Program Analyst

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Join Our Team as a Program Analyst

Are you passionate about policy and program development for operations, water resources or emergency management? The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Regional Operations Division is seeking a Program Analyst to shape and enhance policies and develop technical and program solutions for the flood and drought surveillance programs. If you have expertise in program development, strong communication skills, and a knack for data analysis, we invite you to be part of our dynamic team.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

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?

In this role, you will:
• assist in the administration, development, integration and improvement of new and emerging policies, programs, reviews, standards and guidance
• review and synthesize accepted scientific, economic and policy standards and literature to identify areas for potential program changes and promote continuous improvement
• provide support for operational data and information management, collection, analysis, modelling, forecasting and risk assessment to ensure emergency management and program capabilities are maintained
• participate in conferences, meetings, workshops, etc., including developing and delivering training and communication products to promote program awareness and procedures
• participate in multi-disciplinary ministerial, inter-ministerial, inter-agency, national and international task teams, committees and working groups

How do I qualify?

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You possess liaison, facilitation, networking and communication skills to promote program integration, foster partnerships, share information and resolve shared concerns with other ministries, stakeholders, agencies and conservation authorities.
• You have interpersonal and communication skills to provide advice and work in and effectively contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.
• You can proficiently prepare a range of materials including condition reports, briefing materials, presentations, procedures, guidelines and training documents.

Analytical skills:

• You have analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills to analyze and assess complex and diverse issues, review client submissions for accuracy, completeness and conformity with legislation, policy, procedures and guidelines and to consult with clients.
• You have organization and research skills to identify relevant data, determine trends and analyze with attention to detail, to ensure information is credible, accurate and valid.

Program expertise:

• You have program development and implementation experience, including knowledge of administrative practices, project and financial management and ensuring effective program delivery, monitoring and improvement.
• You have the ability to interpret legislation policies and guidelines in order to provide policy and program advice.

Information management:

• You have the ability to use technological, social, economic, environmental and political trends and environmental scanning techniques to analyze the effectiveness of existing strategies, agreements, programs, and guidelines to provide recommendations for change.
• You can use data/information analysis and management tools, research methodologies, interpretation techniques and software such as spreadsheets, time-series databases, and geographic information systems to support policy, program and strategic development.

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