The work requires knowledge of the theories and principles of negotiations, including the definition and guarantee of agreement on the issues to be negotiated and the objectives of the negotiations; Determining the primary interest of other pages and closing techniques. This information is necessary to complete the negotiations. Communication skills are needed to develop, design and present complex strategic documents/information that contribute to communication strategies and/or legislation; Negotiate and implement agreements/mechanisms with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and cooperate with private sector representatives and technical experts; Representing the federal government and broad Canadian interests in a wide range of forums, such as presenting and promoting policy positions and initiatives and protecting federal interests; Representation of the Division as a director of inter-communal and intergovernmental working committees/groups, as well as in Canadian delegations at national/international conferences, meetings and negotiations; Advice, briefings and recommendations to senior officials in the department and other government departments on a wide range of complex and interdependent economic, fiscal and socio-economic studies and research projects, as well as related programs and services. Communication capabilities are needed to promote cooperation with stakeholders and gain stakeholder agreement. Writing skills are needed to adapt very complex materials and to transform technical language into complete explanations, expressed into simple language. The work requires flexibility in the consideration of policy options and proposals, the integration of approaches and the analysis of economic, social, political, ethical, scientific and legislative effects on short-, medium- and long-term policy and regulatory proposals. These include addressing emerging issues, acquiring knowledge and conducting background analysis by gathering information on the content, coverage, funding and likely response of other departments, provincial and territorial governments and interest groups to policies being developed; Creating briefing materials for project managers and senior analysts. The work includes the analysis of broad government directions on public health issues and policy positions advocated by stakeholders, including other federal departments and authorities, provincial and territorial governments, public and private health agencies, stakeholders and the general public. The work requires the development of policy recommendations and advice to be reviewed by high-level analysts and political leaders and ultimately by the Minister and Deputy Minister, as well as other government organizations. Advises other federal public servants and provincial or territorial officials in the area of expertise and contributes to the development and evaluation of agreements, Department of Finance contributions and cabinet memorandums (CMs).