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Organization:    Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Division:    Trade Policy Branch
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Temporary (12 months)
Job Code:    2285 - Economist 3 (Bargaining Unit)
Salary:    $1,199.20 - $1,531.29 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    48442
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Showcase your policy planning and consultation skills and join a dedicated and innovative team of professionals working on trade policy issues with the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• conduct economic and trade policy research and analysis
• identify policy options
• review developments in trade negotiations and disputes
• prepare cabinet submissions, policy papers, briefing materials, reports and correspondence
• participate in federal/provincial meetings and conduct consultations

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge
You have:
• demonstrated knowledge and understanding of international and interprovincial trade agreements, trade negotiations and trade dispute resolution processes
• sound knowledge of Ontario's economy and current trade, economic and other major policy issues

Policy Planning, Research, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
• you have proven policy planning, research, interpreting, analyzing and problem-solving skills to identify key policy issues and options
• you can provide support to senior government officials

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• you have well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work prepare cabinet submissions, policy papers, briefing materials and correspondence to the Minister
• you have ability to present findings
• you can work effectively in a team environment

Organizational Skills
• you have proven organizational skills to prioritize and complete assignments in a fast paced, high pressure environment

Computer Skills
• you have proficiency using computer software such as the MS Office Suite
• you have proven ability to use computerized data/information sources for research purposes

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Policy and Analysis
Posted on:   Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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