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Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat

Senior Economist



Job Description

Senior Economist

Do you have senior level financial analysis, writing and presentation skills? Are you interested in playing a key role in the development, analysis and implementation of provincial infrastructure policies and programs? Then consider these opportunities with the Social Infrastructure Branch, Treasury Board Secretariat.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

- provide expert and authoritative advice to senior management and staff on infrastructure strategy, policy and planning initiatives
- provide central agency support to line ministries on capital planning initiatives
- review, analyze and present capital-related submissions to Treasury Board/Management Board of Cabinet
- perform analysis and due diligence on capital investment needs and performance measures, including forecasting to support the annual capital planning process
- develop partnerships and consult with stakeholders on a range of projects and initiatives
- prepare and present specialized briefings and presentations on policy options and recommendations to ministry senior executives
- support strategic planning by developing financial and written input for the annual provincial budget

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Infrastructure and Technical Knowledge

- you have knowledge of the broad economic, environmental, legal and political issues relating to infrastructure and fiscal planning in Ontario to analyse and develop policy recommendations and to recognize emerging issues
- you can acquire knowledge of government priorities, challenges, decision-making structures and policy development processes to provide strategic advice and options
- you have demonstrated knowledge of economic and financial theories, principles and practices to support policy and program recommendations that include, costing of options and the analysis of immediate and long-term impacts

Financial Management Skills

- you have knowledge of budgeting and financial management processes to analyse, assess and provide recommendations on a range of complex economic and fiscal issues
- you can lead and conduct capital needs assessment, forecasting and financial analysis

Stakeholder Management and Communication Skills

- you demonstrate political acuity and can build and maintain positive and trusting working relationships with stakeholders
- you have presentation, consultation and negotiation skills to present options and advice to senior management
- you have excellent written communication skills to prepare complex materials such as reports and briefings

Project Management and Analytical Skills

- you have demonstrated project management skills to lead research projects
- you can analyse policy and financial proposals, provide advice on implications and risks, and develop options and advice for senior executives
- you can identify issues on a range of economic and fiscal matters impacting the infrastructure sector
- you are proficient with database applications and computer software to prepare various reports, presentations and briefing materials

Salary Range: $74,802 - $108,721 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 7 Queens Park Cr, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 7 Queens Park Cr, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 7 Queens Park Cr, Toronto, Toronto Region


  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.

Please apply online, only, by Monday, September 18, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 111627 in the Job ID search field. 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 us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. 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.



Contact Information

Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat
Posting Date: 01-Sep-2017Financial Services Permanent, Full-Time Open 3Member or Student ASAP
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