Manager, Policy and Research

This job opportunity is being advertised on behalf of the following organization and is not a Manitoba government civil service position.

Manager, Policy and Research

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Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA)

Strategic Services and Public Affairs Unit

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37535

Closing Date:   May 12, 2021

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 women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.


The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) regulates the province’s liquor, gaming and cannabis industries. We license liquor sales, service and manufacturing; gaming employees, products and operations; and retail cannabis stores. We strive to serve the public interest by regulating these industries in a respectful, impartial and balanced manner. 

The LGCA is seeking a highly-motivated individual as its Manager, Policy and Research. This position is part of the organization’s management team and is responsible for the direction and management of the policy and research department, which is a part of the strategic services and public affairs unit.

Conditions of Employment:

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

The successful candidate must have:

  • A university degree in public administration or a related field; and three to five years of related management experience, preferably in the public sector. A combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Diverse management and leadership skills to lead, coach, mentor, foster collaboration, provide direction, motivate staff, resolve and manage conflicts, and maintain a high level of performance through effective human resources management practices in a unionized environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with staff, clients and stakeholders, and excellent interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships
  • Attention to detail, with demonstrated organizational and time management skills to plan, balance, and manage performance, competing priorities and workload demands while ensuring departmental standards are met
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills that support department and organizational goals
  • Demonstrated political acumen, adaptability, and issues management expertise to respond to sensitive issues
  • Experience leading and managing large-scale projects across diverse teams, while ensuring quality deliverables
  • Experience in policy and program analysis, including design, development, implementation and evaluation
  • Understanding of research practices and ethics, including quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office suite

The following qualifications are desired: 

  • Experience with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and related procedures
  • Experience with the Regulatory Accountability Act and related requirements and procedures
  • Proficiency in French

The Manager, Policy and Research is part of the LGCA’s management team. The position is responsible for the direction, management and oversight of the LGCA’s research, corporate planning and policy advisory activities and program analysis. This position oversees complex research, policy and program projects, and facilitates corporate planning activities. The position is responsible for issues management, legislated requirements for privacy and regulatory accountability, and works with provincial and national stakeholders.

Additional Information:
• An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.
• Applicants may be required to write a screening/selection test.
• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Circumstances may arise where the competition may need to be withdrawn.
• Satisfactory work performance in the preceding 12 months is required.
• For internal candidates, a positive attendance record will be a consideration in the screening process.
• A satisfactory Criminal Records Check must be produced and maintained.

 The LGCA has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity leave top-up plan, family related leave and a defined benefit pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).  The LGCA also has ergonomic workstations and free parking. Training, educational support and career development opportunities are also available.

Please quote your name and the advertisement number in the subject line of your email. When possible, please submit your cover letter, resume and any other documents in PDF format (refrain from using .zip files). The LGCA does not accept links to Google Docs, Drop Box or any cloud based storage systems as a replacement for real documents. This will eliminate formatting issues for different versions of software.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37535

Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority

Human Resource Services

1055 Milt Stegall Drive

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 0Z6

Fax: 204-927-5384

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 may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. 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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