment, engagement, and confidence. Their substantial experience with complex operational policy, programmatic and financial responsibilities, and change management will serve them well in their new role. Preference may be given to candidates who have experience in the health-related sector with an understanding of medical terminology. This exemplary candidate has the ability to act as a fair, objective, and impartial adjudicator, with previous experience in managing quasi‐judicial inquiries.
The ideal candidate understands the diversity of the province’s population, including the importance of ensuring cultural respect and humility. Along with their dedication to overall priorities, they have leadership experience in and understanding of fulfilling government’s reconciliation responsibilities and commitments with the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and Action Plan.
The appointee will be required to consent to an enhanced security screening. 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 in one document (.pdf) to Executive Recruitment at: Executive.Recruitment@gov.bc.ca by January 12, 2024. Please note the application document must be in .pdf format. Email Executive Recruitment if assistance is needed. Thank you to all who express interest.