GC Jobs

Seeking Professional Buyers

Reference number: SVC22J-018509-000668
Selection process number: 2022-SVC-EA-HQ-435951
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), Saint John (New Brunswick), Corner Brook (Newfoundland and Labrador), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Sydney (Nova Scotia), Kingston (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec), Saint-Hubert (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
Indeterminate, Specified period
$96,225 to $108,091

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Services and Procurement Canada

What do we buy ?

We invite you to watch this short video (2.5 minutes) to learn more about how to submit your job application online: How to Apply :

Self-declaration: Want to learn more?

Closing date: 13 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

Giving you the best chance to succeed!
At Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) we are committed to running inclusive and barrier-free recruitment processes.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as during a 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 direct your inquiry to the contact identified at the bottom of this poster. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

For more information on assessment accommodation visit the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html

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.

The selection committee could use different methods to manage the volume of candidates. Also, various evaluation tools will be used.

Work environment

We are One PSPC!

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay and pensions, and translation to other government departments, agencies and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we enable them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.

At PSPC, we are committed to achieving a competent, representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We work hard to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, we have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the fifth year in a row and here is a list of some of our diversity and inclusion achievements:
• five diversity networks;
• a Task Force on Anti-racism, Workplace Culture and Equity
• a national Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement Unit
• an Ombudsman for Mental Health (the first such position within the federal public service)
• an Accessibility Office
• a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Centre of Expertise

While many programs and initiatives have already been implemented in line with our commitments to diversity and inclusion, we aim to get better! That's why we invite you to be part of the change by joining an organization where individual differences are recognized, valued and respected. Be part of the solution!

Intent of the process

The intent of this inventory is to staff numerous PG-05 positions across Canada.

A pool of partially qualified candidates will be established and used to fill identical or similar positions of various lengths, locations, language requirements and conditions of employment within Public Services and Procurement Canada.

This inventory will be accessed throughout the year to staff additional positions.

Positions to be filled: 20

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

To help you make your choice, we suggest that you test your second language skills in a non-official way with the self-assessment tests at the following link:

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

Do you have what it takes? At the time of your application, you will have to respond to screening questions designed to assess the following ESSENTIAL qualifications.
A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Minimum of five (5) years experience in leading or completing contracting processes in a minimum of three (3) of the following areas: assessment, planning, acquisitions, negotiations, bid evaluations, stakeholder consultation, contract management and close-out)
• Experience debriefing management on procurement files or issues
• Minimum of five (5) years experience in providing strategic advice on complex * procurement issues
• Minimum of five (5) years experience in managing client relationships or establishing partnerships, including internal and external stakeholders

* complex is defined as having at least two (2) of the following attributes: high-profile or sensitive, multi-stakeholder, high dollar value ($2M or more), high risk project (e.g. scope, security, emergency), multi-year or multi-phased project, multiple trade agreements, negotiation of price or non-standard terms and conditions)

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

Various language requirements
Various linguistic profiles depending on the position being staffed
- Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB,CBC/CBC)
- English essential
- French essential

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

These abilities will be assessed later in the process.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing

These competencies will be assessed later in the process.
• Mobilize People
• Uphold Integrity & Respect
• Collaborate with Partner & Stakeholders
• Achieve Results
• Client Service Competency – Level 2*

*Applicants are encouraged to read the Client service competencies profile on this site: https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/sc-cs/csc-eng.html

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

Depending on the position being staffed, any of the qualifications below may be deemed as an asset. This doesn't mean that you must possess all these qualifications, but they may be a deciding factor in choosing the persons to be appointed.
• Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.
• Post-graduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

Depending on the position being staffed, any of the qualifications below may be deemed as an asset. This doesn't mean that you must possess all these qualifications, but they may be a deciding factor in choosing the persons to be appointed.
• Experience in the development of Treasury Board Submissions
• Experience performing comprehensive analyses, briefings and/or reports including presentations related to procurement activities and trends
• Experience in the procurement of marine or defence equipment
• Experience in coaching, mentoring or supervising employees, such as assigning work, setting goals, providing feedback or evaluating performance to achieve organizational goals
• Experience in using an integrated procurement and financial management system
• Experience in delivering information or training sessions

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates, who, at the time of application, self-declare* as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity groups: Women, Indigenous (Aboriginal) Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Members of Visible Minorities.

* We therefore encourage you to self-declare during the online application process by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity section.

For further details, please refer to the “Other information” section.

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Some positions may require Secret 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 designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

• Communication with candidates: We will contact you by email or through your GC Jobs account. Please ensure that your email is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly check your inbox, junk mail and your GC Jobs account to find out about all the information regarding this job opportunity. In addition, it is the candidates' responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement
• Please apply online. Applications received by email will not be accepted
• If you are a person with disability preventing you from applying on-line, you can contact an Officer at the Federal Public Service Job Advertisement Information Line by calling 1-800-645-5605
• If you have technical difficulties with the GC Jobs website, you can contact the Public Service Commission of Canada's support centre by selecting the "Contact Us" link below, in the left corner of this window, or by calling 1-888-780-4444
• Random selection and (or) top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which candidates would be assessed
• Any correspondence or interaction during this staffing process could be used in your assessment
• Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice (French or English)
• Please note that the assessment methods used in this process will be administered virtually


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

Do you have questions ? We are available ! Please indicate the following process number in your email so that we can provide you the correct information: 2022-SVC-EA-HQ-435951
Date modified: