Director, Legislative Development

Director, Legislative Development

P10 Professional Officer 10

Regular/full-time

Department of Economic Development, Investment and Trade

Legislative Development, Finance and Corporate Services

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39621

Salary(s):   P10 $82,480.00 – $101,998.00 per year

Closing Date:   August 14, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

As part of Finance and Corporate Services, the Legislative Development Branch leads the development and reporting of legislative and regulatory reporting for the departments of Economic Development, Investment and Trade and Advanced, Education, Skills and Immigration. The branch provides technical expertise and knowledge to centrally lead and manage the legislative and regulatory requirements for both departments. Legislative Development staff provide support, guidance and assistance with the legislative and regulatory development process.

To be considered for this competition candidates ARE REQUIRED to submit the Application Form for screening, along with your resume, to the Public Service Commission by email (govjobs@gov.mb.ca), quoting competition #39621 and the position title in the subject line. Resumes may be used in addition to the Application Form for screening purposes. Note that candidates will only be invited to an interview if they have satisfactorily met the requirements stated in the Application form. 

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Post-secondary education in public administration, business or other related social science. An equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading a team, providing direct and indirect supervision of team members, including ensuring the quality of work through coaching and performance management.
  • Experience with the design process and implementation of legislation, policies, and programs.
  • Experience leveraging opportunities for innovation, finding creative solutions to issues, and successfully managing change.
  • Experience leading complex projects, providing clear, concise direction, translating strategic priorities into clear operational and business plans and measuring success.
  • Strong analytical experience with the ability to analyse, interpret and critically assess information, including legislation, policies, provincial/federal/departmental initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with experience presenting to senior executives for the purpose of decision-making and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Excellent written communication skills with experience preparing documents such as briefing materials and decision seeking documents, accurately and comprehensively.

Duties:
As the lead of the Legislative Development branch, the Director leads a team of policy analysts and provides leadership and advice on all legislative and regulatory items directly to the Minister, Deputy Minister, Executive Management, Departmental staff and at times other stakeholders. 

The Director works closely with the Deputy Minister and Executive Management Teams to identify legislative policy requirements, develop policy options, and anticipates and advises upon legislative policy implications. This includes working with senior staff to establish the Departments’ legislative and regulatory agenda and taking a lead role in coordinating and delivering legislative amendments. The Director is involved in a leadership capacity in all stages of this process from the initial identification of problems and/or issues to be addressed by the legislation, to the consultation process, and communications with stakeholders.  The Director leads, coordinates and monitors regulatory accountability, including red tape reduction initiatives.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39621

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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