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Rural Policy Specialist at PEI Gov: Dept. of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport & Culture

Date Posted: March 21, 2024
Application Deadline: April 08, 2024
Job Type: Seasonal / Contract
Job Category:

  • Business, Accounting and Marketing
  • Community and Social Services
Job Start Date: April 15, 2024
Job End Date: May 02, 2025
Job Location: On-site Position (Montague, PEI, Canada)
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $35.33 - $44.16 per hour (Level 18 UPSE) ($68,894 - $86,112 annually)
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours/week

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to provide high quality advice and assistance regarding regional and provincial rural development policy matters. This position will provide leadership in measurement, reporting, analysis, planning and research on issues and trends pertinent to rural development and apply project management skills to special projects in both the development and implementation phases. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating the development of specific community economic development initiatives which respond to local needs;
  • Developing practical and responsive initiatives and recommendations to support the economic development of rural PEI;
  • Applying qualitative and quantitative research skills to collect evidence for policy making;
  • Collecting and analyzing key economic data from sectors that drive the rural economy;
  • Developing and implementing effective consultation mechanisms to gather information and ascertain the views of stakeholder groups to ensure the practicality of program design and delivery practices;
  • Contributing to meeting Departmental performance measures by proactively linking activities to economic development outcomes;
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with rural economic development clients, such as rural communities, rural business leaders, and other agencies in government;
  • Providing strategic advice and recommendations to the Director and the Deputy Minister;
  • Providing high quality support to the Minister, Deputy Minister and Director by assisting in the preparation of Treasury Board and Executive Council Memorandum, correspondence, briefing notes, speaking notes, communiques, presentations, policy reports and other materials as requested;
  • Developing and delivering department programs and services that respond to rural priorities;
  • Identifying emerging issues and areas of concern/potential problems noted in on-going program delivery;
  • Communicating to policy and program staff of other agencies regarding the issues facing the needs of the client group in the area/region;
  • Performing a leadership role in visioning, planning, and advising the structure of the Rural Community Council. This involves networking, dialogue, and communication with stakeholder’s organizations, provincial/federal government departments, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Other related duties as required


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (eg. Business, Community Development, etc.), Master’s degree considered an asset
  • Extensive experience in policy and program development
  • Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.
  • Individuals must possess highly developed skills and knowledge concerning policy research, communications, project management and be team project orientated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Individuals should be able to:
    • Facilitate meetings and workshops; 
    • Undertake research and analysis using a variety of resources and tools;
    • Work comfortably in a complex and changing environment;
    • Undertake rigorous research on complex issues;
    • Organize, plan and think strategically;
    • Experience in writing official documents such as Treasury Board and Executive Council memorandums;
    • Work as an integral and contributing member of a versatile team.


This competition may be used to fill future job vacancies.

Please Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. The successful candidate will be the only individual receiving written notification of competition results. The "Notification of Successful Candidates" list posted on the Employment Opportunity board will serve to inform all other applicants of competition results.

How to Apply

Submit your application online at: https://psprdapp.gov.pe.ca:8001/psc/PSPROD92/EXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U

Company Information

Company Name: PEI Gov: Dept. of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport & Culture

Address: PO Box 2000

City/Town: Charlottetown

Postal/Zip Code: C1A 7N8

Province/State: PEI

Country: Canada

Website: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/fisheries-tourism-sport-and-culture

Company Contact

Contact Person: Margo Thistle

Contact Person Job Title: HR Officer

Telephone: 902-368-5913

Email: mmthistle@gov.pe.ca