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Assistant Director (Various positions)

Reference number: CEO22J-040394-000069
Selection process number: 22-CEO-EA-EEI-23633
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer - Electoral Events and Innovation
Gatineau (Québec)
$95,209 to $102,712

For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Closing date: 19 August 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: Hello,

Please note that the following experience has been modified:

Significant* experience in managing operational programs AND/OR projects.

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Assessment accommodation

Work environment


The goal of this process is to fill a few assistant director positions in electoral operations units at Elections Canada. The incumbents of these positions will manage various programs and projects, supported by different sized teams. These programs and projects will have to be staffed following this advertised process that directly supports the delivery of electoral events.
The programs and projects in question are as follows:

1) Recruitment and Assessment Services: Manage processes for recruiting, assessing and managing the performance of local liaison officers and returning officers. Support returning officers in the context of the poll worker recruitment program and in appointing assistant returning officers.

2) Field Programs and Services Logistics: Manage registration services for special ballot voting, etc.

3) Other positions of a similar profile and term may be filled following this process. These positions fall within the purview of project management related to voting services.

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to fill a minimum of three (3) positions of varying terms.

A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be created to fill positions at the same or equivalent group and level at Elections Canada, of varying terms (indeterminate, specific period, acting, secondment, deployment and assignment) and various bilingual imperative language profiles (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, and CCC/CCC).

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Significant* experience in identifying and analyzing challenges.
Significant* experience in providing strategic advice and recommendations to senior management.
Significant* experience in managing operational programs and/or projects.
Significant* experience in managing human and financial resources.


*“Significant experience” is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a wide range of complex, relevant activities.

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

• *Post-secondary degree

Degree equivalency


• *Significant experience in planning or managing projects that are of national scope or meant to update an operational system, activity or process.
• Experience in implementing recruitment and assessment programs and initiatives.
• Experience in managing recruitment and assessment programs and initiatives.
• *Significant experience in developing and implementing operations and services as part of an election.
• Experience in engaging and collaborating with clients and external partners (from the public sector or public service).

Significant experience” is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a wide range of complex, relevant activities.

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual imperative – (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC and CCC/CCC).

Information on language requirements

• Mobilize people
• Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
• Achieve results
• Promote innovation and guide change

• Ability to analyze technical problems and make strategic recommendations.
• Ability to deal with difficult situation and solve problems.
• Ability to use tact and diplomacy.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

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

• Knowledge of Elections Canada’s operational challenges
• Knowledge of Elections Canada’s mandate and strategic plan

Elections Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified applicants who self-declare as members of an equity-seeking group (group of persons who are disadvantaged on the basis of one or more prohibited grounds of discrimination within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act) may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

• Ability to travel occasionally.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Ability to work overtime based on operational requirements.
• Ability to work flexible hours, as required.
• Consent to observe strict political impartiality and neutrality for the duration of employment.
• A working internet connection at home is required to perform the duties.

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, successful candidates will have to work from home. Once Elections Canada employees are called back to the workplace, successful candidates are expected to alternate between working in the usual office spaces, i.e. at 30 Victoria Street in Gatineau or 440 Coventry in Ottawa (depending on the position), and working remotely, all while maintaining flexible work hours.

A Candidate Achievement Record will be required.

An interview will be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials or certifications.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Please note that asset qualifications may be used at the screening stage or at any point in the hiring process.

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your résumé and/or application form (if applicable).

Please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application (if applicable).

Candidates 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.

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by email for screening/assessment purposes (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include a valid email address in their application, and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

The agency accepts online applications only.


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

Stephanie Robin - Human Resources Advisor
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