Compensation Specialist Inventory
Federal Public Service
Shawinigan (Québec)
28d ago

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When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


Note : The majority of the positions to be staffed are temporary.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact the Public Service Commission at 1-800-645-5605.

Are you a former Compensation Specialist with the Federal Public Service who is seeking to contribute to resolving Public Service Pay problems?

Or are you a hard-working, passionate individual who has what it takes to help public servants get their pay issues resolved?

If your answer is yes, then we are looking for you to be part of this inventory of potential candidates to fill current and potential Compensation Specialist vacancies at the AS-

02 and AS-03 group and levels within Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).


If you have great attention to detail, a personality that is focused on collaboration and teamwork and are client-service oriented, this type of work is for you! You could join a team of professionals engaged in making a positive contribution in the Federal Public Service.

Responsible for processing pay transactions and resolving employee pay issues, a Compensation Advisor (these positions are classified at the AS-

02 group and level) is an adaptable and dedicated expert who uses their knowledge and skills in a fast paced environment.

The compensation advisors will conduct extensive and complex research in order to analyze, provide recommendations and process a wide variety of compensation and benefits transactions, while maintaining the integrity of data in the compensation system (Phoenix).

The Coach (this position is classified at the AS-03 group and level) is a seasoned compensation professional who acts as a mentor to trainees, compensation advisors, management and other key stakeholders.

They provide guidance, advice and offer peer verification while ensuring quality and compliance with compensation legislation, policies, and processes.

They also play a key role in knowledge transfer while providing training support.

Work environment

The Government of Canada’s Pay Centre and Pay Satellite Offices deliver pay services and resolve pay issues for employees of 46 of the 99 federal departments and agencies.

We handle all aspects of pay and compensation for indeterminate, casual, term and student employees. This includes :

  • leave without pay
  • leave with income averaging
  • pre-retirement transition
  • termination
  • Some of our most common pay services include :

  • tracking your extra-duty pay
  • helping you use compensation web applications to access the Phoenix pay system
  • helping affected employees with their pay during workforce adjustment periods
  • With the current challenges that PSPC is facing in resolving public service pay problems, our organization maintains a strong focus on delivering results within a challenging and fast paced environment.

    We continuously rely on the hard work and dedication of our team to ensure employees are paid in a timely manner and all efforts are made to resolve public servant’s pay issues more quickly.

    With offices in various locations across Canada, our Compensation specialists play an integral role in the delivery of high quality client service in the ongoing efforts to provide quality and timely service for employees.

    Compensation specialists recruited through this process are eligible for the Compensation Advisor Retention Allowance of $2,500 in addition to their base salary.

    As well, to ensure the recruitment and retention of highly qualified individuals, an incentive package is also available.

    The package includes 3 elements :

  • $4,000 one-time payment;
  • temporary increase in the overtime rate from time and a half to double time; and
  • temporary removal of the restrictions on how much unused compensatory and
  • vacation leave can be carried over before being automatically paid out.

    For more information on the incentive package, please visit. https : / / / en / treasury-board-secretariat / news / 2017 / 08 / new incentives availableforcompensationadvisorssupportingphoenix.html

    Did you know that Public Services and Procurement Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2017?

    We invite you to join an organization that is committed to ensuring an inclusive workplace and respect for all!

    Intent of the process

    We are currently seeking to hire experienced Compensation Advisors and Coaches who can immediately contribute to providing pay services.

    For former compensation specialists who have left the federal public service, casual work terms or specified period appointments will be offered to selected individuals.

    Experienced compensation specialists who are currently within the federal public service may be recruited using the following staffing mechanisms : Assignment or Secondment, Deployment, Term Appointment, or Acting Appointment.

    Please note that an assignment or secondment requires approval of your manager.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Your résumé.

    You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

    Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification.

    Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

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

    French Essential

    Bilingual Imperative - BBB / BBB

    Bilingual Imperative - CBC / CBC

    Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment

    In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

    For more information, please consult :

    A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

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

    Experience in providing service to clients (e.g. through volunteer activities and / or work opportunities).

    Experience in using the following computer software : word processing, spreadsheets, internet navigation, e-mail.

    Experience in the provision of compensation services within the Federal Public Service.

    Experience in the application of compensation and benefits acts, regulations, rules and procedures.

    Experience of computer systems in use in the Compensation and Benefits area such as PeopleSoft, the Regional Pay System (RPS) or Phoenix.

    Experience in leading and engaging groups in meetings or discussions.

    Experience in delivering training.

    Experience in delivering compensation training.

    Experience in providing advice and guidance to Compensation Advisors and / or Compensation Advisor Trainees on the application of compensation related acts and regulations

    Experience in processing pay in Phoenix as a major function for an approximate period of four months

    Experience in providing advice and recommendations on complex program issues.

    Experience in mentoring or coaching employees.

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

    Other information

    As various positions will be filled from this inventory, a complete statement of merit criteria is not provided at this time.

    The criteria listed are those requirements to be met for entry into the inventory. Should you be contacted for further consideration, the hiring manager will provide a copy of the complete Statement of Merit Criteria for the position being filled.

    At that time, you may be required to provide additional information to be used for screening and assessment. The merit criteria may be assessed each time using a variety of assessment methods in accordance with the position requirements and could take the form of one or more of the following : written examinations, interviews, practical exercises, and reference checks.

    When submitting your application, you must answer all questions. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet each of these requirements by answering the online questions.

    It is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to only provide a listing of current or past responsibilities.

    Rather you must clearly demonstrate when (month-year to month-year), where and how you acquired each qualification by giving concrete examples.

    Information provided in your answers related to your education and experience must be supported in your resume. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

    Your resume may be used to validate the experience examples you provide in the experience questionnaire.

    Your application in this inventory will be active for 60 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to My jobs menu of your account 30 days before the end of your active period.

    If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer be considered for this inventory.

  • Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired;
  • you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

    Your experiences will be evaluated according to the level of complexity and depth of your explanation, and will determine the group and level for which you will be considered.

    Depending on the requirements of the position or positions being filled, any or all of the asset qualifications may be considered at any time during this process.

    These criteria may be a deciding factor in choosing the persons to be appointed. Therefore, it is important that you answer each of the questions related to these requirements.

    It is your responsibility to keep your personal data in your PSRS Applicant Account up-to-date and to check your e-mail account regularly to ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities.

    If you fail to respond in the appropriate timeframe, your candidacy will not be referred to the hiring manager.

    A random selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

    Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-

    mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and remains current in your PSRS Applicant Account.

    Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .

    The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

    If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

    Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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