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Organization:    Chief Election Officer
Division:    Operations Division
City:    Scarborough
Job Term:    8 Temporary Assignment to December 31, 2014 (Variable hours during non-event; Full time hours during election period)
Job Code:    EO-26 - Returning Officer Support
Salary:    $32.85 - $32.85 Per Hour
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    59413

The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Operations Division, is seeking highly experienced practitioners in the field of election management to provide support to Returning Officers regionally between and during electoral events (four positions will provide support to the following regions: Toronto East, Toronto West, Western Horseshoe and Northern Ontario and four positions will provide overall provincial support and may be deployed throughout the province as required during an event). You will:

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide leadership and guidance to Returning Officers on the application and management of Elections Ontario policies, strategies and plans;
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Returning Officers in relation to the implementation of event delivery and other objectives and priorities of electoral activities;
• Monitor and assess the quality and timeliness of electoral event organization and administration and assist Returning Officers with plans and priorities for the implementation of delivery objectives;
• Identify deficiencies and issues with business processes and practices in specific electoral districts and provide advice and recommendations to improve the quality and execution of activities;
• Collaborate with Returning Officers in researching and analyzing operational issues and identifying options for potential improvements to field operational systems, processes and procedures; and
• Co-ordinate and hold regional meetings with Returning Officers and key staff, as needed.

How do I qualify?

• A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle are required.

Knowledge and Skills
• Extensive experience in conducting provincial or federal elections at the Returning Officer level;
• Thorough understanding of provincial or federal election processes and procedures;
• Thorough knowledge of election-related legislation and policies;
• Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to be responsive and flexible with workload demands;

Note: You are required to be available to attend orientation and training sessions, briefings, and be prepared to travel extensively throughout provincial regions as required.

Additional information:

  • 8 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Scarborough, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Excluded
Category:   Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:   Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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 Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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