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Vice Principal

Reference number: DIS23J-022467-000423
Selection process number: 23-DIS-AB-EA-583012
Indigenous Services Canada
Legoff, Alberta
$87,158 to $98,039

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 19 June 2023 - 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

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Work environment

Indigenous Services Canada strives to be a trusted partner that respects Indigenous perspectives and supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis in controlling the delivery of high-quality services for healthy, prosperous and thriving communities. With this unique vision, the Department’s work is grounded within two fundamental guiding principles: respect the diversity of Indigenous cultures and see their influence in the way we work; and recognizing that partnerships are at the core of how we do things.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles and/or requirements as well as tenures (Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Secondment, Determinate, and Indeterminate appointments) and/or the security clearance (reliability or secret), which may vary according to the position being staffed.

Positions to be filled: 1

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 education, linguistics, sociology, psychology, mathematics, physics, home economics or some other specialty relevant to the positions in the classification.

When education is required, candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency


• Possession of an acceptable teaching certificate from a province or territory in Canada.


• Experience in education administration related to an educational institution
• Experience in developing curriculum
• 5 years classroom teaching experience in elementary or secondary education

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential and asset education and experience factors listed by answering the screening questions. Candidates should write concrete examples demonstrating how they meet the experience and education required.

When answering screening questions, candidates should:

• Choose examples that illustrate a high degree of complexity and difficulty and have sufficient impact to allow you to illustrate the extent and depth of your experience.
• Include the date or period when the situation occurred, the context, your role and the outcome.
• Separate your role from that of others, if you have talked about an experience within a team

The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience and will not contact candidates for additional or potentially missing information.


• Knowledge of educational theory and practices , including teacher quality standards


• Ability to interpret federal and provincial program policy, curriculums and/or frameworks related to First Nation Education.
• Ability to effectively communicate orally
• Ability to effectively communicate in writing.
• Ability to prioritize workloads and multi-task.
• Ability to manage human and financial resources in a school setting.
• Ability to demonstrate instructional leadership.
• Ability to manage change related to curriculum reform


• Working Effectively With Others
• Thinking Things Through
• Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
• Dependability
• Indigenous Cultural Competency

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


• Completion of a Bachelor of Education Program from a recognized post-secondary institution.
• Master's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.


• Experience working with Indigenous people or organizations.
• Experience working with Chief and Council of a First Nation or School Committees OR other agencies (i.e. RCMP, Victim Services, Health Services, Provincial School Boards, etc.).
• Recent* and significant** experience in the supervision of instructional staff as a Principal, Vice Principal or Teacher in charge (i.e. Lead Teacher).

*Recent experience is defined as experience within the last 5 years.
**Significant experience is defined as experience within the last 5 years where 2 of those years included supervision of instructional staff as a Principal, Vice Principal or Teacher in charge. (i.e. Lead Teacher).


• Ability to communicate in Denesųłįné in an immersion setting or as a second language.

Degree equivalency

Organizational Needs

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment goals for Indigenous peoples, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application indicate that they are an Indigenous person (self-declaration).

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

• Reliability Status security clearance
• In possession of a valid driver’s license.
• Ability and willingness to work overtime.
• Must be certified and in good standing status with Alberta Education, in possession of a valid Alberta teaching certificate with Permanent Professional Certification (PPC) at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout the duration of employment.

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

• Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

• Communication for this process will be sent via email. Applicants MUST check their e-mail accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please note that we will have to consider that you are no longer interested in participating in the selection process and that you have withdrawn your candidacy should you not provide us with an up-to-date email address or respond to our communications.

If you need to communicate with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number (23-DIS-AB-EA-583012) in the subject field of your email.

• Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.

• Candidates must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to a position, however, a person may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. Meeting these criteria is nonetheless desirable and may be a deciding factor for the staffing of some positions.

• Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at any stage in this selection process (i.e. screening and appointment stage).

• Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education credentials at the assessment stage of this process.

• Applicants are entitled to participate in the staffing process in the official language of their choice and are required to indicate their preferred official language in their application profile.

• Candidates are required to submit their application by using the online system. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the email address indicated in the "Contact information" section below. Please provide an explanation as to why you are not applying on-line for consideration. (Note: You must state the Selection Process number in the Subject of enquiry)

• Various means of assessment may be used (for example: interview, written exam, reference checks, performance assessments, achievement record), depending on the needs of the hiring manager.

• Candidates are expected to make a reasonable effort to make themselves available for assessments as scheduled. Rescheduling will only permitted for accommodation measures or for other exceptional/extenuating circumstances, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.


It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Departmental contact of any pre-approved leave throughout the duration of the process in order to facilitate scheduling of evaluations. One (1) alternate date will be possible only if requested for the following reasons:

1) Medical reasons with doctor’s certificate
2) Death in your immediate family
3) Confirmation of pre-approved travel plans or training plans (made before the advertisement posting date)
4) Religious reasons or 5) Participation in an assessment for another selection process.


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

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