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Bring your expertise and knowledge of administrative law and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) to the Employee Health, Safety and Wellness Branch.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In the Employer Representative role, you will:
- represent the Ontario Public Service on matters related to and arising from the employer's legal obligation to administer the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
- provide effective employer representation and advocacy undertakings in various dispute resolution and adjudicative forums
- deliver corporate specialist services to management including providing expert advice and analysis and recommending business practice improvements
Location: 77 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario
How do I qualify?
Technical Knowledge and Skill:
- you demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of administrative law theory, procedure and practice
- you have knowledge of advocacy techniques, practices and procedures, mediation theory, skills and tactics to litigate proceedings before quasi-judicial administrative tribunals
- you are able to determine and undertake Alternative Dispute Resolution (e.g. mediation) techniques, conduct legal research and initiate and manage appeals
- you have superior knowledge of the WSIA and regulations, related legislation/regulations and policies (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, benefits policies), WSIB operational policy and adjudicative processes, dispute and grievance processes, WSIAT case law and the principles and management techniques related to disability management (accommodation and return to work) to interpret legislation, monitor trends, develop reasoned arguments and assess/determine the employers position
- you have knowledge and understanding of medical aspects of workers compensation and injury/illness management to understand the implications of workplace injuries, occupational disease, psychiatric and psychological illness, their causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis in order to articulate reasoned arguments supporting or refuting medical continuity and compatibility arising from the claim and to develop reasoned alternate causation arguments and opinions
Research and Analytical Skills:
- you have knowledge of medical and legal research and analytical techniques and skills to interpret legislation, regulations, operational policies, determine appropriate WSIAT precedents applicable to ongoing case work, collect and assess medical literature and evaluate relevant texts, papers, leading-edge medical findings and precedents/policies in other jurisdictions
Communication, Interpersonal and Mediation Skills:
- you have excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation, consultation and presentation skills to interview, question, call witnesses, cross-question, counsel, explain, advise, present arguments in a well-reasoned, thoughtful manner and represent the employer’s interests in any internal or external forum
- you demonstrate mediation skills to assist in resolving complex issues with multiple stakeholders
Planning and Organizational Skills:
- you have strong planning and organizational skills to coordinate a large caseload and ensure critical legislative and quasi-judicial timelines are met
Salary range: $75,720.00 – $94,257.00 per year
Please apply online, by April 8, 2013, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 52296 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application online. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. If you need employment accommodation, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx 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 equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.