The Ottawa Police Service is a progressive employer that believes in, promotes, and demonstrates the values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) as a priority, and that it welcomes recruits, officers, civilian members and volunteers from diverse faiths and backgrounds, which is provided for within policies and practices, and includes religious symbols.
The Ottawa Police Service is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. The OPS encourages applications from all qualified individuals
One (1) Permanent Position
With Possibility of additional temporary or permanent positions
Pay Group Nine (9) - under review. Annual salary $93,386 - $109,975.
Develop proactive equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives which support the OPS EDI Action Plan, OPSB strategic plan, and relevant legislation.
Work with internal stakeholders such as Human Resource and contribute advice to policy, procedure, and process reviews to identify systemic discrimination or other potential barriers.
Participate on committees that have human rights and EDI components including: BFOR, Accommodations, etc.
Assist in developing strategies, goals, and objectives for the EDI Office including succession planning, workload measurement, performance management, and links to the OPS Business Plan.
Work with program team members / leads / business owners and identified partners to ensure the development and implementation of various project deliverables.
Represent OPS on various local committees to develop internal and external stakeholder relationships and local networks/coalitions for continued learning, best practice sharing, and collaborative problem solving.
Foster collaborative leadership and identify partnership opportunities, issues, and risks. Provide subject matter expertise, advice, and recommendations to senior staff or internal committees in order to build capacity for EDI.
Develop new initiatives and emerging opportunities and partnerships that build equity, diversity and inclusion within policing that are in line with Business Plan, and current related legislation and trends.
Provide recommendations for change to existing processes and / or policies or the implementation of new ones.
Conduct EDI reviews, provide advice, and contribute to improving OPS policies, projects, programs and processes by using: human rights and anti-discrimination approaches, EDI lens, Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+), and other tools.
Develop and implement human rights and EDI education and awareness initiatives including new training and other learning opportunities.
Develop and interpret diversity statistical information and provide reports, analysis, and reports / presentations.
Prepare reports to reveal any barriers in OPS systems, policies, procedures and programs based on EDI reviews and other relevant data.
Identify and resolve problems and risks that may jeopardize the achievement of program goals.
Ensure objectives and measures are developed to evaluate and monitor program performance and initiatives.
Contribute to issues management strategies for incidents or situations involving stakeholders and the police service.
Ensure regular monitoring and reporting and prepare status reports, assessments, recommendations, and presentations.
Contribute to the design of engagement activities and events including dedicated web pages and stakeholder / public sessions, ensuring content is current, accurate, and promotes transparency, communications, and stakeholder engagement.
Build capacity for EDI in a decentralized model, by working with various areas across the organization, sharing best practices and presenting training and learning opportunities.
Identify outcome indicators and develop evaluation and performance measures for measuring the effectiveness of equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Keep abreast of current research, legislation, and best practices and procedures.
Promote, advise, and support curriculum development aimed at enhancing learning and critical thinking about cultural diversity and execute programs aimed at advancing diversity and inclusion.
Provide support, expertise, and advice to ensure delivery in-line with the guiding principles for projects that are led by other leads / business owners.
Education and Experience
Successful completion of a four (4) year university degree in a relevant field, preferably Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, etc..
Demonstrated continued professional education in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and / or GBA+.
Experience and formal training combined may substitute for stipulated education requirements.
Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the management, development and implementation of EDI policies, programs, processes, or other initiatives (e.g. work environment and / or service delivery) including:
Reviewing policies and procedures to identify and remedy discrimination or potential barriers in the workplace and service delivery.
Applying an EDI lens and related tools including use of Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) and making assessments and recommendations.
Interacting with diverse audiences and providing professional reports, recommendations, presentations, and training sessions.
Leading and contributing subject matter expertise to projects in a cross functional or committee environment that are directly related to equity and diversity/social sciences / human rights.
Identifying EDI outcome indicators and drafting evaluation measures for programs, training, or other initiatives supporting an organizations’ progressive EDI evolution.
Experience that demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Application and Selection Process
Your application must be received electronically through the applicant tracking system and must include:
- A cover letter and detailed resumé;
- Any required proof of certification for the position (see job description for requirements)
The successful completion of any phase of the application process does not guarantee proceeding to the next phase.
The majority of communications will be done via email. Please ensure that you are checking your junk and spam mail as well.
Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Accessible formats and communication support are available upon request. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
Additional information about our hiring process can be found on the web site www.ottawapolice.ca
Please direct any questions to the CivilianStaffing@ottawapolice.ca