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Ministry of Transportation

Senior Policy Advisor



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Job Description

Are you looking for a challenging position where you can demonstrate your excellent policy and leadership skills? If so, consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Transportation to provide strategic policy advice on corporate Indigenous issues, relations, programs and policy projects and initiatives and make effective recommendations.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Provide research, coordination, advice and support to ministry staff on Indigenous issues
• Conduct projects for the research, identification, analysis and development of policy proposals, guidelines and programs
• Assess and undertake research and analysis related to Indigenous issues, policy and planning requirements
• Lead and participate in the development and ministry-wide implementation of new policies, guidelines and programs
• Provide advice/recommendations to senior management and staff on Indigenous issues and economic, social and environmental concerns related to transportation
• Lead the development of communications strategies and products to educate and raise awareness within Ministry of Transportation of Indigenous issues
• Identify and develop networks with internal and external stakeholders

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of government policy development processes, research principles, transportation economic principles
• You have knowledge of Indigenous issues (history, culture, treaties, land claims, negotiations, consultations, etc.), decision-making processes, programs, trends, partners, stakeholders, positions and public policy directions,
• You have knowledge and ability to interpret and apply Aboriginal-related Constitutional law and case law
• You have knowledge of statistical, forecasting and risk assessment, management strategies and techniques, program evaluation techniques, methodologies and analytical skills
• You have knowledge of standard office software programs and tools to research and prepare reports, correspondence and graphic presentations

Project Management Knowledge and Skills:

• You have knowledge of project management principles, practices and program planning to provide technical guidance and support to multidisciplinary project team of staff

Communication, Consultation and Consensus Building Skills:

• You are able to identify areas of concerns and negotiate problem resolution with government officials, partner ministries and external stakeholders;
• You have tact, diplomacy and conflict resolution skills to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive issues and for the resolution of contentious and politically sensitive issues
• You have communication skills to develop issues plans, House Notes, communications strategies, news releases, presentations, speeches etc., and to consult with internal and external contacts at all levels

Salary Range: $68,536 - $100,994 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, March 29, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 103970 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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Ministry of Transportation
Posting Date: 15-Mar-2017Government Relations/Legislation Contract, Full-Time 12 months Open 1 ASAP
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