Friday, June 17, 2022

Project Coordinator for Toponymy in BC is sought


Government of BC – Project Coordinator – Toponymy

Posted on June 15, 2022 by Kirstin

Project Coordinator – Toponymy
Administrative Officer N18

Posting Title : ADMN O 18N – Project Coordinator – Toponymy
Position Classification: Administrative Officer R18
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $56,032.51 – $63,565.27 annually
Close Date: 7/6/2022
Job Type : Regular Full Time
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport
Ministry Branch / Division: Heritage Branch/Tourism Sector Strategy Division

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Job Summary

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.

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The mission of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport is to enrich economic and community well-being through thriving arts, culture, creative, tourism, and sport sectors.

The ministry’s vision is for British Columbia’s tourism industry to create opportunities for people to have a better life through community enhancement, sustainable growth and climate action. Stewardship of the industry is rooted in principles of diversity, inclusivity, reconciliation and partnerships.

The BC Geographical Names Office, operating within the Heritage Branch, is responsible for the management and administration of place naming in British Columbia. The Heritage Branch encourages and facilitates the recognition and safeguarding of B.C.’s cultural heritage through the development and implementation of tangible and intangible heritage policies and programs. The Heritage Branch currently manages programs related to heritage capacity building, geographical names, historic places recognition, fossil management and the stewardship of physical heritage resources.

The Project Coordinator – Toponymy’s role is to provide technical project management coordination functions for a variety of large-scale complex projects throughout the project management life-cycle (i.e. initiation, planning, execution, control and close-out). In addition, is directly accountable for assigned portions (e.g., sub projects) of larger projects as a project team member in the Geographical Names Office.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful 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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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:

  • Post-secondary education or training in project management, linguistics, geography or related field.
    • Preference may be given to candidates with a degree in cultural geography, Indigenous Studies, GIS, historical cartography, British Columbia history, library sciences, or anthropology.
    • Preference may be given to candidates with culturally-grounded education, training, or experiences within an Indigenous community or organization.


  • Working with Indigenous governments and communities.
  • Providing project management and coordination services for assigned projects.
  • Communicating across diverse cultures.
  • Conducting historical research and developing reference materials.
  • Proficient with technology and software such as all Microsoft Office tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with GIS (Oracle, ESRI), web mapping applications, Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop), Corel Draw, Audacity, or similar applications.

Preference may be given to candidates:

  • Who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit); and/or,
  • Have experience working within government organizations.

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; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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.

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