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It's all about our people – Web Developer

Reference number: CFC20J-023006-000008
Selection process number: CFC-IT-INV-IDMS-201
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada - Information Management / Information Technology
Ottawa (Ontario)
CS-02, FT-03
Indeterminate, Term
$69,096 to $91,805

For further information on the organization, please visit Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

Closing date: 8 February 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Canadian citizens

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.


This position is classified at the FT-03 which is equivalent to the following groups and levels: CS-02.


Due to the nature of our work, please do not discuss your application with others (including on social media) besides your partner, or close family members – who should also be reminded about the need to be discreet.


In our ongoing efforts to keep our workplace and communities healthy, FINTRAC continues to closely follow guidance from provincial and federal public health authorities (Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Public Service and Procurement Canada) where our offices are located. While some work has started to resume from the workplace, a majority of our employees continue to work from home during these unprecedented times.


• FINTRAC has its own HR enabling legislation;
• The core Public Service pension is transferable and benefits are similar to the core;
• Performance pay is applicable to all positions.


**Candidates must submit their application through the online system available at: www.jobs.gc.ca . Applications submitted in any other format will not be accepted. If you are unable to apply online or require accommodation for any reason, you must contact the HR Operations team at FINTRACJobs-EmploisCANAFE@fintrac-canafe.gc.ca, before the closing date. ***

Candidates must clearly demonstrate with clear and concrete example, how they meet each of the education and experience criteria factors listed in the screening criteria and assets. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Asset qualifications may be used for selection and pre-selection purposes. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described.

Clear and concrete examples are defined as illustrations in which you fully explain the actions, considerations and steps you completed in order to gain the experience you are describing. This detailed contextual information will be used by the board members reviewing your submission to assess whether you have sufficient experience in a relevant field to complete the tasks which will be assigned to you should you be considered for the position.


We are looking for a web developer to embrace a broad range of tasks from maintaining websites, to maintaining content management systems, to developing web solutions to address business requirements.

Joining our team will help expand your knowledge, strengthen your expertise and introduce you to the inner workings of our business alongside a team of seasoned, diversely-skilled technology professionals.

As an FT-03 Web Developer, you will collaborate with clients to produce web content that provides an excellent user experience. You will build, update, enhance and test content management system components, further automating our web publishing and enabling new business functions. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to project plans, develop custom integration components with technology partners and participate in the configuration of our web infrastructure.

• Passionate about service excellence;
• Excellent at building strong relationships with clients, colleagues and stakeholders;
• Passionate about information technology and information management;
• Able to adapt easily to changing priorities;
• Able to work under pressure; and,
• Committed to achieving concrete and tangible results.

Work environment

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) is Canada’s Financial Intelligence Unit. We assist in the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering and terrorist financing, two significant threats to Canada’s security and economy. By ensuring a robust regulatory compliance regime and the timely production of actionable financial intelligence, we play an integral role in the global fight against organized crime groups, cybercriminals, human traffickers, terrorist organizations and others who would seek to undermine or abuse the world’s financial systems. Whether it’s the means and the end or the means to an end, it’s all about the money and that’s where we come in.

Our business is all about the money, but as an employer, we are all about our people. The work we do is a highly guarded secret, but our status as an employer of choice is becoming increasingly well known. We are pleased to offer attractive compensation and benefits packages, as well as a dynamic workplace with a difference.

We are proud to contribute to the overall vision of a world-class public service equipped to serve Canadians now and into the future. However, as a separate employer we have our own terms and conditions of employment and people management framework. We offer competitive salaries and benefits packages, which include comprehensive health, dental and other insurance plans, as well as a fully indexed pension plan. The annual vacation allowance starts at 15 days for new employees, and we offer a variety of flexible work arrangements and leave options to help employees balance their professional and personal lives.

Our bright, contemporary workspaces are well equipped, ensuring that employees have the resources and tools they need to succeed. All our offices are centrally located and feature nearby access to public transit, restaurants, shops and other amenities. As a knowledge-based organization, we prioritize employee development. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of unique internal and external learning opportunities to enhance their contributions to their current role and for career progression.

