Senior Policy Analyst (2 Positions)

Senior Policy Analyst (2 Positions)

PM3 Planning and Program Analyst 3


Department of Families

Legislation and Strategic Policy Branch, Corporate Services Division

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 38463

Salary(s):   PM3 $65,288.00 – $82,064.00 per year

Closing Date:   January 17, 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, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar full-time and part-time, term and regular positions and will remain in effect for 6 months.

Conditions of Employment:

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


  • Post-secondary education, preferably at the Masters level, in social sciences, public administration, or other related disciplines.  Other relevant combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Experience in policy or legislative research, analysis and development
  • Experience managing complex projects with diverse teams and the ability to maintain strong team dynamics with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written communications skills with the ability to write clear, concise documents or reports for a variety of audiences
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships while exercising a high degree of professionalism and political acumen 
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple competing pressures and deadlines
  • Experience working independently with minimal supervision


  • Knowledge of social services legislation and programs
  • Fluency in French verbal and written communication skills. 

Senior Policy Analyst, Strategic Policy Unit
Under the direction of the Manager, Strategic Policy, the Senior Policy Analyst will be primarily responsible for initiating and developing program and policy options, managing projects and participating in strategic planning.  In addition, the Senior Policy Analyst will be involved in legislative work for the Department, including drafting Detailed Legislative Proposals, working with Legislative Counsel, and producing other documents in support of the legislative process.  The Senior Policy Analyst may also be required to design and implement specific program reviews.  In carrying out these duties, the Senior Policy Analyst will be required to prepare authority seeking documents, such as Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions, and write position papers, briefing notes, issue papers and informational material for senior department managers and other materials as required.  The Senior Policy Analyst may also undertake research projects, conduct inter-provincial program reviews, and deal with advocacy groups, external agencies and individuals who have special interests in social policy issues.  The Senior Policy Analyst is required to work on projects with a high degree of independence and responsibility, and with multiple pressures, while working effectively with staff in the divisions and senior department managers to obtain information, and make sure that this information is developed appropriately and in a timely manner.  The Senior Policy Analyst may be required to represent the Branch or the Department on internal and external committees and at meetings.  The Senior Policy Analyst may also supervise and provide direction to other policy analysts and program specialists on various projects. The Senior Policy Analyst may take on the supervisory responsibilities of Manager, Strategic Policy, in her absence.

Senior Policy Analyst, Intergovernmental Relations Unit
The Intergovernmental Relations Unit provides intergovernmental advice and guidance to the Ministers, Deputy Ministers and staff of the department.  Under the direction of the manager of the unit the incumbent collaborates and consults with representatives from other departments and governments to develop national social policy and program options and to ensure that Manitoba’s interests in joint Federal/Provincial-Territorial  work are represented.  The Senior Policy Analyst often leads and/or participates in FPT social policy research projects, joint evaluations, and jurisdictional scans and participates in the development of option and discussion papers for review by Manitoba Ministers and Deputy Ministers.

The incumbent acts as a key point of contact for social service ministries in other jurisdictions and often serves as project manager overseeing and directing work on difficult and complex social policy related projects. The incumbent assists the manager in  preparing authority seeking documents, writing position papers, briefing notes, advisory notes, ministerial correspondence and informational materials for senior departmental officials.  The incumbent also represents the Branch and Department at intra-departmental and inter-departmental committees and meetings and  drafts responses to inquiries from the Minister, Deputy Minister, senior departmental officials, other governments, service delivery agencies and stakeholder groups. The Senior Policy Analyst participates in Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial briefings, provides guidance to other analysts and may take on the responsibilities of the Manager in their absence.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38463

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601


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 by internal applicants. 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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