Senior Legislative Design Specialist

Ontario Ministry of Finance. Toronto, ON. 

Closing Date August 5, 2020 Location Toronto, ON Work Type 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months
Salary Range

$78,225 - $113,697 per year

Experience Level  - Job ID 151253
Job Description
Do you have the interest and skills to analyse and design tax legislative and regulatory initiatives? If so, a challenging opportunity exists in the Personal Income and Payroll Tax Design Unit with the Ministry of Finance where you will be a member of the personal income tax design team to provide policy, technical and legislative advice on aspects of personal income tax and benefit programs.

What can I expect to do in this role?
You will:
- work closely with others to prepare briefing materials that present research, analysis, policy and legislative design options and recommendations
- actively participate in the decision-making process
- draft legal specifications for changes to personal income tax and benefit programs required to implement policy decisions
- monitor the preparation of tax legislation or regulations
- work with administrators to implement tax legislative or regulatory changes
- establish and maintain effective working relationships within the ministry, with other ministries, the private sector, the federal government and other jurisdictions


How do I qualify?
Legislative Knowledge:
You have knowledge of, or experience in/with:
- taxation, economics, law, accounting or a related discipline
- the legislative process in Ontario

Research and Analytical Skills:
You have skills to:
- research income tax case law
- analyse legislation, regulations and administrative documents
- develop policy and design options and identify issues based on your research and knowledge

Communication, Interpersonal and Project Management Skills:
You have skills to:
- brief senior management on technical personal income tax and other issues
- write briefing material and correspondence on complex issues for technical and non-technical audiences
- liaise with tax administrators and ministry legal counsel to ensure policy decisions are accurately reflected in legislation or regulations and in the administration programs
- develop and maintain important contacts in the public and private sectors
- lead or participate in projects on an inter-branch, inter-division, inter-ministerial and inter-government basis
- meet deadlines and manage multiple complex issues

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:
- You can identify emerging issues and develop solutions
- You have experience developing tax design options and recommendations
- You have proven research skills and knowledge of principles and methodologies of economic and statistical analysis
- You are proficient with computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to prepare briefing materials, support research and policy/program development

Salary Range: $78,225 - $113,697 per year

Additional information:
1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 7 Queens Park Cr, Toronto, Toronto Region
Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.

How to Apply

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, August 5 2020, by visiting and entering Job ID 151253 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.