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Program Officer, Senior Program Officer, Indigenous Relations Advisor (INVENTORY)

Reference number: MOT22J-025987-000128
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-24840-1
Transport Canada - Programs (Indigenous Relations Unit) and Oceans Protection Plan
Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia)
PM-04, PM-05
PM-04 - $78,834 to $85,187; PM-05 - $94,113 to $101,750

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 18 April 2024 - 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

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.

Persons who cannot apply online or persons with disabilities preventing them from applying online are asked to inform the contact persons responsible for this process prior to the closing date.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME: Transport Canada (TC) is committed to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that represent Canada.

If you would like to work in a dynamic team, are forward thinking and action oriented, enthusiastic about creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, then TC is the place for you!

You will be required to demonstrate how you meet the education and experience criteria for the initial screening, in answering online screening questions. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described education and experience provided in the screening questions should be supported by your résumé. Should you indicate in your response "please refer to résumé" your application will be rejected. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

Please note that any portion of your application may be used to assess written communication including the screening questions and résumé.

Work environment


Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada.

We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the future of Transport Canada. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 5,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canada's middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits and flexible work schedules and telecommuting that promote worklife balance.

Transport Canada was named one of Canada’s top employers in 2020 by Forbes.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to establish a pool of fully qualified candidates for future needs. The pool may be used to staff similar positions on a permanent (indeterminate) or temporary basis (specified period appointment).

PM-04 Program Officer positions: Anticipatory
PM-05 Senior Program Officer positions: Anticipatory
PM-05 Indigenous Relations Advisor: Anticipatory

Your application in this inventory will be active for 90 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 10 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

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)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

Experience in coordinating projects or programs involving a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience in conducting research and analysis of issues or initiatives.
Experience in providing recommendations, and preparing strategic documents.

Experience in developing working relationships and participating in working groups with various internal and external stakeholders and Indigenous peoples/organizations.
Experience in conducting research and analysis of complex* issues or initiatives.
Experience in providing recommendations and preparing strategic documents and briefing documents to Senior Management**.

* Complex involves at least two (2) of the following relevant criteria:
- Sensitive or high profile
- Multiple stakeholders
- Multi-year or multi-phase
** Senior Management is defined as Director level or above.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Aboriginal rights, issues, legal frameworks, and Government of Canada reconciliation approaches.

PM-04 and PM-05
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to work in a decentralized, virtual team environment.
Ability to conduct research and analysis of issues or initiatives and make recommendations.

Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being Action-oriented
Digital Literacy

Ability to resolve conflict through collaborative problem solving.

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

Knowledge of consultation and/or engagement principles, tools and techniques.
Knowledge of Transport Canada’s mandate and current issues or events related to the transportation system in Canada.

Ability to supervise staff.

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

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Any of the following conditions of employment may apply depending on the position being staffed:
Willing and able to travel extensively.
Willing and able to travel to remote locations in small aircrafts and vessels.
Willingness and ability to work overtime on short notice.
Possession of a valid Provincial or Territorial Driver’s License.

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

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position; however, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. Meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Please note that assets may be used at the screening stage.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. 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). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

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

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests and reference checks. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

As part of this selection process you must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations The CICIC can be contacted at www.cicic.ca.

Random selection may be used.

A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Only the top ranking candidates may be invited to the assessment phase of the process.

Please note that for candidates applying from outside the public service, the Department will not reimburse travel expenses linked to the assessment process; however, every reasonable effort will be made to minimize travel costs for candidates who will undergo assessment.


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 Mehay
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