Inventory - (AS-06 & AS-07)
Federal Public Service
Ottawa (Ontario)
40d 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 information below to request special 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.


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.

When submitting your application, you must answer all questions. You must clearly demonstrate, in 500 words or less per question, 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.


If you have analytical skills, a personality that thrives on collaboration and teamwork, and are eager to put your problem solving abilities to good use, this type of work is for you! You could join a team of dedicated professionals actively engaged in making a positive contribution in the Federal Public Service.

Some of the key duties include :

  • Devises strategies, guidelines and options for handling sensitive program and political issues presented to the Senior Executive (or equivalent) and provides briefing to the Senior Executive (or equivalent) on such strategies. (AS-06)
  • Advises on the interpretation, application and impact of current or proposed government, departmental, and branch legislation, regulations, policies, strategies, and operational activities on service delivery, and provides advice to the Senior Executive (or equivalent) on the resolution of sensitive branch issues in order to improve organizational effectiveness. (AS-06)
  • Serves as a senior advisor within the Branch and provides advice and executive briefings to the Minister, Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister, Director(s) General and the Director on critical legislative and policy interpretation issues affecting compensation services and provides strategies for framing and responding to these issues. (AS-07)
  • Work environment

    Are you looking for an organization where there is constant action and where challenges abound? An organization where your thirst for innovation will be valued and encouraged?

    Are you looking to put your skills to good use and contribute to an attractive, dynamic and high-performing organization?

    Then we have a job for you!

    A wide range of opportunities exist for individuals seeking new challenges in a highly dynamic and fast-paced work environment.

    We value the contribution of employees who are adaptable to change, are eager to contribute to our commitments in our day-

    to-day activities, and who are constantly seeking new opportunities to challenge themselves all while serving their fellow Canadians.

    Who are we?

    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is the engine that powers the Government of Canada. We support the daily operations of roughly 106 federal departments and agencies.

    By focusing on what we do best - providing innovative common services to the government - we help departments focus on what they do best : serving Canadians.

    The Pay Administration Branch (PAB) of PSPC is responsible for managing the public service compensation functions of the Government of Canada.

    It was created on October 23, 2017 in order to consolidate pay operations and systems functions, and to allow for a greater integration of pay functions as well as providing clearer accountabilities as we continue to move forward in fixing pay issues for federal public servants.

    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 servants’ pay issues more quickly.

    As our branch will continue to grow in the coming years in order to meet these challenges head-on, there will be ample opportunities for you to develop your skills and to grow professionally with us!

    Did you know that Public Services and Procurement Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers in 2018 for a second year in a row?

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

    For more information on PSPC's People Management Philosophy and Our Commitments please see the following link :

    http : / / / apropos-about / pe-pc-eng.html

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Intent of the process

    The intent of this appointment process is to staff various positions at various levels within the Pay Administration Branch of PSPC.

    Pools of partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions with various linguistic profiles and various security requirements within Public Services and Procurement Canada.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Your résumé.

    A response to a text question addressing the following :

  • Please indicate your current city and the cities that you are willing to relocate.
  • In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)



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

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



  • EX1- Experience in researching, analyzing and integrating complex information, developing information and communicating findings in concise reports for *management;
  • EX2- Experience in coordinating the preparation of a range of deliverables (eg decks, memoranda, briefing binders, and proposals) for *management;
  • EX3- Experience in dealing with central agencies, other government departments, and other levels of governments;
  • EX4- Experience in leading a team (project or operational);
  • EX5- Experience in planning and managing the administrative and strategic activities of an executive office.

  • Management is defined as Manager level and above.

    EXPERIENCE : EX1- Recent

    EX1- Recent

  • and significant experience in conducting research analysis as well as writing reports and / or briefing notes for management ;
  • EX2-Experience in providing strategic recommendations to senior executives regarding complex and sensitive issues;
  • EX3- Recent experience in the management of human resources including supervising a team and managing their workload;
  • EX4- Experience in developing and maintaining productive relations and strategic partnerships with stakeholders;
  • EX5- Experience representing the department on internal or external committees.

