Assistant Deputy Minister Opportunities (BB-9541A)
Found in: Talent CA
Building a Stronger Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to build a better quality of life for Saskatchewan people, to build strong communities and strong families, and grow a stronger Saskatchewan. By sustaining growth and opportunities for Saskatchewan people we are ensuring our economy is productive and competitive on the world stage.
Saskatchewan has always been a province of abundance and opportunity. The economy depends on Saskatchewan's combination of natural resources and strong human capital. As a result, Saskatchewan has one of the strongest economies in Canada, low unemployment rates, record exports and is ideally positioned for long-term prosperity.
Saskatchewan is well-positioned to meet the challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic and to recover through the strength of our people. Saskatchewan’s fiscal foundation remains solid. Our economy is resilient and our people are strong.
About the Ministry
The Ministry of Highways is committed to providing a safe, reliable transportation system that supports Saskatchewan’s growth agenda and optimizes the role of transportation and infrastructure in Saskatchewan.
Make a Difference
If you are looking for an opportunity to help shape an innovative, sustainable transportation infrastructure network to improve the quality of life for Saskatchewan’s citizens and support economic growth, this is the place for you.
Based in Regina, the position will allow you to leverage your strategic leadership skills, passion, and technical expertise with a Ministry that holds deep rooted values of Respect and Integrity, Serving Citizens, Excellence and Innovation, and Acting as One Team.
The Ministry of Highways is seeking collaborative and innovative senior leaders for two available Assistant Deputy Minister roles in the Ministry. Working directly with the Deputy Minister, these positions are a part of the senior executive team that shares responsibility for the development, planning and implementation of a strategic direction that is aligned with government direction and ensures a ministry-wide perspective is incorporated into the delivery of programs and services.
Reporting to the Deputy Minister, the Assistant Deputy Minister roles are responsible for:
Design and Construction
The Assistant Deputy Minister, Design and Construction will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of functional planning, design and construction for all provincial highways, airports and bridges. You will be the Ministry’s chief engineer responsible for certifying engineering standards, and be responsible for managing the design and construction administration of more than $400 million worth of provincial highway and bridge upgrading and preservation projects delivered by 200 employees located across the province.
Completion of post-secondary education in engineering combined with a Professional Engineering status and membership in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineer and Geoscientists (APEGS) is required. Civil Engineering would be an asset.
As the Assistant Deputy Minister for Design and Construction, you will be responsible for:
Policy, Planning and Regulation
The Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy, Planning and Regulation is responsible to lead and direct the planning and policy function relating to transportation policies and regulations, major infrastructure projects, urban and rural highway strategies, and government and stakeholder relations to meet the Government’s strategic goals.
The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience leading public policy development and planning processes combined with senior management experience. Extensive knowledge of transportation, supply chain or logistics sectors would be an asset.
As the Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy, Planning and Regulation, you will be responsible for:
Background and Competency Requirements
The Assistant Deputy Minister opportunities are for experienced senior executives with an exceptional history of achieving results in collaborative environments, ideally within the field of public policy development, strategic planning, program or service operations and/or public financial management. In addition, you will have:
What We Offer
The Saskatchewan public service offers an attractive compensation package that includes competitive salary; comprehensive health and dental benefits; and pension plan.
Should you have any questions regarding the above opportunity, please contact Karen Jellicoe, Executive Services by phone: (306) 798-5150 or by email:
Hours of Work:M - Monthly Out of Scope
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