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SPEED STAFFING - HR Advisor: Organizational Design and Job Evaluation

Reference number: SHC18J-010152-000321
Selection process number: 18-NHW-CSB-EA-SPEED-TBD1
Health Canada - Corporate Services Branch - Human Resources Services Directorate (HRSD)
Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Halifax (Nova Scotia), New Waterford (Nova Scotia), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
PE-01 - (Development program PE-01 to PE-03)
52 463$ (PE-01) to 82 482$ (PE-03)

For further information on the organization, please visit Health Canada

Closing date: 9 October 2018 - 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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities


This job posting is part of a speed staffing initiative. What does this mean? Candidates who pass the preliminary stages will be invited to the speed staffing event on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Conditional offers will be made on the spot! Other candidates will be invited at a later date for future opportunities. We look forward to meeting you!


In order to continue to increase the HR talent capacity of the Directorate, HRSD wants to appoint HR Advisors in organizational design and job evaluation at the PE-01 level. These new recruits will begin their training and development through the Health Canada PE Development Program (PEDP).

If you are selected, upon appointment, you will be integrated into the Health Canada PE Development Program (PEDP) and will be trained to meet the Essential competencies for the PE Occupational Group established by the Treasury Board Secretariat. In addition, you will be trained to become an expert on job evaluation in order to determine salary scales appropriate to duties, by analyzing tasks and responsibilities, writing evaluation reports and participating in job evaluation committees. You will also be trained to support managers in establishing and reviewing their organizational structures, as well as in the development and selection of job descriptions. Once you have completed your training, you will be able to apply for a job evaluation accreditation issued by the Treasury Board Secretariat, which is transferable to the various federal departments of the federal public service.

The Health Canada PE Development Program (PEDP) was introduced to bring new human resource professionals to our organization and retain those currently employed in the organization by providing opportunities for development and career advancement in various areas of human resources.

Duration of the program:

The program provides trainees with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to move from the PE-01 level to the PE-03 level in approximately 36 months. This duration varies according to the level of experience of the participants and their individual performance against the assessment of skills.

Our main goal is to find people with the potential to learn and / or develop and excel in the field of human resources management in the federal public service. This selection process will focus on the assessment of competencies. To assess competencies, we will use the simplified approach: Candidates will go through pre-screening. Candidates who meet the education and experience requirements may be required to do a written exam. Subsequently, successful candidates will be invited for an interview; references will be checked at the very end of the process.

Work environment

About us:

Several factors contribute to Health Canada being a great place to work; whether it's through career opportunities or social benefits. In fact, Health Canada has been selected from hundreds of organizations in Canada as the best employer in the National Capital Region, as the best employer for young people and as the best employer for diversity in 2017. If you join we will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and committed team.

Intent of the process

Conditional job offers will be presented to some candidates to staff PE-01 positions during the accelerated recruitment activity of November 3, 2018.

A pool of partially qualified candidates will be established and will be used to make appointments to PE-01 positions of varying length (term, indeterminate, acting, assignment, secondment, transfer), whose language requirements vary and whose workplaces vary at Health Canada. Once appointed at the PE-01 level, candidates will be integrated into the Health Canada PE Development Program (PEDP), which will be used to develop and promote them at the PE-02 and PE-03 levels.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Your must provide a curriculum vitae and complete answers to the pre-screening questions on line.


Your job application must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the pre-screening requirements in order to move on to the next step. Please explain how you meet the essential criteria of education and experience. Do not forget to specify the period during which you have held each function (month and year), and where you acquired the qualification. The answers to the pre-screening questions will be the main source of information that the assessment board members will be using to determine whether you have the essential qualifications for education and experience. Your resume must corroborate your answers to the pre-screening questions. The lack of information in the form requested may result in the rejection of your application.

What we are looking for:


Your education:

►Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in human resources management, labour or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences or sociology, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed.

Degree equivalency

Your experience:

We are looking for a candidate who has acquired the following professional experiences:

E1- Experience analyzing and responding to client requests.
E2- Experience providing guidance or advice to employees or to managers in one of the human resources disciplines.
E3- Experience researching information from various sources.
E4- Experience preparing components of briefings, reports or presentations.

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


►Experience in organizational design and job evaluation (Classification)

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

Various language requirements
►English essential
►Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

Your competencies:

►Thinking Things Through
►Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented
►Working Effectively with Others
►Demonstrating Integrity and Respect including Respectful of Diversity
►Client Service Orientation

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

Organizational Needs:

Health Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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 targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

To be promoted to the PE-02 and PE-03 levels through the Health Canada PE Development Program (PEDP), you will be assessed on the following competencies:

Thinking Things Through: Brings range of business considerations and perspectives to situations/issues, ensures thorough analysis supports recommendations and decision-making; addresses need for strategic risk considerations.

Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented: Contributes to achievement of organization’s objectives by focusing on achieving results consistent with organization’s values, principles and standards; includes adjusting efforts to adapt to change.

Working Effectively with Others: Established partnerships and maintains professional relations to foster joint projects aimed at developing policies, services and value-added products for HR activities; includes gaining support for ideas. Proposals and solutions. Works cooperatively with others and capitalizes on strengths to achieve goals.

Demonstrating Integrity and Respect: Behaves in a transparent, fair, compassionate, and inclusive manner. Demonstrates the principles and values of the Public Service. Respectful of Diversity: consistently treat peers, clients, subordinates and superiors in a diplomatic manner regardless of age, race, gender, political views, professional and family status, or sexual orientation.

Communications: Communicates (verbal and written) ideas and information in an effective and professional manner to ensure that messages are understood.

Client Service Orientation: Takes responsibility to provide service to meet needs of internal and external clients, including being aware of business objectives and priorities.

Knowledge of legislation, policies, trends and practices in Human Resources management: Knowledge of the Federal Government, its processes, acts and policies, issues and priorities as it relates to people management. Also includes an awareness of relevant trends and practices in other jurisdictions, sectors and field of HR Expertise.

Business Acumen: Ability to understand organizational decisions intuitively and immediately and to align activities with the organization’s strategies or priorities to ensure that the human resources functions produces the desired results in terms of organizational effectiveness.


The organization will only accept online application.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Please ensure that your email address is on your application for correspondence. Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email.)

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates may have to submit to a written assessment.

Candidates will have to pass an interview.

The references of the candidates will be checked.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

Louise Tremblay - Team Lead
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