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Manager, Archaeology Program    

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide effective leadership and strategic management services. Consider this exciting opportunity and contribute your expertise to the Ministry's efforts in supporting the conservation and preservation of significant cultural heritage resources in Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?
• manage the administration of the provincial archaeology program, including licensing consultant archaeologists, reviewing archaeological assessment reports and providing advice and services to consultant archaeologists, municipalities, the public and other ministries and governments;
• administer the regulatory aspects of the program, including statutory protection, obligations of trusteeship for archaeological artifacts and paleontological objects found in Ontario;
• provide strategic management and oversight in the planning, organization, and implementation of program design and delivery;
• manage overall human resources to support program objectives, such as determine work priorities and recruit, promote and discipline staff;
• manage and control the administrative, financial and operational activities and information management systems for the program;
• manage the corporate development of third party agreements and project specific funding services and processes.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?
Archaeological and Conservation Management Knowledge
• You have an educational background and professional experience in archaeology, cultural resource management (CRM) and archaeological collections.
• You have knowledge of land-use planning, municipal heritage programs and services, and relevant heritage legislation to manage the administration of regulatory and planning programs.
• You have knowledge of conservation and resource management to balance resources protection and sustainability.

Program Design and Development
• You have the ability to design programs, develop procedures and achieve results based on planning processes.
• You have experience managing program implementation ensuring effective administration and communicating how applicable legislation and regulations.
• You have the ability to become familiar with government and Ministry policy and program decision-making processes to prepare options and recommendations.

Analytical, Strategic Thinking and Liaison Skills
• You have the knowledge and ability to engaging with Indigenous communities, leading negotiations and consultations with external and internal stakeholders, resolving conflicts and managing contentious issues.
• You can anticipate and proactively deal with emerging issues and opportunities.
• You can lead the development of delegated program responsibilities.
• You can analyze and evaluate current program and service delivery issues and recommend resolutions.

Human Resources and Managerial Knowledge
• You have knowledge of human resources and administrative policies, collective agreements, and labor relations to direct activities of staff, establish goals, priorities, and performance objectives and reviews.
• You have knowledge of principles and practices of management to plan, organize, coordinate and control the activities, resources, operational, financial and material resources of the program.

Project Management and Financial Management
• You have knowledge of project and contract management methodologies, tools and techniques to achieve project deliverables on time, within budget, and to plan project activities with multi-jurisdictional project teams.
• You have knowledge of financial and administrative management principles and practices, to ensure efficient and effective delivery of Unit deliverables.
• You have knowledge of transfer payment accountability and process for preparation and approval of funding contracts.

Computer Skills
• You have functional knowledge of computer systems (e.g., Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Internet/Intranet and e-mail) and tools (e.g., GIS, databases, web portals) to prepare reports, presentation materials, correspondence, spreadsheets, access information from Internet/Intranet, conduct searches and research, communicate with staff and stakeholders.

Salary Range:
$90,348  - $127,343 per year

Additional information:

  • ·         1 Permanent, 401 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Friday, May 4, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 122419 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Contact us
Address: P.O. Box 62066, Victoria Terrace | Toronto | M4A 2W1

Phone: +1 (416) 406-5959


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