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Real Property Project Officer/ Technical Advisor, Business Analysis

Reference number: CSD21J-016249-001702
Selection process number: 2021-CSD-EA-NHQ-0148820
Employment and Social Development Canada - Chief Financial Officer Branch / Regional Services
Various locations
$65,547 to $70,622

For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Closing date: 1 December 2023 - 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

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 process is a continuous intake inventory to create and maintain an inventory for future opportunities. When you apply to an inventory you are submitting only one job application for the opportunity to be considered for various positions. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment. The criteria selected for assessment will be based on the needs of the position/positions to be staffed.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications noted on this poster to be appointed to a position. Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed, for current or future vacancies, candidates may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the following: additional qualifications, operational requirements and/or organizational needs; however, we strongly encourage you to demonstrate how you meet the additional qualifications on your application as meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed Depending on the needs of the organization, candidates may also be randomly selected from the inventory for assessment purposes.

PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS: The pre-screening questions MUST be completed when applying for this selection process. It is your responsibility as a candidate to answer these questions in detail explaining and substantiating, using the STAR principles (Specific situation (S), Task (T), Actions taken (A) and Results (R)), how you meet each of the essential experience qualifications associated with the position you are applying for. You must clearly indicate in writing the dates, duration and breadth of the experience and indicate when and where you obtained the experience. 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. You must provide concrete examples, which illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the education and the experiences described in candidates’ answers to the pre-screening questions.

The written communication competency will be assessed through your application.

The competencies will be assessed through the screening questions. Your responses will be the only formal assessment as part of this staffing process.

Work environment

The Real Property and Asset Management (RPAM) team manages a very large and diversified portfolio across Canada and is the Employment and Social Development Canada specialist (ESDC) in the real property field. Our team works in a fast-paced environment and provides millions in real property services to the regions each year. Our services support important programs and services that are essential to Canadians, such as Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Canada Pension Plan Disability, Old Age Security, and Passport services. We are actively looking for passionate and motivated individuals who have experience in office and service delivery space design and who are keen to work in a professional and dynamic organization.

As a member of RPAM, you will be involved in aspects of project development and execution. You will be called upon to collaborate within the teams in the planning, design, construction, commissioning and evaluation of designated projects in our spaces.

The Project Officer, Real Property and Asset Management (RPAM) plans, designs, and implements accommodation projects and provides expert advice on the administration of corporate real property for the department. The Project officer also consults and provides functional guidance to all levels of ESDC management and staff regarding all aspects of accommodation and facilities management issues.

The Technical Advisor supports the development and implementation of service transformation and delivery through the development, implementation and monitoring of business processes, practices, analyses and tools that translate program and service delivery frameworks into deliverables for a business stream.

Intent of the process

This is a continuous intake inventory to create and maintain an inventory for future opportunities. This process may be used for various positions and tenures (including but not limited to term and indeterminate appointments, internal assignments, secondments, deployments, acting appointments) as well as various locations, language requirements and conditions of employment.

The positions to be filled are in the following streams:
- STREAM 1: Real Property Officer
- STREAM 2: Technical Advisor, Business Analysis

Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the selected candidate will work remotely from his/her residence location until further notice. When the decision is made for Employment and Social Development Canada employees to return to the workplace, the successful candidates may be expected to work at the hub sites within Quebec, Atlantic, Ontario, NCR and Western Canada and Territories Region. Please ensure to select the location for which you wish to work in the questionnaire.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

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

Various language requirements
Various linguistic requirements depending on the position to be staffed:
Language profile (regional flexibility)
English Essential
French Essential
English or French Essential
Bilingual Imperative – BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

EDUCATION (All Streams)
Successful completion of a degree/diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.
The employer-approved alternatives to a postsecondary school degree/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, training and/or a minimum of twelve (12) months of experience in real property. (Suitable for a position as determined by the manager unless otherwise regulated by the employer) *Acceptable combination is defined, as “Work experience is important and valuable! If you have not completed your secondary school diploma make sure you tell us about all your work experience and or training, we can sometimes consider those experiences instead of a secondary diploma”

Degree equivalency

STREAM 1: Real Property Officer

- Experience in working on projects involving multi-disciplinary partners.
- Experience in compiling data and preparing reports.
- Experience in providing functional advice and guidance to clients on real property matters.

STREAM 2: Technical Advisor, Business Analyst

- Experience in working on projects involving multi-disciplinary partners.
- Experience in compiling data and preparing reports.
- Experience in researching, organizing, analyzing and summarizing information and resolving problems from various sources.
- Experience in using advanced office technology. *Defined as Advanced Excel such as using pivot tables.

* Experience: is defined as being one in which the person’s primary responsibilities include these duties and refers to the breadth and depth as well as complexity of tasks that could be expected to have been obtained by carrying out the functions. Please be explicit about the level and complexity of any projects mentioned.
Explicit is defined as the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and HOW.

1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Client Focus
4. Working effectively with others
5. Planning and organizing
6. Analytical thinking

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


EDUCATION (All Streams)
- Successful completion of a diploma/ degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization related to real property management such as civil engineering technology, architecture, interior design or public administration.
- Project Management Certification such as PMP, PRINCE2, or other related certification.

Degree equivalency


STREAM 1: Real Property Officer

- Experience in using Auto Cad.
- Experience in Real Property projects management (ex.: applying management and planning techniques and methods)
- Experience using Project Management software such as Microsoft Project.
- Experience working or consulting with government.

STREAM 2: Technical Advisor, Business Analyst

- Experience in using Auto Cad.
- Experience in maintaining financial and nonfinancial system processes, such as using financial and reporting systems.
- Experience working in the Real property field
- Change management training and/or experience

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

Information on employment equity

- Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.
- Ability and willingness to travel.
- Ability and willingness to work flexible hours.

Conditions of employment

Security Clearance - Reliability Status

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

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may/will be used to evaluate the candidates.

An interview may be administered.

Candidates will need to provide proof of their education credentials. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. For further information, consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials https://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm or the Public Service Commission https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/degree-equivalency.html.

Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

All communication regarding this process will be administered via e-mail. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address and update their personal information when it changes. If special circumstances prevent you from having access to your e-mail, please communicate with the Contact person identified in this job opportunity.


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

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