Information Technology Careers
Bette-Jo Hughes: "The BC Government is transforming, and we need I.T. professionals at all levels to help us enable that transformation. But it’s not just about the technology. It’s about looking at ways we can improve the delivery of services to citizens and businesses across the province and transform the way our employees work.
"I’m Betty-Jo Hughes and I’m the government’s chief information officer.
"The BC Public Service is hiring and we are looking for the best and brightest I.T. professionals to help us build our team.
"There are many benefits to working in the BC Public Service. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package and a family-friendly environment. We support the ongoing education and development of our employees and you have an opportunity for incredible career progression across a broad range of sectors — things like vendor management, service delivery, security, privacy, identity management — whatever your interest, we’ve got a job for you.
"In the BC Public Service, we see work as something that you do, rather than somewhere that you go. So we provide the technologies and tools in a collaborative environment to allow you to work where it works for you.
"We’re looking for great people to join our amazing team. Technology in government is changing, and we need you to come with your creative ideas to work with the technology to improve the way that we deliver services to the citizens of British Columbia."
We’re hiring! Join us and help drive meaningful change in government by doing inspiring and challenging work that makes a real difference in the lives of British Columbians.
From strategy and design to operations and service delivery, IT careers with the BC Public Service provide interesting work and the potential for career growth. Opportunities range from fast-paced projects to essential operational positions in every ministry in government.
It’s about more than technology—we’re doing things differently.
When you picked up your new driver’s license, you also picked up your Medical Services Plan, identity, fraud prevention, and access card at the same time—the technology that makes that possible was designed and implemented by public servants.
From consulting with citizens on topics that matter to them, such as the creation of BC Family Day in February, to enabling high-speed internet service throughout the province, we need your expertise in user experience design, coding, network traffic monitoring, project management and other valuable skills to help transform how we deliver government services to all British Columbians.
Examples of past award-winning innovative IT projects include:
- The Integrated Land Resource Registry (Ministry of Agriculture), which created a single registry from over 240 different types of Crown land and resource interests.
- The Mineral Titles Online Project (Ministry of Energy and Mines and Ministry of Finance), resulting in a mineral title registry system that allows around-the-clock internet access to a full service mineral titles program.
Many Career Possibilities
From specialized IT positions to broad-based roles, we need people who understand more than just technology. We're looking for a broad range of skills and experience:
- Service delivery
- User experience and user design
- Device and productivity tools
- Telecommunications and network infrastructure
- Policy and privacy
- Identity management
- Data and information stewardship
- Vendor management
- Architecture and standards
- And many more
0:08. Carmen Zabaruckas, Director, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General: "I think probably one of the primary bottom-line benefits of working for the BC government is the fact that everything we do impacts the rest of the province and the individuals that live in the province."
0:20. Sally Barton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: "The opportunities we have, certainly in the technical area, are as diverse as the staff that we have.We have a huge array of initiatives, both underway and ongoing, that really rely on technical skills from across the whole range. And there's no shortage of interesting initiatives to work on."
0:38. Terry Gunning, Executive Director, Ministry of Energy and Mines: "To me, being in the public service is about a lot of flexibility, there's a lot of opportunities. Over my twenty years in government I have always been able to find new opportunities. I've been able to grow, train, be coached, be mentored, then turn into a coach and a mentor. And again it really turns into that flexibility of what do you want to do in your career, and what do you want to do for the taxpayer. And you put those two pieces together and you are always able to create new and exciting opportunities, new and innovative ways of thinking, and actually being able to deliver stuff that the taxpayers themselves will really benefit from."
1:08. Tracee Schmidt, Executive Director, Ministry of Health: "What gives me satisfaction at the end of the day is knowing that when I go home we've made a difference, to patients' lives and to the people of British Columbia, knowing that we've helped to improve healthcare."
1:21. Carmen Zabaruckas: "One of the key aspects and one of the things I enjoy the most is recruiting some of the best and the brightest within IT and IM solution to come and work for the branch.This is a challenging job. We don't get bored. We have lots to do. We're dealing with individuals, people, behaviours. And we have to collect a lot of information, we've got to solve a lot of problems. And I need bright brains to do it. We're constantly looking for more because it's a great challenge, it's a great job, and there's a lot of things to do. So, we need the brainpower."
Text on screen: The BC Public Service is hiring IT professionals to work on some of the most innovative projects across British Columbia.
With diversity comes unique styles, perspectives and creative ideas. We're an equal opportunity employer and value attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a workforce as varied as the citizens we serve.
Work-Life Balance & Benefits
We offer excellent employee benefits and programs, flexible work arrangements, work-life balance and the opportunity to engage in rewarding work with numerous career development opportunities. The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer with a lot to offer.
Join the BC Public Service IM/IT team and become part of a high-performance community!
Bring your understanding of how organizations work to support digital service delivery, and protect, use, analyze and safeguard the data of B.C.’s citizens. Use your unique work style within our collaborative culture to instill change through technology.