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Ministry of Transportation
Transportation Safety
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
XEXE3 - Executive 3
$164,910.00 - $211,910.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably to support a globally competitive economy and a high-quality of life. We are focused on building a world-class transit system, making strategic investments in the province's highways, promoting a multi-modal transportation network, exploring innovative ways to improve the transportation network, and reducing transportation-related barriers.

The Province of Ontario is among the top jurisdictions for transportation safety in North America and we plan to continue to improve on this status.

The Ministry of Transportation is seeking a senior leader for the Transportation Safety Division, who can showcase creative, analytical and transformative skills to lead a large, complex division in an evidence and outcome-based working environment to deliver on a comprehensive transportation safety mandate.

Your Influence

In this large geographically-dispersed ministry, you will work to improve the mobility and safety of Ontario's transportation system. You will lead the development of transportation safety programs, policies and services that contribute to the province's successful safety record by improving road safety and mobility through the promotion and regulation of responsible driving behaviour.

The Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) will also oversee all matters relating to highway traffic within Ontario as the Registrar of Motor Vehicles for Ontario by monitoring, educating, promoting and regulating responsible driving behaviour and vehicle safety, promoting pedestrian and cycling safety, and enforcing commercial motor vehicle laws.

You will be a central figure in the OPS-wide policy, operations and regulatory communities, and you will be part of a national team of transportation safety authorities. As a member of the ministry's executive team, you will contribute to the strategic direction of the ministry, working within an integrated and collaborative environment to ensure Ministry objectives are achieved.

Most of all we are seeking an executive to build capacity and bench-strength in an inclusive, high performing and highly engaged team.

Join the Ministry of Transportation's dynamic executive leadership team to help create world-class, leading-edge strategies, policies and programs that support Ontario's vision to be the safest, most efficient and advanced transportation jurisdiction in the world.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As the ADM of the Transportation Safety Division you will be responsible for:

• Overall executive leadership and direction for transportation safety and legislative enforcement, strategic programs and operational policies for driver and vehicle licensing and registration and the promotion of transportation safety.
• Executive leadership and oversight to the provision of: customer facing services and regulatory driver licensing functions to meet the holistic needs of Ontarians; province-wide commercial vehicle services through comprehensive inspection, enforcement and educational programs that ensure compliance with provincial and federal transportation legislation, regulations and industry standards.
• Strategic leadership for the development of partnerships with key stakeholders, private sector, division counterparts, other ministries and governments including national and international jurisdictions; maintain awareness of current and emerging issues and trends, and to promote industry best practice in transportation safety and compliance.
• Championing a results-based culture for the division that is grounded in a model of collaboration and respect. Builds a workplace environment that facilitates leadership at all levels, promotes engagement, coaches and mentors staff and builds high performance teams with a focus on enabling individual capacity building and succession strategies.
• Senior level advice and expertise to the Deputy Minister. As an executive team member, contributes to the ministry's strategic agenda by fostering a collaborative culture and presenting options and solutions to business challenges.

How do I qualify?

Executive Leadership

• You have demonstrated executive leadership in a large and complex organization of diverse professional/ technical staff and have delivered on challenging results through to impactful change
• You demonstrate a high-level of political acuity, professional judgement and interpersonal skills, to conceptualize new models of delivery and ensure ongoing program effectiveness
• You are an inclusive leader who affirms, promotes and demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility

Change Management

• You are a courageous, transformational change agent capable of managing and motivating staff within a transitional environment
• You challenge the status quo and develop new and innovative strategies and business solutions to transform the work you do
• You have a future mindset and forecast future customers, needs and agendas in order to better identify opportunities for integration and growth
• You make difficult choices, address present and future issues and concerns, and take bold action

Technical Knowledge

• You have strong knowledge of government operations and varied service delivery approaches, support open data, digital and open government objectives
• You have exceptional knowledge, background and experience that enables you to understand analysis and related solutions
• You can interpret concepts and principles to make informed decisions that impact road user safety and can communicate these effectively to decision-makers, as well as to stakeholders

Relationship Management and Communications

• You have proven success in building and managing high performance teams
• You can provide strategic advice and expertise to the Minister and Deputy Minister and other ministry/ government officials on emerging and contentious road safety policy and program issues and implications
• You have employed interest-based approaches to achieve successful outcomes with internal and external partners and stakeholders with competing interests
• You have proven political acuity and ability to manage public and politically contentious issues

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Monday, May 4, 2020
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 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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