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Senior Economic Advisor

Senior Economic Advisor

Ministry of Transportation Ontario Closing: 06/10/2021
438 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Public Service!

Consider this exciting role in the System Optimization Policy Branch, Economics and Methodologies Office, where you will support transportation policy and decision-making with economics and performance measurement expertise as well as project leadership on issues impacting the Ministry of Transportation.


What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Conduct and provide advice on research projects for a broad range of transportation economics policy research and planning initiatives
  • Provide data management and analysis expertise
  • Provide project leadership and mentor junior team members on corporate files such as key performance indicators, program-level performance measurement, and project evaluation
  • Provide advice, expertise and technical support to senior management and colleagues
  • Develop and foster working relationships and partnerships with stakeholders
  • Evaluate and present intelligence on corporate strategic products and issues


Location: Toronto


How do I qualify?

Economic and Research Knowledge and Skills

  • You have advanced knowledge of economic theory and research techniques to promote analysis and projects in transportation economics and performance metrics
  • You can identify and prioritize relevant issues, implications, options and opportunities from strategic intelligence
  • You can interpret and apply strategic objectives and priorities into projects and knowledge management

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • You have persuasion skills to provide guidance and influence project team work
  • You have presentation skills to conduct briefings, deliver overview and proposal/recommendation presentations to management, exchange information with ministry partners, and represent the ministry on committees and work groups
  • You have consultation skills to seek and obtain support for initiatives and to work effectively with individuals and groups
  • You have oral and written communication skills to prepare and present a wide range of complex material including policy papers and studies

Policy Knowledge

  • You have knowledge of process and policy development and decision-making processes to propose options and make recommendations for new or revised policies and programs

Project Management Skills

  • You have experience with project management to coordinate and carry out strategic research, policy, projects and process development activities
  • You have experience with digital data file and information management and a variety of software packages that support this skill


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.


Salary Range: $74,136.00 – $109,246.00 Per Year

Effective, October 1st, 2021 the correct salary range for this position will be $74,877 to $110,338 per year in compliance with AMAPCEO collective agreement provisions.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region


  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.


Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 168687, by Wednesday, October 6, 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.

Application Instructions

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 168687, by Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.