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Classifications Stream 5

Professional Services

Sub-Stream 5a – Finance

Auditor

Auditors maintain a wide variety of capabilities, complemented by varying degrees of education and experience, related directly to financial, program or Information Management / Information Technology (IM/IT) governance audit tasks. The auditor must be able to work to tight timelines and with sensitive data, possess appropriate accounting skills and be able to communicate and interact with all levels in an organization. A strong commitment to quality, people, processes, policies and confidentiality is also required.

Audit tasks relate to the daily internal operations of the government’s departments and agencies. These tasks require experience using audit tools and methodologies, and strong accounting acumen, and may require experience with government audit practices and procedures.

Junior

Duties include the performance of routine audit tasks of relatively low complexity involving a limited number of clearly defined procedures and instructions. Assignments may involve the use of standard methodologies or procedures.

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing support to senior auditing staff
  • Performing data retrieval and compilation functions
  • Reviewing financial management and accounting transactions
  • Performing financial systems information extraction
  • Providing audit process analysis
  • Assisting with preparations and requirements for program review–and program audit-related tasks and functions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Must be in the process of obtaining a degree/diploma in a relevant field

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of experience performing financial audits
Intermediate

Duties include the performance of repetitive tasks of moderate complexity involving a number of clearly defined procedures and instructions.

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing substantive support and analysis of auditing functions
  • Performing data retrieval and compilation, including integrity checks
  • Providing reporting, provisioning and analysis functions
  • Delivering preliminary audit plans
  • Performing financial audits
  • Performing financial systems interaction and data manipulation and analysis
  • Performing research and collecting input to contribute to program review–and program audit–related tasks and functions
  • Providing strategic audit process analysis and restructuring advice

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Must have either a degree/diploma in a relevant field or a professional audit/accounting designation, i.e. CA, CMA, CGA, CPA, CIA or CFE Secondary

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of experience performing financial audits
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing clients with advice and guidance concerning audit initiatives (including audit principles, objectives and scope) and relevant audit policies
  • Conducting research and consultations with other stakeholders to identify expectations
  • Preparing and reviewing working papers as evidence for observations
  • Developing processes to manage audit committee business, briefings and materials
  • Providing advice concerning accountability for projects within an audit context or framework
  • Providing advice regarding effective audit and management practices
  • Performing complex financial audits or coordinating financial audit activities
  • Evaluating and reporting on the adequacy of departmental financial control practices
  • Performing program review and program audit related tasks and functions
  • Performing IM/IT governance audit tasks

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Must have either a degree/diploma in a relevant field or a professional audit/accounting designation, i.e. CA, CMA, CGA, CPA, CIA or CFE

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience performing financial audits

Asset Qualifications:

  • Experience in auditing within the federal government may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing clients with advice and guidance concerning audit initiatives (including audit principles, objectives and scope) and relevant audit policies
  • Conducting research and consultations with other stakeholders to identify expectations
  • Preparing and reviewing working papers as evidence for observations
  • Developing processes to manage audit committee business, briefings and materials
  • Providing advice concerning accountability for projects within an audit context or framework
  • Providing advice regarding effective audit and management practices
  • Performing complex financial audits or coordinating financial audit activities
  • Evaluating and reporting on the adequacy of departmental financial control practices
  • Performing program review–and program audit–related tasks and functions, advising and contributing to other reporting capabilities (MAF, RPP, DPR, etc.)
  • Performing IM/IT governance audit tasks

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Professional audit/accounting designation, i.e. CA, CMA, CGA, CIA, CPA or CFE

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience performing financial audits

Asset Qualifications:

  • Experience in auditing within the federal government may be required

Evaluation Analyst

Evaluation Analysts apply a systematic approach to conducting evaluations of federal programs and services (formative, summative and others). This may include developing evaluation plans and evaluation approaches, planning individual evaluations, and coordinating or supporting current evaluations.

Junior

Duties include helping to conduct an evaluation within an organization by performing a diverse range of supporting tasks, assisting in the development of evaluation plans and evaluation approaches, performing information reviews, drafting templates and other preparatory tasks within departmental evaluation groups.

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the assessment of a program’s evaluation readiness
  • Researching, collecting and analyzing data
  • Preparing drafts of related documents
  • Participating in team discussions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Certificate, diploma or undergraduate field degree (economics, sociology or statistics) from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • University degree or equivalent

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months to two years of relevant experience in program evaluation
Intermediate

Resources can help to conduct evaluations within an organization, which involves tasks such as documentation review, interviews and focus groups. May also assist in the development of evaluation plans and evaluation approaches within an evaluation group (information review and analysis, interviews with program or service representatives).

Typical duties may include:

  • Collecting data (literature reviews, document reviews)
  • Applying appropriate data gathering and analysis techniques
  • Synthesizing data collection and preparing data analyses
  • Preparing drafts of related documents
  • Identifying, assembling and effectively using information from multiple sources
  • Analyzing information and extracting critical elements
  • Participating in team discussions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Certificate or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • University degree or equivalent

Experience:

• Minimum of three to five years of relevant experience in program evaluation

Senior

Has in-depth knowledge and understanding of all the steps in an evaluation and can undertake most duties with minimal direction. Understands limitations and external contextual issues affecting an evaluation.

Typical duties may include:

  • Collecting data obtained from conducting literature reviews, document reviews and interviews
  • Analyzing evaluation results, extracting key elements and formulating appropriate findings
  • Participating in team, program and contractor meetings
  • Initiating evaluation design (questions and methods) for the evaluation framework
  • Assessing a program’s evaluation readiness
  • Developing performance measures and indicators
  • Providing direction on risk management; identifying risk; and assessing, rating and developing risk mitigation strategies
  • Providing advice on performance measurement strategies
  • Identifying and applying sound methodologies to effectively evaluate program and policy effectiveness
  • Recognizing the strategic use of evaluation methods, anticipating problems and making appropriate adjustments
  • Preparing related documents
  • Utilizing statistical software

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology, behavioural sciences or statistics or
  • Master’s or PhD degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in social sciences

Experience:

  • Minimum of five to eight years of significant experience developing and conducting program evaluations and/or performance measurement frameworks
Advanced

Has in-depth knowledge and understanding of all steps in an evaluation in order to plan, design and adjust with minimal direction.

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing guidance in the evaluation study
  • Monitoring the evaluation study throughout the evaluation and the contract life cycle
  • Developing logic models, evaluation plans and frameworks, and performance measurement strategies
  • Developing related documents
  • Critically assessing the quality of evaluation studies and providing strategic advice based on this assessment
  • Presenting evaluation findings
  • Proposing strategic recommendations
  • Providing advice on risk management; identifying risk; and assessing, rating and developing risk mitigation strategies
  • Participating in the conduct and assessment of research, evaluation or performance management activities
  • Analyzing research and evaluation studies using quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Providing advice to management to support departmental evaluation, performance measurement, monitoring accountability and reporting

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:
  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology, behavioural sciences or statistics
  • Post-secondary degree or professional designation in evaluation or performance measurement from a recognized institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of eight years of significant experience developing and conducting program evaluations and/or performance measurement frameworks

Asset Qualifications:

  • Master’s or postgraduate degree from a recognized university in a field relevant to the position, such as program evaluation, public administration or another related discipline
  • Any of the following professional certifications:
    • Canadian Evaluation Society
    • Canadian Association of Management Consultants
    • Project Management Professional
    • Canadian Risk Management

Financial Management

Financial Management personnel are primarily involved in the planning, development, analysis, delivery or management of internal financial policies, programs or services or other related activities.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Conducting assigned projects in the accounting operations of a program, branch, region or department
  • Collecting cost data and preparing regular and special reports concerning cost recovery and product pricing
  • Implementing and maintaining branch or department cost accounting systems
  • Assisting in the design, development and implementation of new or revised financial policies, systems and procedures
  • Assisting in the conduct of studies to improve the financial reporting systems for client departments and agencies
  • Performing research to correct errors in data systems reported by client departments and agencies
  • Writing reports and preparing statistics on budget commitments, expenditures, revenues and forecasts
  • Identifying and analyzing supporting information for the Main and Supplementary Estimates
  • Compiling proposals received from various branches for the Spring and Fall Review of the Operating Plans and Estimates submissions
  • Maintaining the financial accounting systems and procedures for departmental headquarters or regions
  • Providing departmental management with information concerning financial and accounting matters
  • Preparing departmental financial reports for Treasury Board and other central agencies, including those required for Public Accounts

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in accounting, finance, commerce or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Duties performed include providing financial planning, analysis and control services.

