ANTICIPATORY - Manager Project Management Services

Employment and Social Development Canada - Gatineau, QC (30+ days ago)

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Employment and Social Development Canada - Chief Financial Officer Branch / Investment, Assets and Procurement Management
Gatineau (Québec)
Assignment, Detachment, Determinate, Ideterminate, Acting, Transfer
$89,415 to $96,461

For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Closing date: 17 August 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Assessment accommodation

*** IMPORTANT NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline that they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e.Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Asset) by RESPONDING TO THE SCREENING QUESTIONS IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate HOW, WHERE, and WHEN they meet the requirement. Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS may result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board will have insufficient information to determine whether you meet the qualifications.

RESUMES may be used as a secondary source to validate the EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE described in your answers to the screening questions.

Candidates must provide proof of their education during the assessment phase. Original diplomas, degrees or certified transcripts may be required and must be presented upon request. Failure to produce required documents will result in your application not being considered. If you went to school outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. Read more on Degree equivalency or visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) at:



  • Maintain, enhance and promote innovation in ESDCs approach to change management including standards, guidance, tools, templates and training
  • Analyze and develop change management strategies and provide recommendations using various methodologies and industry best practices
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the development, organization and leadership of events and engagement activities
  • Develop organizational change management and communication strategies, plans and tools
  • Plan, draft, and execute communications products such as newsletter articles, briefing notes, web communications, operational communications

  • Ensure compliance of project and programme management documents with TBS policy
  • Apply Quality Management Standard (QMS) on all project artifact templates guides, standards and other key documents
  • Lead Maturity Action Plan response and coordinate completion of audit recommendations.

  • Represent the EPMO with clients leading an approved investment project throughout life cycle
  • Advise clients on project management best practices and provide guidance in regards to the ESDC project management processes
  • Conduct workshops on stage work and different project management artifacts
  • Participate in the maturation of the EPMO

Provide subject-matter advice and service offers on programme management to clients, in order to:
  • Support clients through the programme lifecycle
  • Ensure programmes and composite projects are ready for gateway management, decision making, assurance, tracking and reporting
  • Provide more targeted support (e.g. workshops, Sponsor sessions etc.) to clients in areas of programme management, a new concept for the department (e.g. blueprint development)
  • Embed programme management best practices in the department and increase the department’s maturity in delivering programmes
Work environment

ESDC was named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers. This reflects the creativity, engagement, and dedication of all ESDC employees and this is the team you`ll be joining! There are many reasons why CFOB at ESDC is a great workplace:

1. An employee-focused culture.
We take care of our staff. Our management here is committed to our employees’ education, quality of life and career development including certification. We celebrate our staff`s accomplishments and we provide a supportive, respectful and diverse work environment.

2. Great amenities and accessibility.
Everything you need is right inside the Portage/Place du Centre complex: daycare, parking, spa & hair salon, travel agency, Passport office, clothing stores and various shops, a big food court with scores of vendors and coffee shops. In the summer, we also have a beautiful food market outside the office during lunch hours.

3. A healthy and active lifestyle.
There is a gym in the Portage complex specifically for ESDC employees and a trail beside the Ottawa River for a walk or a run, leading to the Museum of History nearby. You can also bike across the Portage Bridge or many bike paths in Hull/Gatineau.

The ESDC Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) team supports millions of dollars of ESDC projects and programmes. Have you or anyone you know ever applied for Student Loans? Been on Employment Insurance? Retired? At ESDC you can directly link the work you will be doing to the services being delivered to Canadians. ESDC is currently undergoing major transformation of its service delivery model. The EPMO plays a significant role in this work.

Intent of the process

A fully qualified pool will be established to fill one position and may be used to staff similar positions of various tenures for Employment and Social Development.

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)

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EX 1: Experience providing advice and recommendations to senior management*
EX 2: Experience developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
EX 3: Experience managing human resources.

EX 1: Experience analyzing, developing strategies and providing recommendations on change management at a manager level.

EX 1: Experience providing strategic advice and solutions to management in relation to policy related activities
EX 2: Recent** experience planning, organizing, conducting and assessing policies on :
  • Projects,
  • initiatives or
  • other project related activities
  • Senior Management is defined as the EX-01 group and level and above or equivalent outside the federal public service
**Recent is defined as experience obtained in the last five (5) years.
Definitions applicable throughout SOMC (source: TBS Policy on Planning and Management of Investments):
Project: An activity or series of activities that has a beginning and an end. A project is required to produce defined outputs and realize specific outcomes in support of a public policy objective, within a clear schedule and resource plan. A project is undertaken within specific time, cost and performance parameters.
Project Management: The systematic planning, organizing and control of allocated resources to accomplish identified project objectives and outcomes. Project management is normally reserved for focused, non-repetitive, time-limited activities with some degree of risk, and for activities beyond the usual scope of program (operational) activities.
Program: A group of related projects and change management activities that together achieve beneficial change for a department.
Program Management: Program management is the coordinated management of projects and change management activities to achieve beneficial change

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


AED 1: Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in Project Management or other relevant field
AED 2: Possession of a recognized professional project management certification (Project Management Professional (PMP), Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) or other relevant certification(s)).

Degree equivalency

AEX 1: Experience preparing and/or delivering workshops and training sessions
AEX 2: Experience leading consultations with key stakeholders
AEX 3: Experience managing change


AEX 1: Experience implementing or interpreting Government of Canada policies or equivalent outside the federal public service


AEX 1: Experience working through all stages of the Project Management Lifecycle


AEX 1: Experience working through all stages of the Programme Management Lifecycle

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

Various language requirements
  • Bilingual imperative CBC / CBC
  • Bilingual non-imperative CBC / CBC
Information on language requirements

A 1: Ability to deliver briefings and presentations to management
A 2: Ability to analyze complex issues, formulate solutions and make strategic recommendations to management
A 3: Ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize tasks concurrently
A 4: Ability to communicate effectively in writing
A 5: Ability to communicate effectively orally

PS 1: Create vision & strategy
PS 2: Mobilize people
PS 3: Achieve results
PS 4: Effective interpersonal skills
PS 5: Showing initiative and being action-oriented


PS 1: Promote innovation and guide change

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


K 1: Knowledge of change management principles and techniques


K 1: Knowledge of project management methodologies, principles and best practices.


K 1: Knowledge of programme management methodologies, principles and best practices.

  • Willing and able to work outside regular business hours, including at night and on weekends, according to operational requirements.
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

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

All information obtained through the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, could be used to evaluate the candidates.

An assignment, secondment, or acting appointment requires approval of your supervisor.


Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent will be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons requiring accommodation preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605 .

Note that candidates will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed for evaluations. Consequently, candidates will be responsible for travel costs.

All communication regarding this process will be conducted via e-mail. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address and update their personal information when it changes. If special circumstances prevent you from having access to your e-mail, please communicate with the Contact Person identified in this job opportunity.


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.