Program Officer - Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Post date: Feb. 12, 2018

Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

Position Start Date: Feb. 13, 2018

Program Officer

The Games Unit is recruiting for a challenging opportunity as a Program Officer where you will provide Games Program advisory services and support on all projects.

The Games Unit is responsible for the delivery of five multi-sport Games: Ontario Winter and Summer Games for youth, Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games and the Ontario Parasport Games. This unit leads a competitive bid process to select a host municipality for each Games and works with the host municipality to deliver the event. The Games Unit is also responsible for Ontario's Sport Hosting Program for national and international amateur sport events, managing the Provincial investment in large multi-sport events and the Ontario Sport Awards.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• provide project support, including research of a range of program, policy and other related topics in such areas as athlete development, sport excellence, provincial games planning and delivery, etc.
• work collaboratively with team members on projects and with various organizations and stakeholders to provide support and input to the planning the delivery of the Games Ontario and international sport events
• research best practices and develops knowledge transfer tools, technology and prototypes to assist clients in preparation for process of bids, proposals, etc.
• participate as a team member of communication and games operations planning from concept to implementation
•participate in the planning of the province's role at the Games including coordination, drafting of marketing materials, and the identification and escalation of non-routine issues

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Games Knowledge
• you have knowledge of games Program delivery processes, methods and best practices to develop knowledge transfer tools, technology and prototypes in support of games program

Policy Knowledge and Skills:
•  you have knowledge of policy and program research to provide project research and support on all Game Program strategic and operational programs, policies and other initiatives

Financial and Specialized Knowledge
• you have knowledge of financial approval processes and Ontario Public Service (OPS) funding and transfer payment program guidelines and systems t
• you have the ability to administer assigned transfer payment programs in support of a range of games programs supported by the ministry
• you have knowledge of ministry's strategic goals and objectives for athlete development and sport excellence, Government Sports and games delivery and the hosting of multi-sport games competitions at the provincial national and international levels

Research and Analytical Skills:
• you can research a range of program, policy and related topics in support of section initiatives in athlete development, sport excellence, provincial games planning and delivery and sports tourism
• you have the ability to analyze sector issues and trends to make recommendations to the team on existing and potential problems related to program and policy requirements

Communication, Consultation and Negotiation Skills:
• you have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders on games delivery initiatives
• you can research summaries, develop knowledge transfer tools, guidelines and templates and prepare draft briefing and decision notes.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $1,125.64  - $1,423.88 Per Week


  • 2 Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Monday, February 28, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 120178 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
Salary Range: $1,125.64 - $1,423.88 Per Week

Contact Details

Contact Name: Human Resources
Location: 777 Bay Street
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M7A1S6
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