Apply By: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Selection Process

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Education Officer - Bilingual (English/French)

Ministry of Education
Student Support and Field Services Division, Field Services Branch
Job Term:
1 Temporary up to 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:
07081 - Education Officer
$1,869.89 - $2,471.85 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Are you an experienced education professional who is looking for a new and challenging opportunity? If so, consider the role of Education Officer with the Ministry of Education where, as an educator, you will provide information and clarification on legislation, policies and programs to schools, school boards, and other stakeholders.

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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• provide information and clarification on legislation, policies and programs to schools, school boards, and other stakeholders
• facilitate the implementation of new policies
• monitor and report on the effectiveness of the school system
• ensure compliance with ministry policies and programs
• help provide a strong and vibrant education system

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

• This position requires that applicants be members in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
• You must possess oral and written French language skills at the superior level. Proficiency level will be verified by an Ontario Public Service approved evaluator.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

• You have knowledge of and ability to understand education theory, principles and practices at the elementary and secondary school levels
• You can understand community educational needs and recommend improvements where gaps exist
• You have issues management skills to investigate anticipated implications of new/revised policies and programs at the local school board level

Analytical and Research Skills

• You possess analytical and evaluative skills to interpret relevant legislation (e.g., Education Act), assess compliance with policy requirements, provincial standards, and curriculum.
• You have research skills to prepare advisory reports and briefings, and make evidence-based recommendations.

Communication skills:

• You have written communication skills to prepare detailed reports, briefing notes, recommendations, and correspondence.
• You have oral communication and interpersonal skills to provide advice, deliver presentations and consult with school boards, educational facilities, community representatives and other stakeholders.

Leadership Skills

• You have leadership skills to provide a liaison role and to demonstrate authority and credibility when dealing with boards and interest groups

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 20 Bell Farm Rd, Barrie, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Education and Training
Posted on:
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • 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.
  • T-EU-195364/23
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 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 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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