Senior Legislative and Applied Research Analyst

  • PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
  • Charlottetown, PE, Canada
  • May 18, 2020
Full time Legal Researcher

Job Description

Application instructions can be found here: (see posting 141175):

Competition Number: 141175-0520ALPO

Available Positions: Full-Time Classified

Position Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Department: Agriculture and Land

Closing Date: 2020-06-02 17:00:00

Salary: $33.65 – $42.08 per hour (Level 19)

The PEI Department of Agriculture and Land aims to encourage the development of an innovative, diverse and inclusive workforce which enables the organization to realize its goals. Reporting to the Director of the Strategic Policy and Evaluation Division, the Senior Legislative and Applied Research Analyst exercises significant autonomy and leadership in planning, developing, implementing, analyzing, and measuring Departmental legislation, regulation, and public policy. As an authority for applied policy research, the incumbent will apply advanced models, frameworks, and theories in the pursuit of new knowledge with the aim of obtaining specific, practical solutions. As a supervisor, the incumbent will recruit, hire and train Junior Policy Analysts, Co-op Students/Interns, and temporary or casual staff as well as review the work of Division staff.

Duties will include:
-    Identify emerging issues and trends and make recommendations to the Minister, Deputy Minister and senior management as they pertain to current and potential legislative initiatives;
-    Analyze the strategic objectives of the Department and identify potential impacts on existing legislation or proposed legislation;
-    Prepare Legislative Work Plans, Mid-session updates, Legislative Proposals, Cabinet Committee submissions, briefing materials, and Executive Council Memorandums for all legislative initiatives;  
-    Prepare instructions and/or preliminary drafts of new statutes and regulations;
-    Prepare instructions and/or preliminary drafts of amendments to existing statutes and regulations;
-    Brief the Minister, Deputy Minister, senior management, and Cabinet Committees on new and amending  legislative initiatives;
-    Brief the Official Opposition on new and amending legislative initiatives in preparation for discussion by the Legislative Assembly;
-    Capture and interpret data for the purposes of identifying best practices and emerging trends that will influence legislation, strategy, and public policy;
-    Responsible for conducting in-depth legislative and regulatory research, and advising others on applied research best practices;
-    Establish an annual applied research and program evaluation agenda for the Division;
-    Develop and manage a Departmental performance monitoring and evaluation standard, using best practice;
-    Responsible for advising Departmental and section staff on the application of TB policy and best practices as it pertains to performance monitoring and evaluation;
-    Oversee the management of vacancies for the Department’s agencies, boards, and commissions as per applicable statute;
-    Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
-    Must have 1) A Master’s degree in a closely-related field (e.g., humanities or social sciences, etc.) 2) Completed law-related coursework/training, and 3) Completed applied research methods coursework/training (course certificates/course completion records must be submitted at time of application).
-    Must have considerable experience with legislation, regulation, or public policy development.
-    Must have considerable experience writing Treasury Board, Executive Council, or other official memorandum.
-    Must have experience leading teams of applied researchers.
-    Must have a demonstrated ability to communicate complex information, of all levels in the organization including senior levels.
-    Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.
-    Applicant must have a good previous work and attendance record.
-    The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check prior to commencing employment.   

Other Qualifications:
-     Bilingualism is considered an asset.
-     A Ph.D. and law degree are considered assets.
-     Credentialed Evaluator, Project Management, or Change Management designation considered assets.
-     Coursework/training completed in public policy, public administration, evaluation, and/or project management considered assets.
-     Additional relevant education and experience will be considered an asset.

Preference will be given to UPSE Civil Employees as per the UPSE Collective Agreement.

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.

Practice Area(s)

Legislative research


5 years