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Indigenous Voices Matter! Grow your Career with us!

Reference number: PEN20J-017023-000347
Selection process number: 2020-PEN-EA-NHQ-163452
Correctional Service of Canada - Indigenous Initiatives Directorate (IID)
Various locations
AS-01, AS-02, AS-03, AS-04, AS-05, AS-06, AS-07
$51,538 to $107,619 (Your salary is based on the group and level you are hired for.)

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

Closing date: 24 August 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: You must meet BOTH of the following criteria:

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian Citizens residing abroad


Members of the following Employment Equity group Indigenous persons

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.

Are you passionate and looking to work in an inclusive team dedicated to working on matters related to Indigenous corrections?

This inventory is targeted to individuals who will self-declare as an Aboriginal person when applying on this inventory. The Self-declaration form is completed as part of the job application under the Employment Equity tab. An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians.

*The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks.

The Indigenous Initiatives Directorate (IID) develops strategic plans and priorities for Indigenous corrections and champions policy, interventions, programs, and services, such as healing lodges, community support, the use of culturally appropriate restorative options, Elder involvement and much more!

Through ongoing collaboration, knowledge transfer and partnerships, our dynamic team works toward tackling the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the correctional system and supporting the successful reintegration of Indigenous offenders into the community through the Indigenous Continuum of Care model. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) provides Indigenous offenders with support through spiritual and cultural teachings and by offering culturally relevant:

• Case management
• Program delivery
• Health services
• Reintegration

Do you:

• Have a good understanding of the context of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada?
• Want to make a difference for Indigenous peoples and communities?
• Feel concerned about the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the correctional system?
• Like to collaborate with others to inform policy, programs and services?
• Want to join a dynamic team?

This is the perfect opportunity for you! JOIN IID!


AS-01: Provides administrative support to staff and management.
AS-02: Provides administrative support to senior management.
AS-03: Analyzes issues, plans and policies in order to provide advice to clients.
AS-04: Completes Indigenous community engagement activities OR data extraction and reporting.
AS-05: Monitors institutional programming.
AS-06: Develops national policy and strategic plans as well as provides advice and guidance.
AS-07: Oversees the day to day operations of a unit, including supervision of a team.

Work environment

The IID is in a unique position within the department, because of its involvement in Indigenous matters on all levels. Team members work towards achieving government priorities, as well as influencing the work of frontline staff and the lives of Indigenous offenders.

The person(s) selected will have the chance to increase their knowledge and experience with applying an Indigenous lens to programs and policy. With a management team supportive of professional development opportunities and a wide range of work responsibilities, employees can acquire and enhance transferable skills useful to propel their career.

Our team strives to create a work environment respectful of traditional values, where everyone is encouraged to learn and grow. There are opportunities to engage in cultural activities and to gain knowledge of diverse teachings from colleagues and visiting Elders.

Intent of the process

Although the immediate intent is to staff positions in Ottawa Ontario, applicants should be aware that a pool of candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions.

There are currently five (5) available positions. Position availability will be updated as positions become available.

We expect to conduct the first pull of resumes on August 31, 2020 and all candidates that are selected for the next phase will be contacted regarding next steps by September 8, 2020.

Positions to be filled: 5

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 an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

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

Various language requirements
Although we do hire for the noted bilingual profiles, many of our positions are unilingual English.

Bilingual Imperative: BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC
English Essential

Information on language requirements


Demonstrating integrity and respect
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Working effectively with others
Thinking things through


Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Confidential security clearance

Secret security clearance - Please note that we take great care to assist all qualified candidates in the security process. This step is required for all those entering into the public service to ensure the security of information and staff. If, for any reason, you have concerns or questions regarding this step, please contact us at: Gen-NATHRServicesRH@csc-scc.gc.ca.

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

As various positions will be filled from this inventory, a complete “Statement of Merit Critieria and Conditions of Employment” is not provided at this time. Should you be contacted for future consideration, the hiring manager may provide a copy of the complete Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment for the position being filled. At that time, you may be required to provide additional information to be used for screening and assessment.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Email will be used as the primary method to communicate with candidates. Candidates who apply to include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please inform us of any changes to your contact information throughout this process so that you receive any invitation to meet with us.

If you reside in a remote area where bandwidth is limited or costly, simply send an email to the address Cecilia.Manole@CSC-SCC.GC.CA and we will take measures to assess your application by other means.

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/.

Candidates must provide their proof of education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcripts (original documents only) at a later time in the process.

For appointment processes where the area of selection was limited to Aboriginal peoples or to members of designated employment equity groups that included Aboriginal peoples, the Aboriginal candidates proposed for appointment or appointed must complete and sign the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form as a condition of appointment prior to or at the same time as the offer of appointment, even if they have already self-declared as an EE member when applying.

A test may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.


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

Cecilia Manole, HR Advisor
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