Program Manager, Policy & Research

York Region - Newmarket, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position Purpose
Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Policy & Regulatory Compliance is responsible for leading and developing coherent and coordinated policy and research programs that support Departmental and Corporate goals to support water, wastewater, waste management, forestry and energy service delivery; oversees policy development initiatives; liaising with provincial ministries, local municipalities, industry associations, scientific and/or engineering experts and academia to promote the Department’s policy and research goals and objectives and obtains feedback to improve partnership relations.
  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Engineering, Planning, Public Administration, Computer Science, Political Science or related program or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in leading municipal or provincial public policy development section with responsibilities in leading complex policy and/or research project initiatives and program/policy development and demonstrated minimum of one (1) year of direct supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience and skills in project management and development of Key Performance Indicators.
  • Experience and understanding of policy and research development in terms of practices, information, data, business processes, information systems and organization within a public works environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of planning, business objective setting, levels of service targets, project management, performance monitoring, etc. in a municipal and/or provincial context.
  • Leadership competencies including operating strategically, leveraging diversity and differences, customer focused, ensuring accountability, managing complex problems, financial management, employing interactive and effective communication, fostering collaborative relationships, cultivating engagement to drive vision and purpose, managing and developing talent, establishing and maintaining trust, displaying self-awareness, and demonstrating resiliency.
How to Apply
Please apply online by March 9, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.
$100,633 to $114,288 annually. This is a Non-Union position.