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Senior Policy Analyst

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Strategies and Partnerships Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: Approx. 11 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: August 27, 2019
Date Closing: September 09, 2019
Number Of Positions: 1


$54.07 to $58.78 per hour. This is a Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0830 – 1630

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Program Manager, Social Policy, is responsible for providing policy support and strategic advice to the Department; interpreting federal and provincial legislation and regulations, monitoring and assessing impact on Regional policies and practices, including planning initiatives and providing advice on performance measurement; researching, developing and analyzing innovative and strategic policies and programs to respond to human services, agencies and community needs; preparing environmental scans; and developing cross-functional linkages to ensure that policies and programs align with Department, Provincial and Federal goals; preparing briefing notes and committee reports.

Major Responsibilities

•Develops and implements work plans for program policy and strategies, ensuring strong linkages with other Branches and stakeholders.
•Develops program policies and implementation strategies for initiatives.
•Develops and executes program evaluations, managing both internal and external resources.
•Researches, analyzes and evaluates social, economic, legislation and policies in a local and provincial context and evaluates applicability to the Department, clients and community agencies and identifying best practices for inclusion in Regional program proposals.
•Gathers and analyzes information and data on program and services related issues; prepares presentations, impact and options analysis, environmental scans, and statistical reports; monitors and reviews data to identify trends and develop community and Branch strategies.
•Prepares updates, reports and develops statements, program proposals and interpretation, background materials, briefing notes and presentations required by Management and Senior Management on related policies, processes, programs and special projects.
•Develops strategic linkages with provincial governments, sector organizations, community agencies, the private sector and local/regional municipalities to share information and develop effective program policies and partnerships.
•Represents the Branch and Department on external task forces and committees with community agencies, federal, provincial, municipal/regional governments and other stakeholders, as directed.
•Develops and implements and monitors corporate reporting mechanism and compliance monitoring framework for related programs.
•Works with Department management and Regional staff to support the meeting of compliance requirements.


•Successful completion of a University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Planning or Social Sciences 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.
•Knowledge of the Department’s program delivery operations, programs and services, the community served and client social issues.
•Knowledge of provincial legislative, regulatory and policy framework and ability to interpret and translate into policy and policy options for the Department.
•Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary social research and evaluation methods, including experience interpreting and reporting statistical, demographic and socio-economic data, and writing detailed reports and proposals.

How to Apply

Please apply online by September 9, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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