Section Manager, Transit Revenue

City of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position: Section Manager, Transit Revenue

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52715515-01

Competition posting date: 2019.11.13

Competition closing date: 2019.11.27

Finance Services Department, Corporate Finance Service, Financial Services Branch
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 35 hours/week
Affiliation: MPE
Salary: (2019 rates of pay)
Minimum $84,020.30
Standard Maximum $98,846.02
Advanced Maximum $106,260.70
Location: Transit Service, 1500 St.Laurent

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Accounting/Finance

Job Summary

Responsible for the overall direction of all functions to support the billing, settlement, reconciling, recording,
and reporting of Transit revenues while ensuring compliance with City and Transit policies and is accountable
for the planning and operation of OC Transpo Cash Office.

Education & Experience

Four year undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Commerce or other related fields.

Minimum four years of progressively responsible management experience including two years supervisory
experience and advanced excel skills are required.

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Professional accounting designation (C.P.A., C.A., C.G.A., C.M.A.) will be considered preferable, but not

English oral, reading, writing required


  • GAAP and public sector financial management practices
  • Contract preparation, administration and management
  • Strategic management concepts and best practices
  • Purchasing
  • Performance measurement and management techniques
  • Project management practices, principles and techniques
  • Business process reengineering and process improvement techniques
  • The City of Ottawa and its policies and procedures
  • Legislation, policies, regulations and guidelines relevant to the operational area
  • Development and implementation of long range and short term strategies for Financial Services
  • Trends and developments in the financial environment
  • Management principles, planning, budgeting and supervision techniques and practices
  • Economic and statistical analysis and research techniques
  • Policy and program analysis, development, implementation and evaluation techniques
  • Performance measurement and management practices
  • Financial and other related business practices
  • Contract document preparation, the tendering process and supervision of field services
  • Working knowledge of corporate human resource policies, practices and collective agreements related
to managing in a unionized environment, including hiring, dismissal, performance management and
the grievance procedure

  • Computer applications, including MS Office
  • Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or
actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be
taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City
policies and procedures.

Competencies & Skills

Strategic Leadership

  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of, and experience in local, provincial and national
  • government, as well as business processes and decision-making, political sensitivity and
accountability principles related to governments
  • Translates the organization's vision, mission and goals into clear and effective strategic and
operational policies, plans, programs and services
  • Identifies and communicates a clear, motivating, and challenging vision and direction for the
  • Monitors and remains informed of current and future internal and external trends to identify long term
impacts and opportunities, mobilizes and coordinates resources and delivers client centric results
  • Manages effectively in a complex, unionized work environment
  • Foresees and solves problems where there is little or no precedent to guide the search for solutions
Demonstrates Business Sense

  • Creates and communicates a clear strategic plan that integrates client needs, the financial situation,
the regulatory environment and other factors

  • Analyzes complex policy issues and makes complicated branch/division-wide business decisions and
ensures linkages to the short and long term direction/sustainability of the organization with a broad
understanding of corporate inputs and impacts

  • Utilizes sound financial and business planning in the input, development and implementation of all
budgets, plans, services and processes

  • Assesses and effectively manages financial, reputational and operational risks; takes calculated risks
and seeks new solutions through questioning and challenging the status quo

Builds Collaborative Relationships

  • Develops and maintains a network of effective strategic relationships with clients, internal peers and
colleagues in municipalities, provincial and federal governments to gain support in order to achieve
business goals

  • Communicates effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, at various levels on complex,
sensitive matters with an ability to bring conflicting points of view to consensus

  • Fosters trust, cooperation and mutual agreement
  • Promotes and works to eliminate cross-department or branch/work unit/individual barriers and to
facilitate collaboration

  • Develops collaborative relationships for the delivery of programs and services to meet term of council
priorities and legislative agenda

  • Effectively defines parameters of relationships and manages expectations
Fosters Innovation And Change

  • Plans effectively for and manages change by shifting priorities and adapting to changes to meet
organizational and program requirements

  • Communicates change in a manner that invites support; keeps staff and/or clients informed of
progress of proposed changes

  • Stays abreast of government, business, industry, and market information that may reveal opportunities
for new products and progressive innovative approaches to service delivery

  • Increases the productive capacity of the group by initiating new ideas, encouraging conceptual
thinking/thinking 'outside the box', and initiating innovative processes and systems

Engages Employees

  • Leads by example, promotes a safe work environment with a culture of trust, mutual respect and

  • Consistently treats people with fairness and respect, is tactful and empathetic and follows through on

  • Values and solicits ideas and opinions of staff and others; involves staff in decision-making, allowing
them to take ownership of decisions and actions

  • Expands individual staff responsibility with assignments that increase discretionary range and scope;
allows others to exercise their freedom and act within their area of expertise

  • Develops people through regular coaching, career planning and proactive performance management
  • Fosters an environment where successes are celebrated
  • Creates a culture that fosters equity and inclusion
  • Spends time with employees to develop mutual trust within and outside the Branch
Deliver Results

  • Achieves goals by providing clear direction, setting realistic deadlines, effectively managing work, and
allocating resources in an efficient manner, and accepts accountability

  • Provides input to departmental plans, and creates branch/division work plans with measurable goals
and objectives that are cascaded to direct reports and their work units

  • Demonstrates and encourages a results-focused culture; holds themselves and others accountable for
their actions

  • Empowers staff and effectively delegates accountability for results in alignment with authority/job levels
  • Monitors progress / results against plan
Client-Centric Focus

  • Drive and promote an outward-facing client centric culture, ensuring that programs and services
employ a variety of client centric approaches for optimal service accessibility

  • Demonstrates skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy;
identifying developing and implementing new service delivery models in accordance with client needs
and performance measures

  • Empowers and holds others accountable for ensuring that client service standards are defined,
understood and met/exceeded

  • Communicates with, and actively collects and uses input from clients on an ongoing basis through a
variety of mechanisms (surveys, personal contact, etc.), to more effectively anticipate and meet their
needs and demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and inclusiveness

  • Draws upon the expertise and experience of other areas to ensure the most efficient and effective
means for identifying and solving client issues

  • Weaves the principles of equity and inclusion into policy, program implementation and service delivery
  • Reinforces how to contribute to the whole program and organization
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reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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