Current OSSGA Opportunities
Manager, Planning and Policy
You’ve reached the stage in your career where you want to take on a new challenge you can sink your teeth into.
You love analyzing data, digging into complex policies, and emerging with a very clear answer to your favourite question – so what?
If you’ve got a background in planning, experience working in a legislative or policy context, and an inquisitive mind, this is the challenge you’ve been looking for.
Stone, sand, and gravel are, quite literally, the foundation of our province.
From roads and sidewalks to bridges and buildings – Ontario’s infrastructure is built from our own aggregate resources. They are an essential and thriving part of our economy.
We’re the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA), a not-for-profit industry association representing over 280 sand, gravel, and crushed stone producers and suppliers. Collectively, our members supply the substantial majority of the approximately 164 million tonnes of aggregate consumed annually to build and maintain Ontario’s infrastructure needs. We work with government and the public to promote a safe and competitive aggregate industry contributing to the creation of strong communities in the province.
Manager, Planning and Policy
You’ll monitor and analyze policies, legislation and relevant industry developments. You’ll apply your natural detail orientation, and your well-honed strategic thinking to turn analysis into actionable insights. Oftentimes you’ll work collaboratively with committees and experts to understand the implications for the industry.
Those meetings will lead to various deliverables from report writing to large projects. You’ll manage those initiatives, getting the right people involved, and keeping stakeholders informed about what’s going on.
Your biggest asset will be your communication skills. You’re strong in every medium, simplifying complex information and adjusting your style to suit your audience. You’ll attend several committee and advisory board meetings, representing our stakeholders’ interests, and stay abreast on relevant issues. You’ll share your knowledge with the association in writing and in person. From time to time, you will represent OSSGA at various trade shows around the province.
Success in this role will mean an engaged, inspired and informed association, well-run committees and projects, and a membership that feels well-represented.
Working @ OSSGA
Our work is about science – constantly evolving insight and information helping us make better construction decisions.
It’s about civil society, its priorities and progress; how we work together to make our communities great.
And it’s about sound environmental stewardship – species at risk, biodiversity, ecosystem vitality – the more we learn, the better we can steward our resources for now and the future.
OSSGA is a small, friendly and supportive team. Our members are passionate and working hard to build complete communities in Ontario.
This is a full-time, permanent position. There will be occasional travel and evenings/weekends. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. We also offer 3 weeks’ vacation, travel reimbursement, an annual bonus, comprehensive group benefits and an RRSP contribution program.
If this sounds like the meaningful opportunity you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to hear from you!
Here are the qualifications on our must-have list:
- Post-secondary degree in land use planning, law, engineering or a related field
- Experience working in a legislative or policy environment
- Experience managing projects
- Experience leading or working with committees
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
Anything on this list would be considered an asset:
- Familiarity with the following: Ontario’s Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Aggregate Resources Act, Provincial Plans, municipal planning documents (OPs, zoning by-laws)
- Experience in natural resource management
- Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation
How to Apply
Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.
We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us with the “Help” button in the application.
We will review applications as they are received, with priority given to those who complete the full assessment. We look forward to hearing from you.
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