Program Officer Anticipatory

Indigenous Services Canada - Prince Albert, SK (30+ days ago)

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Indigenous Services Canada
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)
$61,558 to $66,324

Closing date: 29 January 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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

Intent of the process

An anticipatory process to create a PM-03 pool in Prince Albert, Sk

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial or territorial standards or general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) and;

Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience defined as a secondary school diploma and one (1) year of experience in lands, law, business administration, public administration, Indigenous studies or in any other field relevant to the work being performed.

Degree equivalency

Experience in providing advice on program administration services.
Experience in researching and analysing information and developing recommendations.
Experience providing service to external stakeholders/clients.

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

Successful completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma in one of the following areas: land use planning, environmental management, natural resource management, physical geography, project management, public administration, law, business administration, Indigenous studies or other specialization related to the position

Degree equivalency

Experience interpreting and/or applying legislation, regulations or policy.
Experience working with First Nations in any of the following areas: Elections, Indian Moneys, Estates or Indian Registration.
Experience in the administration, monitoring and compliance on First Nation reserve lands.
Experience providing service to First Nations clients.
Experience working in a high-volume environment.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Indigenous or northern issues.
Knowledge of the federal legislation, regulations and/or policies administered by Indigenous Services Canada.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to manage a program or project.

Demonstrates integrity.
Demonstrates 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)

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

Information on employment equity

Willing and able to work overtime as required.
Ability to travel as required.
Maintain a Valid Driver’s License.

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 check may be sought

An interview will be administered.

A written examination will be administered.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Achieving a representative workforce has been identified as an organizational need in the merit criteria, and may be applied in this appointment process.

Applicants who are entitled to a priority for appointment are encouraged to indicate this, along with their priority type, in their covering letter, résumé and/or application form.

Top-down consideration of scores at various points in the process may be used to determine the number of qualified candidates who will be considered further in the process.

Candidates must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to a position, however, a person may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. Meeting these criteria is nonetheless desirable and may be a deciding factor for the staffing of some positions.


Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education credentials and proof of citizenship at the assessment stage of this process. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered further in the selection process.

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates VIA E-MAIL and/or PSRS 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 e-mail 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 e-mail systems block these types of e-mail). IT IS ALSO THE CANDIDATE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE ACCURATE CONTACT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AND UPDATED AS REQUIRED.

Preference in appointment may be given to employees who have been, or will be, impacted by work force adjustment and/or realignment of work.


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.