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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Communications Services Branch
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    2 Permanent
Job Code:    02707 - Information Officer 4
Salary:    $1,382.53 - $1,723.51 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    53753
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The Ministry of Natural Resources manages and protects Ontario's forests, fisheries, wildlife, provincial parks, mineral aggregates and the Crown lands and water that make up more than four-fifths of the province. The ministry works with a wide variety of partners to protect the province's vast wealth of natural resources, conserve biodiversity and support a high quality of life for the people of Ontario now and in the future. The Communications Services Branch seeks an experienced communications professional with superior writing skills to write corporate communications products in a fast-paced, challenging environment.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• research, develop and write speeches, fact sheets, web content, news releases and other products
• prepare materials for news conferences and special events
• develop and implement communications strategies
• coordinate the development of communications and promotional material designed to support the ministry's core business goals and priorities
• provide strategic communications advice to senior staff

How do I qualify?

Written Communication Skills:
• you have superior written communications skills to produce high quality communications products (e.g. speeches, news releases, event notes, feature articles, website content)

Oral Communication, Interpersonal and Relationship Building Skills:
• you have strong oral communications skills to discuss client program requirements and recommend effective strategies
• you have interpersonal and relationship-building skills to establish effective working relationships with clients

Research, Analytical and Strategic Thinking Skills:
• you have strong research, analytical and strategic thinking skills to analyze complex materials on detailed subject matters and develop appropriate communications materials

Project Management and Leadership Skills:
• you have project management and leadership skills to effectively lead the planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of communications projects
• you have demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure with minimal supervision
• you are proficient with computer software (i.e. MS Office)

Technical Knowledge:
• you have excellent knowledge of journalism, media and public relations techniques to develop communications products designed to raise awareness and understanding of ministry programs
• you understand political decision-making and legislative processes to ensure timely integration of strategic communications support
• you are able to utilize tact, judgement and discretion

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 99 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Communications; Marketing and Creative Services
Posted on:   Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • T-NR-53753/13(2)
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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