Workforce Development Analyst

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Job Title: Workforce Development Analyst
Job Number:  J0119-0140
Job Code:  NU364
Job Category:  Public Administration
Department:  Chief Administrative Office
Bargaining Unit:  Non-Union
Job Type:  Contract
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  0
Length of Time:  Up to 2 years
Hours of Work:  35 hrs/wk
Salary:  $61,261.00 - $76,567.00/Year
Date Posted:  January 8, 2019
Closing Date:  January 25, 2019

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

The Workforce Development Analyst is responsible for developing, coordinating and executing the activities of the Workforce Strategy Implementation Office. This position will perform planning, research, consultative, technical and program execution & administration work with a focus on the Workforce Development and In-migration Strategy.

The Workforce Development Analyst will provide engagement, facilitation and technical services to City community organizations and partners, stakeholders and internal departments. Under the governance of the Workforce Development Steering Team, duties also include establishing program goals, objectives and workplans; developing program guidelines, schedules, priorities, standards and evaluating activities.


Planning –Demonstrate effective planning and organizational skills to meet deadlines and complete quality work. Plan and ensure compliance with applicable local, provincial, and federal policies and statutes. Lead the development, evaluation and implementation of local and regional goals, plans, program guidelines and procedures.

Service Delivery – Perform work to service delivery standards and modes. Identify and recommend more efficient processes and solutions.

Develop, coordinate and execute activities outlined in the Workforce Development and In-migration Strategy in support of the community’s and goal to attract, develop and retain the talent and skills needed to meet current and future employment gaps and shortages.

Prepare grant applications and plans in order to receive funding for various workforce development initiatives and projects.

Collect, organize and analyze data to ascertain useful insights, create contractual and informational documents and implement project plans for the Workforce Strategy Implementation Office.

Develop service delivery contracts and training agreements.

Lead and coordinate the preparation, review, and submission of required reports, presentations, correspondence, and other documents, ensuring clarity, completeness, accuracy, and compliance with applicable policies.

Communication – Communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals and/or groups. Liaise with and attend relevant workforce development related events/meetings both in the community and the region. Ensure that the principles embedded in Kingston’s employment brand are leveraged and embraced and that strategies and projects align with other priorities for the community

Customer Focus – Ensure the customer perspective is a driving force behind decisions and activities. Implement service practices that meet customer and corporate needs. Act as a dedicated resource accountable to the Steering Team. Collaborate and provide consultative and technical services to other partners, City community organizations, stakeholders, the general public and internal departments.

Results Orientation – Use measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals. Evaluate performance and makes recommendations for program improvement and corrective actions. Coordinate the delivery of periodic progress reports to council.

Teamwork – Participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Qualifications, Competencies

Degree in public administration, social science, business, science, or a related field;

2 years of related work experience; preferably in government.

Other Certifications and Requirements

Required to obtain and maintain satisfactory criminal record check at own expense.

Must demonstrate corporate competencies of Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Ability to understand, apply, and communicate regulations and guidelines prepared by provincial and federal agencies for workforce development programs.

Demonstrated proficiency in both oral and written communication.

Ability to establish good working relationships, build consensus and build partnerships within and external to the organization.

Ability to think strategically.

Ability to analyze and interpret data.

Proficient skills in MS Office.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work in a demanding environment.

Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail.

Knowledge of related policies, procedures, legislation and initiatives.


Demonstrated tact and discretion when dealing with confidential information.

Demonstrate integrity; adhere to professional standards, regulations and corporate policies and procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct).

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to:

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