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Regional Senior Program Officer

Reference number: IAN23J-065997-000064
Selection process number: 23-IAN-YT-EA-601278
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada - Northern Affairs Organization - Yukon Region - Director, Strategic Investments
Whitehorse (Yukon)
$78,834 to $84,187 (plus an Isolated Post Allowance (Northern Allowance))

Closing date: 14 November 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

Do you want to contribute to a team that makes a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples through the improvement of social well-being and economic prosperity and the development of healthier, more sustainable communities?

If so, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) wants YOU to be a part of our team!

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) continues to renew the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis; modernize Government of Canada structures to enable Indigenous peoples to build capacity and support their vision of self-determination; and lead the Government of Canada's work in the North.

This work will appeal to you if:
• You enjoy working with and helping others;
• You are looking for a workplace that is both stimulating and supportive; and
• You want to be part of a team that supports the mandate of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.


- Developing, managing and delivering programs; promoting program and service delivery;
- Providing advice on program issues, trends and strategies; representing the Department and collaborating with outside organizations;
- Leading and managing project teams, working groups and committees;
- Developing and coordinating the implementation of program policies, procedures and guidelines.

Work environment

CIRNAC provides you with the tools you need to develop valuable skills that will promote your future success, with opportunities to achieve organizational, professional and personal goals in a respectful and inclusive workplace, mobilized and supported by leadership at all levels.

The Federal Public Service has adopted a common hybrid work model that will see employees work on site at least 2–3 days each week, or 40–60% of their regular schedule. A part-time telework agreement may be discussed and implemented at the time of hiring in accordance with the operational needs of the positions to be filled.

The Federal Public Service offers competitive rates of pay, benefits, pension packages and flexible work schedules that promote work-life balance. Pension – For more information on pensions and insurance benefit visit:

For more information on what the Government of Canada has to offer as an employer, read the Top 10 Reasons to Join Canada’s Public Service!

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of the process is to staff two positions: one position indeterminately, and one position for a two-year determinate term, at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

A pool of partially qualified candidates may be established which could be used to staff temporary, and/or permanent positions with similar qualifications, various linguistic profiles, various security requirements, and/or various tenures at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, within the Yukon Region. Conditions of employment may vary according to the positions to be staffed.

The PM-04 positions are located in Whitehorse, YT. For operational reasons, the work must be performed on site, at the Whitehorse Office. If not already a resident in Whitehorse, YT, the successful candidates are required to relocate to Whitehorse, YT.

Positions to be filled: 2

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 employer-approved alternatives, such as an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience providing advice and recommendations on program issues.
Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues and clients
Experience in analyzing material in support of policies and programs.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to monitor and interpret financial information.
Ability to manage programs or initiatives.
Ability to research, analyze and/or make recommendations
Ability to plan and/or prioritize work to meet critical deadlines.

Demonstrates integrity.
Demonstrates respect.
Thinking things through.
Working effectively with others.
Showing initiative and being action-oriented.
Client service orientation.

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

The following criteria are not required for the appointment, but preference may be given to candidates who possess these asset qualifications.

Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary education program in social science, social work, political science, law, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed.

Experience working within or in collaboration with Indigenous governments or organizations.
Experience working and living in a remote or isolated community.
Experience delivering community-based child protection and child welfare, family violence prevention, education or social protection programs.
Experience delivering community infrastructure programs.
Experience in developing briefing and reporting material in support of policies or programs.

( Not essential, but preference may be given to candidates who possess the organizational needs)
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Women, Indigenous Persons, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disability.

Ability and willingness to travel by car, boat, airplane, sometimes to remote locations under adverse road and weather conditions.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Security Clearance.
Medical Clearance: The incumbent and his/her dependents** may be required to obtain Health Canada medical clearance in accordance with the Isolated Post and Government Housing Directive.
(*) – may be obtained following assessment
(**) – includes incumbent’s spouse or common-law partner and children.

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

1. You will be required to complete an online questionnaire when you apply. You must respond to all statements in all categories in order to proceed to the next steps. You must indicate "NO" if you do not have experience in performing a task related to a specific field.

2. All applications must be submitted online through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Do not email, fax or mail any applications, as these may not be accepted. No acknowledgement of receipt will be sent for your request. We will contact you as soon as the screening process is completed.

3. 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.

4. Candidates are strongly encouraged to indicate if they meet any of the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. Meeting one or many of the asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in appointing a particular candidate amongst the qualified candidates. Please note that one, some or all of the asset qualifications could be used at any stage of the staffing process.

5. Communication for this process will be sent via email. 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). If your primary communication email address changes during the process, it is your responsibility to update your contact information in GC Jobs application, as well as to inform the Hiring Manager of the process by contacting the generic address:

6. A variety of assessment tools may be used in the assessment of candidates, such as: * written test, practical test, situational exercise, * oral interview, simulation, presentation, role-play, work samples, performance appraisals and/or * reference checks. Some assessment tools may be administered electronically, others, in-person. (* Indicates those tools that will most likely be used in this process.)

7. Online assessments may be scheduled, and applicants will be invited to participate in these assessments via email. Applicants MUST make themselves available within the time span of the testing phase. The written/online exam MAY be administered outside of regular working hours including evenings and weekends.

8. If you are unavailable for the scheduled assessment session, you must inform us immediately. Applicants will only be rescheduled on a case-by-case basis. Supporting documentation may be required at the time of your request to be re-scheduled.

9. 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.

10. NOTE: The PSRS system will time out after 60 minutes which may result in your inability to save your work or loss of data. It is recommended that you draft all responses as well as your CV/résumé in another document on your PC that can be saved (e.g., in MS Word or WordPerfect) and copy/paste into the PSRS system when completed. CIRNAC is not responsible for system problems, which may result in loss or data and/or incomplete or non-submitted applications.

11. CIRNAC is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise CIRNAC in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

12. Depending on the number of applicants, CIRNAC needs and HR plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, application of one (1) or more assets, top-down approach, and/or cut-off scores MAY be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates.

13. 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/


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

Natasha Andrei - Regional Program Development Team Lead Suzie Cossette - Human Resources Advisor
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