City of Toronto

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Research Analyst 1

Jun 20, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research and analysis on topics involving collection of information from sources within the Division, other Agencies Boards and Commissions (ABCs) and other cities, other levels of government, other divisions and community agencies, and utilizes social, economic and scientific research methods.
  • Collects, analyzes, evaluates and interprets qualitative and quantitative information/findings to develop recommendations for improvement to existing Divisional projects, policies, programs and services and in the development of theories, concepts and objectives for new Divisional projects, policies, programs and services
  • Identifies and monitors information on social, economic and environmental needs of the community to forecast problematic areas and needs
  • Provides analysis and research support on a broad range of operational, economic, business and strategic infrastructure issues
  • Prepares Committee/Council reports regarding solid waste operations and contractual requirements, diversion initiatives based on research, documents findings, supporting data, recommendations and theories.
  • Prepares and coordinates briefing notes, summary reports and detailed reports.
  • Prepares, abstracts and summaries of studies using a range of analytical techniques
  • Participates in the preparation of the annual operating budget and monitors operations and capital works in progress.
  • Provides research support to other Solid Waste Management Services Units, Divisions, Councillors, task forces, committees and the public by locating and providing information requested. Circulates data throughout Division
  • Develops, consolidates and integrates new and existing computer applications to store and retrieve data related to Divisional projects and activities
  • Prepares and analyzes surveys and undertakes studies, waste audits etc. to facilitate waste diversion operations
  • Attends meetings with staff; networks with other Divisions, different levels of government, committees and community agencies
  • Participates in problem solving and coordinates solutions
  • Acts as a liaison between other sections within the Division
  • Reviews promotional material related to waste diversion, prepared by the Strategic Communications staff
  • Prepares Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Expressions of Interest (REOI), tenders and Requests for Quotations (RFQ) for service contracts
  • Liaises with senior officials of the City of Toronto, industry and the province on matters related to waste diversion

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. University or college graduate in Business, Engineering, Environmental Studies or other related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Experience in waste management operations and/or program planning.
  3. Experience in preparing clear and succinct summaries, reports and correspondences for Senior Management, Committees and Council.
  4. Experience in research, analysis and interpretation of data.
  5. Experience in providing customer service to the public and dealing with staff at all levels.
  6. Experience with creating statistical reports and databases.
  7. Experience with a variety of software packages such as financial modules of SAP and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  8. Must possess a current Ontario Class "G" Driver's License, and the ability to obtain a City driver's permit.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of Federal, Provincial, municipal legislations and policies relevant to waste management.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to take initiative in order to solve problems.
  • Ability to represent the Division in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing,
  • Good judgement and decision making skills
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to research, access and summarize quantitative and qualitative information on waste management and related topics from a variety of sources.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at quoting the job ID # 2273697 and the job classification title.