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IT Team Leader, BLA & IT Technical Advisor, BLA

Reference number: DFO23J-034094-000588
Selection process number: 23-DFO-NCR-EA-584411
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Chief Digital Officer Sector
Sidney (British Columbia), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Burlington (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Sarnia (Ontario), Mont-Joli (Québec), Québec (Québec)
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Term
$88,683 to $110,182

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 11 June 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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

Work environment

🐬 Did you know that Fisheries and Oceans Canada is on the Forbes 2021 list of Canada’s Best Employers or that for four years in a row we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and the Top Employer for the National Capital Region? Join our growing teams to help us in the important work we do to understand our oceans and waterways, protect our aquatic ecosystems, and support our fisheries. Check out our YouTube channels to see some of the amazing things we do: youtube.com/fisheriescanada.

The Chief Digital Officer sector (CDOS) within Fisheries and Oceans is growing and looking for leaders who want to help the department achieve its digital ambitions.
We are a sector that is focused on its people. To that end, we support our staff with ongoing training, flexible work arrangements and a culture of respect and continuous improvement. We are passionate about fostering a workplace where all people feel welcome, can reach their full potential, and contribute their unique perspectives and experience to the success of the team.
If you are passionate about technology, want to join a workplace where all people feel welcome , enjoy working with clients and want to make a difference in protecting Canada’s natural resources for future generations… THIS OPPORTUNITY MAY BE FOR YOU!

📍 As part of your application process, you will be provided a listing of various geographic locations and asked to indicate which location(s) you would be interested to work from.
Note that the common telework approach to hybrid work is 2- 3 days per week. Exceptions may apply to IT digital community under the following specific areas: IT Software Solutions; IT Security – cyber security and security architecture, and IT Cloud Solutions, where roles can be performed remotely as determined by the department and security requirements.

Positions to be filled: 13

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

🎓 Education
All streams
Graduation from a two-year program of study from a recognized post-secondary
institution with acceptable specialization in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.

1. Indeterminate incumbents of positions in the IT Group on 09/012/2021 who do not
possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education
standard based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted
as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for
when staffing positions in the IT Group.

2. Indeterminate incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standard based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the IT group.

3. At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum education stated above.
Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.

Degree equivalency

✔️ Experience
All Streams
▫️ Experience preparing reports on project status and progress.
▫️ Significant** experience developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with internal and external clients or partners.
▫️ Significant** experience engaging with technical and non-technical stakeholders, including, leading requirement elicitation working sessions, gathering and analyzing business and technical requirements, and developing and presenting recommendations/solutions

Stream 1: Team Leader, Business Line Advisory Services
▫️ Experience in managing and leading a project team during various phases of IM/IT, digital or service oriented projects including the analysis and evaluation of system requirements and technical specifications for clients or stakeholders.

Stream 2: Technical Advisor, Business Line Advisory Services
▫️ Experience in client-service, value/service oriented, or service management

*Recent is defined as an experience having been acquired within the last five (5) years

**Significant is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with full-time performance of duties for a period of approximately two (2) years.

*** Management defined as Manager level (IT-04) and above or the private sector equivalent.

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

Asset Qualifications

⚡️ Experience
All Streams
▫️ Experience supervising or leading a team including planning, coordinating tasks, delegating work, monitoring/evaluating progress, providing feedback and coaching employees
▫️ Experience as a Business Analyst in defining opportunities and making recommendations for process and system improvement, including: analyzing, modelling and validating business process flows and data; assessing proposed solutions against anticipated business outcomes and requirements; developing business rules and business process re-engineering;
▫️ Experience in IM/IT product management.
▫️ Experience in working on strategic product roadmaps.
▫️ Experience in Agile and or LEAN
▫️ Significant** experience providing oversight, support, and advice for a project portfolio in an information technology environment.
▫️ Experience working as a Product Owner/Product Manager eliciting functional business requirements from internal stakeholders
▫️ Experience applying user-centered design principles to projects/products.
▫️ Experience applying digital accessibility principles to projects/products.
▫️ Knowledge of the DevSecOps process of continuous application design and feedback.
▫️ Experience chairing or facilitating meetings with clients, partners and stakeholders.

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

Various language requirements
▫️ English Essential
▫️ French Essential
▫️ Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
▫️ Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

📖 Knowledge
All streams
▫️ Knowledge of the TBS Directive on the Management of Projects and Programmes, the IM/IT project management principles, practices and/or techniques and the Policy on Service and Digital;
▫️ Knowledge of IM/IT trends and practices

🔑 Competencies
All Streams
▫️ Client Focus
▫️ Analytical thinking
▫️ Mobilize People
▫️ Uphold Integrity and Respect
▫️ Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
▫️ Promote Innovation and Guide Change
▫️ Achieve Results

🌠 Abilities
All Streams
▫️ Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
▫️ Ability to communicate effectively orally.
▫️ Ability to prepare and present briefings to technical and non-technical audiences

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

⚙️ Operational Requirements
All streams
▫️ Be willing and able to work flexible hours.
▫️ Be willing and able to work overtime as needed, sometimes without notice.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance - Some positions may require reliability or confidential security 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

⇾ Volume Management strategies may be used.


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

Marie-Joelle Marleau, Staffing & Recruitment Advisor
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