Government of PEI

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Available Positions
Full-Time, Classified Position

Agriculture and Land

Closing Date
2022-11-03 17:00:00
$32.81-$ 41.01 per hour (Level 18)

Bi-weekly Hours:    75  hours bi-weekly  (evenings and weekends as required)    

(Commencing Immediately)

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$75,000–$95,000 a year

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The PEI Department of Agriculture and Land aims to encourage the development of an innovative, diverse and inclusive workforce which enables the organization to realize its goals. Reporting to the Manager of Policy, Evaluation and Legislative Development in the Strategic Policy and Evaluation Division. The purpose of this position is to champion, lead, plan, and develop strategic policy for the Department. The position is relied on for decision-making that could significantly impact the success of the Department’s and Government’s public policies. The incumbent will independently design and implement policy research projects, integrating applied research methods and best practices, to ensure that policies are based on credible and defined evidence. The Policy Coordinator provides advice, assistance, and research support regarding international, national, regional and provincial policy matters, particularly but not exclusively, related to agriculture and land. More information about the Division can be found here:
– Developing and implementing project plans for applied research policy projects;
– Researching and writing policy documents, including, but not limited to, strategic plans, mandates, and official policy statements;
– Researching and writing policy reports, including, but not limited to, jurisdictional research reports, policy analysis reports, and policy research briefs;
– Researching, writing, and communicating policy interpretations (e.g., for program administrators, senior management, etc.);
– Designing and implementing applied research methodologies and methods, including, but not limited to interviews, surveys, and focus groups;
– Analyzing data and writing reports to communicate findings and recommendations;
– Leading teams of applied researchers to implement policy research projects;
– Designing, leading, and implementing consultation exercises with industry and the general public;
– Identifying, collecting, and understanding the department’s strategic priorities so that this information can be brought forward to FPT, PT and other forums;
– Developing frameworks, guidelines, and other policy documents to ensure the effective implementation of agreements (including, but not limited to, contracts, program guidelines, internal implementation reports, etc.);
– Providing strategic advice and recommendations to the Manager, Director, Senior Management and the Deputy Minister;
– Developing and presenting evidence-based briefing material to senior decision-makers, including the Minister, Deputy Minister, and the Senior Management Team;
– Writing and reviewing TB and EC Memos as needed
– Other duties as required;

Minimum Qualifications:
– Must have a Masters degree in a related field (for example but not limited to: public policy, public administration, social work, business, or economics) with experience in policy development or evaluation OR a Bachelors degree in a related field with extensive experience in policy development or evaluation;
– Considerable experience with project management.
– Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.
– Excellent interpersonal skills.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills.
– Individuals must be able to;
– undertake high quality research on complex issues using evidence from peer-reviewed literature &primary data;
– work comfortably in a complex and changing environment;
– demonstrate their ability to write official documents such as Treasury Board and Executive Council memorandum.
– Must possess a valid driver’s license
– Bilingualism is considered an asset
– University coursework completed in public policy and/or public administration considered an asset
– Project management, program evaluation and change management designations or training considered assets

Preference will be given to UPSE Civil employees as per the UPSE Civil Collective Agreement.

Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. The successful candidate will be the only individual receiving written notification of competition results. The “Notification of Successful Candidates” list posted on the Employment Opportunity board will serve to inform all other applicants of competition results.

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