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Policy Analyst - EC-05

Reference number: DIS23J-066096-000146
Selection process number: 23-DIS-ATL-EA-599267
Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit health Branch
Moncton (New Brunswick), Halifax (Nova Scotia)
$96,131 to $110,646 (As well as pension plan and benefits.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

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Closing date: 29 September 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


Governance is at the core of what we do, with the intention of transferring control of health services to Indigenous Partners. To do this, we work in collaboration with communities, programs, Indigenous organizations, Provincial departments and agencies and other partners.

We are looking for a person who:
• Feels committed to advancing the Government of Canada’s efforts towards reconciliation;
• Takes pride in rolling up information from various sources to create understanding, identify needs, and propose solutions;
• Enjoys working with partners and stakeholder groups, as well as part of a team.

If these characteristics resonate with you, please apply to this selection process.

Work environment

Why choose Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)?

ISC is an employer that prioritizes its employees' well-being. We offer an open and respectful work environment, many ongoing learning opportunities, advancement possibilities, competitive benefits, as well as flexible work schedules to achieve work life balance. Our offices benefit from a dynamic environment that is enhanced by the high participation rate of employees in social activities.

📌 Workplace: Successful candidates will be required to work at the work location in a hybrid work mode, requiring a minimum of 40% attendance at either the Halifax, NS office (1505 Barrington Street) or the Moncton, NB office (33 Weldon Street). A part-time telework agreement may be discussed and implemented at the time of hiring in accordance with the operational needs of the position to be filled.

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this selection process is to staff one vacant position as a Policy Analyst.

This process will be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates and it may be used to staff similar or identical position at Indigenous Services Canada with various tenure, location, linguistic profiles, conditions of employment and security requirements.

Positions to be filled: 1

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 with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics*.

*Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
**An indeterminate incumbent of a former ES position on June 30, 1967 who became an EC on June 22, 2009, who does not possess the minimum level of education as indicated for Part A above is deemed to meet this minimum educational standard based on his/her education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience* analyzing and synthesizing information to develop policy or planning options and recommendations for improved program administration.
Experience* in establishing and maintaining stakeholders** networks to facilitate the exchange of information for improved program administration.
Experience* in leading components of projects/studies/evaluations involving collaboration with stakeholders**.
Experience* planning and facilitating meetings or events.

*Experience is the applicant’s employment experience over at least one year of activities.
**Stakeholders are individuals from various organizations who are served by the applicant‘s employer or who share in serving the same clients as the applicant’s employer.

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

Graduation with an advanced degree (Master's or PhD) from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field relevant to the position.

Experience working with indigenous organizations, communities, and/or clients.
Experience in the provision of analysis-based advice to senior management.
Experience in creating operational and/or strategic plans for program administration.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of contemporary issues and trends in Indigenous health.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to skillfully analyze information and make recommendations.

Being action oriented and taking initiative.
Respect for diversity including Indigenous perspectives.
Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills.

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

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Indigenous peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Willing and able to travel.
Willing and able to work overtime with short notice.

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


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

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