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Senior Specialist (Financial Risk) and Senior Specialist (Non-Financial Risk), RE-07

Reference number: SIF22J-038896-000048
Selection process number: 22/23-SIF-EA-8283
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada - Risk Assessment Intervention Hub (SIB Teams)
Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec)
$125,000 to $160,000

For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

Closing date: 15 September 2022 - 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

The English Essential positions are located in Toronto, however, the successful candidates may work from the Toronto, Montreal or the Ottawa office. The Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC position is located in Montreal, however, the successful candidate may work from the Montreal or the Ottawa office.

As a result of the global pandemic, OSFI employees are currently working from home. Should the current telework environment no longer apply, and contingent on the operating model adopted by OSFI, you may be required to report into and work onsite from one of the following offices: Toronto, Montreal or the Ottawa office. As our telework arrangements are evolving, we encourage you to apply.

OSFI is committed to achieving a representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We are dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of all Canadians regardless of race, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socio-economic background or lived experience. By embracing diversity and inclusion, our department ensures broader discussions, better decisions, and a more positive workplace.

We invite you to be part of the change by joining an organization where individual differences are recognized, valued and respected. We welcome all candidates to apply and strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to an Employment Equity designated group Aboriginal* Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Women or Visible Minorities (Black people and other racialized groups).

*The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Achieving a representative and diverse workforce has been identified as an organizational need for OSFI and may be applied at any time during this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered. As such, first consideration for an appointment may be given to candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the four designated employment equity groups (Persons with a disability, Aboriginal people, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women).

In order to self-declare, please ensure to check off the appropriate box within the online application under the Employment Equity section. We encourage you to consult theses links to learn more about employment equity and self-declaration:
• https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/employment-equity.html
• https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/applying-government-canada-jobs-how-to-apply.html#EE


The role of the Senior Specialist is to support “Getting the risk assessment right and ensuring supervisory actions are effective”. The Senior Specialist will contribute to the identification of financial and/or non-financial risk issues and trends within the large, complex banking conglomerates and influence the nature and intensity of ongoing supervision. In addition, the Senior Specialist will contribute to the development of accurate risk assessments and conduct supervisory activities for one of Canada’s six domestically systemic important banks (DSIBs) as outlined in the Supervisory Strategy.

Work environment

Our Role:
OSFI is an independent federal government agency that regulates and supervises more than 400 federally regulated financial institutions and 1,200 pension plans to determine whether they are in sound financial condition. In fulfilling its mandate, OSFI supports the government's objective of contributing to public confidence in the Canadian financial system.
Learn more about us 👉 https://youtu.be/QO_3vnPKuZI

Our People and Culture:
People are the foundation of our organization. You will become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone has varied experience and fosters an environment where communication and teamwork amplify our effectiveness. We have several networks dedicated to ensuring that the department continues to grow as an inclusive, accessible, respectful and diverse workplace. All employees are encouraged and welcome to join the following networks and participate in their activities and events.
• Diversity of Thought
• Family Responsibilities
• Gender
• Mental Health and Accessibility
• Multiculturalism (Affinity Groups: Indigenous, Asian, Black)
• Unconscious Bias
Hear about our people 👉 https://youtu.be/diUspmpYWQI

Our Rewards:
💵 Compensation: OSFI offers a competitive salary, and employees may be eligible for in-range increases and economic adjustments. Salaries are based on qualifications, experience and knowledge. The Public Service Pension Plan is a defined benefits pension plan (indexed for inflation), where both the employer and the employee contribute.

💰 Performance Pay: OSFI employees are eligible for an annual bonus based on their performance throughout the year.

✈️ Vacation and Leave: OSFI employees start with 4 weeks of paid vacation, 2 personal days and 5 days of Family Related Leave with Pay among other various types of paid and unpaid leave.

💻 Flexible Work Arrangements: OSFI offers flexible work arrangements by providing support for compressed work week schedules, flexible work hours and teleworking, in order for employees to achieve their work objectives while achieving balance between work and homelife.

📖 Learning and Development: OSFI offers career advancement opportunities and encourages innovative thinking in its work environment. Employees may be reimbursed for relevant professional association membership fees.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to fill four RE-07 positions with the following profiles:
• 1 Senior Specialist with Technology and Operational Risk expertise (English Essential)
• 1 Senior Specialist with Credit Risk expertise (English Essential)
• 1 Senior Specialist with Market & Liquidity Risk expertise (English Essential)
• 1 Senior Specialist with Market & Liquidity Risk expertise (Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC)

A pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates may be created to staff similar or identical positions with various linguistic profiles and requirements, security profiles and/or various tenures within the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, which may vary according to the position being staffed.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

• A degree from a post-secondary institution with specialization in business, commerce, economics, finance, mathematics, accounting or other relevant field OR an acceptable combination of relevant professional industry experience and education.

