Associate Director - Research, Development and Technology - AMENDMENT
Federal Public Service
Summerland (British Columbia), CA
9d ago

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AMENDMENT made to essential knowledge requirements.

Work environment

As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, AAFC is proud to celebrate our achievement in creating a diverse, respectful, and positive workplace where all employees are valued and recognized for their unique qualities, ideas, voices and perspectives.

Intent of the process

Immediate need : 1 full time permanent position in Summerland, British Columbia.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar permanent and temporary opportunities.

In the event that an employee of the public service is qualified through this process, he / she may be considered for acting, deployment, assignment or secondment opportunities.

Positions to be filled : 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of the natural sciences related to the duties of the position, or the employer-approved alternative.

Note :

The employer-approved alternative is an acceptable master’s or bachelor’s degree coupled with acceptable research, training and experience.

The degree must be from a recognized post-secondary institution and in scientific fields and specialties related to the duties of the position.

The training and experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to do personal research of doctoral degree calibre.

Experience in operational management in a science delivery environment.

Experience in managing human and financial resources.

Experience in providing science management advice to senior management (Director, Director General or above).

Experience in building and maintaining relationships with governments, industry, indigenous communities or academia.

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

Experience in operational management at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

Experience in implementing or actively participating in workplace wellness initiatives.

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

English essential

Knowledge of AAFC partnerships with industry, stakeholders, academia, government and non-government organizations.

Mobilize People

Uphold Integrity and Respect

Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders

Promote Innovation and Guide Change

Achieve Results

Ability to develop and manage material and financial resources to meet program objectives.

Ability to address and resolve operational and human resource issues.

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

Knowledge of Canada’s agricultural sector, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Science and Technology Branch (STB), STB organizational structure, strategic science objectives, and significant areas of focus.

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

Placement of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) employees affected by Work Force Adjustment.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Ability and willingness to travel frequently.

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

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 targeted groups when you apply.

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Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria :

  • Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team.
  • Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed.
  • Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience.
  • Level / degree of one or more competencies / qualifications.
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