Senior Advisor

Ministry of Finance,Toronto, ON

Closing Date March 16, 2018 Location 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON Work Type 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months
Salary Range $70,538 - $103,944 per year
Experience Level  - Job ID 120724
Job Description

Do you have strong policy and quantitative analysis skills, and enjoy stakeholder engagement? If so, consider this exciting opportunity with the Municipal Funding Policy Branch, Ministry of Finance. You will provide strategic policy analysis and advice and work with stakeholders on a range of provincial-local finance issues, including the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund, the province's main transfer payment to municipalities.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will: 

• design, develop and implement policies and programs 
• analyze and evaluate findings and develop and present recommendations
• provide policy expertise and coordination for policy and program development and review
• manage and develop responses to issues• develop key communications for internal and external stakeholders

How do I qualify?

Policy Development Experience and Knowledge:
• you have a strong understanding of the decision-making process and policy development processes in the public or private sector
• you have proven experience designing and implementing policy initiatives
• you can lead initiatives and various projects around policy improvements
• you are able to provide strategic advice to senior management 
• you are familiar with municipal finance models and public or private sector decision-making processes

Analytical and Research Skills:
• you have excellent knowledge of and experience with using spreadsheets for complex financial, economic or other quantitative analysis 
• you have knowledge of data modelling techniques and experience working with large data sets in order to support policy development and analysis
• you are able to identify data trends to assist in resolving complex issues
• you have strong research, analytical, planning and problem solving skills to understand the political context for policy development

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
• you are able to express your ideas clearly in writing and verbally
• you are comfortable making presentations and preparing briefing material for senior management
• you are able to negotiate and build consensus amongst competing parties
• you can build and or maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders such as senior officials in other municipalities 
• you can act as the key liaison for the branch with other areas of government and external organizations

How to Apply

Please apply online, only, by Friday, March 16, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 120724 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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