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National Defence - Assistant Deputy Minister (Data Innovation and Analytics)
Ottawa (Ontario)
EX-01
Deployment, Promotion, Assignment, Secondment, Acting, Indeterminate
$112,300 to $132,100

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Closing date: 9 August 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

**MODIFICATION: In support of Diversity & Inclusion, we have modified the statement "Preference may be given to candidates who are members of an Employment Equity group" to "Preference will be given to candidates who are members of an Employment Equity group".

The Department of National Defence is committed to achieving a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian population. We encourage members of the following designated groups to apply and also to self-identify: Women, members of visible minority groups, aboriginal people and persons with disability.

Preference will be given to candidates who are members of an Employment Equity group.

****** ONLY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED DIRECTLY THROUGH THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESOURCING SYSTEM (PSRS) WILL BE ACCEPTED.******

Candidates will be asked to answer screening questions for each essential and asset criteria (education and experience). Candidates will have to provide concrete examples, for each screening question demonstrating how they meet this criteria. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Résumés will be used as a secondary source to validate your answers to the screening questions. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your answers how you meet the screening criteria may result in the rejection of your application.

Note: A cover letter will not be required as the screening questions will be used for screening purposes. Your résumé and responses to these questions will be used to evaluate your ability to communicate effectively in writing.

PSRS will automatically disconnect without warning after 60 minutes if there is no activity. It is recommended that you draft your submission in another document which may be saved and copy/paste into the PSRS. DND is not responsible for system problems which may result in loss of data and/or incomplete or non-submitted applications.

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 may result in your application being rejected.

Duties

The Director, Data & Analytics Enablement is responsible for:
  • Providing advice and support on analytics tools and visualizations
  • Connecting automated data sources to dashboards
  • Training personnel on data principles and analytics tools
  • Advancing data management
  • Intake for client projects
  • Leading enterprise efforts to facilitate data access for decision-making
The Director, Data Policy & Digital Innovation is responsible for:
  • Policy leadership for emerging technology and development of policy and guidelines
  • Data Governance for the DND/CAF Data Program
  • Digital transformation to enable DND/CAF to enhance services
The Director Corporate Planning and Reporting is responsible for:
  • Developing and monitoring strategic policy and planning frameworks
  • Providing executive level oversight of financial and human resources
  • Formulating and implementing strategies to track and report on business goals and deliverables
Work environment

Are you interested in joining one of the most important national institutions and professionally rewarding organizations in Canada?

Are you a team player looking to build consensus and improve outcomes in a positive environment?

Are you a leader who has experience in providing strategic and proactive advice on complex issues?

If so, the Defence Team is looking for collaborative leaders to join the executive team within the organization of the Assistant Deputy Minister (Data, Innovation, Analytics) (ADM(DIA)). It is an exciting time to join the Data group where you will tackle rewarding challenges in a virtual environment that supports and adheres to principles such as employment equity, gender-based analysis plus (GBA+), harassment prevention, positive space and official languages in support of diversity and inclusion.

At ADM(DIA), we are accelerating the adoption of data centric-decision making within the Department of National Defence. We are proudly leading the implementation of the Department’s Enterprise Data Strategy. In doing so, ADM(DIA) functions as a Centre of Expertise. This includes data and digital policy leadership and advancing enterprise data governance and data management. We lead efforts in data integration support and analytics solutions for Assistant Deputy Minister organizations to standardize, enhance and improve data collection and analysis across National Defence. In addition,
ADM(DIA) helps elevate the data culture and awareness by offering and facilitating data training and skills development.

The Department of National Defence is one of the largest and most complex organizations in Canada. Its mandate includes protecting Canada and defending our sovereignty, defending North America with the United States, and contributing to international peace and security.

If you are a seasoned leader looking for an opportunity to be part of a cadre of executives contributing to Canada’s Defence Team, we look forward to receiving your candidacy.

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this process is to staff the positions of :

  • Director Director Data & Analytics Enablement;
  • Director Data Policy & Digital Innovation; and
  • Director Corporate Planning and Reporting.
Should a pool of qualified candidates be established, it could be used to staff similar positions with various tenures and security requirements within DND as well as other government departments within the core administration, with the approval of the delegated manager and in consultation with Executive Services.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

EDUCATION:
ED01: graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:
EX01: Experience in providing strategic advice and recommendations to senior management*

EX02: Experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

EX03: Experience in managing human* and financial* resources

  • Definitions :
Senior Management is equivalent to Director, Senior Director or Vice President
in the private sector, or Director level and above in the Federal Public
Service.

Managing human resources includes the following activities: supervising large teams, establishing vision, priorities, establishing work plans or performance objectives, conducting performance assessments and feedback, and approving training. Applicants must also indicate the number of staff they have supervised.

Managing financial resources includes the following activities: full delegation for a budget, being responsible for financial planning, forecasting and reporting. Applicants must also indicate the size of the budget they managed directly.

KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
KLC1: Create vision and strategy
KLC2: Mobilize people
KLC3: Uphold integrity and respect
KLC4: Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
KLC5: Promote innovation and guide change
KLC6: Achieve results

ABILITIES:
A01: Ability to communicate effectively in writing
A02. Ability to communicate effectively orally

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

ASSET EDUCATION:
ED02: Graduation with a Master’s degree from a recognized institution in a field relevant to the position

Degree equivalency

ASSET EXPERIENCE:
FOR THE DIRECTOR DATA POLICY & DIGITAL INNOVATION POSITION, THE FOLLOWING ASSETS MAY BE INVOKED:

AEX01: Experience leading policy development and policy implementation

AEX02: Experience in advancing policy issues related to appropriate use of data, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, digital transformation and/or data governance

FOR THE DIRECTOR DATA & ANALYTICS ENABLEMENT POSITION, THE FOLLOWING ASSETS MAY BE INVOKED:

AEX03: Experience in architecting, designing, and developing solutions related to data integration and optimization

AEX04: Experience in data management and/or project management such as Agile and Waterfall methodologies

FOR THE DIRECTOR, CORPORATE PLANNING AND REPORTING POSITION, THE FOLLOWING ASSET MAY BE INVOKED:

AEX05: Experience leading strategic policy and planning frameworks, including producing analytics for performance measurement

FOR ALL POSITIONS, THE FOLLOWING ASSET MAY BE INVOKED:
AEX06: Experience working in an organization with dual cultures

The Department of National Defence is committed to achieving a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian population. We encourage members of the following designated groups to apply and also to self-identify: Women, members of visible minority groups, aboriginal people and persons with disability.

Preference will be given to candidates who are members of an Employment Equity group.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

There is a need to work overtime, often on short notice.
There is a need to travel.
There is a need to exercise respectful conduct, findings of harassment will result in corrective and/or disciplinary actions.

Please be advised that all appointments and deployments (except acting appointments) to and within the Executive (EX) Group within the core public administration that take place on or after April 1, 2020 are subject to the Agreement to be Deployed provision as a mandatory condition of employment. Further information on conditions of employment for executives can be found in the Directive on the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Executives (Part 1, A.II.14 in Appendix A).

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

PSRS will automatically disconnect without warning after 60 minutes if there is no activity. It is recommended that you draft your submission in another document which may be saved and copy/paste into the PSRS. DND is not responsible for system problems which may result in loss of data and/or incomplete or non-submitted applications.

Applicants are to identify clearly their substantive group and level, employment status and personnel record identifier (PRI) on their résumé and/or application (if applicable).

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

COMMUNICATION:
For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with applicants via email or PSRS for screening and assessment purposes. To that end, applicants 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.

ASSESSMENT:
Considering the current situation related to COVID-19 and in order to accelerate the selection process, assessments may be conducted through various means including but not limited to self-reporting examples of past performance and work-related achievements. An interview may be conducted by telephone or videoconference.

Requests for re-scheduling of assessments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Supporting documentation may be required.

A candidate may be appointed to a position even though they do not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in selecting the person to be appointed.

Applicants may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. In this instance, any of the asset qualifications may be deemed essential requirements.

Recent and past performance evaluations may be used as part of the assessment. Accordingly, applicants may be required to submit a copy of their last two Performance Ratings/Evaluations as part of this selection process.

The Assessment Committee reserves the right to contact references other than those provided by the applicants, if found necessary, in order to adequately assess the applicants. The Committee may also consider using reference checks conducted from a previous selection process at the EX level (within the last year) to apply to this selection process. Applicants are expected to indicate their preference if applicable.

Indeterminate incumbents of EX-01 level positions as of January 1, 2016 are deemed to meet the minimum EX Group Qualification Standard for deployment. As part of this advertised process, management may re-assess some or all of the Key Leadership Competencies comprising the EX Group Qualification Standard.

In order to manage the number of applications in this selection process, random selection may be used at any time during the process.

Selection decisions may be based on the level, breadth or degree of qualifications achieved in one or more qualifications.

Applicants who meet the essential experience criteria may be ranked according to the depth and breadth of experience they possess. Only the top ranking applicants may be invited to the next phase of assessment. Asset criteria and/or organizational needs may also be applied at the screening stage.

For information on preparing for an EX appointment process, please visit:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/staffing-assessment-tools-resources/links-interest/three-steps-successful-job-interviews/participating-appointment-processes.html

EDUCATION:
Applicants should be prepared to provide proof of education and citizenship or permanent resident status. If you have obtained education outside Canada, you will be required to submit proof of evaluation of Canadian equivalency.

For the purpose of personnel selection, the federal Public Service will accept any international education credentials which are recognized by a Canadian educational institution. For information on how to obtain an assessment of such an educational, professional and/or occupational credentials, consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at https://www.cicdi.ca/927/Identify-theorganization-responsible-for-recognition.canada

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.