Policy & Project Development Specialist

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Transportation Services Department
Branch: Commissioner’s Office
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: Approx. 24 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: September 10, 2020
Date Closing: September 23, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1

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Position Title

Policy & Project Development Specialist


$47.11 to $51.19 per hour

Scheduled Hours

35 Weekly Hours

Scheduled Shifts


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Head, Departmental Policy and Liaison is responsible for providing policy and program support, review, research, analysis and coordination across the Department; monitoring developments, opportunities and trends in legislation that may impact the department operations/planning or policy; provides policy and project support to the Head and department management and staff; leading and executing program strategies to support Department projects associated with corporate and strategic planning; developing stakeholder relationships that foster collaboration and innovation; and developing written and electronic information materials, briefing notes and presentations.

Major Responsibilities

•Provides support and strategic analysis on corporate and strategic planning and performance measurements to the Commissioner, Department management and staff.
•Leads and coordinates various projects and cross-functional project teams; consults with internal management and external stakeholders, and provides advice and recommendations to support project goals and objectives.
•Develops and implements detailed work plans for projects and policy/program initiatives ensuring strong linkages with other internal and external stakeholders.
•Review, communicate and ensure implementation of administrative corporate policies, including realignment or creation of department-wide administrative policies and practices.
•Plans and conducts qualitative and quantitative research and analysis as well as policy and project deliverables and evaluation, providing support to the development and assessment of options.
•Gathers, synthesizes, analyzes and reviews complex data from multiple sources.
•Prepares and drafts specialized briefings, briefing notes, council reports and presentations on relevant policies, processes, programs and special projects for senior management and staff.
•Assists with writing, editing and evaluating department communication materials.
•Coordinates and tracks timelines and requirements for performance reporting activities as assigned.
•Provides proactive coordination of external funding opportunities including performing external funding research, strategic coordination and monitoring.
•Participates in focus groups, workshops, etc., and facilitates discussions on Department initiatives as directed.
•Coordinates input, strategies, communications, and information from local municipalities and other stakeholders, as necessary.
•Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Department objectives.


•Successful completion of a University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Planning or Transportation related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum three (3) years’ demonstrated experience in policy, planning and project management advisory experience leading multi-stakeholder projects and programs in a public sector environment.
•Demonstrated project management knowledge and experience to lead and coordinate multiple project teams including internal and external stakeholders.
•Experience conducting extensive literature reviews, including the ability to summarize complex data into understandable, user-friendly, relevant explanations for a varied audience.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.

How to Apply

Please apply online by September 21, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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