About competencies

Last updated: March 8, 2022

Competencies describe the behaviours and attributes that you demonstrate when doing your job. Find out how they're used in our hiring process.

Behavioural competencies are essential to performing a job. They differentiate average from superior performance.

In the BC Public Service, there are 3 types of competencies:

  1. Behavioural competencies that apply to all supervisors, managers and staff
  2. Competencies for strategic leadership positions
  3. Indigenous relations behavioural competencies for those working directly and indirectly with Indigenous people

See below for more information about these competencies:

Competency refresh project

The Workforce Performance and Competencies team is leading a project to refresh and renew competencies.

The project goal is to create a modern competency dictionary and library of resources to help you prepare for job interviews and get the most out of your work experience.

The competency refresh project team is reviewing each competency between April 2022 and December 2022.

The team will host focus groups and provide project updates throughout the year.

For more information, please contact the project team by email.