Transportation Policy & Projects Specialist
York Region
Newmarket, ON
Are you a strategic and innovative project management professional? Are you an analytical thinker, able to quickly analyze data and transform it to valuable information? Do you have change management experience, with the ability to develop, implement, and deliver innovative process improvements to leaders and employees?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then you would be perfect for our team!

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

You would be responsible for providing support to strategic, planning, development, evaluation and implementation and for coordination across the Department; monitoring developments, opportunities and trends that may impact the department operations/planning or policies; undertaking research and analysis to assess impacts of initiatives and the development of strategies and policies; providing project support to the Manager, and across the department; leading and executing program strategies to support Department projects associated with corporate and strategic planning; developing stakeholder relationships that foster collaboration and innovation; and preparing reports and presentations.

  • Provides support and analysis on department strategic planning and performance measurements to senior and branch management.
  • 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 program initiatives ensuring strong linkages with other internal and external stakeholders and implementation strategies for initiatives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In collaboration with Human Resource Services and corporate leadership initiatives, coordinates the department’s leadership training programs that result in improved individual and department capacity and capabilities.
  • Provides ongoing support for the program to promote participation and continuous improvement and development.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 knowledge of research and evaluation methods, including experience interpreting and reporting statistical data, and writing detailed reports and proposals.
  • Demonstrated project management, change management and process improvement knowledge and experience to lead and coordinate multiple project teams with various stakeholders.
  • Experience conducting extensive literature reviews, including the ability to summarize complex data into understandable, user-friendly, relevant explanations for a varied audience.
HOW TO APPLY

Please apply online by November 19, 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.