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YORK REGION

Policy, Research and Initiatives Advisor

Canada-Ontario-Newmarket

1492952-1492954

Job Description


Policy, Research and Initiatives Advisor

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Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable. Draw on your passion. Shape our community. Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision. We value employees' contributions and inspire excellence. We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.

Position Purpose
Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Asset Management, is responsible for developing strategic and expert policy support and advice for the Corporate Asset Management program; leads policy initiatives, develops policy options and recommendations and provides strategic advice; undertakes analysis to assess impacts of initiatives and the development of strategies and policies; monitors performance, implements processes and develops the Corporate Asset Management program especially as it relates to government regulations; maintains awareness of developments and trends which may impact direction; providing quantitative analysis, research and advice to assist senior management in developing strategic policies; researching, developing and analyzing innovative and strategic policies and programs; develops cross-functional linkages to ensure that policies and programs align with Region goals; preparing briefing notes and committee reports.

Salary
$51.34 - $55.81 per hour. This is a Union position.

Qualifications
  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Public Administration, Finance, Engineering or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience in a municipal or provincial public policy development sector with responsibilities in leading complex project initiatives and program/policy development.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness with conducting financial analysis and producing program evaluations.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and reviewing reports/studies, including ability to identify problems, research, analyze and interpret data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Region's policies, services and initiatives.
  • Knowledge of provincial legislative, regulatory and policy framework and ability to interpret and translate into policy and program options for the Region.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary research and evaluation methods, including writing detailed reports and proposals.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and financial management to analyze, synthesize and develop policy options, interpret legislation and complex reports, and develop recommendations for a wide range of initiatives.
  • Demonstrated project management, leadership, and presentation skills to develop cross-functional internal and external partnerships.
  • Excellent communication skills to prepare reports, briefing notes, background materials and presentations for senior management.
  • Excellent organizational skills to lead or support project teams and manage work processes and systems.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software applications.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations in a timely and efficient manner, as required.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

    Scheduled Hours
    35

    Scheduled Shifts
    0830 - 1630

    How to Apply
    Please apply on-line by January 23, 2017, quoting competition #20104. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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    YORK REGION
    Posting Date: 10-Jan-2017Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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