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Cabinet Office
Policy and Delivery, Executive Council Office
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
I0904H - Administrative Services134
$74,136.00 - $109,246.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Join Executive Council Office as the Machinery of Government Policy Advisor.

This is an exciting opportunity to exercise your knowledge of the structure and operations of government, and your highly developed policy, analytical, communication and project management skills at Cabinet Office.

The Ministry
Cabinet Office is the Premier's ministry. It provides the Premier and his Cabinet with advice and analysis to help the government achieve its priorities.

The Branch
Executive Council Office (ECO) provides direct operational support to Cabinet and its senior committees, while managing machinery of government requirements and prerogatives, and stewarding Cabinet records and information platforms.

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:
• Paid statutory holidays
• Pay in lieu of benefits with optional enrolment in our group benefit plan
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Flexible work arrangements, when possible
• Welcoming and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas

What can I expect to do in this role?

As the Machinery of Government Policy Advisor, you will:

• Undertake research and provide strategic policy advice on machinery of government issues and opportunities
• Build and maintain collaborative and positive working relationships with key partners, clients and stakeholders
• Take a leadership role in the co-ordination of official Machinery of Government ceremonies and the drafting of official Executive Council documents
• Provide advice on the procedures of the Legislative Assembly as they relate to the Executive Council
• Design innovative machinery of government tools/products for digital platforms
• Manage the government-wide “OICsONline” initiative and its digital platform, and other public access issues and projects; including overseeing day-to-day Order in Council (OIC) operations
• Be responsible for all knowledge management initiatives and record retention protocols and processes
• Oversee ECO's Emergency Plan and co-ordinate emergency planning products and processes
• Develop and deploy orientation and outreach strategies
• Other duties as assigned in support of the Cabinet decision-making process
• Be responsible for the day-to-day management of a high-functioning team of senior administrative professionals

How do I qualify?

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of Cabinet and Machinery of Government processes
• You have sound knowledge of the structure and operations of government and Cabinet decision-making processes
• You have a strong understanding of policy development and sound knowledge of the linkages among policy, legislative, and fiscal processes
• You have an understanding of machinery of government issues/topics and the role of machinery of government in the operations of the Executive Council of Ontario

Policy, Research and Analytical Skills
• You have advanced policy and analytical skills and demonstrated ability to synthesize complex policy issues
• You have demonstrated ability to undertake historical, comparative, and primary source research in public administration topics
• You have demonstrated capacity for problem solving, creativity and taking the initiative
• You can view issues from a holistic perspective and work co-operatively in a team environment

Information Management
• You have basic understanding of information management policies and requirements, including sound knowledge of formal record-keeping protocols and procedures
• You have experience working with complex databases

Project Management
• You have demonstrated project management skills
• You have the ability to lead complex enterprise-wide initiatives
• You have demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams
• You have strong organizational skills to meet timelines and adjust to changes in direction and priorities

Communication Skills
• You have strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with multiple partners and senior officials in a fast-paced environment
• You have advanced written and verbal skills to prepare/present policy/research briefing materials
• You have excellent judgement and superior diplomacy skills
• You have superior relationship management skills to work with multiple partners in a high-pressure environment


Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document to:


Quote in the Subject Line: “Machinery of Government Policy Advisor” and File # “CO 50-20-21”

Only one attachment per application is accepted. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages unless otherwise stated.

Please indicate in your application where you heard about this vacancy.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 99 Wellesley St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Friday, February 26, 2021

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