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Reference number: MOT20J-018861-000017
Selection process number: 21-MOT-EA-HRS-99666
Transport Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
$54,878 to $61,379

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Closing date: 15 January 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

You will be required to demonstrate how you meet the education and each of the experience criteria listed in the essential qualifications and any of the applicable asset qualifications on the Statement of Merit Criteria, for the initial screening, by answering the online screening questions.

Take the time to answer the questions with as much detail and examples as possible.

This is your chance to shine, to tell us what you have to offer and why you would be the ideal candidate.

Be specific about projects you’ve worked on, where (occupational title, organization), when (from, to), what was your role, fully explain the actions, considerations and steps you completed in order to gain the experience you are describing. What was the final outcome/result?

Should you indicate in your responses “See my résumé”, “I have 5 years’ experience in the field”, “I acquired this experience working at XYZ Store”, “I meet this qualification” or similar statements WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.

You do not need to answer the screening questions for the assets qualifications.

However, if you meet one or more, you are strongly encouraged to answer asset Qualifications questions in your online application as they may be used at any stage in the process or be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be considered for an appointment.


A successful Administrative Assistant is driven to go above and beyond for the team, someone who is dedicated to delivering quality administrative/client service and support.

On any given day, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks and develop your skills in many areas. You will work to build relationships, have the chance to collaborate with talented people and develop a rich network of colleagues with different backgrounds.

Someone who has experience working with the latest efficient technologies and/or software to improve the way work is done would be an asset for this position.

Work environment

The ideal candidate is dynamic and thrive working in a fast pace work environment where priorities and deliverables are constantly changing.

You must be comfortable managing a high volume of work in order to maintain a good flow of the activities and carrying them through to completion by prioritizing tasks.

You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in both official languages. You will enthusiastically support and collaborate with others, at every level of the organization, be action oriented and a problem solver.

***Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety and thus you will be teleworking until its possible to go back in the office.

Further, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, during this the recruitment process, all evaluations will be conducted virtually.

Intent of the process

The result of this process will initially be used to staff four (4) positions with a BBB/BBB linguistic profile on an indeterminate basis.

A pool of qualified candidates will be established to staff similar positions on an indeterminate, term or acting basis.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives.

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 and experience, including at least one (1) year experience in administrative support or client service.

Degree equivalency

Experience providing client services (in person, by phone or in writing).
Experience providing *administrative support.
*Examples of administrative support services: tracking and coordinating tasks, monitoring email messages regularly, photocopying, filing, performing messenger services.
Experience in performing administrative services in at least four (4) of the following:
o Coordinating meetings;
o Taking minutes;
o Coordinating teleconferences and/or videoconferences;
o Managing incoming and outgoing correspondence;
o Data entry;
o Editing and verifying correspondence or reports.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)
NOTE: Candidates need to be able to work in English AND in French (reading, writing and oral proficiency) in order to be found qualified and be considered for appointment.

Information on language requirements

Digital literacy
Working effectively with others (Teamwork)
Thinking things through

Ability to self-manage, and work under pressure.
Ability to solve problems and be action oriented.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.

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

Successful completion of a diploma or degree from a recognized institution in secretarial studies, office administration, business administration, finance/accounting or other field related to the position.

Degree equivalency

Experience in proofreading, editing or formatting various types of correspondence.
Experience inputting, retrieving and tabulating information.
Experience applying administrative procedures or directives.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite software (MS team, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Experience in providing support in Human resources
Experience in providing financial support services in procurement (i.e. purchase orders and contracts) and accounts payable (i.e. processing invoices and journal vouchers).

Willingness to work overtime as required.
Willingness to adopt flexible work hours.

Conditions of employment

Reliability or Secret


PSEE - Test of Judgement UIT

Applicants must complete the Public Service Entrance Exam: Test of Judgement Unsupervised Internet Test as part of the screening for this selection process. This test assesses the judgement required for solving problems in work-related situations. You will have 75 minutes to complete the test. You must complete the test before you submit your application for this position.

For more information, please consult: Public Service Entrance Exam - Test of Judgement Unsupervised Internet Test

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

Depending on the number of applicants, Transport Canada’s needs or HR plans, volume management strategies (for example, random selection, invoking one or more assets, top-down approach) may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates.


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

Flavia Mutoni Cyamweshi, Human Resources Advisor Michelle Bonga, Human Resources Assistant
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