New Job Senior Policy Advisor In Ontario

Senior Policy Advisor
Senior Policy Advisor

Senior Policy Advisor

Company : Ministry of Energy
Salary : $76,382–$112,555 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

The Conservation Programs and Partnership Branch is seeking a collaborative, and enthusiastic policy professional with strong analytical skills to join our fast-paced, dynamic team. In this role, you will lead the development and implementation of data-driven policies and programs related to energy demand management and conservation in Ontario.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
  • Conduct research and perform quantitative analysis to inform energy conservation policies and initiatives in Ontario.
  • Monitor and assess program results and recommend policy and program changes in support of effective provincial energy programs and policies.
  • Research, analyse and develop evidence-based strategic policy advice and recommendations with respect to energy conservation.
  • Prepare briefing notes and presentations, and develop policy options and recommendations, to inform and support decision-making by ministry senior management, ministers, ministers' staff and other executives.
  • Participate on working committees, task forces, project teams and panels as needed.

How do I qualify?

Policy and Program Development Skills

  • You have experience with policy and program development principles and techniques
  • You have knowledge of decision-making processes to analyze data and information, interpret findings, and make policy and program recommendations
  • You understand the broad economic, environmental, legal and political issues underlying policy development in the energy sector

Analytical, Research and Problem-Solving Skills

  • You can evaluate policy and program options and alternatives in terms of economics, cost analysis, practicality, impact on stakeholders
  • You can gather and evaluate information from multiple public and private sector sources
  • You can analyze, compile, monitor, track and report data and information related to legislation, regulations, economic, and environmental trends/scanning, cross-jurisdictional analysis
  • You can conduct research and apply data analysis techniques to contribute to the development of benchmarks and performance criteria

Project Management and Leadership

  • You can coordinate complex projects across multi-disciplinary teams, meeting tight deadlines
  • You can build and maintain cross-ministry and stakeholder relationships
  • You have negotiation and consultation skills to gain support and address sensitive, political issues

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • You can effectively present policy and program advice and recommendations, including communicating complex technical, program, and policy issues and ensure understanding by non-technical stakeholders
  • You can lead briefings, meetings and working groups, leveraging partnership and influencing skills to develop relationships and consultation frameworks with various stakeholders including provincial, federal, and municipal partners
  • You have attention to detail and can use prepare own materials using computer software (e.g. word processing, database and presentation software)

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 77 Grenville St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

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Policy and Analysis

Posted on:
Monday, June 19, 2023

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  • T-ES-200451/23