Policy Officer and Policy Analyst - ANTICIPATORY (REOPENED)

Transport Canada - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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Transport Canada
Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia)
EC-04, EC-05
$74,122 to $101,999

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Closing date: 30 December 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Update: Due to technical difficulties, this advertisement has been reopened. Please note that if you previously applied for the Policy Officer and Policy Analyst – ANTICIPATORY position, selection process # 19-MOT-EA-HRS-96998, you do not need to re-apply for this selection process.

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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.

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Work environment


Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada.

We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the future of Transport Canada. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 5,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canada's middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits and flexible work schedules and telecommuting that promote work-life balance. Transport Canada was named one of Canada’s top employers in 2019 by Forbes.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially qualified candidates resulting from this staffing process will be established and may be used to fill similar positions with various tenures (Specified Period and Indeterminate) depending on the position being staffed. Once established, the pool will be valid for one (1) year with the possibility of being extended.

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)


Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics or a law-related field.

(“Social science” includes economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, psychology, geography, criminology, international relations and other disciplines associated with social science.)

Degree equivalency

Experience – EC-04 for all positions

Experience in conducting quantitative and/or qualitative research and analysis on transportation safety, social or economic policies, programs or legislation, or regulations.
Experience in at least one of the following specialties: policy development, risk and/or trend analysis, transportation planning, strategic planning, performance measurement or program evaluation.
Experience contributing to the writing of documents such as briefing notes, reports, publications or presentations.
Experience conducting research and analysis on **complex issues or initiatives.
Experience in using computer applications for the collection, analysis and communication of statistical information.

**Complex involves at least two (2) of the following relevant criteria:
  • Sensitive or high profile
  • Multiple stakeholders
  • Multi-year or multi-phase
Experience – for all EC-05 positions

Significant* experience in researching and risk and/or trend analysis for social, transportation safety or economic issues.
Experience in providing advice and recommendations on **complex matters to decision-makers based on evidence.
Experience in using computer applications for the collection, analysis and communication of statistical information
Experience participating in working groups or consultations and liaising with clients or stakeholders (e.g. internal or external partners or stakeholders)
Experience contributing to the development and implementation of tools, guidance, reports or policies in support of the production of business plans or corporate planning or reporting documents; or the production of performance frameworks or report; or the production of risk assessment or risk profiles.

  • Significant experience refers to the complexity and diversity of issues handled and the level of autonomy demonstrated which is normally associated with the
performance of the duties for approximately three (3) years.

** Complex involves at least two (2) of the following relevant criteria:
  • Sensitive or high profile
  • Multiple stakeholders
  • Multi-year or multi-phase
Experience – EC05 specific to Coordination & Policy positions only

Experience interpreting or applying programs or policies which may include international instruments, legislations or regulations.

Experience – EC05 specific to OPP & Programs (Aboriginal Consultation Unit) positions only

Experience working on Indigenous issues related to reconciliation, land claims, or consultation

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the Government of Canada decision-making process, including the role of central agencies, as it relates to the development and implementation of government policies and programs.
Knowledge of the Government of Canada’s transportation priorities and current issues impacting the transportation sector.

Demonstrating integrity and respect.
Thinking things through.
Working effectively with others.
Showing initiative and being action-oriented.
Digital Literacy

Abilities EC-04 & EC-05

Ability to analyze information from multiple sources and formulating options.
Ability to work effectively under pressure to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability for EC-05 Only

Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information, synthesize complex issues and provide recommendations to senior managers and decision makers.

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

Graduation with a Master’s or PhD degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

Experience in engaging with Indigenous groups and stakeholders such as industry, environmental organizations, and/or other levels of government or the public on the delivery of programs or services.
Experience in leading teams in a project or research project environment.
Experience conducting at least two (2) phases of an evaluation or research project (scoping, designing, conducting or reporting).
Experience in an analyzing environmental and/or transportation policy issues.
Experience supervising employees.
Experience planning and conducting intelligence research and analysis related to transportation safety.
Experience in the development and/or analysis of risks management, related business processes, models and frameworks.
Experience working on Indigenous issues related to reconciliation, land claims, or consultation.

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

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Security: Various Security Clearances, depending on the position being staffed: Reliability, Secret.
Willing and able to travel extensively.
Willing and able to travel to remote locations in small aircrafts and vessels.
Willing and able to work overtime on short notice.

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

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questionnaire how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the Essential Qualifications and Asset Qualifications if applicable. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests and reference checks. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

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

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position; however, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. Meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Please note that assets may be used at the screening stage.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

As part of this selection process you must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations The CICIC can be contacted at www.cicic.ca.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

A cut-off score may also be used at any stage of assessment.

A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Only the top ranking candidates may be invited to the assessment phase of the process.

Please note that for candidates applying from outside the public service, the Department will not reimburse travel expenses linked to the assessment process; however, every reasonable effort will be made to minimize travel costs for candidates who will undergo assessment.


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.