Policy Specialist

administration & support legal & protective services
Posted On: Dec 6, 2018
Closing Date: Dec 18, 2018
Department:    CAO's Office
Division/Location:    Policy Integration & Communications
Position:    Policy Specialist
NOTE:   At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
    This is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours per week.  
This role provides support to the Policy Integration team related to corporate, policy, public engagement and advocacy initiatives through coordination, monitoring and research on various issues and topics.
Preferred Background:
The successful candidate will possess a degree in public administration or political science or a related field, with a minimum two years’ experience in public policy. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the working and programs of Regional, Provincial and Federal governments as well as possess excellent research, verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills. To succeed in this role, one must be highly analytical, organized, resourceful and adaptable. Strong project management skills, social media knowledge and political acuity is also required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Conduct research and analysis of various Regional, Provincial or Federal policy and advocacy issues and prepares relevant briefing material.
  • Monitors daily issues and announcements from various outlets including traditional media, social media, web.
  • Assist with the implementation of the Corporate Policy Review and Corporate Public Engagement Framework.
  • Provide support in the review and updating of corporate policies, including policy analysis and development.
  • Respond to research requests as needed.
  • Review research and summarizes relevant information.
  • Assist with the development of briefing and resource material as required.
  • Review and synthesizes relevant information by conducting on-line research and reviewing and summarizing reports.
  • Identify and monitor possible consultation and funding opportunities with other levels of government or government agencies.
  • Prepare monthly issue reports.
  • Review reports and prepare summaries.
  • Prepare letters and correspondence from the Regional Chair.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Posting Expires: December 18, 2018
Posting #: CAO-496-18
To apply please visit: Halton Job Postings
Halton Region contacts applicants via email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.
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