Northern Development Advisor

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines are looking for a Northern Development Advisor! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

How would you like to contribute your highly developed advisory and program development skills and contribute to the successful delivery of economic development across Northern Ontario in the Dryden area!

Employer Name: Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Location/Address: 479 Government Rd, Dryden ON, North Region
Application Deadline: August 11th, 2020
Hours of Work: 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months
Job Type: Various Hours
Wages: $1,452.79 - $1,854.32 Per Week as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • As a member of an integrated area economic development team, you will:
  • Provide economic advisory and consultative services to economic and social organizations, First Nations, municipalities, and businesses
  • Participate in the development, coordination and delivery of programs and initiatives in the north
  • Promote economic development programs and services utilizing a variety of marketing methods, including presentations and in-person meetings
  • Prepare briefing materials, reports and responses to inquiries from associations, stakeholders, the public and internal staff
  • Establish linkages and maintain on-going relationships with stakeholders and other partners
  • Manage economic development projects and undertake research and analysis
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

• Valid drivers license and willingness to travel to remote areas that may be inaccessible by other means of transportation

Specialized Knowledge/Experience:
• Understanding of economic theory and principles in order to understand the needs of northern Ontario and the applications/impacts to economic and/or sector development
• Understanding of provincial and federal programs dealing with economic and community development as well as public sector organization, structure and processes

Communication, Interpersonal and People Skills:
• Proven communication, facilitation, interpersonal, and customer service skills to work with individuals, businesses, First Nations, municipalities, groups and organizations

Project Management Skills:
• Demonstrated leadership and project management skills in leading task teams, coordinating projects, conducting financial analysis and managing issues
• Working knowledge of business development/planning, reviewing, and evaluating project applications

General Skills:
• Demonstrated research and data analysis skills
• Ability to work independently and participate on multi-disciplinary teams
• Proficiency with computers and software including word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and internet

How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:
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We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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