Typical duties may include:

  • Designing and developing cost accounting systems
  • Providing analysis of costing for use in negotiations with third parties and to resolve problems
  • Planning expenditures and resource utilization
  • Preparing variance analysis, expenditure forecasts and special reports on project costs
  • Undertaking financial analyses of the institution’s input to such items as Multi-year Operational Plans, Main Estimates and Public Accounts
  • Coordinating the reconciliation of balances in reciprocal accounts in central and departmental systems
  • Recommending the approval of credit notes to clients and recommending the release of payments to creditors
  • Administering departmental revenue and refund control accounting policies, systems and procedures
  • Implementing departmental procedures and policies for the preparation of estimates, budget forecasting, financial planning, control and accounting
  • Evaluating effectiveness of the implementation of financial reporting systems
  • Developing reporting systems to meet the needs of managers for budgetary operating and capital expenditures, person-year information and other requirements
  • Conducting studies relating to the development of financial policies, systems and procedures
  • Preparing year-end financial statements
  • Operating and maintaining financial, material and person-year information systems

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in accounting, finance, commerce or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining certification as a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing advice regarding the financial implication of changes to programs and operations
  • Providing management with advice and guidance on all matters pertaining to accounting, financial reporting and financial control
  • Providing advisory services to ensure understanding, acceptance, uniform implementation and effectiveness of new or revised financial and operational management policies
  • Promoting acceptance of accounting practices, systems and procedures
  • Formulating proposals for new government regulations, policies and guidelines pertaining to financial and operational management practices and systems
  • Developing revisions to existing government regulations, policies and guidelines pertaining to financial and operational management practices and systems
  • Coordinating the implementation, maintenance, evaluation and operation of departmental accounting, financial reporting and financial control policies, systems and procedures
  • Coordinating departmental responses to the reports of the Auditor General and to other reports
  • Monitoring Grants and Contributions agreements to ensure that all terms and conditions are met and make recommendations for payment
  • Coordinating the design, development and control of a comprehensive (computer-oriented) system of account classification
  • Coordinating the reconciliation of balances in reciprocal accounts in central and departmental systems
  • Directing the preparation of financial management and accounting reports

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining certification as a Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)  or Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Experience in finance or financial management within the federal government may be required
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in accounting, finance, commerce or other relevant field at the graduate level from a recognized post-secondary institution  
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing advice regarding the financial implication of changes to programs and operations
  • Providing management with advice and guidance on all matters pertaining to accounting, financial reporting and financial control
  • Providing advisory services to ensure understanding, acceptance, uniform implementation and effectiveness of new or revised financial and operational management policies
  • Promoting acceptance of accounting practices, systems and procedures
  • Formulating proposals for new government regulations, policies and guidelines pertaining to financial and operational management practices and systems
  • Developing revisions to existing government regulations, policies and guidelines pertaining to financial and operational management practices and systems
  • Coordinating the implementation, maintenance, evaluation and operation of departmental accounting, financial reporting and financial control policies, systems and procedures
  • Coordinating departmental responses to the Auditor General’s reports and to other reports
  • Monitoring grants and contributions agreements to ensure that all terms and conditions are met and making recommendations for payment
  • Coordinating the design, development and control of a comprehensive (computer-oriented) system of account classification
  • Coordinating the reconciliation of balances in reciprocal accounts in central and departmental systems
  • Directing the preparation of financial management and accounting reports

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in accounting, finance, commerce or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Current and valid certification as a CA, CGA, , Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) or CMA

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree in accounting, finance, commerce or other relevant field at the graduate level from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • Experience in finance or financial management within the federal government may be required

Sub-Stream 5b – Procurement

Materiel Management

Materiel management involves the life cycle management of moveable assets in areas such as supply chain management (inventory control, acquisition, warehousing and distribution), materiel support (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and disposal of surplus moveable assets.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the development of Statements of Work (SOWs)
  • Monitoring inventory levels of assets
  • Initiating requests to replenish current inventories of basic items
  • Assisting in the distribution of assets
  • Assisting in the disposal of surplus assets

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of experience in the materiel management field

Asset Qualifications:

  • Current and valid certification or membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is considered an asset
  • Experience in materiel management within the federal government may be required
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing Statements of Work (SOWs)
  • Developing or managing the development of technical requirements of goods to be purchased
  • Monitoring inventory levels of assets
  • Initiating requests to replenish current inventories of more complex items
  • Communicating with procurement personnel regarding issues at all stages of the procurement process, including post-contractual stages
  • Managing the distribution of assets
  • Managing the disposal of surplus assets

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in the materiel management field

Asset Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in the materiel management field within the federal government may be required
  • Current and valid certification or membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is considered an asset.
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating the development of specifications for material, equipment or products
  • Preparing complex Statements of Work (SOWs)
  • Coordinating the monitoring of inventory levels of assets
  • Coordinating requests to replenish current inventories of more complex items
  • Communicating with procurement personnel regarding issues at all stages of the procurement process, including post-contractual stages
  • Coordinating or managing the distribution of complex assets
  • Coordinating or managing the disposal of surplus complex assets
  • Providing materiel management personnel with guidance regarding life cycle strategies, asset disposal, etc.

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma, or degree from a recognized post secondary institution, in a relevant field or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in the materiel management field

Asset Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years of experience in the materiel management field within the federal government may be required
  • Current and valid certification or membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating the development of specifications for material, equipment or products
  • Preparing complex Statements of Work (SOWs)
  • Coordinating the monitoring of inventory levels of assets
  • Coordinating requests to replenish current inventories of more complex items
  • Communicating with procurement personnel regarding issues at all stages of the procurement process including post-contractual stages
  • Coordinating or managing the distribution of complex assets
  • Coordinating or managing the disposal of surplus complex assets
  • Providing materiel management personnel with guidance regarding life cycle strategies, asset disposal, etc.

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the materiel management field

Asset Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in the materiel management field within the federal government may be required
  • Current and valid certification or membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is considered an asset

Procurement

Procurement officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials and services for use or for further processing.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of complex bid documents, including Supply Arrangements (SAs), Requests for Standing Offers (RFSOs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Preparing basic bid documents, including Invitations to Tender (ITTs) and Requests for Quotations (RFQ’s)
  • Purchasing with the SAP (Systems, Applications and Products) procurement program
  • Negotiating pricing and delivery
  • Advising more senior personnel on performance issues
  • Assisting in the negotiation of solutions with contractors to obtain compliance

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of experience in the procurement field

Asset Qualifications:

  • Experience in procurement management within the federal government may be required
  • Current and valid certification or membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is considered an asset
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing more complex types of bid documents, including Supply Arrangements (SAs), Requests for Standing Offers (RFSOs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Evaluating Statements of Work (SOWs) for completeness and adherence to procurement regulations
  • Developing bid evaluation criteria
  • Evaluating bids against mandatory requirements
  • Negotiating pricing, delivery, etc. prior to award
  • Recommending the award or issuance of contracts, standing offers or supply arrangements
  • Performing contract follow-up, including taking appropriate legal action, such as termination of contracts

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in the procurement field

Asset Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in the procurement field within the federal government may be required
  • Current and valid certification or membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is considered an asset
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing complex types of bid documents, including Supply Arrangements (SAs), Requests for Standing Offers (RFSOs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Evaluating Statements of Work (SOWs) for completeness and adherence to procurement regulations
  • Developing bid evaluation criteria
  • Evaluating bids against mandatory requirements
  • Negotiating pricing, delivery, etc. prior to award
  • Recommending the award or issuance of contracts, SOs or SAs
  • Performing contract follow-up, including taking appropriate legal action, such as the termination of contracts
  • Assisting in the development of procurement policies and procedures
  • Providing procurement personnel with guidance regarding potential procurement strategies and post-contractual issues

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in the procurement field

Asset Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years of experience in the procurement field within the federal government may be required
  • Current and valid certification or membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing complex types of bid documents, including Supply Arrangements (SAs), Requests for Standing Offers (RFSOs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Evaluating Statements of Work (SOWs) for completeness and adherence to procurement regulations
  • Developing bid evaluation criteria
  • Evaluating bids against mandatory requirements
  • Negotiating pricing, delivery, etc. prior to award
  • Recommending the award or issuance of contracts, standing offers or supply arrangements
  • Performing contract follow-up, including taking appropriate legal action, such as termination of contracts
  • Assisting in the development of procurement policies and procedures
  • Providing procurement personnel with guidance regarding potential procurement strategies and post contractual issues

