Corporate Policy Lead

Not Applicable

Our priority is the health and wellness of employees and the people of Ontario. As such, this position may involve working from home for part of the duration of this position. The WSIB model mixes working from home, office and field.

About the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

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At the WSIB, you’ll have the opportunity to:
• explore many career paths and follow your passion
• continuously learn and grow professionally
• be recognized for the great work you do
• participate in programs that support your health and wellbeing

You’ll also receive a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefit package and defined benefit pension plan.

Salary Grade: N07
From: $85,436.19 -$128,154.28.

Job Summary:

The WSIB’s Policy and Consultation Services Division is a key partner in the organization’s strategic transformation initiatives, and the Corporate Policy Branch in the division supports governance and consistency across the WSIB with respect to the creation and maintenance of corporate policies.
To help achieve our vision and mandate, we are looking for a Corporate Policy Lead, reporting to the Assistant Director, who will conduct comprehensive research and analysis, develop/revise policies, lead corporate policy projects and cultivate collaborative working relationships with WSIB business areas and other partners and stakeholders.

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.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

1. Conduct policy research to formulate/recommend corporate policy responses/solutions which consider/reflect the WSIB’s strategic plan, corporate goals, initiatives and programs, industry trends/best practices, and the competing interests and views of various stakeholders. This may include:
• Reviewing statutes, regulations, directives;
• Conducting jurisdictional reviews
• Conducting literature reviews and critiques of pertinent research
• Accessing and/or requisitioning data from the WSIB’s information systems and/or responsible business areas and/or external sources
• Identifying and researching relevant/emerging corporate policy issues; and
• Consulting with other and operating areas and stakeholders/partners (internal and external) groups.

2. Contribute to the policy planning process/framework. This includes:
• Providing policy guidance and advice to WSIB management, staff, and internal partners regarding development and interpretation of corporate policies, including confidential/sensitive policy content that is under development and/or review by business area partners and/or provides direction to all WSIB employees (e.g. Human Resources, Risk, IT, Privacy, Finance, Audit);
• Assisting in the development of materials to inform policy planning and alignment of same to other strategic and business plans;
• Administering the policy cycle to ensure operational plans achieve strategic outcomes and evaluating the outcomes;
• Preparing progress reports, briefing material, responses and corporate policy-related communications using a wide variety of formats and media tailored to a diverse policy information audience;
• Supporting continuous improvement of a policy evaluation process;
• Providing technical expertise on design/development/maintenance of corporate policies, guidelines and procedure documents for all types of corporate policy instruments; and
• Ensuring policies are relevant, clear, comprehensive, communicated effectively, and can be applied with transparency and consistency.
3. Develop policy project plans and manage projects from beginning to end.
4. Facilitate, coordinate and collaborate with WSIB business areas to identify and address corporate policy implementation issues (i.e. impacts/risks relating to systems, work processes, human resources, privacy, security etc.) and assist the operating areas in ensuring appropriate implementation of policies.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

Education:
University degree preferably in Public Administration/Policy, Business, or Law

Experience:
• 3 years of experience in research and analysis, policy, planning or business (i.e. communications, strategy)
• Demonstrated independent judgment
• Proven analytical and problem-solving experience
• Project management experience
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Tact, judgment, political acuity
• Strong knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive)

We appreciate the interest of all candidates, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We respect and value the diversity of our people. We strive to create an environment where employees can be themselves and where our differences are celebrated.
The WSIB is committed to being accessible and inclusive, and following barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know when we contact you and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Disclosing conflicts of interest

As public servants, employees at the WSIB have a responsibility to act in an ethical way at all times to create a respectful workplace and maintain public trust. Job applicants are required to disclose any circumstance that could result in a real, potential or perceived conflict of interest. A conflict of interest is any situation where your private interests may impair or be perceived to impair the decisions you make in your official capacity. This may include: political activity, directorship, other outside employment and certain personal relationships (e.g. with current WSIB employees, customers and/or stakeholders). If you have any questions about conflict of interest obligations and/or how to make a disclosure, please contact the Talent Acquisition Centre at talentacquisitioncentre@wsib.on.ca.

Privacy information

We collect personal information from your resume, application, cover letter and references under the authority of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997. The Talent Acquisition Centre and WSIB hiring parties will used this information to assess/validate your qualifications, determine if you meet the requirements of vacant positions and/or gather information relevant for recruitment purposes. If you have questions or concerns regarding the collection and use of your personal information, please contact the WSIB’s Privacy Office at privacy_office@wsib.on.ca. The Privacy Office cannot provide information about the status of your application.
As a precondition of employment, the WSIB requires that prospective candidates undergo a criminal records name check any time before or after they are hired.
To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date on the WSIB career portal: https://www.wsib.ca/en/careers

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