Career maps for the BC Public Service

Last updated: December 3, 2021

Career maps, sometimes called job ladders, help both managers and employees. They provide a listing of the positions within a work stream and their common elements:

  • Accountabilities
  • Requirements:
    • Education
    • Experience
    • Knowledge
    • Skills
    • Abilities
    • Role-specific requirements such as a driver's license
  • Behavioural competencies

Individual positions within a career map may also have ministry-specific accountabilities and requirements.

For employees, the career map can help in self-directing career development by outlining:

  • Accountabilities of higher-level positions
  • Criteria or requirements needed to perform higher-level positions

For managers, the career map can help to guide employees to understand:

  • Accountabilities of their current position
  • Accountabilities and requirements of other positions to assist in career development


Career maps for career development

Accounting and financial operations

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Positions in this job family range from carrying out or overseeing operational or transactional functions to developing financial policies and controls and attesting to the overall financial management and health of an organization.

Budgeting, financial analysis and reporting

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There are positions specializing in individual financial functions, but many positions are a combination of areas such as:

  • Budgeting
  • Financial analysis
  • Reporting
  • Accounting
  • Procurement
  • General program administration

Working in a range of these positions can be a rewarding career or a great foundation for a wide variety of careers in the BC Public Service.