Closing Date: January 18, 2022
Description & Details *
The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.
The Ministry of Environment's Climate Change Branch is seeking a proactive, detail-oriented and well-organized individual to join the team as a Senior Analyst and Engagement Coordinator.
The successful incumbent will have two sets of responsibilities:
Engagement: The successful incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the Branch’s stakeholder engagement efforts, including:
- Leading and coordinating the Climate Change Branch’s engagement with external and internal stakeholders. This work will include developing engagement plans, producing engagement materials, organizing and delivering seminars/webinars, arranging bilateral meetings, and producing summary reports, including ‘What We Heard’ reports.
- Managing the Branch’s website, and responding to requests for information from the public, key stakeholders, and within government.
Policy: The successful incumbent will also contribute to the Branch’s policy work; this includes:
- Managing the Unit’s environmental scanning/strategic foresight function, and policy capacity program
- Conducting research and analysis
- Producing briefing materials on a variety of climate change policy issues
To be successful in this role, the preferred candidate must have excellent:
- Oral and written communication skills
- Project management skills
- Presentation/public speaking skills
Candidates are expected to have post-secondary education in public policy, public administration, political science, business, communications, public relations, environmental studies, or economics, or related field.
Training in project management, and/or certification from the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), or similar organization, will be considered an asset.
In addition, the preferred candidate will have at least 2 of the following qualifications:
- 3+ years’ employment experience managing stakeholder engagement initiatives (either as the engagement lead, or as an assistant to the engagement lead)
- 3+ years’ employment experience undertaking research and analysis and producing written reports
- 3+ years’ employment experience participating on cross-functional teams
- 3+ years’ employment experience in policy analysis/development
- 3+ years’ employment experience in the public sector
- 3+ years’ employment experience working on climate change issues/climate change policy
This position may occasionally involve overnight travel, and requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
What we offer:
- Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals
- A competitive salary
- Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and pension
- Vacation, earned days off (EDO) and other types of leave (maternity/paternity/adoption, family/personal leave, sick leave)
- Inclusive work environments
- Advancement opportunities
- Flexible work arrangements
You will have knowledge of:
- Stakeholder engagement concepts and best practices
- Project management principles and practices
- Public policy development
You will have the ability to:
- Plan and facilitate stakeholder engagement sessions, including bilateral meetings, seminars, and webinars
- Communicate complex issues in simple language to various audiences, including those with little background in the subject area
- Manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines
- Undertake research, and produce written briefing materials
- Work independently with minimum supervision, and collaborate as part of a team in a cross-functional environment
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