Senior Internal Controls Officer

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Winnipeg, MB (14 months ago)

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Programs Branch
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Full-Time, Permanent or Temporary
$69,960 to $97,774

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Closing date: 31 January 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Update: Please note that the selection process has been amended to extend the closing date to January 31, 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time.

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 only 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.

AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. We welcome all applicants and strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to an Employment Equity designated group (i.e. Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities or Women).

Work environment

As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, AAFC is proud to celebrate our achievement in creating a diverse, respectful, and positive workplace where all employees are valued and recognized for their unique qualities, ideas, voices and perspectives.

Reasons to grow with us:

The Programs Branch (PB) manages consolidated program delivery on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)'s for Canada's agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Intent of the process

Immediate need:
To staff one (1) position on a full-time permanent basis.

Qualified candidates will also be placed in a talent pool to be used for staffing similar permanent or temporary positions.

The pool can be used to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles and security level requirements in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, or in the Public Service with various tenures, various linguistic requirements or profiles, various security requirements, various conditions of employment and for various locations.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Possession of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) of Canada designation and;
CISA® or CIA® certification.

Degree equivalency

Recent experience* assessing and documenting controls (e.g. financial, privacy, security, business processes).

  • Recent experience is defined as normally associated with the breadth and depth of two consecutive years of experience obtained within the last four (4) years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Essential Competencies:
Demonstrating integrity and respect;
Thinking things through;
Working effectively with others;
Showing initiative and being action-oriented

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

CISA® certification
CIA® certification
Successful completion of CISA®* or CIA®* exams.

  • Must be eligible to obtain CIA® or CISA® certification within the next 3 years.
  • CIA® or CISA® eligibility requirements for education, character, work experience, exams written within specified period.
Degree equivalency

Proficiency with data analytics methods and tools (e.g. IDEA, Cognos).
Recent experience* in a supervisory position related to the management of an internal controls function, including the development of staff to meet the objectives of the unit.
  • Recent experience is defined as normally associated with the breadth and depth of one year of experience obtained within the last four (4) years.
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Ability and willingness to work overtime, as required.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Professional designations and certifications must be maintained up-to-date and in good standing.

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

Applicants with disabilities:
  • Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact the email referenced below under “Contact Information”.
  • If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please inform us as soon as possible.
Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply through the "Apply online" link below. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

You don’t need to provide a cover letter (just your résumé). Your résumé is required and will be reviewed and used to validate the qualifications described.

We will contact you by e-mail, and/or phone and/or via your Public Service jobs account. Please ensure that your e-mail address is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly check your e-mail and jobs account for communications regarding this selection process. Should we contact you and you fail to reply within the designated time frames, your application may not be considered further.

The Cracking the Code video helps people who are looking for a new career with the Government of Canada to navigate the application process step by step:

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

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.

All information obtained and communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications and evaluation of candidates.

Depending on the number of applicants, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach and/or establishing cut-off scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, may be used for the purpose of managing applications. Please note that although you may attain the established pass mark on any of the assessments used in this staffing process, management may decide to use a higher cut off score.

A written examination and/or an interview will be administered.

Reference checks will be conducted and you will be asked to provide contact information for two employer references. . Reference checks will be sought near the end of the selection process. The Assessment Committee reserves the right to contact references other than the ones submitted by the candidates if found necessary, in order to make a suitable assessment of the candidates.

Proof of your education credentials will be required at a later date.

The initial extraction period will be three (3) weeks from the posting date.
Extractions from this selection process may occur throughout and after the advertisement period.
Results from previous extractions may be deemed valid for future extractions.
You can only be assessed (screening, exam, interview or reference) once per extraction.
Other criteria could be used for the selection decision.

Public Service FI Collective Agreement:

Interchange Canada ( facilitates temporary assignments of individuals working outside the Government of Canada (the private sector etc.) to work within its public services.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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.