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Organization:    Ministry of Finance
Division:    Provincial Local Finance Division
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Temporary
Job Code:    SMG2 - Senior Mgmt Group 2
Salary:    $115,000.00 - $131,450.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    65642

The Ministry of Finance, Provincial-Local Finance Division, seeks a dynamic leader to provide executive leadership, expertise and direction to a team of professionals in conducting an in-depth review of Ontario's property tax assessment system.

The Director of the Special Purpose Business Property Assessment Review Secretariat will lead the research and analysis needed to support implementation of recommended improvements to the assessment of special purpose business properties as well as Ontario's property tax assessment system overall. A key focus of this work will involve collaboration and consultation with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), the Assessment Review Board (ARB), municipalities, taxpayers and other key stakeholders.

The Director will support the Assistant Deputy Minister by promoting horizontal coordination within the division, including working closely with Director colleagues, as well as with other central agencies and line ministries.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this key executive leadership role, you will be responsible for:

• Planning and executing comprehensive stakeholder consultations.
• Leading a team to support policy analysis, modelling and research resulting in the development of a wide range of options and recommendations for improvements to the property assessment system, as well as implementing recommended improvements.
• Directing teams of professionals in conducting research and in-depth analysis of a wide variety of stakeholder input and other data.
• Directing the thorough review of implementation options to determine potential impacts, including risks and opportunities.
• Developing and maintaining a comprehensive project plan to ensure all initiatives are delivered in accordance with set time constraints.
• Ensuring that all relevant factual information, including inter-jurisdictional analysis, is gathered and made available to support the policy development process.

How do I qualify?

Executive Leadership:
• You have experience leading and motivating high-performing and diverse teams.
• You are a transformational, innovative thinker that can plan strategically and communicate a vision to those around you.
• You are an effective communicator, negotiator and consensus builder who is able to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders.
• You foster a diverse and inclusive workplace through sound human resources practices.

• You have strong knowledge of the ministry's mandate (including familiarity with the functions and responsibilities of the Provincial-Local Finance Division, the Ontario property assessment system, MPAC and the ARB) and the relationships between the Ministry of Finance, other central agencies and line ministries.
• You can demonstrate a thorough understanding of Ontario's tax system, including the property tax assessment system.
• You have sound knowledge of government administrative, financial and budget allocation policies, processes and systems.

Relationship Management/Communications:
• You are experienced at building working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders, particularly in an intergovernmental finance context.
• You identify and act on opportunities to engage stakeholders, and ensure the full spectrum of opinions are canvassed and fully explored.
• You have demonstrated results working across divisions, ministries and external organizations to build critical relationships with senior leaders.
• You are skilled at providing advice and briefings regarding issues, negotiations and agreements to senior executives or officials.

Judgement, Tact and Political Acuity:
• You have political acuity to anticipate and respond to politically sensitive situations.
• You have flexibility and resilience to adapt in a changing environment.
• You can identify shifts, trends and opportunities to improve how business is done with internal and external stakeholders.

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Senior Management Group
Category:   Senior Management
Posted on:   Friday, April 25, 2014
  • The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:

    • Canada's Top 100 Employers
    • Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers
    • Canada's Best Diversity Employers
    • Canada's Greenest Employer
    • Top Employer for Canadians under40

    We offer:

    • A defined benefit pension plan
    • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
    • Comprehensive Health Plan
    • Life and Disability insurance
    • A progressive work environment that promotes a work/life balance
    • Flexible learning and development opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs
    • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization through a wide range of career fields
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 Friday, May 9, 2014 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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