Competencies in the BC Public Service

Behavioural competencies describe the behaviours, attributes, traits and motives that you demonstrate when doing a job—they enable you to do your job well. Behavioural competencies are essential to perform a job and differentiate average from superior performance.

You can use competencies throughout your career with the BC Public Service to

  • Prepare for interviews and career moves
  • Identify work and learning goals
  • Develop strengths and skills for higher performance

In the BC Public Service there are three types of competencies:

  1. Behavioural competencies that apply to all supervisors, managers and staff
  2. Competencies for strategic leaders
  3. Aboriginal relations behavioural competencies were developed separately for those working directly and indirectly with Aboriginal people

You will need these competencies at different points in your career:

Be sure to also check out Job Seekers and Hiring Managers for more information related to jobs and the hiring process.