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Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is offering a great opportunity for individuals with project management expertise to work on government initiatives and build strong stakeholder relations.

The Branch

The Facilities and Capital Planning Branch supports the strategic utilization of the Ministry’s facilities and capital infrastructure by providing a one-window point of contact between its program areas and external partners to manage one of the largest and most complex accommodation portfolios in the Ontario Public Service (OPS), including Correctional Institutions, Probation and Parole Offices, Forensic Sciences and Coroners facilities, corporate offices, training colleges, Ontario Public Police (OPP) Detachments, Forensic Identification Units and Communication Centres. The branch provides short and long-term financial and strategic planning and controllership through: the development and submission of the Ministry’s annual Infrastructure Plan and Strategic Accommodation Plan; service/contract management in the areas of property management services and facility leasehold improvements projects; and effective implementation accommodation standards, policies and procedures.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

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

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which include adoptive parents
• 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

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada’s Top 100 Employers
• Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
• Greater Toronto’s Top Employers
• Canada’s Greenest Employers
• Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

As Project Coordinator, you will provide project management expertise and overall strategic direction in the design development and implementation of new projects using the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) public/private partnership model in order to achieve government’s public safety agenda.

Alternate Finance and Procurement (AFP) is an approach to the financing, design, construction and operation of major new facilities in the province. It involves the development and management of long-term public/private partnerships and funding arrangements.

What can I expect to do in this role?
• Lead the development, support and implementation of project deliverables, enhancement of project management capacity
• Oversee research activities on correctional systems/institutions and operational planning needs in order to meet long-term operations management
• Act as liaison with ministry senior management, and primary ministry contact with Infrastructure Ontario (IO)
• Provide strategic advice to senior management on complex, confidential and politically sensitive issues
• Lead, develop and direct the creation and implementation of comprehensive communication strategies related to the judicial system

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?
Project Management Leadership
You can:
• provide project planning and leadership on concurrent initiatives
• develop and manage processes for the identification of ministry priorities, issues, and concerns throughout all phases of projects
Stakeholder and Relationship Management Skills
You have:
• consultation, negotiation and customer service skills to deal with team members, senior management, public safety stakeholders and other stakeholders (Ministry of Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario)
• ability to diffuse situations and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse group of partnerships and clients
Communication and Presentation Skills
You can:
• review and prepare reports, analyses, briefings, issue papers, work plans, and submissions to senior management
• present and explain convincing, viable plans, recommendations, issues briefings
Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
• You demonstrate knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis to critically review and analyze complex material including statistical data
Analytical and Research Skills
You can:
• review and analyze complex data and statistics
• create new ideas to resolve problems or shift priorities in response to public/political interests
• provide issue management advice and interpretation in situations which may be very sensitive or unique

Salary Range: $71,955 – $106,033 per year

Additional Information:

  • 2 Permanent, 25 Grosvenor St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check

Note:

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
  • You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).
  • A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, January 28, 2020, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 143710 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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