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the procurement field

Asset Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in the procurement field within the federal government may be required
  • Current and valid certification or membership in the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is considered an asset

Sub-Stream 5c – Communications Services

Communications

Communications officers analyze, develop, recommend, deliver and evaluate communications plans and activities dealing with the explanation, promotion and publication of federal government programs, policies and services.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing research required to draft content for various communication vehicles
  • Assisting in the maintenance of Internet and intranet page content

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience may be required
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing research required to draft content for various communication vehicles
  • Drafting content for internal and external audiences including brochures, speeches, reports, presentations, press releases, Internet and intranet sites
  • Assisting in the preparation and presentation of educational or publicity programs
  • Assisting in the maintenance of Internet and intranet page content
  • Arranging interviews

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience may be required
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Editing the content of brochures, speeches, reports, presentations, press releases, Internet and intranet sites, etc. for accuracy, consistency, etc.
  • Developing and editing the content and style of Internet and intranet sites
  • Coordinating the organization of meetings, ceremonies and other events for internal and external audiences
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of strategic communications plans
  • Preparing and delivering educational and publicity programs
  • Arranging interviews and news conferences
  • Acting as spokesperson and answering written and oral inquiries

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating the planning and implementation of strategic communications plans
  • Coordinating communications functions
  • Coordinating the efforts of a communications team
  • Coordinating the preparation and presentation of educational and publicity programs
  • Coordinating the development and editing of content and style of Internet and intranet sites
  • Coordinating special publicity events and promotions for internal and external audiences
  • Coordinating interviews and news conferences
  • Acting as spokesperson and answering written and oral inquiries

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Editor

Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, reports, handbooks, web sites and other material for publication, broadcast or use as interactive media.

Junior

Duties are performed under close supervision and include compiling material and proofreading for grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors as well as accuracy.

Typical duties may include:

  • Assigning correct project code or other document control information
  • Reading and editing simple materials prior to publishing or broadcasting to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax
  • Assisting in the planning and preparation of page layouts, and article, photograph or illustration positioning

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in English, writing, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Duties to be performed include writing correspondence, proofreading material for accuracy, compiling material for publication, etc.

Typical duties may include:

  • Planning and preparing page layouts and positioning articles and photographs or other illustrative materials
  • Reading and editing more complex materials prior to publishing or broadcasting to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax
  • Shortening or lengthening material as space or time requires
  • Conferring with authors, writers and others regarding revisions to materials
  • Verifying facts, dates and statistics using standard reference sources

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a English, writing, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Reading and editing complex or sensitive materials prior to publishing or broadcasting to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax
  • Shortening or lengthening material as space or time requires or based on significance
  • Conferring with authors, staff writers, reporters and others regarding revisions to materials
  • Verifying facts, dates and statistics using standard reference sources
  • Applying and verifying the application of federal government standards to materials

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in English, writing, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Reading and evaluating manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and conferring with more junior editors regarding changes
  • Planning and maintaining production schedules for publications
  • Reviewing and approving proofs submitted by the composing room
  • Initiating or approving the editing of articles, handbooks, manuals and web site content production
  • Coordinating the activities of other editors

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in English, writing, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in English, writing, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Marketing

Marketing professionals plan, organize, represent, direct, control and evaluate the products and activities of departments and agencies involved in commercial, industrial, professional, wholesale and “business conducted electronically” programs.

Junior

Duties include the performance of routine, repetitive tasks involving a number of clearly defined procedures and instructions. Work is generally reviewed while in progress.

Typical duties may include:

  • Helping to direct a media campaign
  • Assisting in product presentations
  • Participating in trade shows
  • Providing client support
  • Performing basic market assessment, cold calling, and client follow-up

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree in marketing, business administration or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience may be required
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Directing an organized media campaign
  • Participating in trade shows
  • Providing product presentation to clients either alone or as part of a team
  • Providing client orientation or training sessions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in marketing, business administration or other relevant field from a recognized post‑secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the coordination of corporate sales
  • Coordinating a team of marketing resources
  • Creating public relations campaigns
  • Providing cost estimates for marketing strategies

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in marketing, business administration or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating corporate sales
  • Coordinating public relations campaigns
  • Coordinating marketing strategies

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in marketing, business administration or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Media Monitor

Media Monitor's main task is to monitor, filter and summarize media information.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Gathering newspaper and magazine clippings from local, regional and national publications on a variety of issues
  • Researching stories and information

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in communications, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Summarizing information gathered from newspaper and magazine clippings on local, regional and national events
  • Monitoring and summarizing media coverage of local, regional and national events from news broadcasts, news web sites, discussion groups, Usenet postings, Internet sites, etc.

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in communications, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

At this level, the incumbent oversees the processes and procedures of the media monitoring team and produces summaries and reports for Senior Management. This position may involve interpretation of more complex media broadcast subject matter and the ability to summarize media stories. Experience in summarizing correspondence or reports and the distribution of information intended for internal or external recipients is required.

Typical duties may include:

  • Summarizing information gathered from newspaper and magazine clippings on local, regional and national events of a complex or sensitive nature
  • Monitoring and summarizing media coverage of local, regional and national events from news broadcasts, news web sites, discussion groups, Usenet postings, Internet sites, etc. of a complex or sensitive nature
  • Producing summaries and reports that single out key trends
  • Interpreting information from various media sources as it relates to current policies, initiatives, etc.
  • Preparing notes and responses for spokespersons prior to media interviews

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in communications, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in communications, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Analyzing publication summaries from more junior media monitors
  • Providing media summaries that highlight key trends and noteworthy reports to senior officials
  • Coordinating with senior officials or management to ensure quick and effective responses to all media requests
  • Coordinating the preparation of notes and responses used to prepare spokespersons prior to media interviews
  • Coordinating the activities of more junior media monitors

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree, in communications, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in communications, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Writer

Writers plan, research and write speeches, manuals, newsletters, brochures, web content, reports, other non-technical publications and other non-journalistic articles for publication or presentation.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing background research
  • Using established writing methods to create rough drafts of departmental newsletters, memos and other correspondence
  • Making changes to documents as marked after review by editors or more senior writers
  • Checking citations and references

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in English or French or both, writing, literature, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing more in-depth background research
  • Using established writing methods to create first drafts of more complex publications
  • Making changes to documents as marked after review by editors or more senior writers
  • Checking citations and references

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in English or French or both, writing, literature, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Full working level or specialist level. The incumbent plans, organizes and conducts a complete writing project. He or she may write high-level press releases, speeches, Memoranda to Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions for all audiences.

Typical duties may include:

  • Planning, organizing and conducting a complete writing project, including the selection of information sources
  • Creating complex publications such as press releases, speeches and Memoranda to Cabinet
  • Making changes to documents as marked after review by editors

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in English or French or both, writing, literature, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience in writing for the federal government may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating writing projects, including defining the project scope, and developing plans and strategies
  • Identifying potential issues, sensitive information, the nature of information to be disclosed, etc.

