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Investigator - ANTICIPATORY

Reference number: IPC21J-016421-000590
Selection process number: 2021-OIC-EA-122
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Gatineau (Québec)
Deployment, Indeterminate, Specified period
$65,547 to $70,622

For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Closing date: 11 February 2022 - 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 specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

*** NOTE: Candidates MUST submit their application through the online system available at: jobs.gc.ca. Applications submitted in any other format will not be accepted. If there are limitations or special circumstances preventing you from submitting your application via the PSRS online portal, you must contact the HR Advisor AND receive approval to apply via an alternate means PRIOR to the closing date.

When submitting your application to this selection process, you will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Qualifications (Education and all Essential Experiences) as well as any Asset Qualifications (if applicable).
When answering the screening questions, remember that the assessment board cannot make assumptions about your Education and Experience. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must provide concrete examples with significant details to explain WHEN, WHERE and HOW you acquired each qualification. This is similar to what would be expected of you when asked to provide a concrete example of a particular situation in the context of an interview.
Candidates must also submit a resume with their application, which will only be used to validate the information provided in their answers to the screening questions.
Should your responses to the screening questions contain insufficient details to demonstrate that you meet the screening criteria, your application will not be given further consideration in this process. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Work environment

If you are looking for an EXCITING, CHALLENGING and DYNAMIC career in the federal Public Service, then look no further!

The Office of the Information Commissioner, located in the National Capital Region, has fully implemented a remote work strategy for its employees in order to balance employee preference, health and safety measures, and operational requirements. For those candidates already in the National Capital Region, full-time and part-time telework arrangements will be offered based on operational requirements. For those outside the National Capital Region, the ability to re-locate will be offered in addition to full-time telework arrangements.

Across all occupational categories, we offer an environment that is intellectually stimulating and supportive. We offer a wide range of exciting careers that incorporate an array of benefits, flexible work arrangements that can help you balance your work and private life and many opportunities for personal and career development, through training, coaching, conferences, performance reviews, and language training.

The Office of the Information Commissioner has a PM-02 to PM-05 Professional Development Program for Investigators. Promotion through this program is based on merit, skills and abilities that have been demonstrated on the job.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions with various tenures, various linguistic profiles as well as various security clearances within the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada and the other agents of Parliament of Canada.

The Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada is committed to ensure we achieve representativeness, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our business. Therefore, we are taking deliberate and clear action towards building diversity and inclusion through our human resources practices. We encourage members of the following designated groups to apply and also to self-identify: women, members of visible minority groups, Aboriginal people and persons with disability. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

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)

ED : A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives.

Degree equivalency

E1 : * Recent experience in conducting research, and/or conducting interviews, and/or applying alternative dispute resolution techniques.

*Recent experience is defined as experience acquired within the last 3 years.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (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

K1 : Knowledge of the Access to Information Act and its regulations.

A1 : Ability to analyze and to make recommendations
A2 : Ability to work independently
A3 : Ability to communicate orally
A4 : Ability to communicate in writing

PS1 : Demonstrating integrity and respect
PS2 : Thinking things through
PS3 : Working effectively with others
PS4 : Shows initiative and be action-oriented

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

AED1 : A university diploma.

Degree equivalency

1. Willingness, ability, and flexibility to work remotely
2. Dispose access to home internet connection.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that you attest to your vaccination status prior to the date of your appointment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act. You can find more specific information on the collection and use of your personal information when you submit your attestation.  

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

Candidates must meet all the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.
You may be assessed using a variety of assessment tools, such as, but not limited to: standardized tests, written exams, interviews, simulation exercises, reference checks, recent and past performance evaluations, self-assessments, candidate achievement record, etc.
Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.
You must provide proof of your education credentials.  If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. For more information please click on “Degree Equivalency” in the Education section above. 
LEAVE/ABSENCES DURING THIS SELECTION PROCESS: It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Departmental contact of any pre-approved leave throughout the duration of the process in order to facilitate scheduling of evaluations. One (1) alternate date will be possible only if requested for the following reasons: 1) Medical reasons with doctor’s certificate 2) Death in your immediate family 3) Confirmation of pre-approved travel plans or training plans (made before the advertisement posting date) 4) Religious reasons or 5) Participation in an assessment for another selection process.
Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down or random selection at any stage of the process.
Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
Official language proficiency could be assessed and required solely upon appointment. Each candidate can only undergo SLE testing one time within the context of an appointment process. Also, a person who initially failed linguistic testing could be introduced into the pool of qualified candidates during the pool’s validity period if he/she is assessed again through another selection process or following linguistic training.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. Applicants MUST check their e-mail accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. 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). Please note that we will have to consider that you are no longer interested in participating in the selection process and that you have withdrawn your candidacy should you not provide us with an up-to-date email address or respond to our communications.

If you need to communicate with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number in the subject field of your email.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


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

Mélissa Lanthier - Generalist, Senior Human Resources Advisor
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