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Ministry of Transportation
Policy and Planning Division
Job Term:
1 Temporary up to 12 months (with possible extension)
Job Code:
14164 - Parks Planner 3
$1,406.65 - $1,806.09 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you an enthusiastic, planning professional that is passionate about transportation and land use planning?

Consider bringing your motivation, skills, and experience to our dedicated team in the Planning Policy Office, System Optimization Policy Branch, in the Ministry of Transportation. This is your opportunity to support the integration of transportation and land use planning and participate in the analysis and development of transportation policies and related projects.

The Ministry
The Ministry of Transportation is committed to moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably across Ontario to improve quality of life and support a globally competitive economy.

The Branch
The System Optimization Policy Branch develops tools and policies to ensure Ontario is making the best, most effective use of its transportation system, where the transportation system is used, managed effectively and infrastructure investments are optimized. We provide information that can help government, business and people make better decisions around mobility. The Planning Policy Office develops policies and advice that optimize land use and development interactions with the transportation system. We act as the ministry window for land use planning.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements including flexible hours, telework (remote work), compressed work week, or job sharing (if applicable)
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will plan and manage transportation planning studies which have significant impact on and support of ministry strategic directions by:

• Reviewing and providing comments and advice on internal/external reports, policy development and major land use development proposals, transportation projects and other planning processes
• Identifying transportation planning issues and research requirements for proposed studies
• Providing research, advice and information on transportation and land use planning issues
• Drafting detailed terms of reference and study directions to support planning studies
• Leading and participating on multiple teams to support transportation and land use planning initiatives, representing the ministry on committees, working groups and study teams as well as with stakeholders/agencies
• Preparing planning reports, discussion papers, briefing materials and presentations
• Delivering presentations to senior management, advisory groups and elected officials

How do I qualify?

Transportation and Land Use Policy Knowledge

You have:
• Knowledge of planning and policy development processes and strategic directions to plan, develop and coordinate major transportation policies and projects
• Knowledge of the transportation sector and multi-modal transportation and land use theory, principles and practices to anticipate emerging issues and trends and identify social, environmental and land use impacts
• Knowledge of economic theory and principles in order to support decision making
• Knowledge of municipal structure and transportation governance to determine impacts and assess requests

Analytical, Problem Solving and Research Skills

You have:
• Analytical and problem solving skills to lead research and analysis of developments in support of transportation initiatives
• Ability to evaluate competing interests and identify issues and impacts to develop negotiating strategies and solutions using problem solving skills
• Demonstrated research skills to plan and undertake complex policy research

Project Management and Planning Skills

You have:
• Project management skills to consult and coordinate projects with internal and external stakeholders
• Project management and planning skills to ensure viability of all reports and recommendations
• Planning skills to plan, organize and execute projects with teams of staff and consultants

Communication and Consultation Skills

You can:
• Apply consultation skills to identify areas of concern and resolve problems with municipal officials, agency officials and partner ministries
• Apply partnership and consensus building skills to develop effective linkages with multi-jurisdictional stakeholders
• Prepare reports, presentations, briefings and recommendations
• Discuss policies and directions with a variety of contacts
• Prepare and present to senior management and stakeholders

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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