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Archivist, BC Public Service - Ministry of Citizens' Services Deadline: January 24, 2022

10 Jan 2022 7:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


BC Public Service - Citizens' Services

Location:  Victoria, BC

Compensation: $66,557.72 - $75,884.38 annually, Regular Full Time

An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.

An excellent opportunity to join this dynamic team and apply your technical skills

The Corporate Information and Records Management Office (CIRMO), within the Ministry of Citizens’ Services, provides information management oversight and guidance to all ministries and applicable broader public sector agencies.  It is committed to ensuring that strong information management policies and practices are in place, and that all public service employees understand their responsibilities. 

The Government Records Service (GRS) is the lead branch in CIRMO respecting the life-cycle management of information.  GRS is a leader in delivering on government’s commitment to transform its information management in the digital age through the implementation of the Information Management Act. 

Archivists work in a team environment to:

  • Develop integrated records classification and scheduling systems for client ministries;
  • Appraise government information to determine which records will ultimately be destroyed and which will be selectively or fully retained as archives;
  • Review and select specific sets of records for transfer to the government archives;
  • Develop, revise, and advise on government-wide information management, policy, standards, and guides, and other communications tools;
  • Provide information management and information governance advice to stakeholders and clients; and performs special projects and other duties on behalf of the GRS Leadership Team; and,
  • Contribute to the ingest, preservation and public accessibility of information in government’s digital archives.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with stunning beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from. 

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. 

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Master’s degree in Archival Studies or a related degree or an equivalent combination of related education/training and experience may be considered.  
  • 1 year experience working in records management
  • Experience working with and providing advice to staff and clients.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • 1 year experience in archival appraisal for selection.
  • Experience developing records retention and disposition schedules.
  • Experience working with Records Management applications and technologies.  
  • Experience working with information technologies, as well as standards and trends in areas such as digital recordkeeping and digital preservation.
  • Experience drafting operational policy, procedures and guidelines, and providing advice on policy, procedures and guidelines.
  • Experience with project management and/or Agile.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application. Please ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Deadline:  January 24, 2022, 11:00 pm PST

83331 Dec 15 Archivist job profile.docx

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