Our shared commitment to collaboration, innovation and public service values fosters our inclusive, healthy and productive work environment. For more information about what we offer and look for, please visit the Careers section of our website. We are seeking the best of the best to join our team - do you have what it takes?

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill currently vacant positions and to establish a pool of partially qualified candidates to staff similar term and/or indeterminate positions, with various language requirements that may become available..

We are looking specifically to fill positions within the Web Development area.

Applications will be pulled from the inventory on a regular basis in order to fill immediate needs.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 3,000 words (maximum) "Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet each of the education and experience criteria factors listed under the Essential Qualifications and Asset."

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


A successful 2 year diploma of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology or in a field relevant to the position OR an acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience.

** 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/ .** Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.

Degree equivalency


• Recent and significant experience* as a Web Developer using PHP;

• Experience in maintaining and enhancing Internet/Intranet sites;

• Recent and significant experience* in HTML and Cascading Style Sheets;

• Experience with client side scripting languages; and

• Experience applying and validating W3C standards and TBS Web Standards.

*Recent and significant experience is defined as experience whose richness, breadth and complexity of responsibilities normally associated to the performance of these activities for approximately two years within the last five years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


• Experience with Web Content Management Systems – in particular Drupal.

• Experience configuring AMP web server infrastructure.

• Experience in digital image creation and manipulation.

• Experience in Usability, User Experience, and/ or Mobility Design techniques.

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB) or English essential

Information on language requirements


• Knowledge of Web application development technologies (e.g. HTML5, CSS 3, JQuery, ExtJS, ReactJS);

• Knowledge to software source control systems such as, Subversion, Git, and Mercurial, and related processes such as branching and merging;

• Knowledge W3C, TBS Web Standards and initiatives, and validation against these standards; and,

• Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL).


• Ability to work under pressure; and,

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.


• Engagement (Working effectively with people, organizations and partners);

• Values and Ethics (Serving through integrity and respect);

• Excellence through results (Delivering results through own work, relationships and responsibilities); and,

• Strategic Thinking (Innovating through analysis and ideas).

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


Willingness and ability to work overtime on weekend and evenings occasionally, sometimes with short notice.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance - You must be a Canadian Citizen and eligible for a Top Secret security clearance to FINTRAC's standards.

FINTRAC’s process includes a suitability interview, a credit and financial check, fingerprinting, a background investigation covering at least the last 10 years, as well as other assessments necessary to determine a candidate’s suitability for work at FINTRAC.

Candidates must be able to produce sufficient records to any period of time spent outside of Canada and may be subject to further assessment.

As needed, candidates may be required to submit security documentation and may be subject to security investigations at any phase of the selection process.

Suitability is an on-going condition of employment at FINTRAC and must be maintained.

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


Various tools (such as cover letter, answers to pre-screening questions, emails, or written exam) may be used to assess the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

The cover letter will be used to assess the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

A written examination may be administered.

An interview will be administered.

Reference checks will be sought.


Any travel expenses incurred by candidates to attend evaluations for this recruitment process will be the candidate’s responsibility.

A short list of candidates will be selected for interview and/or exam based on a combination of experience, career progression and achievements, and overall presentation in the application. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

If the position is filled on a temporary basis, through Interchange Canada, or through an internal assignment and/or acting opportunity, the approval of your management will be required.

As an employer committed to a diverse workforce, FINTRAC encourages candidates in designated groups - women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities - to apply and self-identify on their application.

Any expenses incurred by candidates (including costs incurred for travelling and relocation costs) in connection with this staffing process, will be borne by the candidates themselves.

As an employer committed to a diverse workforce, FINTRAC encourages candidates in designated groups - women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities - to apply and self-identify on their application.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

People & Culture

People & Culture Sector / Secteur des personnes et culture
234 Laurier Avenue West / 234, avenue Laurier Ouest
Ottawa, ON / Ottawa (Ontario)
K1P 1H7
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