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Regional Junior Program Officer / Regional Senior Program Officer

Reference number: DIS22J-023908-000106
Selection process number: 22-DIS-AB-T7-EA-560918
Indigenous Services Canada - Community Infrastructure and First Nations Relations, Treaty 7
Edmonton (Alberta)
PM-02, PM-04
PM-02: $61,152 - $65,887; PM-04: $71,599 - $77,368

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

Closing date: 2 January 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

Canada, through the creation of Indigenous Services Canada and Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, has demonstrated a commitment to ensure that we are working with Indigenous Peoples to measure progress and improve service delivery on an ongoing basis. This is founded on a principle of a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to the identification of the best models for delivering improved services to Indigenous Peoples and improve accountability to Indigenous Peoples for the quality of services delivered, including:
- work to leverage the ingenuity and understanding of Indigenous Peoples as well as experts from the private sector, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments and international experts on service delivery. It will be expected for you to assess how Indigenous Peoples experience the delivery of government services on a day-to-day basis and identify ways to improve delivery that are holistic, community-based, and put
the needs of the person first.


This position will be part of a team that is engaging with First Nations partners and the provincial government in the delivery of emergency assistance services on reserve. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with knowledge of program administration processes and practices, and analytical skills for the evaluation and tracking of proposals and other requests. Services to First Nations partners will be handled with cultural awareness and an in-depth knowledge of ISC programs.

This position will be part of a team that will support self-determination in First Nations communities in the context of community infrastructure programs and services. Key activities of the position will include planning, developing, and managing projects in a strategic context with cultural awareness and an in-depth knowledge of the strategic direction of ISC. We are seeking enthusiastic and innovative individuals with leadership skills, strong organizational skills, financial management skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team.

Intent of the process

We are seeking to immediately fill one Regional Junior Program Officer (PM-02) and two Regional Senior Program Officer (PM-04) positions.

We will also create a pool of qualified candidates which could be used to staff, or offer acting appointments.

Please indicate for which position you are applying for.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Stream 1- PM 02 Only: A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives.

Note: the employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are:
- A satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or
- An acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Stream 2- PM 04 Only: Graduation with a degree or diploma from a post-secondary institution in business administration or management, social sciences, political sciences, accounting, public administration, Indigenous studies, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed.

Degree equivalency

Experience working collaboratively on projects or initiatives to achieve objectives and outcomes.

Experience in analysing material in support of policies and programs.

Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders or partners.

Stream 2- PM 04 Only: Experience preparing reporting material in support of policies and programs (including but not limited to briefing material or financial analysis).

Stream 2- PM 04 Only: Experience providing advice and recommendations on program issues to management.

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

Stream 1- PM 02 Only: Graduation with a degree or diploma from a post-secondary institution in business administration or management, social sciences, political sciences, accounting, public administration, Indigenous studies, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed

Degree equivalency

Experience working with First Nation, Inuit or Metis organizations.

Experience in the field of Emergency Management

Experience in assessing proposals or claims (including financial data) and making recommendations.

Experience giving advice and assistance to First Nation communities or organizations on complex issues.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the mandate and priorities of Indigenous Services Canada.

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to research and analyse information.

Stream 2- PM 04 Only: Ability to interpret federal and provincial program policy and frameworks.

Stream 2- PM 04 Only: Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task in an environment of competing priorities.

Stream 2- PM 04 Only: Ability to manage a program or project.

Thinking things through.
Working effectively with others.
Showing initiative and being action-oriented.

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

Indigenous Service Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population its serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Aboriginal peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

- Willing and able to travel by various modes of transportation (small and large aircraft, and vehicles), in various weather conditions, often to remote communities with few amenities.
- Willing and able to work overtime as required.
- Stream 2- PM 04 Only: Maintain a Valid Driver’s License.
- Willing and able to travel.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

1) Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. However, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable, and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

2) Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

3) 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.

4) On-line applications are strongly encouraged in order to take advantage of the many benefits of using the electronic recruitment system. Some of the benefits for applicants are as follows:
•modify your application at any time BEFORE the closing date;
•when applicable, answer screening questions highlighting the expected qualifications to the hiring manager;
•verify the status of your application and notifications, at any time; and
•obtain information through electronic notification of your assessment details and results.


6) Please note that resumes may be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the screening question. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.

7) Depending on the number of applicants, needs and/or plans, volume management strategies such as, but not limited to, top-down approach, cut-off scores, asset selection, random selection and/or assessment may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates and/or determining which candidates will continue in the staffing process. Should a volume management strategy be used, communication regarding the application of the strategy will be provided to those candidates who are impacted.


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

Naman Boodram - Manager, Emergency Management and Infrastructure Initiatives
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