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Regional Senior Program Officer

Reference number: DIS23J-130301-000080
Selection process number: 23-DIS-ON-EA-584093
Indigenous Services Canada - Community Infrastructure Directorate
Brantford (Ontario), Sudbury (Ontario), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
PM-04
$78,834 to $85,187

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 22 December 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

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.

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment goals for Indigenous peoples, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application indicate that they are an Indigenous person (self-declaration).

Indigenous Services Canada will periodically pull and review the applications received and contact applicants selected for further assessment based on the needs. If you are not familiar with inventories, please consult the ''Frequently Asked Questions'' section at the bottom of the advertisement.

1) You are required to complete screening questions that clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria of education, experience and any asset education and asset experience if applicable. Your response must include HOW (concrete examples), WHEN (dates) and WHERE (location of work) you meet the essential criteria required. It is your responsibility to provide complete and appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

*Please note: Experience does not necessarily need to be acquired within a traditional work setting. Candidates are encouraged to consider a variety of types of experience, such as but not limited to volunteer work, placement, co-op/student, practicum, educational experience, etc.*

2) The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience and will not contact candidates for additional or potentially missing information.

3) Please DO NOT send a cover letter. The screening questions replace the cover letter. We will NOT review cover letters.

4) Resume may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line:

-Applicants can create a profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
-Applicants can modify their application/résumé at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
-Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
-Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
-For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

🎥 Check out the video below to help navigate the application process:

https://youtu.be/0GW7P3g9hhI

Work environment

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provides social, economic, and health programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis. ISC provides a respectful workplace where collaboration among colleagues and partners is essential. It is in this spirit that ISC works collaboratively with many partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and improve the socio-economic conditions in their communities. ISC provides an opportunity to work in a dynamic work environment based on relationship building, collaboration, cultural sensitivity and service excellence.

In accordance with Treasury Board direction, physical onsite presence in the workplace (Toronto, Brantford, Sudbury, or Thunder Bay) will be required for a minimum of 2-3 days per week, or 40%-60% of employees' regular schedule.

Intent of the process

There are currently three (3) PM-04 Capital Management Officer vacancies situated in Thunder Bay. The intent of this process is to staff these three (3) positions on an indeterminate basis, and to staff other positions throughout Ontario Region as required.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles and/or requirements as well as tenures (Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Secondment, Determinate, and Indeterminate appointments) and/or security clearance (reliability or secret), which may vary according to the position being staffed.

Re-evaluation period: If you submitted an application and/or underwent assessment and were found not qualified, you may resubmit an application to be considered after a 1 year waiting period, from the date of the last initial application.

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)

Education:
Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program OR an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience defined as a secondary school diploma combined with a minimum of two years of experience directly related to the delivery of administration of programs or services.

Degree equivalency

Experience:
- Experience in analyzing information from multiple sources and developing options.

- Experience in providing advice and recommendation to clients, stakeholders, or various levels of management

- Experience in leading or participating on a multi-disciplinary team

- Experience in implementing a project or program

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge:
- Knowledge of current Indigenous issues, Indigenous culture, and Indigenous history

Abilities:
- Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple files or tasks in high-pressure environment with tight deadlines and changing priorities
- Ability to manage a project or program
- Ability to manage and track budgets related to programs and/or projects
- Ability to communicate effectively orally
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Personal Suitabilities:
- Demonstrates integrity and respect
- Judgement
- Working effectively with others
- Cultural sensitivity

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

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS:

Depending on the position being staffed, the hiring manager may deem one or more of the following asset qualifications as an added benefit or “nice to have” to the position being staffed. This does not mean that you must meet any of the following asset qualifications. Please answer yes only to those that apply.

EDUCATION:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in a field that is relevant to the position being staffed.

Degree equivalency

Experience:
- Experience contributing to the development of communications and reporting material

- Experience with electronic systems such as program management systems, databases, or office software to deliver or administer a program or service

- Experience in infrastructure asset management

Knowledge:
Knowledge of ISC programs and services

Occupational Certification:
- Professional certification relevant to the position such as but not limited to: Certified teacher, Professional Engineer, Project Management, Certified Engineering Technologist

CURRENT AND/OR FUTURE ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS:
Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment goals for Indigenous peoples, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application indicate that they are an Indigenous person (self-declaration).

Conditions of employment

Reliability or secret security clearance depending on the position being staffed.

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

• Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

• All communications relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

• Communication for this process will be sent via email or via the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updates as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

• Candidates are required to submit their application by using the online system. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the email address indicated in the "Contact information" section below. Please provide an explanation as to why you are not applying on-line for consideration. (Note: You must state the Selection Process number in the Subject of enquiry)

• You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

• Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at any stage in this selection process (i.e. screening and appointment stage).

• Various means of assessment may be used (for example: interview, written exam, reference checks, performance assessments, achievement record), depending on the needs of the hiring manager.

• Applicants are entitled to participate in the staffing process in the official language of their choice and are required to indicate their preferred official language in their application profile.

• Candidates are expected to make a reasonable effort to make themselves available for assessments as scheduled. Rescheduling will only be permitted for accommodation measures or for other exceptional/extenuating circumstances, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

• Candidates invited to the assessment stage will be required to provide proof of their education credentials, i.e., their degree or official transcript. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered further in the selection process.

• 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/
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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◦ How does an inventory work?
An inventory is a selection process that can be used by various hiring managers to meet their current and future needs. As a result, you will apply only once to be considered for multiple job opportunities at the PM-04 level.

◦ Why was my application automatically rejected when I submitted it?
In order to be placed in the inventory, you must meet the essential education qualification at the time you submit your application. If you receive a message "Application rejected at screening" immediately after submitting your application, you probably answered "No" to the screening question assessing the essential qualification of education. If you have incorrectly indicated "No" for this qualification, simply retrieve your application and update your answer to the screening question.

◦ What happens if my application expires?
Your application will be kept in the inventory for 120 days. A notice will be posted in the "My Job File" menu of your account 14 days before your application expires. If you do not take this into account, your application will be deactivated and it will no longer be considered for submissions from this inventory. In the event that your application expires during the effective period of this inventory, a notice will be posted in your account. If you wish to confirm your interest and reactivate your application, select the "Renewal of my application" link.

◦ I have a disability that does not allow me to apply online, who do I contact to help me with the submission of my job application?
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 accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

We are proud to announce that Indigenous Services Canada has partnered with VidCruiter, a specialized third-party service provider, to administer some assessments. Please note that you may receive communications from the following email address: centrecentraledotation-centralhubstaffing@rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca. Please check your emails regularly, including your spam folder.

Preference

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

Camille Robinson - Human Resources Advisor
centrecentraledotation-centralhubstaffing@rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca
Date modified:
2024-04-15