Apply By: Monday, October 25, 2021 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 56 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ministry of Education
Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
Job Term:
2 Temporary Assignment up to 24 months
Job Code:
02703 - Information Officer 2
$1,300.74 - $1,536.60 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is an arm's length government agency that contributes to the quality and accountability of Ontario's publicly funded education system for K-12 and post-secondary institutions. As an evidence-based research-informed organization, EQAO is focused on empowering educators, parents/guardians, stakeholders, policy-makers and the public at large with the insights and information needed to support student learning and improve student outcomes.

EQAO is modernizing Ontario's approach to large-scale assessment. The agency creates and delivers engaging and relevant student assessments that contribute insights into learning. EQAO's transformation is part of an exciting mandate to contribute to the continuous improvement of Ontario's publicly funded education system.

EQAO is dedicated to building a strong team to support the development and delivery of its assessment program. With this focus, EQAO is looking for experienced professionals to provide French language editing, translation and proofreading services.

Note: These positions are located at 2 Carlton Street, in Toronto, however alternate work arrangements may be available.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will
• research, edit and translate French and bilingual educational assessment publications and promotional materials.
• provide French editing and translation services for internal and external EQAO corporate publications and communications, such as research papers, social media posts and correspondence.
• contribute to the EQAO editorial policy, and lead the development of writing style guides and editorial standards.

How do I qualify?


• You must possess oral and written French language skills at the superior level. Your proficiency level will be confirmed before hire.

Technical communications, research, writing, and editing skills:

• You have thorough knowledge of communications theory, principles and methods.
• You have solid experience in the development of corporate communication products that successfully meet the needs of the intended audience.
• You have superior research, editing, translation and proofreading skills that allow you to gather and synthesize information in clear, precise and plain language.
• You have a demonstrated ability to review, translate and edit academic text in detail to ensure the accuracy and consistency of content, grammar and presentation style.

Oral communication, interpersonal and coordination skills:

• You have excellent coordination skills that allow you to supervise the work of external contractors on writing and editing projects, and to ensure adherence to editing standards.
• You demonstrate verbal communication and consultation skills that would allow you to consult with ministry management on the preparation of assessment and communication products.
• You have excellent interpersonal skills that would allow you to liaise with staff and stakeholders.
• You demonstrate the ability to set priorities, organize the progress of projects and ensure that projects are completed within established deadlines.

Specialized knowledge:

• You have knowledge of the mandate, objectives and programs of EQAO.
• You have knowledge of the objectives of education assessment projects.
• You have knowledge of strategies to present education assessment publications in a manner that will promote and benefit stakeholders' understanding of the mandate of EQAO.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 2 Carlton St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Communications; Marketing and Creative Services
Posted on:
Thursday, September 30, 2021
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • C-EU-169913/21(2) 
    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.
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, October 25, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. 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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