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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SPECIALIST
POSTING NUMBER: 104469
STARTING AT $81,325.00
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Corporate Project, Policy and Liaison Division (CPPL) is designed to align specific functions to allow for continuous improvement on the delivery of identified corporate and Council initiatives. The four primary functions of the Division are: Corporate Projects, Corporate Policy, Equity, and Public Affairs. Although each business unit is responsible for their unique operations and capital projects, the Office of the CAO via the CPPL team provides management support through a centralized lens to ensure successful outcomes on corporate priorities.
Reporting to the Manager, Government Relations and Public Liaison, this role contributes to the development and implementation of government relations initiatives to support the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Administrative Officer and the Corporate Leadership Team. Establishes linkages for the City of Brampton with opportunities arising from all orders of Government (local, regional, provincial, federal) in efforts to identify opportunities and advance priorities. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to identify, align projects, and develop initiatives and services that could be eligible for external funding.
• Provide consistent, regular and reliable information and advice to Mayor, Councillors, Corporate Leadership Team on strategies that contribute to positive government relations outcomes.
• Regularly monitor, report and advise on government activities, initiatives and public policy decisions impacting the City.
• Working collaboratively with other departments, take a lead role in the research, development and identification of external funding opportunities for the City to leverage improving its financial stability.
• Maintain a current list of locally elected officials, Members of Cabinet and key senior officials at the provincial and federal levels.
• Provide support and input to federal and provincial government public policy development, including submissions to federal and provincial standing committees, task forces and commissions.
• Proactively conduct research and analysis (including benchmarking and best practices), and prepare documents relating to current public policy issues, trends, recommendations and potential impact(s) to the City.
• Assist in the implementation of key government relations initiatives, including pre-budget submissions, election strategies and communications with legislative committees.
• Conducts research and analysis using internal and external resources to gain insight into current public policy, programs and processes.
• Identifies current trends in influencing provincial and federal decision making.
• Contribute to regular briefings to Mayor, Councillors and Corporate Leadership Team.
Communication and Reporting
• Provide timely updates and regular legislative analysis on emerging public policy issues, including funding opportunities.
• Provide public policy analysis and recommendations to advance City priorities and identify advocacy needs and opportunities.
• Champion excellence in customer service standards and delivery with key external partners and stakeholder groups.
• Maintain an active network with other governments’ officials, associations and community agencies.
Teamwork & Cooperation
• Work well within diverse groups to achieve common goals and objectives to improve efficiency
• Participate and support project initiatives as required.
• Demonstrate corporate values at all times.
• Collaborates in support of sponsorship and grant initiatives.
• Participate as a member of cross-functional teams.
• Post-secondary degree or Diploma in Political Science, Public Administration, Business or suitable equivalent.
• Formal post graduate training in public administration, public policy or other professional designation is an asset.
• 3-5 years government relations preferably in the public sector.
• Proven experience in government relations, public policy development, strategy.
• Well-developed interpersonal skills with ability to foster trust, cooperation and collaboration.
• Time management, organizational, analytical, research and presentation skills.
• Excellent ability to manage significant issues which attract political/media/community attention through sound issues management techniques and ability to manage diverse relationships.
• Knowledge of legislation and awareness of current social, economic and sound political acumen is an asset.
• Ability to collaborate with various levels of staff and political leaders.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office/software.
• Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Must have a valid G class license and access to reliable transportation.
**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
Job status: Permanent
Job Type: Management and Administration
Applications must be received by: January 26, 2022
Alternate formats will be provided upon request.
As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation. Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.