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Advisor, Centre of Expertise in Classification

Reference number: EXT24J-023159-001009
Selection process number: 24-EXT-EA-KL-1041780
Global Affairs Canada - Classification projects - HOBP
Gatineau (Québec)
$87,146 to $96,865

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For further information on the organization, please visit Global Affairs Canada

Closing date: 9 May 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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

These positions are part of the PE Development Program designed to develop individuals from the PE-01 to PE-04 levels. Please note that PE-04 appointments will be based on organizational needs. The Program provides a structured developmental experience, composed of learning objectives, developmental work assignments, coaching, training and learning activities, regular feedback, and written performance assessments.

Work environment

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is committed to advancing equity and embracing diversity and inclusion by implementing meaningful actions that are founded in respect, collaboration and accountability. GAC is committed to ensuring that its workforce both at home and abroad is representative of Canada’s current and evolving population. GAC’s dedication towards advancing equity diversity and inclusion is exemplified through the various efforts and initiatives in place that aim to ensure representation at all levels, provide equitable career opportunities, provides a safe and accessible workplace and to strengthen the inclusivity of the workplace so that all employees have the possibility to be authentic. All candidates who believe they are qualified are encouraged to apply, including Black, other racialized and Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. We invite you to be part of the change by joining an organization where your voice is heard, valued, respected and amplified. Knowing that diverse teams foster innovation we strongly encourage you to complete the Employment Equity (EE) section in your application.

Global Affairs Canada will be following the direction from the Office of the Chief Human Resource Officer on the introduction of a common hybrid work model across the federal public service. This common hybrid work model will consist of work on site at least 2 days each week, or 40% of their regular schedule. You may find more information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/government/publicservice/staffing/common-hybrid-work-model-federal-public-service.html.
We could, however, accept a person teleworking full-time under certain circumstances.

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) manages Canada’s diplomatic relations, provides consular services to Canadians, promotes the country’s international trade, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

Our offices are located in the National Capital Region, in six regional offices across Canada and around the world in 110 countries. Our organization offers a healthy, inclusive and diverse workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture, and where innovation is valued.

We offer flexible work arrangements such as telework, compressed workweeks and variable schedules to help support your work-life balance.

If you are curious, creative and passionate about modernizing work in the Canadian Foreign Service then look no further! Apply now to join our friendly, collaborative, diverse and dynamic team today!

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff 2 positions on an indeterminate basis with CBC/CBC and BBB/BBB linguistic requirements. A pool of candidates may be established to staff similar positions with various tenures and/or linguistic requirements within Global Affairs Canada.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in human resources management, labour or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences, sociology, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed.

Degree equivalency

• Significant* experience performing job evaluation and providing job evaluation advice to management and/or clients.
• Experience participating on a project team or working group engaged in the implementation, monitoring or evaluation of policies or programs.
• Experience in researching, analyzing and synthesizing information from numerous sources to identify potential impacts and develop recommendations.

*Significant refers to the depth and breadth of experience associated with the performance of a broad range of related activities which were the candidate’s primary responsibility for over a year.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Classification Accreditation in the Canadian Public Service.
• Professional project management designation such as PMP.
• Completion of one or more classification courses from the Canada School of Public Service such as P930, P911, P912, P916 or other training deemed relevant by the evaluation committee such as Hay plan training.

• Experience designing or implementing suites of standardized job descriptions.
• Experience in coordinating classification or organizational design projects or initiatives.
• Experience working for an organization that has an international mandate or works on international issues (e.g. public, private or non-governmental organizations).
• Experience in project management.
• Experience working with change management principles and best practices.

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

Various language requirements
• Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
• Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of current trends and initiatives in classification within the Federal Public Service;
• Knowledge of the Canadian federal Classification Directive and its appendices.

• Communication
• Thinking Things Through
• Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented
• Working Effectively with Others
• Demonstrating integrity and Respect
• Client Service Orientation
• Business Acumen

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

• Communications for this selection process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information (including the email address) is provided and updated as required.
• A qualified candidate may be offered the position even though they do not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, asset criteria are desirable and may be applied at any point of the staffing process by the hiring manager, including for being a deciding factor in choosing the candidate.
• The board members may retain a certain number of applicants for further assessment based on some of the asset qualifications.
• All qualifications could be assessed throughout the process, including by using email communications.
• Indeterminate employees in the same group and level or equivalent may be considered first for deployment.


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

Noémie Gagnon - Human Resources Advisor
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