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in English or French or both, writing, literature, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in English or French or both, writing, literature, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • Relevant experience in writing for the federal government may be required

Writer, Technical

A Technical Writer's main tasks include analyzing material, such as specifications, notes and drawings, and writing manuals, user guides and other documents in order to clearly and concisely explain the installation, operation and maintenance of software and electronic, mechanical and other equipment.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Reviewing specifications, notes and drawings
  • Performing additional research
  • Participating in interviews with stakeholders
  • Creating rough drafts of basic manuals, user guides or other documents
  • Making changes to documents as marked after review by editors or more senior technical writers

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the area of specialization from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Interviewing and meeting with stakeholders to gather further information or for clarification purposes
  • Reviewing and analyzing specifications, notes, drawings and other technical resources
  • Creating drafts of more complex manuals, user guides or other documents
  • Making changes to documents as marked after review by editors or more senior technical writers

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the area of specialization from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Interviewing and meeting with stakeholders to gather further information or for clarification purposes
  • Reviewing and analyzing specifications, notes, drawings and other technical resources
  • Creating complex manuals, user guides or other documents
  • Making changes to documents as marked after review by editors

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the area of specialization from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience in writing for the federal government may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating writing projects, including defining the project scope, and developing plans and strategies
  • Identifying potential issues, sensitive information, the nature of information to be disclosed, etc.
  • Providing guidance to more junior technical writers

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the area of specialization from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in the area of specialization or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • Relevant experience in writing for the federal government may be required

Sub-Stream 5d – Library Services

Librarian/Archivist

Librarians select, acquire, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services to users.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the planning and performance of studies related to library services, operations, equipment and programs
  • Assisting in the development of library policy, procedures, collections and library applications 
  • Providing information on archival standards using specialized reference tools and automated retrieval systems
  • Arranging, describing and cataloguing documentary heritage fonds and collections
  • Assisting in the development of systems to access library collections
  • Providing reference services

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in archival studies, library science or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Library and Information Science or Library Sciences program is considered an asset
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the planning and performance of studies related to library services, operations, equipment and programs
  • Assisting in the development of library policy, procedures, collections and library applications
  • Providing information on archival standards using specialized reference tools and automated retrieval systems
  • Arranging, describing and cataloguing documentary heritage fonds and collections
  • Preparing bibliographies, indexes, reading lists, guides and other finding aids
  • Assisting in the development of systems to access library collections
  • Providing reference services

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in archival studies, library science or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Library and Information Science or Library Sciences program is considered an asset
Senior

The incumbent will possess knowledge of various automated bibliographic reference files as well as basic knowledge of circulation and stack management procedures. The incumbent’s work is subject to review and he or she will report to a Librarian, the Manager of Technical Services and/or relevant professional staff.

Typical duties may include:

  • Planning and performing studies related to library services, operations, equipment and programs
  • Developing library applications
  • Developing systems to access library collections
  • Performing systems analysis of computerized library systems
  • Developing online resources
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of the library collection
  • Recommending publications for acquisition
  • Obtaining translations of foreign language material

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in archival studies, library science or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Library and Information Science or Library Sciences program may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating studies related to library services, operations, equipment and programs
  • Coordinating the development and utilization of library applications
  • Coordinating the development and maintenance of the library collection
  • Coordinating the development and maintenance of a circulation system
  • Developing and maintaining communication with libraries and information service providers
  • Providing advice on cataloguing and cataloguing systems matters
  • Coordinating the design, implementation and expansion of library services

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in archival studies, library science or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Completion of a graduate degree in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Library and Information Science or Library Sciences program

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Library Technician

The main duties of Library Technicians consist in assisting in the acquisition, preparation and organization of material and assisting users to find information.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing support services to users of library systems
  • Assisting clients in locating and using resources
  • Providing information using specialized reference tools and automated retrieval systems
  • Cataloguing material
  • Verifying bibliographic information
  • Putting archival materials on microfilm
  • Applying standards and policies for storage of archival materials
  • Applying Library of Congress Classification or Dewey Decimal systems
  • Participating in the maintenance of specific library systems

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in archival studies, library science or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing support services to users of library systems
  • Assisting clients in locating and using resources
  • Providing information using specialized reference tools and automated retrieval systems
  • Cataloguing material
  • Verifying bibliographic information
  • Putting archival materials on microfilm
  • Applying standards and policies for storage of archival materials
  • Researching and retrieving archival materials
  • Applying Library of Congress Classification or Dewey Decimal systems
  • Participating in the maintenance of specific library systems

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in archival studies, library science or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Removing material that is no longer relevant
  • Codifying and classifying archival materials
  • Implementing and updating disposal plans
  • Transferring materials from current to semi-current status or putting them into permanent storage
  • Requesting interlibrary loans
  • Assigning subjects and keywords to materials
  • Analyzing and indexing materials
  • Cataloguing, classifying material and assigning subject headings
  • Implementing and updating classifications
  • Processing material acquisitions
  • Assisting in the development of inventories, forms and finding aids
  • Assisting library users to access books, films, photographs, maps, documents, electronic materials and other library materials
  • Performing manual and online reference searches and making interlibrary loans for users
  • Participating in the implementation and maintenance of specific library systems
  • Providing specialized services in library systems to departmental libraries

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in archival studies, library science or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Researching information and electronic data processing systems in support of the planning, design, development and maintenance of library systems and services
  • Assisting in systems analysis of computerized library systems
  • Conducting research on telecommunications and information technology which is relevant for the provision of library services
  • Assisting in the development of the library collection
  • Assisting in the development of online resources

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in archival studies, library science or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Sub-Stream 5e – Human Resources Management

Human Resources, Classification

A Classification Officer’s main duty is to evaluate the tasks, duties and responsibilities associated with a specific position in order to properly categorize and place it with the resulting job description for pay and benefits purposes. Familiarity with benchmark rating systems, classification categories, competency appraisal measures and various classification systems, such as the Hay Method and the Universal Classification System (UCS), is required.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing background research related to current and previous descriptions and classifications
  • Scheduling interviews with employees, supervisors, etc.
  • Preparing organizational charts for relativity purposes
  • Entering data in spreadsheets, databases and the Human Resources Management System (HRMS)
  • Assisting in the creation, distribution and collection of sample questionnaires

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing background research related to current and previous descriptions and classifications
  • Answering or referring questions from employees with regard to classification issues
  • Scheduling interviews with employees, supervisors, etc.
  • Preparing organizational charts for relativity purposes
  • Entering and manipulating data in spreadsheets, databases and the HRMS
  • Assisting in the creation, distribution and collection of sample questionnaires

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Participating in the coordination of classification committees
  • Consulting with the supervisors of positions being reclassified to determine the accuracy of the purported job descriptions
  • Assisting in the review of benchmark decisions
  • Advising or debriefing employees on the status of classification actions
  • Recomposing benchmark descriptions to reflect updates in organizational activities
  • Providing training in classification policies and prioritie

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission (PSC) certification may be required
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Reviewing benchmark decisions and advising senior staff of their resulting impact on classification decisions
  • Advising or debriefing employees on the status of sensitive classification actions
  • Coordinating departmental classification strategies
  • Coordinating classification committees
  • Advising senior officials regarding classification activities
  • Coordinating training in classification policies and priorities

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Human Resources, Compensation

Compensation Officer’s main duties include the application and management of financial and non-financial compensation, including various benefits, pensions and other interdepartmental compensation and reimbursements.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Helping to conduct analyses, research and preliminary investigations
  • Providing research and documentation services
  • Updating and maintaining personnel files

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Helping to conduct analyses, research and preliminary investigations and preparing reports and relevant documentation
  • Providing research and documentation services
  • Creating, updating and maintaining personnel files
  • Conducting research or preliminary investigations into compensation agreements and benefits programs

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing research advice on compensation issues, trends and strategic directions to clients, unions, central agencies and other stakeholders
  • Conducting research and analysis or preliminary investigations into compensation agreements, benefits programs or collective agreements
  • Preparing reports summarizing findings from research or investigations
  • Investigating issues raised by employees and managers
  • Reviewing employee benefits programs
  • Explaining compensation packages to new and promoted employees
  • Evaluating and modifying benefits policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  •  Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional, Certified Compensation Professional, Certified Benefits Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing advice on compensation issues, trends and strategic directions to clients, unions, central agencies and other stakeholders
  • Coordinating the processing of issues raised by employees and managers
  • Administering and reviewing employee benefits programs
  • Recommending modifications to existing or developing new policies, systems or procedures
  • Explaining compensation packages to terminated employees
  • Designing and coordinating the evaluation and modification of benefits policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements
  • Promoting strategic HR compensation visions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  •  Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional, Certified Compensation Professional, Certified Benefits Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Human Resources, Employment Equity

The main task of Employment Equity (EE) Human Resources Officers is to provide administrative and human resources support services to clients in matters related to the Employment Equity Act. Support services include reviewing employment systems to identify and suppress barriers to the equal participation of designated group members in individual employers’’ workforces, and monitoring progress towards equal representation. The four groups designated by the Employment Equity Act are Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Maintaining and updating a human resources management system
  • Selecting, validating and inputting information
  • Assisting in the research of employee equity matters

