Northern Development Officer

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Do you have the drive to make an impact on economic projects in the communities we serve? Working as a liaison with business, industry, the non-for-profit sector and municipal, provincial and federal governments, will provide you with such an opportunity.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • promote and deliver economic development programs and services
  • assist businesses and communities to develop and implement plans to increase their competitiveness
  • provide information and advice to municipal leaders and businesses
  • develop networks with clients and other ministries
  • monitor and report on community needs, issues and priorities
  • travel throughout the region to meet with clients

How do I qualify?


  • proficiency in English and oral French at the advanced level
  • valid driver's license to travel throughout the region to areas not accessible by other modes of transportation

People skills:

  • You have effective communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • You are able to provide advice and present options and recommendations.
  • You are able to facilitate cooperation between clients and partners.

Technical knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of:
  • provincial and federal programs dealing with economic, business and community development
  • government structure with emphasis on provincial ministries, agencies, boards, and commissions
  • community development and business planning processes
  • You have an understanding of the economic structure of northeastern Ontario.

General skills:

  • You have proven research and report writing skills.
  • You have proven judgment and organizational skills.
  • You have proven ability to conduct project evaluations and financial analysis.
  • You have working knowledge of computer applications and word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, internet and electronic mail software.

Additional information:

Address:  62 Queen Avenue, Blind River, North Region

Salary:                    $1,233.95 - $1,545.45 Per Week*
Job ID:                   81067

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

SOURCE: The Ontario Public Service Careers

9 Sep 2015
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Blind river  Ontario