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POLICY ADVISOR (2)
(1) Full-Time Position
(1) 6-Month Contract Position
POSTING NUMBER: 104027
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $79,926.00 - $89,917.00 PER ANNUM
MAXIMUM OF SALARY RANGE: $99,908.00 PER ANNUM
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Policy this policy professional will conduct research, undertake consultation, analysis and evaluation, interpret trends and opportunities, and make recommendations on policy options and compliance to support a comprehensive and integrated Corporate Policy framework and program. This role prepares reports, presentations, position papers, policy guides and templates and supports the coordination and tracking of policy matters going to Council and the Corporate Leadership Team to maintain a corporate policy repository
Conducts research and analysis, including benchmarking and best practices and prepares reports regarding policy and program recommendations, including financial, organizational operational and administrative implications.
Leads project studies to address the development, and delivery of policy and related initiatives (e.g., policy, procedures and guidelines).
Provides support in the development and introduction of change as well as reviewing, evaluating and recommending options on policies and processes.
Works with internal and external groups and other stakeholders to obtain and organize information (e.g., research, statistics, expert opinion) for review and analysis.
Identifies opportunities for change and makes recommendations based on need for policy updates, including implementation and compliance requirements.
Builds capacity for policy development across the organization through knowledge exchange and the development and implementation of learning and development tools and tactics.
Works closely with other policy leads across the organization to align methodologies and client initiatives, and to provide a consistent approach to broader policy analysis and development.
Leads and assists in facilitations and consultations with business units across the organization from a corporate policy perspective.
Provides specialized advice and guidance with respect to documentation requirements and formats.
Builds and strengthens positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, cross-functional departments, team and management to ensure a thorough understanding of operational needs.
3.COMMUNICATION AND REPORTING
Ensures policies and compliance measures are accurately and adequately documented to reduce and mitigate risks.
Ensures documentation (reports, correspondence, training materials, etc.) reflects research, best practices and leading edge models to achieve successful results.
Provide management with updates and status on issues or concerns relating to policies, practices and procedures as required to meet corporate service standards.
Prepare management reports, presentations and general ad hoc information as required accurately by established timelines.
Create and maintain documentation and ensure necessary sign-offs and approvals meet policies and confidentiality and to assist in maintaining a corporate policy repository
4. CORPORATE CONTRIBUTION
Conduct research and analysis using internal and external resources to gain insight of market trends, current programs, processes, policies and practices to support management and recommend ways to improve business processes, service solutions and best practices.
Maintain knowledge of collective agreements, City policies and practices, legislation, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Use of effective resource and expense management at all times to meet corporate policies and guidelines.
6.TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION
Work well within diverse groups in support of operational goals and objectives.
Demonstrate corporate values at all times.
Participate as a member of cross-functional team.
Provide support/backup as necessary.
Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business Administration or equivalent in related field
3-5 years experience (in related field) preferably in both public and/or unionized environment. Municipal experience is an asset.
Practical Knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments and applicable Legislations is an asset
Knowledge and understanding of the policy /legislative process, government decision making, policy development and research tools
Ability to effectively apply project management methodologies in order to effectively manage priorities and meet timelines and deliverables
Demonstrated ability to conduct research and formulate strategies and policies that are practical and have impact
Oral and written communication and presentation skills to prepare and present complex research analyses, detailed policy frameworks, materials for presentations and briefings, customizing communication to the needs of the audience
Highly developed analytical skills with ability to manage the implementation of solutions in response to organizational issues and policy needs.
Strong Customer Service and People Management skills; Interface with internal and external customers to meet corporate service standards
Strong Organizational skills; Detail oriented, well organized and able to prioritize multiple complex tasks and activities meeting conflicting priorities and timelines
Computer and data management skills, able to use MS Office proficiently
Travel within City of Brampton, occasional travel outside for research purposes
**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
Job status: Permanent
Job Type: Management and Administration
Applications must be received by: March 10, 2021
Alternate formats will be provided upon request.
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above quoting reference # 104027 by March 10,2021 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
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The City is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact TalentAcquisition@brampton.ca or 905.874-2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially