Apply By: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:59 pm EST


Various Ministries
Business Intelligence and Practice Division and Inspectorate General of Policing Division
Job Term:
1 Permanent, 1 Temporary - up to 18 months
Job Code:
XEXE2 - Executive 2
$130,930.00 - $171,620.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Join the Ontario Public Service!

Do you have a passion for turning data science, statistics, and advanced analytics into meaningful and practical information for the public?
Are you an executive who enjoys the challenge of enhancing systems and adding new strategies to improve performance outcomes?
Do you want to use your executive analytical expertise to enable evidence-informed decisions? Do you want to play an integral role in shaping the future of Policing or Social Services systems?

Look no further! The Ontario Public Service has two executive leadership opportunities where you will contribute in making a difference towards supporting organizational effectiveness and demonstrating improved outcomes for Ontarians!

• Director, Integrated Analytics and Exploration, Business Intelligence and Practice Division, MCCSS (Temporary – 18 months)
• Director, Centre for Data Intelligence and Innovation, Inspectorate General of Policing Division, SolGen (Permanent)

You're the missing piece of the puzzle

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services & the Solicitor General are looking for unique executives who will:

• Be accountable: by being results-driven, committed, and having integrity.
• Champion change: by taking on new and innovative initiatives and appropriate risks.
• Model leadership: by promoting and demonstrating the highest standards of ethical behaviors including building a diverse and inclusive organization.
• Establish strategic partnerships: by promoting the Ministries' vision and strategic plan to cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Be future-focused: by using agile and iterative processes, being digitally literate, and integrating data and analytics.
• Drive innovation: by discovering, combining and integrating insights in a new way.

Your Impact

The Director of the Integrated Analytics and Exploration Branch, in the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), will be responsible for providing Ministry-wide leadership and expertise in the field of data science and advanced analytics in order to improve social services systems performance and enable evidence-informed decision making.

The Director of Centre for Data Intelligence and Innovation, in the Ministry of Solicitor General (SolGen), will contribute in creating a world class, person-centred, holistic approach to community safety and well-being. This role will collaborate with policing entities to ensure consistent application of policing across the province and identify emerging trends/issues of non-compliance for action.

The Inspectorate of Policing will be established to meet the legislative mandate of the Inspector General of Policing, as required under the Community Safety and Policing Act (CSPA), 2019, to monitor and conduct inspections on the provision of policing and compliance with the CSPA and regulations and investigate board member misconduct and certain policing complaints. You can read more about the organization in the public announcement of the province's first Inspector General of Policing here.

Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions. To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring.

You are invited to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, inclusive and accessible OPS. If you have completed the survey since September 28th, 2020, you do not need to complete it again unless you would like to change your responses or consent.

The OPS is an accessible employer and offers accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As the Director, Integrated Analytics and Exploration you will:

• Provide leadership and direction to the Branch and Division by leading and supporting an agile, cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on Ministry priorities.
• Build an advanced and agile analytics team to lead innovative projects to support effective policy and program development, operational intelligence, efficient and effective service system design and delivery, and improve data systems and information management.
• Ensure the development and delivery of advance analytics tools and products to inform policy, operations and service delivery decisions.
• Develop strategies and approaches to integrate advanced analytics tools and systems in the Ministry's ongoing business practice to achieve results.
• Work collaboratively across the division, Ministry and the Ontario Public Sector to contribute to the deployment and integration of advanced analytics solutions to support the ministry's vision and priorities.

As the Director, Centre for Data Intelligence and Innovation you will:

• Provide policy and program leadership, strategic direction, oversight and stakeholder management with respect to analytics, reporting, and performance measurement.
• Establish a high performing team and create a diverse culture that is inclusive and fosters innovation and creativity.
• Provide real-time automated compliance reporting, analytics and predictive modelling.
• Monitor, measure and report on the provision of adequate and effective policing and compliance with the Community Safety and Policing Act (CSPA).
• Build and cultivate collaborative working relationships with internal partners who can provide information and assistance that help advance the Inspectorate's mandate.
• Optimize data and analytics to measure the delivery of policing against modernized standards and public expectations.
• Support a systems approach to community safety efficiency and effectiveness.

How do I qualify?

Executive Leadership

• You are a collaborative and innovative leader with the proven ability to meet business priorities and execute new opportunities to maximize results.
• You are willing to champion new and innovative initiatives and take the appropriate risks to deliver expected outcomes.
• You can champion a culture and practice of evidence-based, data-driven analysis, program and policy development by delivering high-value projects and services that are reflective of the needs of the ministry and the public.
• You approach analysis and problem solving in a creative and innovative way to incorporate the big picture.
• You motivate and inspire staff through change while fostering a culture of innovation, diversity, inclusion, equity and excellence.

Relationship Management and Communication

• You have created relationships and partnerships within and outside the OPS in order to support policy and program priorities.
• You demonstrate exceptional communication skills and political acuity to provide senior level expertise and advice to ministry executives including the Minister and Deputy Minister.
• You have proven success in negotiating, managing, and resolving complex, sensitive and high-profile issues.
• You have experience in designing high-quality products to present information in a meaningful and consumable way to end users.

Knowledge in Analytics, Data Science, and Performance Measures

• You have knowledge and experience in the development and application of advanced analytics to influence direction and improve results.
• You have experience and understanding in the area of complex conceptual and empirical model building to predict patterns and trends from structured and unstructured data sources.
• You have experience developing and managing valid and reliable performance indicators and performance reporting to ensure results are achieved.
• You are aware of broad socio-economic trends and policy issues in the policing sector or in the children, community and social service sectors.
• You are a creative thinker with the ability to dive beneath the data and approach issues/problems from a different angle.
• You have experience building compelling business cases, using analytical capabilities and influential strategies to integrate results into practice.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Monday, November 16, 2020

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online by visiting You must enter the job ID number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.
  2. Your cover letter and résumé combined should not exceed five (5) pages.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  5. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, contact the Executive Recruitment Unit at

Applicants to this competition may also be considered for other executive opportunities within the OPS.

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 Monday, December 7, 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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