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Communications Designer

Ministry of the Attorney General
Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary up to 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:
5A005 - Communications05
$70,820.00 - $102,046.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have exceptional project leadership skills along with expertise in the field of digital communications? Are you an innovative digital content strategist with exceptional internal communications skills? Are you interested in leading communications to support change in the OPS? Then consider being a part of a dynamic and agile team at the Ministry of the Attorney General at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee where you will plan, develop and implement digital communications strategies to support Government priorities and change initiatives.

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.

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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?

You will:

- provide project leadership in the planning, development and implementation of digital communications strategies
- provide strategic advice to support internal communications needs of clients across the OPS
- determine solutions and provide expert technical advice on concepts, issues and options for use of digital communications/social media
- develop and evaluate digital communications products and branding
- conduct feasibility studies
- prepare policies, research reports, toolkits, guidelines, training material, standards and project resources

How do I qualify?

Project Leadership and Relationship Management Skills

- you have excellent project management and business planning skills to lead and coordinate digital communications strategies
- you demonstrate a high level of political acuity to implement deliverables for multiple stakeholders in a high pressure, high profile environment with competing deadlines
- you have excellent partnership building, consultation and interpersonal skills
- you can build relationships with diverse clients and stakeholders, and develop consensus among multiple points of view
- you have negotiation skills and can present clear and persuasive proposals for decision making
- you have excellent written communication skills to prepare a wide range of materials

Technical Skills and Knowledge

- you have expert knowledge of communications principles and practices, and diverse communications strategies and trends
- you have knowledge of corporate communications and information management
- you have practical experience using internal communications tools
- you demonstrate clear language writing and editing skills
- you have superior knowledge of intranet content management technologies
- you have videography, photography and design skills, and can use modern technology tools to develop integrated content

Research, Analytical and Decision Making Skills

- you have research, analytical and decision making skills to determine strategies for the complex and interdependent needs of customers with differing levels of expertise and information needs
- you demonstrate sound judgment to address issues effectively

Other Essential Skills

- you can ensure compliance with objectives and standards such as visual identity, accessibility and online design standards

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 595 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Communications; Marketing and Creative Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • 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.
  • W-AG-207976/23
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, December 19, 2023 11:59 pm EST. 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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