Policy Analyst / Legislative Analyst (Various Positions)

Policy Analyst / Legislative Analyst (Various Positions)

PM2 Planning & Program Analyst 2


Department of Education

System Performance & Accountability; Student Achievement & Inclusion

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37222

Salary(s):   PM2 $59,406.00 – $74,801.00 per year

Closing Date:   March 14, 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 Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be established to fill similar regular and term positions and will remain in effect for up to 12 months.

One Policy and Program Analyst position is designated as bilingual. For this position the successful candidate must be able to read, write and verbally communicate in both official languages (English and French).

The Province of Manitoba is seeking qualified individuals to fill various Policy and Program Analyst positions, as well as a Legislative Analyst position within the Department of Education. The Department of Education is undertaking a significant transformation to ensure the Kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) education system is structured and supported effectively to improve student outcomes and provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their potential.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Manitoba Government has a comprehensive benefit package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be willing and able to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Ability to travel throughout the province with possible overnight stays, as required



  • Post-secondary degree in Law, Social Sciences, Education, Public Administration or a related discipline, with related work experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis, with the ability to apply this to program, policy and/or legislation/regulation development, implementation and evaluation. 
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills
  • High level of political acumen for navigating sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent written communication skills including experience writing a variety of  documents and reports for different audiences.
  • Strong  verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with various levels of the organization to present information formally and informally.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) or similar software applications.
  • Demonstrate initiative and independent work habits requiring minimal supervision, including ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and various stakeholders.


  • Experience interpreting legislation and regulations. 
  • Experience working in, or thorough knowledge of, the provincial kindergarten to grade 12 education system.                   
  • Ability  to read, write and verbally communicate in French.

The Policy and Program Analysts and Legislative Analyst are accountable for conducting research, analysis, and developing recommendations, documentation, or other tools to assist department senior management to make informed decisions on policy, programs and initiatives. These positions must remain current on legislative, policy and program developments that may have implications for an inclusive K-12education system, to ensure that policy and program design is based on sound and current information. The incumbents will provide support to stakeholders and their Branches by undertaking evidence-based research, analyses, and evaluations. The incumbents participate in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies, initiatives and programs in K-12 education. The incumbents carry out special projects as requested by the Director or Coordinator.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37222

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841


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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