Regional Outreach Officer
Selection process number: 2022-SVC-ATL-EA-413249
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The ideal candidate for this opportunity will:
• Create awareness of federal procurement opportunities and the Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) mandate throughout the Atlantic region.
• Facilitate and host seminars and webinars, one-on-one consultations, and presentations to large and diverse suppliers and other stakeholders virtually or in person.
• Participate in planning and execution of target PAC outreach and engagement initiatives.
• Promote federal procurement opportunities, education and knowledge transfer to support businesses.
• Provide presentations on the procurement topics such as: procurement modernization, electronic procurement system, and major procurements.
• Promote and support various procurement priorities of the Government of Canada including innovation and green and social procurement initiatives (green businesses, businesses owned or led by women, businesses owned by Indigenous peoples, businesses in minority official language communities, and businesses in multicultural communities).
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)’s Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) in the Atlantic Region provides a diverse and inclusive work environment, often in a virtual context backed by a small yet strong and integrated team. PAC is responsible for delivering an effective outreach and engagement strategy in Atlantic Canada to provide information to businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises, about how to navigate the federal procurement system and how to do business with the Government of Canada in order to create a more open, fair and inclusive procurement process. To learn more about federal government procurement: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/for-businesses/selling-to-the-government-of-canada/the-procurement-process
This position offers a modern and exciting workplace – productive, collaborative and flexible. Possibilities include telework, travel and outward facing interaction with the private sector all while contributing to an organization dedicated to ensuring the well-being of its staff and achieving excellent client service to Canadians.
We are One PSPC!
At PSPC, we are committed to achieving a competent, representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We work hard to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, we have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the fifth year in a row and here is a list of some of our diversity and inclusion achievements:
• five diversity networks;
• a Task Force on Anti-racism, Workplace Culture and Equity;
• a national Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement Unit;
• an Ombudsman for Mental Health (the first such position within the federal public service);
• an Accessibility Office and;
• a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Centre of Expertise.
While many programs and initiatives have already been implemented in line with our commitments to diversity and inclusion, we aim to get better! That's why we invite you to be part of the change by joining an organization where individual differences are recognized, valued and respected. Be part of the solution!
Intent of the process
The immediate need is to staff one (1) position on an indeterminate basis, with a bilingual imperative CBC/CBC linguistic profile, in one of the following locations: Halifax, NS, Sydney, NS, Moncton, NB, Saint John, NB, Charlottetown, PEI, Corner Brook, NL or St. John's, NL. A pool of candidates may be established through this process to staff similar positions at an identical or equivalent group and level with various linguistic requirements and various security profiles at Public Services and Procurement Canada in the Atlantic Region.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma (High School) or employer-approved alternatives.
1. Significant* experience in stakeholder** engagement.
*Significant is defined as experience associated with having performed a range of engagement activities undertaken on a regular basis for approximately 2 years. Examples include: delivering presentations, facilitating meetings and participation at industry events or academic conferences.
**Stakeholders include, but are not limited to other levels of government, non-governmental organizations, academia, industry, or other groups.
2. Experience providing advice to management/senior officials using two of the following: proposals, reports, or presentations
3. Experience working effectively on a project or an initiative within a multidisciplinary team.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)
1. Knowledge of Public Services and Procurement Canada and the Procurement Assistance Canada mandate, roles and responsibilities.
2. Knowledge of the major business and academic organizations in Atlantic Canada.
1. Client Service
2. Thinking Things Through
3. Integrity and Respect
4. Working Effectively with Others
5. Showing initiative and being action-oriented
1. Ability to communicate effectively orally.
2. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
3. Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations to provide technical or specialized information in a clear manner to a non-technical or specialized audience.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
1. Graduation from a post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in a field relevant to the position.
1. Experience in facilitating and delivering outreach events. This might include event planning, or providing other event logistical support such as organizing hospitality, registration, site facilities and other relevant experiences.
2. Experience acquiring goods and/or services using various procurement or purchasing methods.
In support of achieving a diverse workforce, consideration may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, self-declare* as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal person, Person with a Disability, Member of visible Minority group, Woman.
* We encourage you to self-declare during the online application process by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity (EE) section. Please note that you must complete this questionnaire if you wish to be considered for these opportunities. To complete the questionnaire, you must be a member of an EE group and select Collection Purpose 1 to be considered for job opportunities where belonging to an EE group is a condition for eligibility, or a screening or selection criterion specifically targeting EE groups.
To learn more about employment equity, click on the link below.
Able and willing to travel which may require overnight stays.
Able and willing to occasionally work overtime and on weekends.
Possession of a valid driver's license OR personal mobility to the extent normally associated with the possession of a valid driver's license.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
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.
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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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