    Recent experience is defined as experience that was acquired within the last five (5) years.

    Significant is defined as the breadth, depth, and complexity of experience normally associated with full time performance of duties for a period of two (2) years.

    Management is defined as Manager level and above.


    C1- Client Service Competency Level 2 : Ensures high-quality client service (AS-06 & AS-07)


    A1- Ability to communicate effectively in writing (FOR ALL LEVELS)

    A2- Ability to communicate effectively orally (FOR ALL LEVELS)

    A3- Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and work effectively under presure (AS-06)

    A4- Ability to deal with arising issues, to formulate recommendations and provide advice on the course of actions to management (AS-06)

    A5- Ability to manage complex workloads and establish appropriate priorities with a dynamic environment (AS-07)

    A6- Ability to analyze and solve problems in a political and sensitive environment, as well as new emerging issues in the organization (AS-07)


    PS1- Effective Interpersonal relationships (ALL LEVELS)

    PS3- Judgment (AS-07)

    PS4- Adaptability and Flexibility (AS-06)

    PS5- Judgement / Analytical Thinking (AS-06)

    PS8- Engagement (AS-07)

    PS9- Strategic thinking (AS-07)

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


  • AEX1- Experience in managing budgets and human resources;
  • AEX2- Experience in assessing the effectiveness, efficiency and economy of policies;
  • AEX3- Experience in liaising and intervening with leaders and senior officials of various internal and external clients and stakeholders;
  • AEX4- Experience in managing the provision of a service to clients;
  • AEX5- Experience in participating in the development of key strategic documents such as business cases or Treasury Board submissions;
  • AEX6- Experience in participating on inter-departmental committees or working groups;
  • AEX7- Experience in preparing, presenting and defending written and oral briefs to departmental / regional colleagues and senior level officials;
  • AEX8- Experience in presenting and substantiating internal audit findings and conclusions to senior management or management of audited organizations;
  • AEX9- Experience in providing advice and briefings to senior management concerning complex multi-disciplinary issues such as strategic, administrative or business issues;
  • AEX10- Experience in the analysis of documents of a complex or sensitive nature;
  • AEX11- Experience in the chairing or coordination of inter-branch committees, task forces / action groups involved in the development of new or revised policies and procedures;
  • AEX12- Experience in the development, management, implementation and assessment of departmental policies, directives, codes of practice, procedures and guidelines at a Regional or National level;
  • AEX13- Experience in the interpretation and application of policies and initiatives;
  • AEX14- Experience providing operational or corporate compensation services.


  • AEX15- Experience contributing to the development, implementation and continuous improvement of a business strategy and service delivery framework;
  • AEX16- Experience liaising with a Deputy Minister's Office and / or a Minister's Office;
  • AEX17- Recent and significant experience in managing an operation dealing with highly sensitive information that requires discretion and expedient turn-

  • around times (Recent and significant experience is defined as having performed the duties for a minimum of 12 months within the last 2 years);
  • AEX18- Experience in leading and engaging staff in a highly complex operational environment that includes shifting of priorities often on very short notice;
  • AEX19- Experience in managing, in an operational environment, using one or more of these systems (Phoenix, JIRA, MYGCHR, Peoplesoft) *note that for this experience, selection may be given to those that have used multiple systems;
  • AEX20- Experience in business planning and reporting to Treasury Board Secretariat;
  • AEX21- Experience in coordinating interdepartmental initiatives in the federal government;
  • AEX22- Experience in negotiating agreements (For example : Service level agreements, Memorandums of Understanding).


    Be willing and able to work overtime on short notice

    Be willing and able to travel occasionally or when required

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance - Various security clearance levels : Reliability Status or Secret.

    Note : Those selected must meet and maintain the required security clearance throughout their employment.

    D'autres exigences (tel qu'être disposé à faire des heures supplémentaires et à voyager à court préavis) pourraient faire l'objet d'une condition d'emploi pour certains postes spécifiques aux niveaux AS-06 et AS-07.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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