The Ministry intends to hire a motivated masters-level or advanced undergraduate policy co-op student for January-April 2017 (starting date flexible). Primarily located within the Ministry’s Strategic Policy and Research Unit, the successful candidate may also have opportunities to participate in projects conducted in partnership with other Ministry units.
The Ministry of Energy works with many partners inside and outside of the government to develop programs and policies to help ensure that Ontario’s energy needs are met in a sustainable manner. Developing energy sources and fostering a conservation oriented culture are cornerstones of Ontario's balanced plan to provide cost-effective, clean and reliable energy and encouraging the development of a clean energy economy for our future. From advanced technologies to clean energy generation and energy efficient products and buildings, the Ministry of Energy is playing an important role in bringing novel technologies from lab to market. Consider working for the Ministry of Energy and contribute to the strategic development of Ontario's energy sector.
What can I expect to do in this role?
lead and carry out studies/projects on a variety of files, such as energy consumption, emerging technology trends, and export and innovation strategy, to develop and recommend strategies and policy options
research and analyze ministry policies, programs, and Cabinet submissions, develop in-depth reports, present policy options and recommendations to ministry senior management for decision making purposes
build stakeholder relationships, gather intelligence, develop consensus, collaborate on policy development or research, and resolve concerns and issues
How do I qualify?
Interpersonal and communication skills:
interpersonal and persuasion skills to build and maintain strong relationships with partner branches and ministries, and gain support for ministry policy and program initiatives
demonstrated communication skills to prepare reports, briefing notes, cabinet submissions, and correspondence; presentation skills to provide explanations, advice and policy/program recommendations
Research and analytical skills:
able to process and distill information from a range of sources, and develop policies or solutions to achieve the ministry's and the government's goals
demonstrated research, analytical and evaluative skills in order to undertake qualitative and quantitative research studies, environmental scans and trend analysis
Specific technical knowledge would be an asset, but is not required:
knowledge of the broad economic, environmental, legal, and political issues underlying policy development in the energy sector
knowledge of provincial and ministry strategic directions, policy, commitments and legislation related to the energy sector
How do I apply?
Please direct inquiries to Joerg Wittenbrinck (joerg.wittenbrinck.ca). Submit your application electronically by Tuesday, Dec. 20 and include:
a cover letter