The Food Safety and Environmental Policy Branch has an exciting opportunity for an energetic professional to provide leadership in the development of agricultural environmental policy. You will lead multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects, and provide and communicate research and analyses to support nutrient management legislative policy.Are you looking for a challenging position in which to demonstrate your excellent project management and policy skills and collaborate with senior management, industry stakeholders and legal counsel? Then consider this exciting opportunity to work in legislative policy at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs!What can I expect to do in this role?You will:• Provide expert analysis and advice to the Minister, Deputy Minister and other senior management on complex policy issues• Lead multi-disciplinary and multi-ministry teams • Foster relationships with key stakeholders to develop good legislation• Formulate and communicate policy direction, positions and recommendations• Develop and maintain contacts with federal, and provincial colleagues and industry stakeholdersHow do I qualify?Knowledge:• You have expert knowledge of project management, policy analysis and policy decision making processes• You have demonstrated knowledge of legislation and other policy tools to ensure the appropriate direction of government policy and programs• You have knowledge of the agriculture and environmental sectors and issues, and relevant policies, legislation and stakeholdersApplied Skills:• You understand and can interpret data, information, legislation and regulations.• You have advanced analytical and research skills in order to develop and interpret strategic conclusions and develop informed policy options• You have superior written communication skills to prepare briefing materials, reports, presentations and correspondence • You have superior oral communication skills to present information to a variety of audiences• You have advanced project management and leadership skills to design, develop and implement complex project plans within tight deadlines• You have advanced leadership and influencing skills to lead teams, provide direction and guidance and resolve conflictComputer Skills• Knowledge of a variety of software applications including word-processing, spreadsheet, project management and presentation software
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