Apply By: Thursday, October 12, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
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Employment and Training Consultant

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
Employment and Training Division / North Region
Thunder Bay
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary up to 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:
05513 - Community Development Officer 3
$1,323.53 - $1,645.71 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development's Employment and Training Division supports programs and services that ensure a skilled workforce.

The Employment and Training Division lead the regional operational delivery of programs and services in the employment and training space including workforce development, apprenticeship, employment, training, and responding to local changes in the labour market. We are focused on working collaboratively with external partners to meet the employment and training needs of Ontarians.

We are committed to creating a culture that supports our forward-looking vision and mission while also enabling an inclusive, collaborative, and coordinated organization that continues to build diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplaces where all can contribute. We are committed to including diverse perspectives and experience using an equity and antiracism lens. We are committed to work in a respectful and collaborative manner with underrepresented groups targeted by systemic inequities.

Advance your career and make a difference in the lives of Ontarians with this opportunity in the Employment and Training Division. Employment and Training Consultants are at the forefront of a changing environment working with stakeholders and assisting clients who are entering and re-entering the labour market.

NOTE: Travel is required

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.

About You? Before you apply, consider if you:
• Care deeply about what you do and about enabling an innovative and sustainable employment and training system that creates equitable access to economic opportunities for Ontario's diverse workers, employers, and communities.
• Practice anti-racism and inclusion; we want people who want to contribute to a respectful workplace and who want to create an employment system that is accessible by all, especially for under-represented groups.
• Strive for excellence in how you do your work and how you provide service.
• Are a self-starter and thrive when working with others.
• Want the best outcomes for our clients; ensuring employment and training supports are accessible, effective, and representative of the needs of all Ontarians.
• Seek opportunities to collaborate and partner across organizational boundaries in order to advance our divisional mandates.
• Can be resilient and resourceful in face of challenges and thrive on change.
• Respectfully bring critical thought and opinion every day.
• Embrace digital approaches in delivering service.
• Are ready for what the future holds.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In a multi-stakeholder environment, you will:
• administer new and expanded training and employment programs
• provide program planning and support in response to emerging priorities and local labour market conditions and trends
• recommend, approve and monitor programs and financial support
• promote community employment and training programs
• provide consultation and advice to stakeholders regarding programs and services

How do I qualify?

Analytical, Problem-solving and Research Skills

• You have demonstrated problem-solving skills, can identify risks and work collaboratively to implement solutions for difficult problems.
• You have demonstrated research, analytical and evaluative skills to assess projects' alignment with respect to legislation/regulatory requirements and/or service quality standards.
• You can operate successfully in a program delivery environment and evaluate compliance with legislative and program guidelines.
• You have the ability to research and analyze economic labour trends (provincial and/or regional).

Communication, Presentation and Interpersonal Skills

• You have oral and written communication skills and presentation skills that includes the ability to listen, consolidate information, deliver information to diverse stakeholder audiences.
• You know how to provide quality customer service to a variety of diverse stakeholders.
• You have consultation and interpersonal skills to manage complex stakeholder relations and build partnerships.
• You can demonstrate that you can have a conversation with a colleague and/or stakeholder to work through a challenge, problem and/or daily task.

Contract Management, Financial and Program Knowledge

• You have the ability to manage contracts, which includes understanding various expectations, obligations, performance metrics, and can monitor and address any compliance issues.
• You are able to monitor contracts for compliance.
• You have knowledge of developing budgets and forecasts and can monitor financial commitments.
• You understand or can learn the principles of community development and the connection to the ministry's employment and training programs.
• You can deliver programs and ensure compliance with applicable legislation and program requirements.

Planning and Organizational Skills

• You can work in a busy program delivery environment and can adapt to changes in priorities that sometimes have competing demands. You apply your planning, organizational and priority-setting skills to manage these constant shifts.
• You have experience using common computer software such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications to track and organize work, conduct research and prepare documents.

Additional Information:

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  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • 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.
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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 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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