Senior Policy Advisor

Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery, Toronto, ON

Closing Date Sept. 28, 2022 Location Toronto, ON Work Type -3 Permanent & 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Salary Range $74,877 - $110,338 Per Year Experience Level  - Job ID 185481
Job Description

Bring your expertise in recordkeeping, access and privacy policy development and implementation, and strong consultation and stakeholder management skills to the Enterprise Recordkeeping, Access & Privacy Branch of the Information Privacy and Archives (IPA) Division. The IPA is looking for results-oriented, dynamic and experienced professionals to lead initiatives related to the transformation of recordkeeping, access and privacy across the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

The Ministry

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (MPBSD) delivers vital programs, services and products, including consumer protection and public safety, access to government information, internal business services, and employee inclusion and accessibility, to strengthen government and enhance the quality of life for families and individuals living in Ontario.

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

• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

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.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• provide leadership, policy expertise, and program support in the development, analysis and implementation of legislation and corporate policies related to recordkeeping, access to information, and privacy protections

• identify, research, and analyze contentious and emerging policy issues and best practices in Ontario to evaluate applicability

• provide strategic advice and policy expertise to support recordkeeping, access and privacy stakeholders from across the OPS

• lead, participate with, and consult with OPS stakeholders to assess the implications of policy and related guidance and proposals

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of policy development and analysis to lead, and participate in, the development of options and strategies

• You have demonstrated knowledge of information management, recordkeeping, access and privacy theory and practices, international records management standards and concepts, and electronic recordkeeping practices

• You are able to apply and interpret the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), Archives and Recordkeeping Act (ARA), and related legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines to lead the development and implementation of a range of recordkeeping, access and privacy initiatives

• You have knowledge of the issues management and approval process and procedures

• You are able to understand and interpret relevant legislation

Communication, Consultation, and Presentation Skills:

• You can provide strategic advice and policy expertise to stakeholders

• You are able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences

• You have written and oral communication skills to prepare various materials and deliver presentations and briefings

• You have stakeholder management, relationship-building and collaborative skills to develop and maintain relationships, and participate on various internal and external committees

Analytical, Research, and Problem-Solving Skills:

• You can plan and undertake research and analysis that integrate qualitative and quantitative data/information

• You can analyze ministry policy proposals to identify Information Management and IT business implications

• You can identify and evaluate emerging issues, changes, and trends in Information Management and IT that impact government policy directions

Leadership and Facilitation Skills:

• You can provide program support to ministry executives responsible for legislation governing information management, provincial information access and privacy, and recordkeeping

• You have experience enabling or leading transformative change

Other Skills:

• You have political acuity to deal with sensitive information

• You are able to develop and deliver training to address specific needs of stakeholders

Salary Range: $74,877 - $110,338 Per Year

Additional information:

  • 3 Permanent, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd, 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.

How to Apply

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 185481, by Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require a disability-related 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.