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Reference number: CES23J-022747-000140
Selection process number: 23-CES-PSOIB-ENA-155920-1
Canada School of Public Service
Ottawa (Ontario)
ED-EDS-01, ED-EDS-02, ED-EDS-03
Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
ED-EDS-01: $70,954 to $82,698 / ED-EDS-02: $85,010 to $90,327 / ED-EDS-03: $90,726 to $96,441

For further information on the organization, please visit Canada School of Public Service

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Closing date: 25 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

⭐ Representation matters! ⭐
At the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) we are actively working towards creating an environment where diversity is valued. This begins with self-declaration. We invite you to self-declare which employment equity group(s) you belong to. To learn more, visit our website:

At CSPS, we are committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free work environment. Having a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of Canadians is one of our goals.

We strive to establish bias-free selection and assessment practices that offer an equitable playing field for everyone including candidates from employment equity or equity-seeking groups, such as Indigenous peoples, racialized people, black people, persons with disabilities, members of 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities and women. To that end, the selection committee will be diverse, and its members will have completed unconscious bias and inclusive hiring training.

📌 When responding to screening questions, please be sure to provide comprehensive examples from your work experience that clearly demonstrate how you meet the identified experience criteria. Your answer should clearly identify your role in the noted example. A job title alone does not demonstrate that you have requisite level of experience, so be sure to explain relevant responsibilities and/or actions that you took. Failure to complete the questionnaire or failure to provide sufficient details to the questions will result in your elimination from this process.

📌 Asset qualifications will be used at the screening stage. Please ensure that your application clearly indicates how you meet these qualifications.


If you are a learning designer professional or you are driven in building a career in this field, the CSPS is looking for you!

Duties cover all stages of online and virtual course development, from government community relations to content programming, instructional design, and creating engaging visuals.

This is a fast-paced but collaborative development environment where teamwork is at the heart of our processes.

Work environment

📢 Who are we?
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Do you want to work for one of Canada’s Best Employers? The Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) ranked 3rd on Forbes’ Canada’s Best Employers list for 2022. Check it out: Canada's Best Employers 2022 (forbes.com).

The CSPS is the lead learning institution for the federal public service. Our organization plays a vital role in the development and delivery of learning events and curriculum ensuring that public servants are well-equipped to serve Canadians with excellence.

In addition to providing a stimulating work environment aimed at supporting the career development, planning and management of CSPS employees, we offer you:

⭐ A diverse and inclusive workplace
⭐ Respect in all our relationships
⭐ Employee engagement
⭐ Collaboration with our partners
⭐ A culture of continuous improvement

Promoting better work-life balance and well-being, our department offers all its employees a competitive salary, vacation, paid family and health leave, comprehensive benefits and an attractive pension plan.

Ready for a new challenge and anxious to join a dynamic and ambitious team? This opportunity might be perfect for you! Please submit your application! ✨

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff positions at the ED-EDS-01, ED-EDS-02 and ED-EDS-03 group and levels, of various tenures at the CSPS. A pool of partially qualified candidates could be established to staff the same or similar positions to meet future needs within the CSPS.

👉 Officer, Learning Design (ED-EDS-01)
👉 Advisor, Learning Design (ED-EDS-02)
👉 Specialist, Learning Design (ED-EDS-03)

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level, or equivalent may be considered for deployment, assignment/secondment prior to the assessment of other applicants.

If you are already qualified in a ED-EDS-01, ED-EDS-02 or ED-EDS-03 pool in another department, please let us know in your application.

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)

📖 EDUCATION (For all 3 levels) 📖

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.

Note: 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


✔ Experience supporting the design or development of learning materials or products.
(For example, virtual or in-class training, e-learning, or blended learning.)
✔ Experience conducting research or analyzing information.

✔ Experience designing and developing learning materials or products for adult learners.
(For example, virtual or in-class training, e-learning, or blended learning.)
✔ Experience using technology and innovative approaches to support the creation of learning products.

✔ Experience developing and leading the development of learning projects or initiatives for adult learners.
(For example, virtual or in-class training, e-learning, or blended learning.)
✔ Significant* experience planning, designing, developing, and assessing a broad range of effective learning solutions using various tools and learning technologies.
✔ Experience engaging with learners, subject matter experts, working groups, and/or external partners and stakeholders.

*Significant is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with the performance of the duties as a major function of a position.

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

Various language requirements
English or French essential
Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB

English or French essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC

Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements


✔ Knowledge of adult learning principles in the design and development of learning products.

✔ Knowledge of adult learning principles in the design and development of learning products.
✔ Knowledge of current adult learning trends.

✔ Knowledge of adult learning principles in the design and development of learning products.
✔ Knowledge of the various theories associated with adult learning.
✔ Knowledge of project or product management principles.

📖 COMPETENCIES (For all 3 levels) 📖

✔ Effective Interactive Communication
✔ Thinking Things Through
✔ Focus on client service
✔ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
✔ Initiative and action oriented
✔ Working effectively with others

📎 ABILITIES (For all 3 positions) 📎

✔ Ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities with short timelines, in a fast-paced work environment.

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


✔ Experience implementing the standards of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
✔ Experience evaluating learning products and analysis of related data.
✔ Experience applying project or product management principles.
✔ Experience in the various design phases of a learning product.
✔ Experience related to the current and historical realities related to Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
✔ Experience applying the concepts of intersectionality.
✔ Experience working in the fields of equity, diversity and inclusion.
✔ Experience promoting digital literacy.


✔ Knowledge of human-centred design principles.

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

Information on employment equity


CSPS believes that to be able to effectively serve the public, its workforce needs to reflect the diversity of the Canadian population. If you are an Indigenous person, a person with a disability, a member of a racialized group*, or a member of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ equity seeking-group and you are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights we encourage you to self-declare in this staffing process.

* Please note that this group is currently designated as members of visible minorities in the Employment Equity Act.


If you are an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of visible minorities:
📌 when you apply for a job through GC Jobs, complete the Employment Equity section under Requirements.

If you are a member of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ equity-seeking group:
📌 please respond to the equity seeking group screening question as part of your application.


Requirement to work with a flexible schedule and/or overtime as required.

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

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact this no-fee number to apply: 1-800-645-5605.


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

Mariève Louis-Seize, Human Resources Advisor Emily Welsh-Crack, Human Resources Advisor
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