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Research Officer

Closes on Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Legislative Assembly
Toronto, Ontario

Organization: Legislative Assembly
Division: Legislative Library and Research Services
City: Toronto
Job Term: 1 Temporary
Job Code: LA/032 – LA/032
Salary: $86,906.00 – $122,492.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 147898

What can I expect to do in this role?
Keeping Ontario’s Legislative Assembly running smoothly takes many talented people, doing many different jobs—from camera operators and committee clerks, to purchasing officers and researchers. The Office of the Assembly is dedicated to serving Ontario’s Parliament.

Together, we provide non-partisan administrative and procedural services to all MPPs, as well as operational support for the daily activities of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Our success is determined by the strength and diversity of our staff and by supporting our core values: integrity, inclusiveness, collaboration and excellence.

Research Officer (One Year Contract)

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, located in Toronto, seeks a Research Officer with a background in public/government finance; additional expertise in energy policy is preferred. You will join the Legislative Library and Research Services Branch and its multi-disciplinary team of public policy analysts and information professionals. The team provides confidential, non-partisan information, research, and analysis to MPPs from all parties, legislative committees, and senior staff of the Assembly.

What You’ll Do
You’ll act with integrity to:
• Provide subject specialist research support, primarily in the area of public/government finance, and generalist support in a broad range of other public policy areas to our clients, particularly energy policy.
• Research and analyze complex public policy issues thoroughly and quickly, prepare concise, well-written reports, and deliver oral briefings on a broad range of topics in a deadline-driven environment
• Demonstrate sound judgement, tact, discretion, and sensitivity to the political environment, often under situations of considerable pressure

You’ll support our collaboration as you:
• Are a highly motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently or in a team with other subject specialist researchers and librarians, and the flexibility and other skills needed to serve a client group with frequently changing priorities and deadlines

How do I qualify?

You demonstrate excellence through your:
• Completion of a master’s degree in public administration or policy, political science, business, economics, or a related field
• Expert knowledge of issues related to public finance such as the budgetary and estimates processes and other aspects of the fiscal cycle, ability to analyze the public accounts and the financial statements of government agencies, and familiarity with related issues such as public-private partnerships and debt and deficit management
• Minimum two years of relevant research and policy analysis experience including the use of qualitative and quantitative analytical approaches plus data visualization skills reflected in the effective use of graphs, charts, and spreadsheets
• Superior research and analytical abilities combined with excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experience reading and interpreting public Acts
• Knowledge of Ontario and Canadian politics and legislative and governmental structures and processes
• Proficiency in French (would be an asset)

If you join our team, you can expect:
• A dynamic work environment
• To work with a team of dedicated professionals

File No.: LA-2020-13
Closing Date: February 11, 2020

If you share our values and are interested in this position, please visit us at and select Careers for more details.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario embraces diversity and as an equal opportunity employer is committed to creating an inclusive workplace while establishing a diversified qualified workforce. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your contact information to for follow-up.

While we appreciate your interest in obtaining employment with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information:

Address: •1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 99 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group: Excluded
Category: Policy and Analysis

How to apply:
1.You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
2.Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tipsand 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 forthis job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
4.Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
5.OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

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