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Researching employee equity matters
  • Maintaining and updating a human resources management system
  • Selecting, validating and inputting information
  • Preparing a variety of statistical tables and reports with respect to employment equity programs
  • Assisting in the research of employee equity matters
  • Assisting in the organization of employment equity awareness sessions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Conducting research into employee equity matters
  • Contributing to the development and delivery of formal training in employment equity
  • Participating in Canadian Human Rights Act Employment Equity audits
  • Leading short-term project teams on employment equity plans and activities
  • Researching and developing options on employment issues and complaints
  • Participating in the investigation of employment equity complaints
  • Updating medium and long-term employment equity plans and monitoring progress
  • Organizing employment equity awareness sessions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing managers with an interpretation of policies, guidelines, directives and standards
  • Coordinating the development and delivery of formal training in employment equity
  • Participating in and facilitating Canadian Human Rights Act Employment Equity audits
  • Ensuring policies are in place, effective, functional and up-to-date
  • Coordinating the investigation of employment equity complaints
  • Monitoring the progress of medium- and long-term employment equity plans
  • Setting the direction for policies and procedures related to employment equity goals
  • Anticipating employment equity issues, trends, strategies and directions
  • Providing managers with advice and interpretation on related policies, guidelines, directives and standards

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Human Resources, General

The main tasks of Human Resources (HR) General Officers are the planning, execution and control of general personnel functions in government departments and central agencies.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Updating and maintaining personnel files
  • Assisting in the development of solutions to issues
  • Conducting research into various human resources issues
  • Assisting in the development and presentation of training programs

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Successful completion of additional courses in human resources, public or business administration or other relevant field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Creating, updating and maintaining personnel files
  • Identifying issues and developing solutions
  • Assisting in the analysis and formulation of organizational development strategies
  • Providing managers and employees with basic or general advice and guidance on HR issues, policy application, processes and requirements
  • Analyzing requirements and developing strategies and options to meet objectives
  • Delivering personnel training programs
  • Conducting research into various human resources issues
  • Assisting in the development, coordination and implementation of HR policies, procedures, guidelines and information management systems

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing functional advice on human resources issues, trends, etc. to clients, unions, central agencies and other stakeholders
  • Developing, coordinating and implementing HR policies, procedures, guidelines and information management systems
  • Promoting HR strategies and service delivery to clients
  • Consulting with clients to develop and recommend HR strategies
  • Recommending the modification of existing or the development of new policies, systems and procedures

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Delivering presentations on strategic human resources issues
  • Coordinating the planning, development and implementation of HR service delivery and monitoring frameworks
  • Consulting with clients to identify strategic HR issues
  • Negotiating service level requirements
  • Coordinating project teams and working groups involved in the analysis and development of corporate human resources strategies, plans and policies
  • Leading the development and implementation of human resources policies and programs
  • Monitoring and evaluating human resources program, service and initiative effectiveness,
  • Contributing to the development of departmental HR policies and strategic human resources directions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Human Resources, Staff and Labour Relations

The main task of Staff and Labour Relations Officers is to provide clients, including managers, senior staff and employees, with administrative and human resources support services in labour relations matters. This involves planning, developing, implementing and evaluating staff and labour relations strategies; interpreting policies and collective agreements; and participating in or arranging the negotiation of collective agreements, alternative dispute resolution methods, arbitration and administration of grievances.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Researching labour relations matters
  • Collecting forms and processing documents in a timely and effective manner to ensure speedy resolution of grievances, discipline, complaints, etc.

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Researching labour relations matters
  • Collecting forms and processing documents in a timely and effective manner to ensure speedy resolution of grievances, discipline, complaints, etc.
  • Arranging and scheduling meetings with union and management representatives

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the management of grievance procedures
  • Consulting with local or national union and management representatives on matters relating to employees (e.g. working conditions, disciplinary issues and problem resolution)
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports for policy development and labour negotiations
  • Providing advice on the interpretation of policies and collective agreements for basic issues
  • Participating in labour relations training

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset
  • Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
Advanced:

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing input into policy development and labour negotiations
  • Coordinating the implementation of collective agreements, national policies and directives in a manner consistent with organizational objectives
  • Coordinating consultations with union and management representatives on matters relating to employees (e.g. working conditions, disciplinary issues, dispute resolution)
  • Providing advice with respect to grievances, conciliation or arbitration cases
  • Providing advice on the interpretation of policies and collective agreements for complex issues
  • Participating in and preparing for arbitration hearings
  • Coordinating labour relations training

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Human Resources, Staffing

The main tasks of Staffing Officers are to locate, evaluate and place candidates for employment.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing documents such as job postings and job descriptions
  • Attending job fairs, conferences and networking events
  • Notifying applicants of results and presenting option of Informal Discussion (ID)
  • Participating in the screening of employment candidates by conducting reference checks, obtaining further information or verifying information in resumes and identifying discrepancies in the information collected

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing documents such as job postings and job descriptions and verifying them prior to submission to translation services or the Public Service Commission for web posting
  • Attending job fairs, conferences and networking events
  • Participating in candidate interviews using rating guides
  • Notifying applicants of results and presenting option of Informal Discussion (ID)
  • Participating in the screening of employment candidates by conducting reference checks, obtaining further information or verifying information in resumes, and identifying discrepancies in the information collected
  • Assisting in the identification of current and prospective staffing requirements

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Consulting with clients to identify current and prospective staffing requirements
  • Conducting interviews using behavioural and skill assessment techniques
  • Coordinating the placement of ads and coordinating activities with ad agencies
  • Assisting in the administration of Priorities through the Public Service Commission
  • Performing and evaluating reference checks, obtaining further information or verifying information in resumes, and identifying discrepancies in the information collected
  • Assisting in the enforcement of HR policies
  • Taking part in integrating new employees

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Making recommendations on the screening, recruiting, hiring and termination policies
  • Addressing areas of concern such as retention, under-representation and shortages
  • Leading and supporting recruiting initiatives to creatively source candidates
  • Advising employees and management personnel regarding HR policies
  • Developing or revising screening, recruiting and hiring policies
  • Coordinating recruitment campaigns
  • Implementing creative sourcing strategies as needed for difficult-to-fill positions
  • Educating managers on legal implications in hiring

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Human Resources, Succession Planning

A Succession Planner’s main task is the planning, execution and control of personnel functions as they relate to succession within government departments and central agencies. Succession planning and management involves an integrated, systematic approach to identify, develop and retain talent for key positions and areas in line with current and projected departmental objectives.

Junior

The incumbent operates within an organizational context of small or limited scope. He or she will complete assigned tasks and seek guidance from senior/advanced personnel.

Typical duties may include:

  • Identifying and monitoring employees' length of employment
  • Maintaining a skills inventory database
  • Generating basic database reports
  • Sending and receiving employee performance and related documentation from managers and supervisors

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

The incumbent operates within an organizational context of small or limited scope. He or she will complete assigned tasks and seek guidance from senior/advanced personnel.

Typical duties may include:

  • Identifying and monitoring employees' length of employment and possible retirement plans
  • Maintaining a skills inventory database
  • Generating basic database reports
  • Researching training and development opportunities
  • Sending and receiving employee performance and related documentation from managers and supervisors

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of alternate career tracks for suitable employees
  • Identifying areas with and without strong potential candidates for succession
  • Providing training managers with information regarding succession plans and skills inventories
  • Making changes to succession programs
  • Creating and maintaining a skills inventory database
  • Developing profiles and skills inventories for comparison to possible candidates
  • Coordinating with training, development and career path personnel to provide training to high-potential employees in identified areas to be improved
  • Helping to arrange and coordinate training and development opportunities

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Demonstration of continuous advancement towards obtaining designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Conducting meetings and discussions concerning succession plans and skills inventories with managers
  • Recommending the modification of existing or the development of new policies, systems and procedures
  • Coordinating the development of profile and skill inventory databases
  • Consulting with clients to identify strategic succession issues
  • Monitoring and evaluating succession program effectiveness and coordinating changes

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional or Public Service Commission certification may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Organizational Design

Organizational Design involves implementing organizational changes; planning, developing and organizing the policies and procedures of organizations; identifying required modifications to automated processes; and facilitating documentation of workflow.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Documenting workflow
  • Assisting in the review of existing work processes and organizational structures
  • Assisting in the implementation of organizational changes

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in organizational behaviour, organizational design or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Documenting workflow
  • Performing basic analysis of business functional requirements to identify information, procedures and decision flows
  • Assisting in the review of existing work processes and organizational structures
  • Assisting in the implementation of organizational changes

