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Policy Analyst

Ministry of Colleges and Universities
Postsecondary Education Division / Postsecondary Finance and Information Management Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary – 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:
4A007 - Policy04
$65,174.00 - $91,119.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your strong research and policy analysis skills to this exciting new role in the Capital Funding and Programs Unit, Postsecondary Education Division of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• provide research, policy and analytical services for a range of capital files and projects.
• plan and conduct qualitative and quantitative studies and other initiatives related to the development of operational policies, guidelines, criteria, and performance measures in support of a number of capital files and projects.
• provide options/recommendations regarding trends and directions, new capital planning developments, existing projects, funding and business models.
• provide in-depth knowledge/analysis of the financial/costing aspects and recommendations regarding projects.

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

• You have extensive knowledge of program and policy development principles, and government decision-making processes.
• You have excellent knowledge of program analysis and evaluation techniques.
• You have the ability to develop an expert knowledge of provincial and ministry strategic directions and key objectives pertaining to the sector and program area as well as relevant legislation, models of service and program delivery, funding, governance, and critical issues.
• You have experience in research design, methodology, terms of reference, data sources and requirements, to meet a range of research and policy needs in support of project objectives.
• You have experience preparing a range of materials to support issues management including reports, briefing notes and house notes.

Stakeholder and Relationship Management Skills:

• You have the ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy on sensitive, capital project related issues to other provincial ministries and stakeholders.

Research, Analytical and Problem-solving Skills:

• You demonstrate knowledge of economics, including economic and financial research, forecasting, trend analysis, statistical analysis and modeling techniques and methodology.
• You have the ability to research, analysis and determine data sources to provide summary analyses, business cases, costing and recommendations in support project proposals.
• You have the ability to provide options/recommendations regarding trends and directions, new capital planning developments, existing projects, funding and business models.
• You have demonstrated experience conducting analyses of both qualitative and quantitative research findings and data sets.
• You have the ability to analyze and evaluate a range of policy issues within correspondence to assess and prepare appropriate responses.

Communication and Presentation Skills:

• You have superior oral and written communications to prepare research reports and respond to policy and program related correspondence and briefing materials.
• You demonstrate interpersonal and team work skills to collaborate, build cooperation and develop working relationships.
• You have strong computer skills to operate systems and models, and develop databases, reports and presentations.

Time Management and Organizational Skills:

• You have demonstrated ability to meet deadlines by effectively prioritizing your work when facing contentious issues and competing timelines.
•You have strong organizational skills to collect, review and manage data
with the ability to concentrate when reading materials, analyzing documents and research, and when drafting reports, briefing notes and policy related materials.

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 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • T-TU-175464/22

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    Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 9, 2022 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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