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Reference number: ATS22J-023096-000086
Selection process number: 22ATS-EA-01173
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada - Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Ottawa (Ontario)
$79,516 to $113,222

For further information on the organization, please visit Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

Closing date: 26 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Update: Please note that this job advertisement has been extended until January 26th, 2022.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

Work environment

Could this be the change you’ve been looking for?

Do you like working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment that values service excellence? Are you looking for a chance to make your mark in a small organization that plays a big role in providing justice to Canadians? If so, then consider a career at the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC).

You’ll be able to benefit and learn from being closer to management and having the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of files. We’re also committed to supporting a healthy life-work balance and to creating an inclusive and respectful work environment, so we hope that this is something that is important to you as well.

Like many public servants, we’ve been working fully remotely since the pandemic began and employees have access to tools and processes to conduct most aspects of their work remotely.

And if there is one last thing to note that is impactful for our employees, it's the fact that we have our own internal compensation and benefits Advisors and a dedicated information technology team.

Intent of the process

The intent is to staff at least one position on an indeterminate basis and three term positions for a period of two years.

A fully or partially assessed pool may be created and may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic requirements, tenures and security clearances within the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC).

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "A covering letter "You must provide a cover letter of 2500 words in which you must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience criteria listed in the essential and asset qualifications (if applicable). You must use each criterion as a header and then, using clear and concrete examples, write one or two paragraphs explaining when, where and how you obtained each education and experience criterion. Describe the examples in specific terms, providing sufficient details so that the screening board can clearly understand the circumstances. Content of your response must be supported by your résumé. Lack of examples and details may result in your application being rejected. Your résumé will be used as a secondary source to validate the information described in the cover letter. Please note that point form or a “copy and paste” from your résumé are not sufficient. Failure to provide a complete application, consisting of both a cover letter and a résumé, may result in your application being rejected.""

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in commerce, business administration, economics, international trade, statistics, accounting, or any other field relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency


Experience analyzing statistical or financial data.
Experience providing advice and recommendations to senior management or adjudicators.
Experience preparing analytical reports.
Experience in using Microsoft Excel tools (data manipulation, combination charts, pivot tables, formulas, and/or other analytical tools in Excel).

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements


Ability to conduct in-depth analysis of complex economic and financial data.
Ability to plan, design and implement data collection strategies and lead projects.
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.


Attention to detail.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Qualifications


Graduation with a master's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in economics, statistics, or any other field relevant to the position to be staffed, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience in a related field.

Degree equivalency


Experience in designing surveys or questionnaires
Experience working as an advisor or researcher in a quasi-judicial or legal environment (e.g.: tribunal, court, commission, board, law or notaries firm).
Experience advising on anti-dumping / countervailing matters.

Organizational Needs
Employment Equity may be used to address demonstrated under-representation of designated groups (Women, Visible Minorities, Persons with disabilities and persons of Aboriginal descent).

Operational Requirements
Willing and able to work overtime as required, often on short notice.
Willing and able to travel occasionally within Canada.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process will not be reimbursed.

The selection committee reserves all rights to use any methods that they deem appropriate in order to evaluate the candidates (written examination, interview, reference check, etc.).

Proof of your education credentials will be required at a later date.

Merit criteria may be assessed throughout the entire process.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. Meeting one or many of the other qualifications may be a deciding factor in appointing a particular candidate amongst the qualified candidates. Please note that one, some or all of the asset qualifications could be used at any stage of the staffing process.

Further assessment may be conducted on the experience provided depending on the position to fill.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

It is important to note that in order to manage the volume of applications, the selection committee may at any time decide to use various strategies such as the application of one or more assets, the top-down selection or other strategies.

Please note that achieving a pass mark on any of the assessment used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a cut-off mark that is higher than the pass mark on any evaluation used throughout the process.

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Only on-line applications will be accepted in order to take advantage of the many benefits of using the electronic recruitment system. Some of the benefits for applicants include:

- modifying your application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date;
- completing screening questions that will highlight your qualifications to the hiring manager;
- verifying the status of your application and notification(s) at any time and
- being notified electronically of assessment details and results.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Human Resources - Staffing
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