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in organizational behaviour, organizational design or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Compiling, assessing and disseminating organizational design analysis
  • Reviewing existing work processes and organizational structures and providing assessment as to their efficiency and effectiveness
  • Disseminating information on organizational policies and procedures
  • Assisting in prototyping of potential solutions
  • Assisting in implementing organizational changes
  • Assisting in the development of policies and procedures for organizational design
  • Identifying the required modifications to processes
  • Prototyping potential solutions and analyzing costs, associated risks and potential options

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in organizational behaviour or design or another relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing senior officials with advice and guidance on developing and integrating new organizational models or modifying current models
  • Coordinating the implementation of organizational changes
  • Developing policies and procedures for organizational design
  • Analyzing costs, associated risks and potential options
  • Coordinating the prototyping of potential solutions
  • Coordinating the development of and the organization of policies and procedures for organizational design purposes

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate or doctoral degree in organizational behaviour or design or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in human resources, organizational behaviour, social sciences or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution is considered an asset

Sub-Stream 5f – Policy and advisory Services

Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

Access to Information and Privacy Officers administer policies and procedures related to the release of records in response to requests under federal government access to information and privacy legislation.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the analysis, review and response to straightforward requests under the Access to Information Act
  • Assisting in the analysis, review and response to straightforward requests under the Privacy Act
  • Assisting in the processing of complaints under the Access to Information Act or Privacy Act
  • Preparing of reports requiring compilation of data

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a related field

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing analyses and reviews, and preparing responses to straightforward requests under the Access to Information Act
  • Performing analyses and reviews, and preparing responses to straightforward requests under the Privacy Act
  • Processing complaints under the Access to Information Act or Privacy Act
  • Assisting in the preparation of Privacy Act Assessments
  • Assisting in the provision of advice for privacy and ATI management and oversight functions, including liaison with Offices of Primary Interest (OPIs).

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a related field

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

A thorough understanding of the interpretation and application of related legislation, policies and regulations is required.

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Analyzing, processing, researching and preparing responses to sensitive ATIP requests
  • Providing recommendations regarding the exemption or exclusion of information to be released
  • Reviewing sensitive/complex files, including personnel harassment complaints and discipline files
  • Assisting in the defence of decisions on complaints submitted to the Information or Privacy Commissioner
  • Updating departmental contributions to Info Source
  • Assisting in the review of sensitive or complex files
  • Conducting training sessions for employees

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a related field

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Advanced

Extensive understanding of the interpretation and application of related legislation, policies and regulations is required.

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating the activities of ATIP team members
  • Coordinating the preparation of sensitive or complex Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Coordinating the updating of departmental contributions to Info Source
  • Providing recommendations regarding the exemption or exclusion of sensitive information
  • Conducting, coordinating and managing consultations with various federal departments and agencies
  • Coordinating the defence of decisions on complaints submitted to the Information or Privacy Commissioner
  • Providing advice and guidance to senior management, departments and agencies
  • Performing detailed quality control on a wide variety of documents produced by ATIP teams, including requests, information disclosures, guidelines and workplace tools

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in accounting, finance, commerce or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a related field

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Economics

Economists conduct research, monitor data, analyze information, and prepare plans and reports to resolve economic and business problems and develop models to analyze, explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic research to explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns
  • Assisting in the preparation of forecasts of income and expenditures, interest rates, exchange rates, production, consumption, etc.
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic research to explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns
  • Performing basic analysis of factors that determine economic growth, employment, wages, etc.
  • Assisting in the preparation of forecasts of income and expenditures, interest rates, exchange rates, production, consumption, etc.
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing more complex research to explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns
  • Performing analyses of factors that determine economic growth, employment, wages, etc.
  • Assisting in the preparation of forecasts of income and expenditures, interest rates, exchange rates, production, consumption, etc.
  • Assisting in the development of models to analyze, explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns
  • Monitoring economic data to assess effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy
  • Preparing reports

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum five years relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing forecasts of income and expenditures, interest rates, exchange rates, production, consumption, etc.
  • Developing models to analyze, explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns
  • Advising senior officials on policies to increase economic activities
  • Advising senior officials on the effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policies
  • Advising senior officials on the exchange of goods and services among nations
  • Forecasting production and consumption of renewable resources
  • Forecasting the supply, consumption and depletion of non-renewable resources
  • Providing guidance to managers and information on the development and preparation of the Results-based Management and Accountability Framework (RMAF), Risk-Based Audit Framework (RBAF), Departmental Performance Reports (DPPs) and Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPPs)

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Completion of a graduate degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Official Languages

Official Languages Officers administer policies and procedures related to requests and complaints under federal government official languages legislation and policies.

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Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Compiling data
  • Processing Official Languages requests and complaints
  • Assisting in the presentation of Official Languages Act training sessions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree in French, English, policy or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Processing and assisting in the review and response to Official Languages requests and complaints
  • Preparing documents responding to requests and complaints for review and approval prior to release
  • Assisting in the presentation of Official Languages Act training sessions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A certificate, diploma or degree in French, English, policy or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Analyzing, reviewing and responding to Official Languages requests and complaints
  • Defending decisions concerning complaints
  • Conducting Official Languages Act training sessions for employees

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in French, English, policy or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Advanced

This level requires an extensive understanding, interpretation and application of related legislation, policies and regulations.

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing guidance and recommendations to senior officials
  • Participating in and advising planning committees on Official Languages issues
  • Conducting, coordinating and managing consultations with various federal departments and agencies
  • Coordinating Official Languages Act training sessions for employees

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in French, English, policy or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Policy

Policy Officers plan, develop, analyze and manage government policies and other similar activities directed to the public or to the public service.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing research and gathering documents to assist in the preparation of policy content
  • Preparing notes based on research
  • Assisting in the tracking, monitoring and documentation of issues related to specific policies

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of documents on current and emerging issues, including briefing materials, position papers, speaking points and policy research, etc
  • Tracking, monitoring and documenting issues related to specific policies
  • Analyzing ongoing policy initiatives and data
  • Assisting in policy review

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Preparing documents on current and emerging issues, including briefing materials, position papers, speaking points and policy research
  • Tracking and monitoring issues related to specific policies
  • Identifying data and information requirements to determine the implications of policy proposals and developments on a specific department or agency
  • Analyzing the effect of policy strategies and positions on initiatives
  • Assisting in the development of policy positions and strategy options or advice
  • Participating in interdepartmental briefings and consultations on policy
  • Participating in long-term policy tracking and analysis

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing strategic policy planning and implementation advice to senior officials
  • Reviewing documents on current and emerging issues, including briefing materials, position papers, speaking points and policy research, for consistency with departmental positions
  • Providing analysis and interpretation of policy options
  • Overseeing or participating in the development of policy positions
  • Representing senior officials in interdepartmental briefings or consultations
  • Coordinating the actions of policy team members

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Completion of a graduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Program Administration

The main tasks of Program Administrators are to plan, execute and control federal programs directed toward the public.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Conducting background research and collecting information
  • Assisting in the preparation of briefings, reports, and presentations
  • Participating in teams or working groups involved in analyzing, developing and coordinating program-related strategies and initiatives

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Conducting background research and collecting information
  • Assisting in the preparation of briefings, reports and presentations
  • Participating in teams or working groups involved in analyzing, developing and coordinating program-related strategies and initiatives
  • Monitoring program components

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Planning, developing, managing and delivering specific well-defined public-directed programs, projects and services
  • Initiating and maintaining contacts with representatives of other departments, other levels of government, industry, public sector organizations and associations, special interest groups and the public
  • Analyzing trends and developments in major high-profile projects
  • Monitoring program activities against legislative and policy requirements to ensure compliance

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Developing strategic, business and operational plans with senior officials
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of programs and services
  • Assisting in the formulation of strategic and corporate priorities and objectives
  • Consulting with internal and external clients on a regular basis to discuss strategic issues
  • Anticipating trends and developments in major high-profile projects
  • Providing advice on program-related issues, trends and strategic directions to internal and external clients

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Risk Management

Risk Management personnel apply a systematic approach to choosing the best course of action in uncertain conditions by identifying risk, assessing risk, understanding risk, developing risk management and mitigation strategies along with communicating issues regarding risk.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the assessment of the current risk management status within an organization
  • Assisting in the assessment of the current challenges, opportunities, capacity, practices and culture within an organization
  • Assisting in the development of department-wide risk management strategies
  • Assisting in the identification of a department’s risk profile, including key risk areas, risk tolerance, ability and capacity to mitigate risks and learning needs

