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Apply By: Thursday, November 18, 2021 11:59 pm EST


Ministry of Transportation


Policy and Planning


St Catharines, Toronto

Job Term:

1 Permanent

Job Code:

12108 – Community Planner 5


$1,500.88 – $1,953.28 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 170883

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Are you a scientific, policy professional with an interest in environmentally sustainable transportation? Do you want to shape the future of transportation environmental assessment and natural protection policy?

Then consider this exciting opportunity where you will lead and coordinate initiatives related to environmental assessment and protection with a focus on assessing and mitigating noise, air quality and climate change impacts of transportation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Identify emerging opportunities to improve the sustainability of the provincial transportation system
• Lead, plan and participate in transportation research, policy, planning studies and projects related to environmental assessment and natural protection with a focus on noise, air quality and climate change.
• Develop, recommend and implement transportation related environmental policies
• Review, prepare and present policy and technical reports to address strategic transportation issues associated with a focus on noise, air quality and climate change
• Plan and participate on transportation studies and projects that affect the province
• Provide advice and establish partnerships with stakeholders to work on transportation-related environmental policy initiatives
• Review, prepare and present technical reports documents and evidence based recommendations to senior decision makers

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Expertise

• you have knowledge of environmental management theories, practices, and land-use planning policy to provide advice on matters with specific focus on transportation related air quality, climate change and noise assessment and mitigation.
• you have knowledge of environmental theories and practices related to noise, climate change and air quality to identify emerging issues and provide advice related to transportation.
• you have knowledge noise assessment methodology and noise control measures along linear facilities..
• you have knowledge of transportation design processes, construction, maintenance and operations practices to lead and coordinate environmental studies and projects
• you have project management knowledge and skills to lead concurrent project, studies and project teams
• you have knowledge of environmental assessment and protection legislation to identify issues with a specific focus on air quality, climate change and noise mitigation

Consultation and Advisory Skills

• you have knowledge of ministry and government policy development and planning processes, business plans and strategic directions to review, evaluate and provide advice on environmental policy issues
• you can consult, negotiate and build effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

Communication Skills

• you can prepare and present briefings, reports and analysis on policy issues for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
• you can use computer software applications, including air and noise modelling software, to prepare and present reports and statistical analysis

Research and Analytical Skills

• you have knowledge of data collection and can plan research methodology and strategy for complex policy research projects

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive

Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to:COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

Additional Information

Address: 1 Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region or 159 Sir William Hearst Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region or 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, West Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Schedule: 3-A

Category: Policy and Analysis

Posted on: Wednesday, November 3, 2021


  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

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.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 18, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the 
Ontario Human Rights Code .

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