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Director, Divisional Delivery Branch / Director, Integration Branch

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Peterborough (City), Ontario (CA)
$130,930 - $176,820 Per Year
Closing date
Jun 23, 2022

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Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

Are you an experienced leader looking for a challenging opportunity to employ your strategic leadership skills by delivering operational results? Do you take a collaborative approach to complex issues as you build partnerships across government and with external stakeholders? If yes, consider these exciting executive opportunities with the Regional Operations Division at the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

The Regional Operations Division has an impact on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of the province by creating and influencing decisions that affect the sustainable use of the province’s natural resources. The division also plays an instrumental role in the safety and well-being of Ontarians and these positions lead a large and diverse team of professionals who will play critical roles in this work.

About the Positions:

The Director, Divisional Delivery Branch provides operational leadership to the division’s direct delivery programs and functions to effectively implement province-wide programs and initiatives.

The Director, Integration Branch provides strategic planning and coordination to support the delivery of natural resources programs and operational policies to enable effective delivery across the province.

An effective leader in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is responsible, innovative, and collaborative. A responsible leader is someone who demonstrates authenticity, accountability, and courage in how they interact with others. An individual who models ethical behaviour, and who is honest and capable of making difficult choices. An innovative leader is someone who leads with common purpose, embraces positive disruption, and has a future mindset. An individual who inspires others, values continuous learning and encourages development and growth. A collaborative leader focuses on helping others to grow, drives people-centred outcomes and promotes an environment of inclusivity. A leader who consistently works to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace.

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions. To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS. The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals and persons with disabilities.

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 these roles?

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, you will:

Director, Divisional Delivery Branch

  • Provide leadership and direction of ministry strategies for centralized delivery of province-wide programs Lead and direct the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for direct program delivery Lead initiatives to engage clients and stakeholders while promoting responsible and responsive resource and emergency management preparedness decisions Engage and/or provide guidance in working with Indigenous communities and other levels of government with resource management objectives Lead the development and direction of the overall divisional business, resource and operating plans/strategies Support and promote a high-performing, inclusive and productive team environment while fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, accessibility and excellence

Director, Integration Branch

  • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of Regional Operations Division strategies, plans and processes Play a critical role in influencing and providing recommendations to provincial/ministry legislations, regulations, policies and programs as a member of the division’s management team Provide guidance and expertise to senior executives on strategic policy, planning, and research Lead the divisional digital services to support government priorities and modernization strategies, supports and initiatives Provide leadership for business services related to Crown land administration and controllership support Support and promote a high-performing, inclusive and productive team environment while fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, accessibility and excellence

How do I qualify?

Executive Leadership

  • You are an experienced leader who fosters a healthy, positive and productive work environment, where team members are empowered to be their best You have experience developing strategic plans that support effective business transformation You have demonstrated proficiency in thinking of the broader picture and planning in current contexts and for future needs You are courageous and have a track record of delivering complex operations that involve making difficult choices, addressing issues and taking bold action You promote and foster a culture of collaboration across the branch, division and Ontario Public Service You have successfully developed and fostered organizational cultures that are diverse, inclusive, accessible, nimble and innovative

Relationship Management and Communications

  • You have experience engaging internal and external stakeholders as well as Indigenous communities to achieve consensus and commitment to deliverables You have superior communication, negotiation, and consultation skills to establish collaborative relationships and build consensus among a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and partners You have experience providing strategic advice and recommendations to senior executives You have proven political acuity to recognize, and respond to, politically sensitive and contentious issues

Program Delivery, Operational Policy Implementation and Technical

  • You have solid knowledge of, and experience in, public policy development You have strategic planning skills to ensure policies, programs and strategic plans link with broader economic and social priorities You are able to translate desired program outcomes into achievable actions and ensure that staff and stakeholders are both supported and supportive You have superior program management skills to direct, manage and evaluate the activities of staff, to meet program delivery needs

Strategic Thinking / Planning

  • You are a strategic and conceptual thinker who can quickly grasp complex issues and inter-relationships, and identify the potential consequences of intended action to support strategic recommendations You are able to identify, assess and integrate across diverse internal and external influences on policy issues and make strategic recommendations You are a strong negotiator and can influence others to find collaborative solutions to complex problems

Change Management

  • You demonstrate success in creating a vision for change and managing its implementation to achieve change You have demonstrated ability to leverage networks inside and outside the Ontario Public Service to drive change and innovation You challenge the status quo and seek to develop champions within your team to do the same

Pre-screening questions:

  1. I acknowledge that there is a voluntary survey to complete as part of this competition and that, if I choose not to participate in this survey, this will not impact my participation in the competition process.  Yes/No What is your current/most recent position? What is your current/most recent company/ministry? Please indicate which position(s) you are interested in? Director, Divisional Delivery Branch Director, Divisional Support Branch Both

Location: Peterborough (with flexibility to consider alternate work locations)

Salary: $130,930 - $176,820 Per Year

Duration: 2 Permanent

Please apply online, only, by Thursday, June 23, 2022, by visiting Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the Executive Recruitment Unit at 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.

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