Apply By: Monday, November 8, 2021 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 32 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Mines and Minerals Division
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
6A007 - Policy06
$74,877.00 - $110,338.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a strategic thinker with experience in natural resource economics, mining and project management? Are you eager to apply your leadership skills? If so, then consider this opportunity to join the Mines and Minerals Division as the Economics, Team Lead in the Strategic Services Branch.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• lead and provide technical direction to multi-disciplinary socio-economic/assessment studies project team;
• provide micro- and macro-economic analysis and advice on mining sector, commodity, and natural resource
• plan and conduct economic research using quantitative methods to test feasibility/impact of policy options and develop creative solutions and proposals in response to emerging issues;
• provide analysis, advice and options on impact of new and existing government policies, programs and business case/plans, and initiatives;
• develop and maintain socio-economic computer models, databases and other tools to support economic
analysis and the development of options/recommendations;
• prepare reports, correspondence, memoranda and analyses for the Minister/Deputy Minister and senior
management on mineral sector resources management and socio-economic issues and advises on their impact on
the economy;
• present reports, discussion papers, briefing notes, and presentation materials illustrating benchmarking,
environmental scanning and research findings;
• develop networks and partnerships to exchange information n the protection, management and sustainable use of natural resources, and the impact of proposed policies, programs, trends and developments.

How do I qualify?

Research and analytical skills:

• you possess knowledge of research and economic/statistical analysis skills and qualitative/quantitative analysis;
• you can assess the socio-economic impact of initiatives, conduct research and interpret technical data;
• you can analyze and evaluate key indicators, conduct comparative data studies, and interpret results as they relate to current and/or potential policy options;
• you can develop socio-economic computer models, databases and other tools to support economic analysis and the
development of options/recommendations.

Project management and leadership skills:

• you have project management techniques and methodology to lead major multi-disciplinary socio-economic analysis
projects, estimate/coordinate resources and control budget expenditures;
• you have excellent leadership skills to lead multi-disciplinary project teams and provide technical guidance to staff.

Technical knowledge:

• you are knowledgeable of micro/macro-economic theory, research methods and analytical techniques;
• you are aware of natural resource management principles as they relate to economic theories and principles, with an emphasis on the mining sector;
• you have knowledge of policy and program analysis and development principles and techniques and government decision making processes;
• you are able to use various computer software to prepare reports, presentations and correspondence.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• you are skilled at preparing reports, briefing notes and other written materials;
• you can consult with various internal and external stakeholders regarding to developing/implementing of policies and programs, and information exchange on impact to Ontario's economy;
• you have excellent negotiation skills to participate and/or lead consultations with committees and task forces;
• you have well-developed communication and presentation skills to respond to Minister and senior executives requests with respect to policy development, strategies and initiatives.

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:

  • 1 Permanent, 933 Ramsay Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Finance and Economics
Posted on:
Monday, October 25, 2021
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • T-NR-170385/21

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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 Monday, November 8, 2021 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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