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Policy Advisor

Ministry of Transportation
Policy, Planning and Agency Relations - Integrated Policy and Planning Division / System Optimization Policy Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
4A007 - Policy04
$66,484.00 - $92,950.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The System Optimization Policy Branch at the Ministry of Transportation is seeking a dynamic individual to undertake policy analysis and research related to the development and implementation of policies, and delivery of programs to support high-profile transportation initiatives and government priorities. Consider this exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated policy professionals.

The Ministry
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably, to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life. MTO focuses its efforts on five key strategies:
1. Increase transit ridership by working with our partners to make transit an attractive, affordable alternative by expanding services and promoting integration.
2. Promote a multimodal transportation network to support the efficient movement of people and goods.
3. Promote road safety and remain among the safest jurisdictions in North America by improving safety and security for all road users through enforcement, education, legislation & regulation.
4. Improve Ontario's highway, bridge & border infrastructure through strategic investments.
5. Integrate the principle of sustainability into the ministry's decision making, programs, policies & operations by implementing the ministry's sustainability strategy & continuing to build awareness.

The Branch
The System Optimization Policy Branch develops tools and policies to ensure Ontario is making the best, most effective use of its transportation system. The branch ensures that the transportation system is used, managed effectively and infrastructure investments are optimized, and also ensures transportation and land use are effectively integrated. The branch provides information that can help government, business and people make better decisions around mobility.

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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.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Plan and conduct research and analytical studies and data analysis related to the development of transit and transportation program delivery initiatives and operational policy
• Participate in large concurrent transportation programs, providing technical direction, guidance and training
• Review and make recommendations on applications pertaining to transfer payment and other transit & transportation programs
• Determine and forecast funding scenarios for proposed and existing funding programs
• Advise stakeholders regarding criteria and timelines for program funding application and program related issues
• Process payments for funding program recipients
• Prepare reports, briefing notes, house notes, tour notes, and communication information that address specific transportation, land development, socio-economic and/or environmental issues

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge

You have:
• Knowledge of program and policy development processes to analyze and prepare policy and program options and recommendations
• Knowledge of policy and program directions and processes to recommend on stakeholder issues
• Knowledge of planning processes, economic theory, municipal structure, and multi-modal transportation theory and principles to conduct transfer payment and other funding program and operational policy studies
• Ability to determine social, economic and environmental impacts of operational policy, program initiates and program delivery on the ministry and its transportation objectives
• Knowledge of transit and transportation funding programs processes, requirements, implementation and governmental procedures to determine eligible expenditures for transit funding programs

Research, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

You can:
• Conduct research to assess research requirements and determine data sources
• Demonstrate experience with research, data gathering and statistical analysis methods to develop study designs and procedural methods, evaluate study results, and recommend transit concepts
• Assess funding eligibility-related issues and provide various funding options for existing and proposed funding programs

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

You have:
• Consultation skills to provide guidance to internal and external stakeholders regarding the eligibility and steps needed for approval of their program funding submissions
• Relationship management skills, tact and diplomacy, to maintain liaison with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
• Presentation skills to effectively communicate information and proposals to a variety of contacts
• Communication skills to prepare complex technical reports and present proposals

Project Management and Planning Skills

• You can undertake program delivery and implementation, financial processes and data analysis, set priorities and estimate resources

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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  • C-MT-203720/23
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 12, 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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