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Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Salary: $1,511.78 - $1,929.62 Per Week
OPPI Membership Status:
2 openings available.
Are you interested in developing and executing investment program and policy initiatives to secure new investments in the Province? Are you skilled in program management, policy analysis and managing relationships with a diverse group of internal and external clients? If so, join the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) to support the government's industrial land development and investment attraction objectives and promote economic development in Ontario.
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.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
lead the planning, promotion and delivery of Ontario's industrial land development programs, including the Investment Ready: Certified Site and Site Readiness Programs, in order to advance the availability of development-ready industrial land to be used for potential investments • develop and maintain effective relationships with Program applicants, municipal economic development professionals and other partners to encourage Program uptake and increased collaboration, including the development and review of engagement strategies and marketing opportunities • review and assess Program applications and provide funding recommendations to senior management • work with Invest Ontario, the Province's investment attraction agency, on joint initiatives, such as Sites Ontario marketing, site intake and evaluation, and municipal engagement • work across the Ministry and collaborate with other ministries, utility partners and/or municipalities on projects and issues, which could include gathering information and developing solutions to land use and site-related challenges and addressing critical path risks impacting the availability of Ontario sites in securing strategic investments • support Ontario's relationships with international and domestic investors and decision-makers interested in establishing an operation in Ontario • lead and execute stakeholder outreach strategies to engage on industrial land opportunities and in support of Ontario's investment attraction efforts • in partnership with a wide range of Ministry partners, support the development of government policies impacting industrial land availability and planning as well as investment readiness across Ontario • develop and present in-depth reports and analysis for policy options, and issues analysis and recommendations to the Manager for senior management's decision-making purposes • prepare statements and briefing materials, including meeting and decision notes, support news releases and speeches, make presentations, and assist with executive briefings.
How do I qualify?
You must possess a valid Ontario class 'G' driver's licence in order to drive to meetings throughout the province, and visit candidate sites for industrial land development programs • You are able to travel across the province to lead/conduct consultations and attend meetings and conferences
Business Knowledge and Skills:
You understand Ontario's economy and priority sectors and their investment attraction strengths • You are familiar with Ontario's economic/business climate, government priorities, business development programs and economic development clients • You can lead and coordinate the design, development and delivery of program and related initiatives and strategies to advance Ontario's inventory of viable industrial and employment lands and support Ontario's strategic investment attraction efforts
Policy and Program Development Knowledge and Skills:
You have applied knowledge of economic development, investment attraction techniques and land development policy and programs in Ontario • You can lead the establishment, implementation, promotion and operation of investment attraction programs and initiatives, including industrial land development programs • You can understand and apply policy development and government decision-making processes to support the development of policies, options and strategies as well as manage issues in a swiftly evolving land use space
Technical Knowledge and Skills:
You have knowledge of land development, land use planning and associated regulatory approvals • You can interpret and understand policy, processes and legislation governing the land development process • You have knowledge of the development and approval process of large-scale industrial sites and buildings • You can apply marketing techniques, strategies and programs, including the ability to use graphic design software, social media tools, and web metric strategies, tools and tactics • You have experience using computers and standard software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and project management) to maintain information/program databases, conduct research and prepare correspondence, marketing materials, presentations and project/program plans/reports
Project Management and Research Knowledge and Skills:
You have knowledge of project management, and program analysis/evaluation techniques to undertake policy and program research studies, and assess the effectiveness of new/changed policies and programs • You have demonstrated research and analytical skills to research, compile, review, analyze and assess program application data • You have effective risk and issue management and problem-solving skills to conduct program assessments and policy analysis to identify and mitigate risks/issues, resolve problems and develop, implement and/or recommend issues management strategies
Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
You have advanced oral communication and presentation skills to provide program briefings and recommendations on program proposals and grants, and policy/program issues management solutions • You can prepare policy/program analyses and draft business proposals, program performance reports, briefing notes, presentations, and correspondence • You are a strong collaborator and able to create positive working experiences with team members and internal and external stakeholders • You have effective consultation, consensus-building, facilitation and negotiation skills to promote program and policy initiatives
Salary Range: $1,511.78 - $1,929.62 Per Week
1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months (with possibility of extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
1 Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
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.
Please apply online, only, by Thursday, July 27, 2023, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers, and entering Job ID 199640 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
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