Senior Policy Advisor

  • Ministry of Health
  • Feb 10, 2021
Full time Policy Advisor

Job Description

Senior Policy Advisor

The Job

Do you have the skills and experience needed to lead the development of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH) capital projects and programs? If so, consider this exciting opportunity to identify and respond to a range of policy, program and impact issues with the Long-Term Care Capital Development Division.

The Ministry

The Ministry is working to create a 21st century long-term care (LTC) system that is resident-centred and builds capacity and access for residents and caregivers to ensure people get the care they need, when they need it.

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Why work for the Ontario Public Service

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

We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits < >
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this job, you will:

  • Develop policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for the planning and implementation of capital projects
  • Undertake all aspects of policy and program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Prepare Ministry policy proposals and Cabinet submissions
  • Provide authoritative advice on the interpretation of Ministry capital policy and standards to the Branch and supports the communication of policy, standards and best practices
  • Lead the development of Long-Term Care Homes programs and the capital components of Ministry strategic and operational programs
  • Provide consultation to stakeholders of capital programs on content input
  • Provide input into strategic planning and results based planning to develop an overall plan for Ministry policy and program priorities
  • Represent the Ministry and Ontario at inter-provincial and federal-provincial forums, mandated to discuss health care and related issues
  • Liaise and negotiate with stakeholders to discuss issues impacting the objectives of the ministry policies
  • Lead the development of responses to government requests for information from Minister, Deputy Minister or senior officials related to policy matters of the ministry

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Policy Expertise

  • You have experience providing leadership in policy development, delivery and implementation.
  • You can develop standards, performance indicators, benchmarking, monitoring and evaluation strategies to evaluate performance.

Project Management

  • You can lead projects from initial concept through completion within specific timelines.
  • You can provide project leadership to support the direction of the Ministry.

Research, Evaluation and Analytical Skills

  • You can lead the development of innovative capital programs, implementation plans and standards/guidelines.
  • You demonstrate sound judgment, sensitivity and a high degree of political acuity.
  • You can assess the effectiveness of policies/programs against Ministry initiatives and goals.
  • You can interpret and apply policy, procedures and legislation.

Relationship Management and Facilitation Skills

  • You have expertise in creating and managing complex stakeholder relationships.
  • You can work collaboratively to resolve issues, negotiate changes and shifts in priorities.
  • You can lead consultations with stakeholders ensuring a shared understanding.

Communication Skills

  • You can respond to issues, provide recommendations and prepare reports using standard computer software.
  • You can create, lead and present briefings on complex issues analysis to senior management.

Salary Range: $73,402 - $108,164 Per Year

Additional information:

  • 3 Permanent, 1075 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Permanent, 400 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1075 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region


  • 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.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 159681, by Friday, February 26, 2021. 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 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.

Job Category

Policy Advisor


Toronto, ON