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Human Resources Assistant

Reference number: RSN22J-017782-000086
Selection process number: 2022-RSN-EA-INV-CMSS-207317
Natural Resources Canada - Corporate Management and Services Sector
Virtual work location
$55,543 to $60,130

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 4 August 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

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.

Work environment

At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you. As an employee at Natural Resources Canada, you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis. We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements.

The Human Resources Support Unit, where this position is located, is a busy unit. The position offers a unique opportunity to learn first hand the inner workings of staffing; help you hone your skills and knowledge about staffing in the Public Service and open up opportunities in Human Resources. We are looking for individuals who have a keen eye for details, who are client service oriented, quick learners, autonomous and willing to put in a hard day’s work!

Intent of the process

A pool of (fully or partially) qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions at Natural Resources Canada with various tenures (determinate period or indeterminate), various linguistic requirements (imperative and/or non-imperative), language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential and Bilingual) and profile(s) (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, etc.)), various security requirements, various conditions of employment and for various locations.

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)

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS - candidates MUST meet each essential qualification to be considered for a position.

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

Degree equivalency

Experience in providing services to clients;
Experience using Microsoft Office – Word, Excel or Outlook;
Approximately six (6) months cumulative experience performing general administrative or clerical duties in an office environment, such as drafting correspondence, data entry, maintaining files, etc.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (continued) - candidates MUST meet each essential qualification related to be considered for a position.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing;
Ability to communicate effectively orally;
Ability to establish priorities and plan workload in order to meet deadlines;
Ability to follow instructions;
Ability to answer queries.

Client Service Oriented
Team player
Problem Solving

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

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS - candidates MAY be required to meet one or more of the following qualifications to be considered for a position.

Graduation with a diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in human resources management, labour or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences, sociology, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed.

Degree equivalency

Experience in providing support services in Human Resources;
Experience using a Human Resource Management System, such as PeopleSoft.
Experience in creating and maintaining electronic files or working with an information management system, ie: GCdocs;
Experience working in a fast-paced environment with a high workload volume;
Experience working with MS Outlook and maintaining a personal or shared inbox.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Natural Resources Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employees' population contributes to its strength and integrity. We are committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of Canadian Society. We therefore encourage women (especially in non-traditional occupations), Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the above mentioned Employment Equity Designated Groups.

Wiling and able to work overtime when required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - This factor is not used at the screening stage. The hiring department is responsible for the security clearance process.

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

The inventory will be updated every 90 days. You will receive a written notice in your PSRS Applicant Account 30 days before the end of your active period to confirm whether or not you still wish to be considered for an additional 90 days.

It is your responsibility to keep your personal data in your PSRS Applicant Account up-to-date and to check your email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities.

Candidates should be prepared to provide proof of education (copy of degree/diploma) and citizenship or permanent resident status.

If you have obtained education outside Canada, you will be required to submit proof of evaluation of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

Indeterminate employees, within the federal public service, at the same group and level or equivalent will be considered for deployment.

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

Crissy Hallock - Human Resources Advisor
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