Apply By: Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Fewer than thirty individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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AMENDED - EDUCATION OFFICER

Organization:
Ministry of Education
Division:
Field Services Branch, Education ReOpening Secretariat
City:
Barrie, London, North Bay, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
Salary:
$74,877.00 - $129,265.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
176293
Do you have demonstrated leadership experience in the education sector? Are you interested in applying your expertise in and passion for French as a Second Language (FSL) to support student achievement across the province? Consider this challenging opportunity with the Field Services Branch to apply your superior leadership skills and understanding of the specialized educational needs and issues in the area of French as a Second Language (FSL), including FSL policies and programs, FSL curriculum implementation, FSL language proficiency assessment and evaluation, and the development of FSL resources and professional learning opportunities informed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

**Posting timeline: The posting has been extended until May 5th. No changes have been made to the initial posting advertisement. If you have previously submitted an application to this Job ID, there is no need to apply again**.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• provide strategic leadership, planning, coordination and educational expertise and analysis in the development of a range of highly complex and politically sensitive policies, programs, standards and initiatives related to the government's education mandates.
• provide information to school boards with regards to ministry legislation, policies and programs.
• develop and sustain positive relationships with stakeholders
• provide strategic and expert educational advice to ministry senior management.
• coordinate and provide educational expertise in the development and roll-out of province-wide implementation plans and monitoring strategies.
• apply expertise in building anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-discrimination cultures in schools and fostering culturally responsive and relevant, equitable and inclusive learning environments.
• work to dismantle a range of practices and attitudes that marginalize particular groups of students, such as addressing bias, building cultures of accountability and developing culturally responsive and relevant practices
• develop culturally relevant and responsive curriculum and curriculum-linked resources.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

You must possess oral and written French language skills at the superior level. Before hire, your proficiency level will be verified by an Ontario Public Service approved evaluator.

You are a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).

Specialized Knowledge and Expertise

- You have knowledge of pedagogy and teaching experience in the elementary/secondary school system and in specialized programming (i.e. for French as a Second Language) to work with school boards, teachers, faculties of education and other stakeholders in developing tools, policies and programs.
- You have experience applying educational theories, professional principles and practices, instruments and resource materials to lead consultations with educators across Ontario.
- You have knowledge of adult education principles and methodologies in developing and delivering training workshops for teachers, and instructions/guidelines to support web-based courses
- You have extensive knowledge of the school system, curriculum implementation, and professional learning that have been developed through work within the school system as an educator and/or system leader.

Policy Analysis and Development and Research Skills

- You have experience applying research techniques, statistics, test theory, sampling theory to analyse provincial, national and international data to determine strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations.
- You have knowledge of policy development principles/techniques to conduct policy development projects and to develop policy options.
- You can interpret and apply legislation and government standards, priorities and policy direction to ensure organizational objectives are considered.

Project Management Skills

- You have proven project management skills to lead projects, design and implement work plans and manage all phases of work.
- You have the ability to coordinate committees to develop policy or supporting documents used as a basis for instructional programs across the province.

Communication, Consultation and Computer Skills

- You have demonstrated oral and written communication and presentation skills to write and edit resource and technical materials, prepare and make presentations, correspondence, briefing and issue notes.
- You have effective consultation and negotiation skills to lead consultations with stakeholders (e.g., teachers, parents, school principals) who may have opposing needs.
- You have experience using standard computer software such as word-processing, presentation, spreadsheet software, email and Internet.
- You have the ability to develop and sustain positive relationships and networks with all major stakeholders, including to gather information; identify needs; provide advice, interpretation and clarification; and collaboration and cooperation amongst stakeholders on education policies and 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 theOPS 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:

Address:
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region or 20 Bell Farm Rd, Barrie, Central Region or 217 York St, London, West Region or 1570 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, East Region or 199 Larch St, Sudbury, North Region or 615 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 447 McKeown Ave, North Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:
6
Category:
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Monday, April 4, 2022
Note:
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • T-MT-176293/22

    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.

    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.
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 Thursday, May 5, 2022 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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