Degree equivalency

• Significant experience in coaching or guiding individuals or teams in analysis of financial risk or non-financial risk.
• Significant experience within the financial services industry* evaluating risk management practices in one or more of the following areas: credit risk, market and liquidity risk, capital model approvals, operational risk, technology/cyber risk, model risk, regulatory compliance management, or culture and conduct risk.
• Significant experience conducting and presenting analysis, including the ability to extract and consolidate data from multiple feeds, and present informative views of trends for key financial or non-financial metrics.

*Financial services industry experience is defined as experience working in one or more of the following areas: (a) financial institutions including banks, finance companies, trust and loan companies, and insurance companies (b) firms dealing with audits or consulting engagements to such institutions (including reinsurance brokers) (c) technology and data companies providing services to financial institutions or linked to the delivery of financial services (d) government departments that directly deal with the supervision and regulation of these institutions (e) First Nation Institutions including: Band operations, trustees or administrators of pension plans, lending institutions or other related areas providing financial services (f) other relevant areas such as financial risk management, investment management, corporate treasury functions or commercial lending.

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

• A relevant graduate degree from a post-secondary institution
• A relevant professional designation

Degree equivalency

You may be required to meet a combination of any of these asset experience criteria:
• Experience in data analytics using Power BI or other similar tools.
• Experience in project management.
• Experience at OSFI in more than one sector and/or in more than one role (e.g., supervisor for banks and insurers).
• Experience applying OSFI’s Supervisory Framework, processes and guidelines as part of a review.
• Experience as an expert user of Vu, with solid experience in all modules of the system.

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

Various language requirements
• English Essential
• Bilingual - Imperative (CCC/CCC)

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

• Knowledge of industry standards and practices in relation to the quantification and management of financial risk or non-financial risk including analytics-based techniques and their applications.
• Knowledge of emerging key financial or non-financial risks and the techniques used in their measurement and management.
• Knowledge of current and emerging trends in the Canadian and global regulatory environments as they relate to risk management of large banks, with emphasis on financial risk or non-financial risk.

• Interpersonal Communication
• Collaboration
• Innovation
• Critical Thinking

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally

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

• Knowledge of bank financial analysis, with solid understanding of capital, earnings, liquidity, and other key financial risk mitigants.
• Knowledge of current and emerging risk management practices related to culture or climate risk within the financial services industry.

• Transparency
• Growth and Development
• Inclusion

• Ability to speak Spanish proficiently

OSFI is committed to having a skilled and diverse workforce representative of the Canadian population. In order to meet our employment equity objectives, selection for this position may be made from among qualified candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Persons with a disability, Aboriginal people, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women. OSFI is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to one of these designated employment equity groups.

Conditions of employment

• Security – Reliability
• In our current telework environment, the ability to work remotely from home within Canada with access to Internet in one’s residence is a condition of employment.
• Ability and willingness to work overtime.
• Ability and willingness to travel internationally and/or domestically when required.

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

For external processes (as indicated by the abbreviation “EA” in the selection process number), only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

OSFI is a separate agency with its own classification and compensation system. OSFI's staffing is subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA).

The ability to communicate effectively in writing may be assessed using the candidate's application, as well as through the evaluation process.

Assessments (such as written exams, interviews and reference checks) may be conducted virtually through email, telephone and/or videoconference.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed; however, one or more asset criteria may be invoked at any stage of the process.

Depending on the number of applicants, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach and/or establishing cut-off scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, may be used for the purpose of managing applications. Please note that although you may attain the established pass mark on any of the assessments used in this staffing process, management may decide to use a higher cut off score.

Eligible candidates may be considered and offered a deployment or interchange before considering other applicants.

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.

Email correspondence will be used as the main method of communication with candidates for this selection process, please ensure it accepts messages from unknown users. Please note that you need to provide valid and updated contact information.

All job applications must be submitted through the Government of Canada public service jobs website. Do not email or mail hard copy documents as these will not be accepted. To submit an application online, please click on the "apply now" button. Persons without Internet access may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as submitting the application, written test, or an interview), you may request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers, and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please inform us by sending an e-mail to the following address: Toronto.HR@osfi-bsif.gc.ca. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


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

OSFI Staffing Team – Toronto


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