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the relevant undergraduate field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience in risk management
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Identifying threats and opportunities through ongoing internal and external environmental scans, analyses and adjustments
  • Providing an assessment of the current risk management status within an organization
  • Providing an assessment of the current challenges, opportunities, capacity, practices and culture within an organization
  • Assisting in the development of and providing support for department-wide risk management strategies
  • Assisting in the identification of a department’s risk profile, including key risk areas, risk tolerance, ability and capacity to mitigate risks, and learning needs

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the relevant undergraduate field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience in risk management
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Analyzing and interpreting data on threats and opportunities identified through internal and external environmental scans, analyses and adjustments
  • Analyzing risks and performing gap analyses
  • Providing advice concerning the development and implementation of cost-effective risk prevention, reduction or avoidance measures
  • Performing research and analysis on risk management activities, such as the development of improved risk methodologies
  • Providing advice to senior management on reducing the potential for damage to or loss of government property and the risk of incurring second- or third-party liability to non-governmental entities

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the relevant undergraduate field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in risk management

Asset Qualifications:

  • A graduate or doctoral degree in the relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • Current and valid certification as an Operational Risk Management Professional may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Providing senior officials with strategic advice and assistance related to risk management
  • Analyzing risks and performing gap analyses
  • Reporting on risk management and risk profiles
  • Preparing and doing presentations on these subjects
  • Providing direction as to the implementation of risk management strategies to assist departmental managers to effectively integrate risk mitigation methodologies into the design and implementation of programs, policies and initiatives
  • Preparing briefings on highly sensitive and high-profile government, corporate, and portfolio risk issues
  • Providing advice concerning dormant risks
  • Conceptualizing, planning and managing multiple, complex and concurrent risk management initiatives

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the relevant undergraduate field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in risk management

Asset Qualifications:

  • Graduate or doctoral degree in the relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • Current and valid certification as an Operational Risk Management Professional may be required
  • Relevant experience in risk management with the federal government may be required

Socio-economics

Socio-economics pertains to the analysis of both social impacts on economic activity and economic impacts on social activity, but commonly focuses on the social impact of some sort of economic change. Such changes might include a factory closing, market manipulation, the signing of international trade treaties or new natural gas regulations. Such social effects can be wide ranging in size, anywhere from local effects on a small community to changes to an entire society.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in basic research to explain and forecast the impact of changing economic factors on social behaviour
  • Assisting in basic research to explain and forecast the economic impact of changes in social behaviour
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports
  • Assisting in the analysis of data

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in socio-economics, sociology, economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic research to explain and forecast the impact of changing economic factors on social behaviour
  • Performing basic research to explain and forecast the economic impact of changes in social behaviour
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports
  • Assisting in the analysis of data

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in socio-economics, sociology, economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing research to evaluate the impact of departmental and interdepartmental programs, policies, initiatives and services
  • Performing research into the potential impact of new programs, policies or initiatives
  • Researching the potential impact of new or revised substantive agreements
  • Conducting socio-economic studies relevant to the client program area
  • Analyzing data generated from research
  • Preparing reports on the findings of research

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in socio-economics, sociology, economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in socio-economics from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Analyzing research conducted to evaluate the relevance, success and cost-effectiveness of departmental and interdepartmental programs, policies, initiatives and services for senior officials
  • Performing and analyzing the results of research into the potential impact of new programs, policies or initiatives
  • Performing and analyzing the results of research into the potential impact of new or revised trade agreements
  • Preparing reports on research findings
  • Evaluating the results of complex studies
  • Presenting the results of research conducted to senior officials
  • Providing senior officials with advice on the potential impact, from a socio-economic perspective, of new programs, policies, initiatives, trade agreements, etc.

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in socio-economics, sociology, economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Completion of a graduate degree in socio-economics from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in socio-economics from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Sociology

Sociologists study the development, structure, social patterns and interrelationships of human society.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic research, including compiling information
  • Assisting in the performance of interviews aimed at producing data
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in sociology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic research, including compiling information
  • Assisting in the performance of interviews aimed at producing data
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports
  • Assisting in the analysis of data

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in sociology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing research to evaluate the relevance, success and cost-effectiveness of departmental and interdepartmental programs, policies, initiatives and services
  • Performing research into the potential impact of new programs, policies or initiatives
  • Performing interviews as part of research initiatives
  • Analyzing data generated from interviews and other research
  • Preparing reports on research findings
  • Conducting sociological studies relevant to the client program area

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in sociology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in sociology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Presenting the results of research conducted to evaluate the relevance, success and cost-effectiveness of departmental and interdepartmental programs, policies, initiatives and services to senior officials
  • Evaluating the results of complex studies
  • Providing advice to senior officials on the potential impact, from a sociological perspective, of new programs, policies and initiatives

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Completion of a graduate degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in economics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Special Advisor

The Special Advisor’s main task is to provide subject-matter expertise in a designated area, including providing senior officials with advice and guidance on initiatives of both strategic and operational importance. Broadly speaking, Special Advisors support senior officials’ ability to promote the effective delivery of the department’s mandate and responsibilities.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Assisting in the identification and research of policies and procedures that will serve to strengthen the department’s operations
  • Monitoring, evaluating and providing hands-on assistance in long-term strategic areas as well as the department’s daily operations
  • Reviewing documents on current and emerging issues, including briefing materials, position papers, speaking points, policy research, corporate reporting, protocols, media information and presentations for consistency with departmental and other government department positions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the relevant undergraduate field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Identifying, researching, developing and suggesting the implementation of policies and procedures that will serve to strengthen the department’s operations
  • Assisting in the monitoring and evaluation in long-term strategic areas as well as the department’s daily operations
  • Reviewing documents on current and emerging issues, including briefing materials, position papers, speaking points, policy research, corporate reporting, protocols, media information and presentations for consistency with departmental and other government department positions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in the relevant undergraduate field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of experience with the federal government may be required
  • Significant and demonstrated knowledge of the governance structures and Treasury Board policies and issues concerning a specific program area may be required
Senior

The duties to be performed will require superior communication skills, especially the ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels of education, experience and skill. The resource may assume the responsibility of a coordinator or facilitator for consultations.

Typical duties may include:

  • Identifying, researching, developing and suggesting implementation of policies and procedures that will serve to strengthen the department’s operations
  • Monitoring, evaluating and providing hands-on assistance in long-term strategic areas as well as the department’s daily operations
  • Reviewing and proposing amendments to legislation and guidelines concerning governance, performance reporting and risk management
  • Reviewing and providing advice regarding public agency direction, planning and performance
  • Reviewing documents on current and emerging issues, including briefing materials, position papers, speaking points, policy research, corporate reporting, protocols, media information and presentations for consistency with departmental and other government department positions

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in the relevant undergraduate field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in the applicable program area
  • Minimum of three years of experience with the federal government

Asset Qualifications:

  • A graduate or doctoral degree in the relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • Significant and demonstrated knowledge of the governance structures and Treasury Board policies and issues concerning the program area may be required.
Advanced

The duties to be performed will require superior communication skills, especially the ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels of education, experience and skill. The THS Resource may assume the responsibility of a coordinator or facilitator for consultations.

Typical duties may include:

  • Identifying, researching, developing and suggesting the implementation of policies and procedures that will serve to strengthen the department’s operations
  • Monitoring, evaluating and providing hands-on assistance in long-term strategic areas as well as the department’s daily operations
  • Reviewing and proposing amendments to legislation, guidelines concerning governance, performance reporting and risk management
  • Reviewing and providing advice regarding public agency direction, planning and performance
  • Reviewing documents on current and emerging issues, including briefing materials, position papers, speaking points, policy research, corporate reporting, protocols, media information and presentations for consistency with departmental and other government department positions
  • Providing guidance to managers and information on the development and preparation of the Results-based Management and Accountability Framework (RMAF), Risk-Based Audit Framework (RBAF), Departmental Performance Reports (DPPs) and Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPPs)

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in the relevant undergraduate field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the applicable program area
  • Minimum of five years of experience with the federal government

Asset Qualifications:

  • A graduate or doctoral degree in the relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • Significant and demonstrated knowledge of the governance structures and Treasury Board policies and issues concerning the program area may be required.

