Network Transition Lead - North Bay and Toronto, ON

September 11 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, IT, Telecommunications, Public Sector, Security, Law inforcement, Defense, Project, Project management, Planning, Telecom, Wireless
Toronto, ON

Would you like to be part of an organization that is focused on sustaining and improving the Public Safety Radio Network (PSRN) services that our Province relies on to protect our communities and keep Ontarians safe during emergencies? Are you an innovative and collaborative leader that identifies opportunities for continuous improvement and building strong relationships and partnerships to meet program goals and objectives? Do Public Safety Radio Network operations and oversight, procurement & contract management, customer service, and project management interest you? If so, consider this opportunity within the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

The Government of Ontario is taking immediate action to replace the Province's aging Public Safety Radio Network, which more than 38,000 first responders across the province rely on. This mission-critical network provides mobile radio communications, which is a communication lifeline in emergency situations for ambulance, paramedic, and hospital services, the Ontario Provincial Police, correctional services, natural resources, transportation, revenue enforcement, environment enforcement and parks when responding to the needs of the public. The network covers approximately 750,000 square kilometres, making it the largest public safety radio network in North America.

The Government Mobile Communications Branch is looking for two talented Network Transition Leads to work amongst a diverse team of OPS professionals on this high-profile, complex, challenging, enterprise-wide, public safety transition project. In this position, you will lead projects and teams related to the planning and implementation of the new network across the Province.

If you have proven experience working on large-scale, complex projects and project teams like this or multiple concurrent IT projects, and want to be part of the dedicated team revitalizing the critical lifeline of emergency response in Ontario, we want you!

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Network Transition Lead, you will:

• Plan, manage and coordinate the network transition and change management processes for the PSRN project

• Develop and maintain linkages among all project participants and stakeholders

• Develop detailed project plans, identify priorities and resource requirements, and ensure that business/service requirements are accurately reflected in project development

• Plan, coordinate, manage and control all technical elements of projects, in keeping with processes and corporate and industry standards, to minimize risks, and meet time, cost and service delivery expectations

• Develop strategic and tactical transition plans in support of a phased network service transition of multiple public safety user groups, monitor progress and ensure that critical contractual and operational milestones and timelines are met, in conjunction with PSRN project participant ministries and the private sector contractual partner

• Provide technical and analytical expertise for special projects

• Develop technical and operational risk management strategies and contingency plans

• Coordinate implementation to minimize the impact on the response and performance of public safety/emergency services

Location: North Bay, Toronto

Please Note: These positions can be located at the Toronto or North Bay office.

How do I qualify?

Technical Skills:

• You have knowledge of telecommunications technology and its application in public safety and emergency service environments.

Project Management Skills:

• You have knowledge of project management techniques to lead multiple projects and provide leadership by monitoring performance and advising steering committees on project direction and recommended course of action.

Problem-Solving and Analytical Skills:

• You can negotiate and resolve service delivery/network transition with private sector partners and ministries.

Issues Management Skills:

• You demonstrate issues management skills to manage sensitive network planning issues, including service delivery, security, and health and safety implications.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have communication skills to establish project teams and partnerships with stakeholder ministry groups.

• You have training skills to oversee the development and implementation of technical training programs.

• You can promote project deliverables/change management approaches and mediate conflicts.

Salary Range: $72,675 - $107,093 per year

Additional Information:

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  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, by Friday, October 2, 2020, by visiting and entering Job ID 152108 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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

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