GO Transit RESEARCHER (15-249) Contract in Greater Toronto Area, ON

GO Transit

Branch Greater Toronto Area ON CA

Greater Toronto Area, ON

Knowledge of standard Microsoft office applications. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and oversees GO Transit, PRESTO and the Union Pearson…

Job Description:
(Contract up to 6 months)

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and oversees GO Transit, PRESTO and the Union Pearson Express. Our mission is to champion and deliver mobility solutions which enhance the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. As one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Metrolinx is a diverse and dynamic organization where employees embody our values: Playing as a Team, Serving with Passion, and Thinking Forward. Join us as we transform the way the region moves.

As a Researcher, you will be responsible for:
Key Responsibilities:
Conducts research, collects and compiles information related to the creation of documents that support the development and implementation of projects along with the operating policies required for a steady state organization as well as its strategic direction
Performs basic analysis to prepare information for reports and drafts presentations on areas related to the business unit
Assesses and updates research and resource requirements to help refine study designs, terms of reference and procedural methods to address issues impacting on project objectives
Identifies data requirements for research and analysis including determining the most appropriate data sources (e.g. internal and external partners, policy papers, external studies, and internet searches) and modelling techniques to facilitate data gathering and analysis
Prepares reports ensuring collected information is accurate, valid and consistent with relevant guidelines
Drafts correspondence and presentations to support projects
Participates in transportation projects by providing research, data gathering and report writing assistance to external contractors assigned to various components of the projects
Participates as a cross-divisional team member to support multi-faceted projects and studies by preparing correspondence and other materials
Location: 97 Front Street West, Toronto

File Number: 15-249

Qualifications :
Completion of a diploma in a related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
Minimum two (2) years of experience conducting research and analysis for policy/program development, preferably within the public sector and / or a public transportation context
Experience collecting and compiling information related to the development of documents that support that support the development and implementation of projects
Experience drafting correspondence and presentations to support projects
Knowledge of standard Microsoft office applications
Excellent oral, written, planning and organizational skills, combined with a strong attention to detail, are required To apply for this position, please submit your resume online, no later than June 3, 2015 .
As part of our new online application process, the system will now house one single resume and will reference this resume for all of your applications with Metrolinx. This will be your most recently updated resume.

The system will allow you to upload one single document, so please ensure that any supplementary documents to your resume (i.e. cover letter, certifications, etc.) are merged into a single file prior to uploading. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Mississauga, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-23
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