Policy Development Officer

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Policy Development Officer

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 1, 2017
Type Full Time
Company City of Toronto
Salary $92,110.20 - $108,217.20 - Per Hour
Location Toronto, ON
Category Research / Development
Client City of Toronto
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Policy Development Officer

Job ID # 2263198 X
Division Employment & Social Services
Section Head Office
Work Location METRO HALL, 55 JOHN ST
Job Stream Policy, Planning & Research
Job Type Temporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration 12  Months
Salary/Rate $92,110.20 – $108,217.20 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information Monday – Friday, 35 hours/week
Affiliation Non-Union
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 01-Feb-2017
Closing Date 15-Feb-2017

Job Description

Please note: The annual salary quoted on this posting is based on 2016 wage rates.

Major Responsibilities:

To provide research, policy and reporting expertise and leadership to the Toronto Employment & Social Service (TESS) Division to support the implementation of key workforce development and employment strategies, service integration initiatives with other City and community partners, inter-divisional initiatives such as the development of a City poverty reduction strategy, as well as to support divisional responses to major provincial policy initiatives.

  • Provides policy analysis, planning and research expertise to senior management of the Division/City to support the planning, management and delivery of employment services and financial assistance programs
  • Leads and implements projects that examine policy and program options including developing project objectives, terms of reference and evaluation methods
  • Manages research and analysis to support the implementation of Toronto’s workforce development strategy, and specific employment planning and service approaches
  • Formulates, influences, critiques and evaluates social and workforce policy positions and frameworks for implementation by the Division/City and other government levels and/or community organizations
  • Manages the preparation of reports and policy recommendations to Council and the generation of reports, major funding requests, briefing notes, presentations, etc. for the Divisional/City management, City task forces, other levels of government and community agencies/partners
  • Leads, supervises assigned staff and directly conducts analytical research to explore the implications of specific issues for unemployed and underemployed City residents and people in receipt of financial assistance
  • Evaluates the strengths, weaknesses and effectiveness of Divisional programs and policies by conducting research and analysis, including creating and implementing analytical tools and databases for strategic program development
  • Fosters strategic partnerships and linkage with labour, business, academic institutions, community organizations, other City divisions and other orders of government
  • Maintains a thorough awareness of social, economic and political issues and trends and provides information, policy development and reports based on such issues and trends
  • Assesses and reviews social and employment services proposed or enacted by the Provincial and Federal government or other jurisdictions
  • Represents the Division and communicates Divisional positions at community/ resident meetings, workshops and committees

Key Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Experience in strategic planning and policy development.
  3. Experience in social science research methodologies and techniques.
  4. Project management experience that includes project design, development and implementation.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional political acuity and the ability to build relationships and engage a broad range of stakeholders including community agencies, businesses, senior management and political representatives.
  6. A high degree of conceptual ability and capacity to develop creative solutions to complex operating, policy and evaluation problems.
  7. Ability to work both independently and in a team work setting and flexibility in learning new program areas or analytical techniques.
  8. Familiarity with Provincial and City employment services and social assistance programs.
  9. Familiarity with government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at application.accommodation1@toronto.ca, quoting the job ID #2263198 and the job classification title.


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