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Compensation and Human Resources Assistant

Reference number: DND23J-021867-000072
Selection process number: 23-DND-EA-NAST-500235
National Defence - Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources – Civilian)
Edmonton (Alberta), Esquimalt (British Columbia), Borden (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec), Montréal - Other locations (Québec)
$55,543 to $60,130

For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence

Closing date: 29 June 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

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.

The first applications could be collected from the inventory as early as 20 February 2023. Apply before this date to be considered for our immediate vacancies.

📢 How does this work?

✅ Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team? Let us know you’re interested! Click “Apply Online”

✅ Step 2: Tell us about yourself! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.

✅ Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.


Our compensation positions consist of the following duties:

• Completion and entry of various compensation-related transactions into their corresponding processing system (for example, Peoplesoft and Phoenix) in accordance with the applicable pay policies and procedures;
• Liaise as required with internal and external stakeholders in order to communicate with clients about their compensation questions and issues in a timely fashion, and to clarify information to facilitate decision making on issues pertaining to compensation; and
• Verify and approve pay transactions, and provide project support on various compensation-related projects and initiatives, as required.

If these duties are of interest to you, we want to hear from you!

Work environment

Together, DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) form the largest and most complex organization in Canada. DND's role is to provide services and support to the CAF in their operations and missions at home and abroad. DND and the CAF work side-by-side to fulfill the Government of Canada’s mission to defend Canada and Canadians and contribute to international peace, security and stability efforts.

What do we offer?

🍁 At DND we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, learn, progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term. You’ll enjoy:

✅ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
✅ Opportunities for advancement
✅ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment
✅ A total benefits package including a competitive salary, health and dental insurance plans, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements

🌿 Work life balance! Including opportunities for:
o Hybrid work (minimum 2 days in office) and flexible work arrangements

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill fifteen (15) positions on an indeterminate (permanent) basis within the Director General Civilian Compensation and Benefits at National Defence.

This process may also be used to fill future vacancies in various locations with various employment tenures and language profiles within the Director General Civilian Compensation and Benefits at National Defence.

Positions to be filled: 15

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Education: Successful completion of two years of secondary school or employer-approved alternatives.

Please see the TBS Qualification Standards site for further details on the education requirements, you can copy and paste the following URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/staffing/qualification-standards/core.html#cr

Degree equivalency

EX1: Experience providing client service in a fast paced environment
EX2: Experience in using Microsoft Office Suite
EX3: Experience providing administrative or clerical support

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

AE1: Experience in data entry
AE2: Experience working or volunteering in a mixed military/civilian environment

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

Various language requirements
English Essential, French Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

C1: Demonstrating integrity and respect
C2: Thinking things through
C3: Working effectively with others
C4: Showing initiative and being action-oriented
C5: Attention to detail
C6: Communication

A1: Ability to set priorities and organize workload.
A2: Ability to solve problems using reasoning.

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

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

Information on employment equity


The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

DND is committed to Employment Equity (EE). In order to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as belonging to one the following EE groups: Aboriginal peoples, Members of visible minorities and Persons with disabilities. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to the designated group by completing the EE section in your application.

In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

If there are limitations or special circumstances preventing you from submitting your application via the PSRS online portal, you must contact us and receive approval to apply via an alternate means PRIOR to the closing date.

▶ Depending on the position being staffed:

↪ Additional qualifications, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be required
↪ Varying degrees of breadth and depth of experience may be deemed essential
↪ Asset qualifications may be invoked as essential qualifications

▶ Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

▶ A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge, interactions with internal staff during the process, etc.
↪ Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.

▶ Top down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.

▶ Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
↪ Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
↪ Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications;
↪ Organizational Needs.

▶ All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the applicants.
▶ Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.
▶ Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.
▶ The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


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

Patricia Houle-Staffing Advisor
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