Policy Analyst
Health Canada
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
4d ago

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We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact below to request specialized accommodation.

All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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.

The first extraction of applications is expected to occur on September 16, 2019 to fill an immediate need. Future extractions from this inventory are expected to occur throughout the advertisement period to staff similar positions at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) with various tenures, language requirements, operational requirements and / or conditions of employment, depending on the position to be staffed.

Duties

Keep your finger on the pulse of the Atlantic Canadian economy! What’s happening with the ocean economy, and how can Atlantic Canada leverage its specialization in ocean technology?

How can we foster the innovation ecosystem in Atlantic Canada? How will disruptive technologies affect traditional industries?

What is going on with labour and skills, and how is this impacting companies? How are growing trade tensions affecting Atlantic companies?

What are the barriers to growth for particular industries? If you think these are interesting questions to answer, this could be your job! While we never know what will come across our desks, we do know it will relate to the Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canadian economies, and we think that is pretty cool!

Join our dynamic and hard-working organization to do things like :

  • research emerging hot topics;
  • analyze economic trends and issues;
  • gather intelligence;
  • manage research studies;
  • provide strategic advice;
  • engage colleagues to build dialogue and consensus on key issues; and,
  • represent ACOA-Nova Scotia on Agency-wide working teams and / or the Agency on
  • interdepartmental and intergovernmental working teams.

    Work environment

    At ACOA, we are invested in our people, our communities, and our economy. Every single one of our employees contributes to our success.

    We work together to help businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, to develop and diversify local economies in our communities, and to champion the strengths of Atlantic Canada.

    ACOA Nova Scotia’s Policy, Advocacy and Coordination Team is looking for top talent to help with research, analysis and intergovernmental relations on important issues affecting the future of the Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canadian economies.

    We are looking for team members who :

  • are curious and analytical;
  • are up for new challenges;
  • are comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic working environment;
  • can apply critical and creative thinking to any topic;
  • can work well independently and in a team setting;
  • have excellent communication skills; and,
  • who are passionate about the future of Atlantic Canada.
  • Intent of the process

    The intent of this process is to create an inventory for which the first extraction of applications is expected to occur on September 16, 2019 to fill an immediate need.

    Future extractions from this inventory are expected to occur throughout the advertisement period to staff similar positions at ACOA with various tenures, language requirements, operational requirements and / or conditions of employment, depending on the position to be staffed.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

    A covering letter in 500 words (maximum) "Please explain why you would be a good fit for ACOA Nova Scotia’s Policy, Advocacy and Coordination Team?"

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

    EDUCATION

    Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.

    Candidates must always have a degree; however, the specialization may be acquired through an acceptable combination of education, training and / or work experience.

    EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in managing studies, research or strategic initiatives
  • Experience analyzing issues and in developing strategies or options
  • Experience researching and analyzing social or economic issues
  • Experience working on projects or issues that require collaboration with partners or clients
  • Experience providing strategic advice (written and verbal) to senior management* on policy, programs or corporate issues (e.
  • g., briefing notes, memoranda, policy papers, reports or presentations).

  • Senior management is defined as director level or higher.
  • The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements

    COMPETENCIES

  • Communication (oral and written)
  • Thinking things through
  • Leadership
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented
  • Demonstrating integrity and respect
  • Attention to detail
  • The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

    EDUCATION

    Successful completion of a Master's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in economics or public administration.

    EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working on economic development policy, projects or programs related to one or more of the Government of Canada’s priorities in Atlantic Canada (e.
  • g., innovation, trade and investment, clean growth, labour and skills, immigration, infrastructure development).

    ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS

    In support of achieving a represented workforce, current or future organizational needs may require consideration be given to candidates self-

    identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups : women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Aboriginal peoples.

    Should the organizational need of belonging to one of these four employment equity groups be applied, only candidates identifying themselves as members will be considered.

    OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Valid driver’s licence required or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s licence.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional overtime, when required.
  • SECURITY

    Security level will be based on the position to be staffed (reliability or secret security clearance).

    Other information

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.

    We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.

    We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the

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