This job opportunity is being advertised on behalf of the following organization and is not a Manitoba government civil service position.

Special Assistant to the Minister

SPM Special Assistant to the Minister


Executive Council

Minister's Office

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 2224

Salary(s):   SPM $75,501.00 - $90,253.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 2, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

The Special Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist the minister in carrying out duties involved in
running a government department. Employees in this area are technical (political) appointments.
Advanced political acumen is required in managing and coordinating stakeholder relationships.

To be considered for this competition you must complete the Application Screening Form.
Please **CLICK HERE** to access the required application form. 

If you are having difficulty opening the link, you may have to use a different browser. You may also contact Executive Council (contact information under “Apply to” to request a copy of the Application Screening Form).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, and Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Must have a valid Manitoba Driver's License or equivalent
  • Must have the ability to work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends as required
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout the Province


  • Demonstrated sound judgement and ability to build strong partnerships with stakeholders
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively inside government and with external partners
  • Ability to multitask, manage issues and sensitive information
  • Strong political acumen with the ability to manage confidential and politically sensitive material and situations in an appropriate manner
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to manage, prioritize, and meet competing deadlines
  • Understanding in social media
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Supervisory experience preferred

The successful candidate will work closely with the Minister and provide political and strategic advice.  They will be responsible for assisting the Minister to ensure the government's mandate is met.  They will work in partnership with the Premier's Office, Ministers' offices, and Communications to ensure government priorities and initiatives are met.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 2224
Executive Council
Room 327 Legislative Building
Winnipeg , R3C 0V8

To be considered for this competition you must complete the Application Screening Form.

Please **CLICK HERE** to access the required application form. 

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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