Showcase your strategic policy development and analytical skills by joining the Benefits Policy team as part of the Personal Taxation Policy and Design Branch.What can I expect to do in this role?The Benefits Policy Unit is looking for an experienced senior team member to:• lead research and assess economic and distributional effects of policy changes to Ontario's benefit programs, especially their interactions with tax system and other benefit programs• present research, analysis and policy options to senior management and the Minister of Finance• advance strategic social policy goals through research and analysis on trends, opportunities and options for policy and program development• evaluate proposed change strategies including funding, delivery options and fiscal implications• develop innovative, long-term solutions and mechanisms where few precedents exist• determine project priorities, co-ordinate projects with other ministries and agenciesHow do I qualify?Research and Analytical Skills:• You have an advanced ability to use statistical techniques to analyze benefit program impacts• You have proven ability to research, assess material, conduct quality assurance reviews and propose changes after analyzing data• You know computer software applications to assist in the design and development of technical computer models to test the impact of policy options• You are able to lead the analysis and communicate policy impacts of policy optionsTechnical Expertise:• You have knowledge or experience in economics, public policy, accounting or related discipline• You are able to identify and understand the key facts of an issue relevant to decision-making and the linkage between tax benefits and the government's broader policy agenda• You know provincial benefits programs, government structure and policy approval processes• You have advanced knowledge of the personal income tax systemCommunication Skills:• You can provide advice and support to senior management in the form of oral and written briefings• You have proven experience preparing draft policy and budget papers and working with others on policy submissions• You have demonstrated judgement when making recommendationsInterpersonal, Teamwork, Leadership and Project Management Skills:• You have proven interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills• You have experience providing leadership to junior staff, monitoring work and leading various projects• You have experience in project management, including preparing project deliverables, meeting deadlines and ensuring goals are met
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