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Attention Nurse Supervisors/Team Leads, we have an opportunity for you!

Reference number: AHS21J-022890-000102
Selection process number: 21-AHS-HSI-EA-NCR-307798
Public Health Agency of Canada - Health Security Infrastructure Branch
Various locations
$87,540 to $103,221

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Health Agency of Canada

Closing date: 4 March 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: ** Amendment to closing date**

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

We are urgently looking for additional support to help drive the Public Health Agency of Canada’s planning and response to COVID-19.


The role of the Public and Travel Health Supervisor would be to work with staff to ensure the overall health of international travellers arriving in Canada.

Nurses would:
• assess the health status of travellers and apply principles and practices of disease management and control;
• identify signs and symptoms of COVID 19;
• attend to medical needs (such as prescription renewal, ensuring appropriate diet for medical needs) and arrange external medical services for urgent or important needs;
• support passengers in receiving psychosocial support as required;
• support application of health promotion principles in ensuring traveller wellbeing
Nurses, acting as PHAC representatives, would work with a range of stakeholders and partners in coordinating activities, ensuring effective communication and management. They would ensure documentation of all passenger information required while maintaining confidentiality and comply with the code of behaviour, ethics and practice.
Some additional nursing positions may be stationed at points of entry including airports or land or marine points of entry where they would be involved in overall health assessment of COVID 19 with international incoming travellers.

Intent of the process

The Public Health Agency of Canada will periodically pull and review the applications received and contact applicants selected for further assessment based on the needs. The first pull of applications may be as early as February 15, 2021. It is therefore important for candidates to indicate all the locations for which they are interested and registered to work in. Nurses already registered in the province where positions are available will be given first preference to the position.
The intent of this inventory is to have a pool of interested and/or qualified candidates to draw from for current and future needs within the Public Health Agency of Canada. Online applications will be accepted as long as the poster is active.

A pool of qualified candidates (fully assessed or partially assessed) may be established to staff similar positions at this group and level within the Public Health Agency of Canada with:
* various tenures,
* various language requirements and linguistic profiles,
* various security requirements and/or
* various conditions of employment.

NOTE: Positions located in Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Iqaluit are entitled to an Isolated Post Allowance + Vacation Travel Assistance, as per the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive: https://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d4/en

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Occupational Certification:
Eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in the province or territory where the position is located.

1. Experience as a nurse in providing direct primary care or public health services.
2. Experience supervising multi-disciplinary teams on health-related policies or issues.
3. Experience in human resources management.
4. Experience providing advice or recommendations on health related issues
5. Experience providing primary care, clinical care or public health services related to infectious diseases

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC
English essential

Information on language requirements

Effective interpersonal relations
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Problem solving in complex environment
Effective Oral Communication
Effective Written Communication

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

Asset education:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in nursing, nursing service administration, nursing education or some other specialty relevant to the position.

Note: The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.

Master’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Public Health Administration or other discipline relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

Asset Experience:
1. Work experience related to public health within a federal, provincial or territorial organization.
2. Experience participating in the development or adaptation of evidence-based clinical and assessment guidance.
3. Experience participating in the development and implementation of community mobilization strategies.
4. Experience working in mental health, psychosocial health environment
5. Experience in travel-related health
6. Experience participating in the development and/or delivery of educational and training programs.
7. Experience working in communicable disease control
8. Experience working with Indigenous people/communities.
9. Experience in supervising health compliance and enforcement programs.
10. Experience participating in the development and/or delivery, implementation or evaluation of health programs.
11. Experience in performing health assessments according to the Quarantine Act.
12. Experience in establishing and maintaining external partnerships and collaborative relationships with stakeholders from a variety of sectors (community, health, private enterprise(s), academic, government, etc.)
13. Experience working in a public health emergency response.
14. Experience working on public health guidelines.

Asset Knowledge:
- Knowledge of health acts, Orders in Council and regulations relevant to emergency management.
- Knowledge of public health responsibilities and main public health organizations at the federal level and provincial/territorial level (hiring province/territory).

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements (Depending on the position):
- Willingness and ability to work overtime as required, on short notice.
- Willingness and ability to be on call, and on stand-by as required. This may require working in the evenings and on weekends.
- Willingness and ability to travel for work as needed.
- Willingness and ability to successfully complete the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Officer designation program.
- Willing and able to work shifts, variable hours, weekends, and statutory holidays.
- Willingness and ability to be mobilized or remain on standby during health emergency response activations
- Willing to work as surge capacity to support a response to a public health emergency in a Regional Emergency Coordination Centre or other location, as required

Conditions of employment

Security: Various - Reliability or Secret (depending on position)
Valid license/registration to practice nursing in the province or territory of employment
Valid driver's license (Depending on the position)
Must complete Quarantine Officer (QO) training and pass exam, enabling designation

NOTE: Candidates must meet and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their

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

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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html
Please ensure that you read ALL points listed below, as this section contains important information about the application process. Failure to read these notes and follow these instructions could result in your application missing required information which may result in your application being eliminated from this selection process.

a) You are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of your choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

b) We will only accept on-line applications received via the Public Service Jobs site. Persons with disabilities or residing in locations that prevent them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

c) For this selection process, we will communicate with you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this selection process. You must ensure that you check your email account including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. If you respond past the deadline you risk being removed from the selection process.

d) Based on the hiring division’s needs, additional essential qualifications, asset qualifications, organizational needs, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be identified and applied during the assessment and/or selection of candidates.

e) Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
i) Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team.
ii) Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed.
iii) Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience.
iv) Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications.
v) The organizational need of restructuring/budgetary constraints
vi) Relocation may be a consideration for more difficult to recruit locations
f) Proof of education will be requested if you are considered for a position. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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

PHAC Regional Operations Staffing
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