New Job Senior Policy Advisor In Ontario

Senior Policy Advisor
Senior Policy Advisor

Senior Policy Advisor

Company : Ministry of Mines
Salary : $82,215–$119,496 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Are you seeking an opportunity in a high profile environment? Do you have exceptional policy development, project management and negotiation skills? Consider this challenging opportunity to provide expertise and support in a dynamic multi-project, fast paced and diverse business environment.

NOTE: The headquarters for this position is 435 James Street South in Thunder Bay, and we have offices in Sudbury, Timmins, and Toronto. Options for alternate work locations, and flexible work arrangements may be available.

About the Branch
The Indigenous Consultation and Partnerships Branch provides information and advisory services regarding Indigenous affairs to all divisions and branches of the ministry. These services are primarily focused on information and advice regarding the duty to consult, Aboriginal and treaty rights, facilitating partnerships and relationship building with Indigenous communities in Ontario, Supporting Ring of Fire community wellness initiatives and infrastructure developments.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • On-the-job training to support your success in the role

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?

You will:

  • provide strategic policy advice, recommendations and development
  • research, identify and analyze policy and programs including developing options, making recommendations and acting on direction
  • develop content for Cabinet submissions and other decision-making materials
  • plan and facilitate discussions and negotiations with other governments including First Nations, crown agencies and the private sector
  • provide advice, interpretation and clarification for internal and external stakeholders
  • lead and manage concurrent projects
  • support management by offering advice on strategic issues management
  • plan, lead and/or participate in First Nation and stakeholder consultations to identify needs, explain concepts, gather reactions, opinions and suggestions, and generate support
  • develop and sustain positive working relationships and networks (both within and outside of government) and provide leadership advancing Ring of Fire initiatives
  • lead and coordinate activities including inter-ministerial committees, leveraging joint funding of programming, etc. to ensure results

Please note the successful candidate will be required to travel to places not accessible by public transit.

How do I qualify?


The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid G license or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's license upon being hired.

Leadership and Project Management Skills:

  • You have experience leading and managing the development of large-scale policy, programs and initiatives
  • You have experience providing leadership in policy and program development, delivery and implementation
  • You can effectively complete project deliverables from initial concept through completion

Research, Evaluation and Analytical Skills:

  • You have experience using research and analysis techniques to lead and coordinate development of options to support policy and delivery recommendations
  • You can assess the effectiveness of policies/programs against Ministry initiatives and goals
  • You have sound knowledge of results-based planning, performance benchmarking, public sector financial planning and forecasting to ensure that planning meets Ministry and corporate requirements
  • You have the ability to interpret legal documents (e.g. agreements, legislation, regulations)

Consultation, Negotiation and Communication Skills:

  • You have collaboration and relationship-building skills to develop trusting and positive working relationships with Indigenous communities, colleagues, and other stakeholders
  • You have communication skills to respond to issues and prepare various reports, materials, submissions and correspondence
  • You can lead consultations with various stakeholders and obtain consensus on policy initiatives
  • You have presentation and persuasion skills to provide advice and make recommendations on contentious issues to internal and external parties

Issues Management

  • You seek out and effectively analyse information to understand key business issues to identify potential solutions that could impact our business
  • You can facilitate resolution of contentious issues working collaboratively with stakeholders

Technical Knowledge

You have:
  • knowledge of the mining industry and processes including permitting
  • knowledge of and skills in public sector infrastructure programs and infrastructure investment programs and policies
  • knowledge of and skills in infrastructure financing approaches
  • knowledge of infrastructure and investment related trends, issues, partners and stakeholders

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region or 5520 Hwy 101 E, Timmins, North Region or 123 Edward St, Toronto, Toronto Region

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

Understanding the job ad - definitions

Policy and Analysis

Posted on:
Monday, July 17, 2023

  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • C-MN-200828/23