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Policy Analyst

Legislative Assembly
Strategic Initiatives and External Relations Division / Policy Department
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Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
Leg Assembly/I09 - Leg Assembly/I09
$74,877.00 - $110,338.00 Per Year
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The IPC's Policy Department is currently recruiting for additional roles. If you feel you are qualified, we encourage you to review and apply to those opportunities.

Bring your expertise and enthusiasm for privacy and transparency to the Policy Team at the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC), an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The IPC oversees the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Personal Health Information Protection Act, Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and the Anti-Racism Act.

What can I expect to do in this role?

A Policy Analyst with the IPC will support various privacy and transparency initiatives, including leading-edge policy analysis and research.

Specifically, you will:

  • Implement detailed plans and recommend policies/procedures regarding program specific requirements.
  • Assist in the development of high quality, plain-language memoranda, reports, guidance, tools, and presentations.
  • Review, analyze and comment on privacy impact assessments of public sector institutions.
  • Review and evaluate programs, initiatives, and draft legislation relating to the Ontario government, municipal governments and other organizations.
  • Providing research and support to the IPC Tribunal.
  • Participate in strategic planning and education programs.
  • Prepare briefings for senior management on policy, including the legal, technical, economic and social aspects of access and privacy issues.

How do I qualify?

You will qualify for this position by demonstrating:

Policy Knowledge
  • Post-secondary education in Public Policy and Administration or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of access, privacy and open and transparent government issues.
  • Solid knowledge of Ontario and municipal government organizations, policies and procedures.
  • Understanding of access and privacy issues relating to information management systems used in government and other organizations.

Interpersonal and Relationship Management Skills
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, management and with both internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as act as an effective team member.

Analytical, Research and Project Management Experience
  • Well-developed analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Ability to plan and conduct extensive research and prepare written evaluations and recommendations.
  • You can identify risks and barriers to policy and program decisions.

Communication and Presentation Skills
  • You have well-developed oral communication skills to respond to issues and provide recommendations.
  • You have strong written communication skills to prepare reports and promote policy/program initiatives to internal and external stakeholders.
  • You have experience using standard computer software applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet) to research and prepare materials.

Asset Qualifications

  • You have the ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in French.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the child, youth and family services sector.
  • Applied experience in program evaluation or audit methodology.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent - Full Time, 2 Bloor St E, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Monday, January 24, 2022
  • This posting is for an organization that is not a part of the Ontario Public Service. The information and tips on the Ontario Public Service Careers website may not apply to this posting. Please use the contact information below to contact the organization directly if you have questions.
  • 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.

    • Qualified List Information:
    A list of qualified candidates will be established for the Policy Analyst position in the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and will be in effect for twelve (12) months from the date the list is created. Qualified candidates on the list may be considered when filling future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in this position.

    • OPS & IPC Reciprocal Staffing Agreement:
    The IPC has a Reciprocal Staffing Agreement with the Ontario Public Service (OPS) that enables employees to accept positions in either organization while retaining their access to benefits, pension contributions, and years of service.

    • Like many organizations, the IPC is considering the future of its workplace arrangements. It is developing possibilities for hybrid work and various work arrangements may be possible. Effective December 13, 2021, the IPC's Vaccination Policy requires all IPC employees who enter the office 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 IPC Vaccination Policy and will be required to undergo regular rapid antigen testing to enter the office, including employees with a valid medical exemption.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 15, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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