Corporate Communications Officer - Issues

Date Posted: Nov 06, 2017

Salary: $1,422.92 - $1,773.85 per week
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Term: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Government of Ontario


Job Description

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is a fast-paced, issues-focused ministry and we are looking for a communications professional who specializes in managing issues.

What can I expect to do in this role?
You will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service to a broad-range of internal clients, providing solid issues management advice and services.

To be successful in this role, you must be a strategic thinker with strong writing abilities. You will have knowledge and experience in managing contentious issues, preparing strategies and materials to respond to them and comfort making and defending recommendations to senior and political staff.

Please note: In this role, you will work out of our communications branch in Toronto and will need the flexibility to work early-mornings, when required.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Analytical and problem-solving skills:
• You can see the big picture, connect people and files, as well as anticipate trends and emerging problems.
• You can resolve contentious and politically sensitive issues by developing communications strategies and products and get buy-in from senior management and political staff.

Technical knowledge:
• You have knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories of issues management, public relations and media relations.
• You can interpret policies and have a clear understanding of government political decision-making and legislative process.

Interpersonal and relationship building skills:
• You can build strong and productive relationships with a variety of clients with wide-ranging and often conflicting interests, using tact, judgment and negotiation skills.
• You possess interpersonal and relationship building skills to interact effectively with staff at all levels and the diplomacy and political insights to interact with political staff.

Communication skills:
• You can research and write a variety of issues management materials, including key messages, questions and answers and house notes.
• You can take complex and technical information, interpret it and communicate it in a simple and concise way.

Project management and coordination skills:
• You have project management planning, co-ordination and organizational skills to manage a number of concurrent projects.
• You can be organized and focused in a deadline-charged and challenging environment.
• You can balance multiple deliverables and tasks at once and prioritize work.

Salary Range: $1,422.92 - $1,773.85 per week
Additional information:
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months (with possibility of extension), 99 Wellesley St W., Toronto, Toronto Region
Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 113376, by Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 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 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.

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