Statistics

Statisticians research statistical theories and develop and apply statistical techniques to solve problems.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic research
  • Applying basic statistical theories to data
  • Preparing summaries
  • Assisting in the development of statistical models

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in statistics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic research
  • Applying basic statistical theories to data
  • Preparing summaries
  • Assisting in the development of statistical models

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in statistics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing complex research
  • Applying complex statistical theories to data
  • Preparing reports
  • Developing statistical models to explain specific behaviours
  • Applying statistical theory and methods

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in statistics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in statistics from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Developing complex statistical models
  • Conducting research using complex statistical models
  • Applying complex statistical theories and methods to data
  • Advising senior officials on the impact of statistical research and models on programs and policies
  • Advising senior officials on the practical applications of statistics

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in statistics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in statistics from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • Completion of a doctoral degree in statistics or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Strategist

The Strategist's main task is to provide counsel for senior officials and other decision-makers in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of decisions.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing research and gathering documents
  • Monitoring media coverage and the public environment on issues and initiatives

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in business administration, commerce, sociology, political science, communications or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing research, gathering documents and preparing reports based on research
  • Monitoring media coverage and the public environment on issues and initiatives
  • Assisting in the strategic planning process, its development, coordination and communication

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in business administration, commerce, sociology, political science, communications or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Researching and preparing reports and assessments providing advice to senior officials
  • Monitoring and analyzing media coverage and the public environment on issues and initiatives
  • Reviewing relevant documents and reports, and conducting interviews and consultations with decision-makers on issues and initiatives
  • Developing strategies in support of sensitive issues and initiatives
  • Assisting in the development of strategies in support of sensitive issues and initiatives

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in business administration, commerce, sociology, political science, communications or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Presenting reports and assessments that provide advice to senior officials
  • Analyzing, interpreting and analyzing strategic intelligence
  • Coordinating the development of strategies in support of sensitive issues and initiatives
  • Developing strategies in support of sensitive issues and initiatives
  • Communicating advice and coordinating the establishment, dissemination and implementation of strategic planning processes

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in business administration, commerce, sociology, political science, communications or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • Completion of a graduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Sub-Stream 5g – Health and Scientific

Health Sciences, Epidemiologist

Epidemiology involves the study of the factors affecting health and illness of populations, including the identification of risk factors for disease and determining optimal treatment approaches to clinical practice. The work of epidemiologists ranges from outbreak investigation to study design, data collection and analysis, including the development of statistical models to test hypotheses and submitting research results to peer-reviewed journals.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Reviewing data on current research projects
  • Conducting research to update current research projects
  • Conducting basic research on specific research topics or projects
  • Conducting basic tests in support of research projects
  • Tabulating data from studies, research projects, etc.

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in epidemiology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing statistical analyses of data generated from studies, research projects, etc.
  • Assisting in the conducting of studies, research projects, etc.
  • Assisting in the evaluation of the design of surveillance programs for human diseases
  • Assisting in the evaluation of the design of screening or sampling programs for health products and food
  • Assisting in the evaluation of the design, scope and scale of studies
  • Assisting in the investigation of disease outbreaks
  • Assisting in the development of statistical models to test hypotheses

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in epidemiology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in epidemiology from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Evaluating the design of surveillance programs for human diseases
  • Evaluating the design of screening or sampling programs for health products and food
  • Evaluating the design, scope and scale of studies
  • Conducting the evaluation of quantitative and qualitative data and providing statistical relevance to that data
  • Coordinating the activities of a single research project, study, etc.
  • Investigating disease outbreaks
  • Developing statistical models to test specific hypotheses

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in epidemiology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Graduate degree in epidemiology, public health or science from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A degree in medicine from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Coordinating the activities being conducted in various research projects, studies, etc.
  • Performing strategic planning and development of research projects, studies, etc.
  • Advising senior officials on the potential impact of research projects, studies, etc. on current and proposed programs and policies
  • Advising senior officials on the results of investigations into disease outbreaks and the potential impact of such outbreaks

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in epidemiology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Graduate degree in epidemiology, public health or science

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A degree in medicine from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
  • A doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health or science may be required

Scientific, Biologist

Biologists examine the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living things both past and present. Biologists classify and describe various organisms, how they function, how species come into existence and the interactions they have with each other and the natural environment.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic tests in support of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Helping to conduct field studies
  • Performing basic research
  • Compiling data resulting from studies, experiments or research projects
  • Assisting in the classification of plant and animal specimens

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing more complex tests in support of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Performing more complex research
  • Conducting field studies
  • Helping to plan and conduct studies, experiments or research projects
  • Assisting in the analysis of data resulting from studies, experiments or research projects, including the preparation of reports
  • Classifying plant and animal specimens

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing complex tests required by studies, experiments or research projects
  • Performing complex research
  • Conducting field studies
  • Planning and conducting specific studies, experiments or research projects
  • Analyzing the data resulting from specific studies, experiments or research projects
  • Studying and classifying plant and animal specimens

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Graduate degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Planning and conducting specific studies, experiments or research projects
  • Coordinating the performance of specific studies, experiments and research projects required as part of a broader project
  • Coordinating field studies
  • Coordinating the activities being conducted in various studies, experiments or research projects
  • Performing strategic planning and development of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Advising senior officials on the potential impact of studies, experiments or research projects on current and proposed programs and policies

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Graduate degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in biology, microbiology, botany, zoology or other relevant field may be required

Scientific, Chemist

Chemists study the reactions, transformations and the collecting together of parts of matter as well as the accompanying changes during such processes. Chemists also investigate the physical and chemical properties of substances.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic tests in support of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Assisting in environmental sampling and data collection
  • Performing basic research
  • Compiling data resulting from studies, experiments or research projects

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing more complex tests in support of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Performing more complex research
  • Conducting environmental sampling and data collection
  • Assisting in analyses to identify and quantify environmental toxic agents
  • Helping to plan and conduct studies, experiments or research projects
  • Assisting in the analysis of data resulting from studies, experiments or research projects, including the preparation of reports
  • Assisting in the analysis of programs that ensure quality control of raw materials, chemical intermediaries, etc.

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing complex tests required by studies, experiments or research projects
  • Coordinating environmental sampling and data collection
  • Performing the analysis to identify and quantify environmental toxic agents
  • Conducting fundamental and applied research
  • Planning and conducting specific studies, experiments or research projects
  • Analyzing the data resulting from specific studies, experiments or research projects

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Planning and conducting a specific studies, experiments or research projects
  • Coordinating the performance of specific studies, experiments and research projects required as part of a broader project
  • Coordinating activities required to identify and quantify environmental toxic agents
  • Coordinating the activities being conducted in various studies, experiments or research projects
  • Performing strategic planning and development of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Advising senior officials on the potential impact of studies, experiments or research projects on current and proposed programs and policies

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry or other relevant field may be required

Scientific, Toxicologist

Toxicologists study the relationship between dose and its effects on living organisms, including the symptoms, mechanisms, treatments and detection of poisoning.

Junior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing basic tests in support of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Assisting in environmental sampling and data collection
  • Performing basic research
  • Compiling data resulting from studies, experiments or research projects

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in life sciences such as biology, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of six months of relevant experience
Intermediate

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing more complex tests in support of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Performing more complex research
  • Conducting sampling and data collection
  • Assisting in the analysis required to identify and quantify toxic agents
  • Helping to plan and conduct studies, experiments or research projects
  • Assisting in the analysis of data resulting from studies, experiments or research projects, including the preparation of reports

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in life sciences such as biology, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Asset Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in toxicology from a recognized post-secondary institution may be required

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience
Senior

Typical duties may include:

  • Performing complex tests required by studies, experiments or research projects
  • Coordinating sampling and data collection
  • Performing analyses to identify and quantify toxic agents
  • Conducting fundamental and applied research
  • Planning and conducting specific studies, experiments or research projects
  • Analyzing the data resulting from specific studies, experiments or research projects

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in life sciences such as biology, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Graduate degree in toxicology from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
Advanced

Typical duties may include:

  • Planning and conducting specific studies, experiments or research projects
  • Coordinating the performance of specific studies, experiments and research projects required as part of a broader project
  • Coordinating activities required to identify and quantify toxic agents
  • Coordinating the activities being conducted in various studies, experiments or research projects
  • Performing strategic planning and development of studies, experiments or research projects
  • Advising senior officials on the potential impact of studies, experiments or research projects on current and proposed programs and policies

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Undergraduate degree in life sciences such as biology, biochemistry or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Graduate degree in toxicology or other relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

Asset Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in toxicology or other relevant field may be required