Senior Policy Analyst – Acoustics, Air Quality and Climate Change
Are you a scientific, policy professional with an interest in environmentally sustainable transportation? Consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Transportation, where you will lead and coordinate initiatives related to environmental assessment and protection with a focus on air quality, climate change and highway noise mitigation.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this position, 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 protection • develop, recommend and implement transportation related environmental policies • review, prepare and present policy and technical reports to address strategic transportation issues associated with air quality, climate change and highway noise mitigation • 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 • prepare and present 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 air quality, climate change and noise mitigation along highways • you have knowledge of theories and practices related to noise and air quality assessment, mitigation and human health standards to identify emerging issues and provide advice • you have knowledge of air quality and noise assessment methodology, transportation air pollutant dispersion models and noise control models • 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
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
Salary Range: $73,533.85 - $95,682.60 per year
1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Please apply online, only, by Friday, November 24, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 112938 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.