Assistant Director - West

Natural Resources Canada - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Natural Resources Canada - Lands and Minerals Sector / Surveyor General Branch / Western Canada Division
Edmonton (Alberta)
EN-SUR-05
Permanent
$118,016 to $142,310

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Surveyor General Branch

Closing date: 9 March 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Please note, your on-line application must include a covering letter and a résumé (curriculum vitae (CV)). You may also wish to submit your covering letter and résumé (CV) by e-mail, although this is not required, to LESLIEANNE.BEATON@CANADA.CA. All applications, including covering letters and résumés (CVs) submitted online and by email must be received no later than the closing date specified above.

As a minimum, your covering letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential experience qualifications listed below under "Essential Qualifications - Experience". One effective approach would be to use the wording of each experience qualification as a heading and then provide clear and accurate details demonstrating the breadth of your qualifications.

For each essential experience qualification, you must describe work-related examples explaining how you have demonstrated the specified qualification. The description of each event should focus on your role. Describe, including detailed examples, how you meet all elements of each qualification; identify the context, the actions you undertook, and the results achieved. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation.

Your résumé (CV) may also be used as a secondary source to validate the information provided. It is imperative that candidates include in their covering letter sufficient detailed information as it will be used as the main tool to assess and/or rate the essential experience qualifications. Failure to provide sufficient information could result in the applicant being eliminated from further consideration.

Your application, your covering letter and résumé (CV), will be used to evaluate your “ability to communicate effectively in writing”. At a later date, we may request you submit additional written material which you authored in order to further evaluate your ability to “communicate effectively in writing”.

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/canadian-armed-forces-members-veterans.html .

We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and/or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.

Newly appointed employees may be eligible for up to $5,000.00 in relocation expenses in accordance with the Initial Appointees Relocation Program: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/travel-relocation/addendum-initial-appointees-relocation-program.html. Relocation expenses in excess of $5000.00 may be possible in some cases.

Duties

Contributes to the overall management of the Western Canada Division (WCD) and SGB through participation on SGB’s Senior Management and ministerial and inter-ministerial teams including planning, management and advisory committees.
Provides national professional strategic and consulting expertise, advice, products and services in boundary; land information management and technology; and property rights to support internal and external clients.
Provides leadership and directing the activities of the Alberta Regional Office including the provision of legal survey services to external and internal clients.
Provides leadership and direction to the overall logistical, human resource and operational activities of all SGB Units located in the Edmonton office
Manages human and financial resources of own unit and supervises unit managers and other staff as required.
Evaluates the impact of client requirements on the SGB land survey and land information management and technology systems and determines long and short term needs, develops and implements a framework for the provision, integration and dissemination of land information.
Provides expert advice, interpretation, and guidance to clients and acts as an expert witness in court cases with respect to such issues as land tenure, title and boundaries, survey evidence and interpretation of statutes, regulations, and industry practices.
Develops methodologies for, and directs the research, review and interpretation of historic survey and other land information and cadastral documentation, analysis of the findings, the development of conclusions on the nature and extent of Canada Lands, or of interests therein, and recommendations on strategies for dealing with such interests.
Develops and maintains strategic communication links and working relationships with other units and Divisions within SGB and NRCan, clients, other federal departments and agencies, other levels of government, academic institutions and industry and professional associations, to better facilitate the integration of land survey and land information management systems.

FOR A MORE DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION PLEASE SEND A REQUEST TO LESLIEANNE.BEATON@CANADA.CA

Work environment

At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you. As an employee at Natural Resources Canada you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis. We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one position (permanent) located at the Northern Forestry Centre, 5320 122 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta.

A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions at Natural Resources Canada in Edmonton at the EN-SUR-05 group and level, English essential with various tenures (determinate period or permanent), various security requirements (Reliability Status, Secret), and with various conditions of employment.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 2,500 words (maximum) "Please note that your covering letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential experience qualifications listed below under "Essential Qualifications - Experience". One effective approach would be to use the wording of each experience qualification as a heading and then provide clear and accurate details demonstrating the breadth of your qualifications. For each essential experience qualification, you must describe work-related examples explaining how you have demonstrated the specified qualification. The description of each event should focus on your role. Describe, including detailed examples, how you meet all elements of each qualification; identify the context, the actions you undertook, and the results achieved. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. AS MENTIONED ABOVE YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT YOUR COVERING LETTER AND RÉSUMÉ (CV) VIA EMAIL TO LESLIEANNE.BEATON@CANADA.CA NO LATER THAN THE CLOSING DATE MENTIONED ABOVE."

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

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION:
A member in good standing of a land surveyor Association in Canada with the right to practice as a land surveyor.

Note: If this condition is met by having the right to practice as a land surveyor in a Canadian province, then the successful candidate must obtain a Canada Lands Surveyor's commission and licence to practice within 2 years of appointment to the position.

EXPERIENCE:
Experience formulating, negotiating and approving business or collaborative agreements.
A minimum of two (2) years experience in managing human and financial resources.
A minimum of five (5) years experience providing expert advice on legal boundary issues as a licensed professional.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (continued):
ABILITIES & COMPETENCIES:
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
Leadership*
  • Leadership includes: strategic thinking; engaging people, partners and stakeholders; upholding integrity and respect; promoting innovation and guiding change; and achieving results.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION:
A Canada Lands Surveyor's commission and licence to practice issued by the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors.
A licence or authority to practice as a land surveyor in one or more provinces in Canada.

EXPERIENCE:
Experience developing and implementing components of annual business plans and/or strategic plans, including financial and human resource planning.
Experience managing a land surveying organization, unit, or business, including financial and human resource management.
Experience providing your professional opinion on the location of a boundary, on complex** or contentious*** boundary issues.

** Complex - involving extensive research and analysis beyond what is typically required for a survey.
*** Contentious - where interpretation of the available evidence could result in differing professional opinions.

KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of current trends or developments in land information management.
Knowledge of Indigenous land management issues in Canada.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Willing and able to travel within Canada (and abroad), including travel by car, rail and air.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance - This factor is not used at the screening stage. The hiring department is responsible for the security clearance process.

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

We thank all applicants for their interest in our position(s). For the purpose of this staffing process, only candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted.

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

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email for screening and assessment purposes. This will include communication of screening results and invitations to written tests and interviews. To that end, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate's responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.

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.

Those selected for an interview should be prepared to provide the names of their references. Some or all of these individuals may be contacted. References must have an in-depth and direct knowledge of your work, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your achievements and strengths.

You must provide proof of your education credentials and occupational certification. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

The breadth and depth of experience may be considered when making final selection.

Preference

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.