IM/IT Programmer (INVENTORY)
Health Canada
Québec (Québec)
3d 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.

Be prepared to participate in a simplified and expedited process!

The first cohort (draw) of this inventory is expected to be identified on April 1st, 2019.

Work locations across Canada - Most of the positions are in Gatineau, Quebec

Innovation, Information and Technology Branch (IITB) is a national organization, with a wide variety of work that can be performed regardless of geographic location.

However, certain positions may require a physical presence at a specific location.

ANTICIPATORY STAFFING IITB's Hub locations outside of the National Capital Region are located in : St-John's, Dartmouth, Charlottetown, Bathurst, Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Boucherville, Jonquière, Laval, Montréal, Shawinigan, Belleville, Chatham, Cornwall, London, Toronto, Mississauga, Windsor, Vaughan, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Due to constantly changing needs in IITB, please note that assets may be added at a later date. Should this occur, all candidates in the pool will be informed and will have the opportunity to inform us if they meet the added asset qualification(s).

Candidates must clearly demonstrate IN THE PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the essential and asset qualifications.

Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the education and the experience described in their answers to the pre-

screening question. Failure to provide this information in the requested format will result in your application being rejected.

The pre-screening questions may be used to evaluate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Work environment

Most positions will be located in Gatineau, Québec. Virtual work reporting from another Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) office in Canada may be possible upon management approval.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions within the Innovation, Information and Technology Branch with various tenures and / or various language requirements and / or locations.

Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


  • Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.
  • Notes :

    1.Indeterminate period incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standards based on their education, training and / or experience.

    They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the CS group.

    2.It is the recognized educational institution (e.g. community college, CÉGEP or university) that determines if the courses taken by a candidate correspond to two years of a post-

    secondary program at the institution.

    3.At the manager's discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum post-

    secondary education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-

    assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.


  • Experience in programming IT solutions.
  • The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements

  • Bilingual Imperative (BBB / BBB)
  • English / French Essential
  • Knowledge

    Knowledge in one or more of the following :

  • Object oriented computer programming, design and concepts
  • Procedural computer programming design and concepts
  • Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify options and generate practical solutions
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Personal Suitability

  • Integrity and Respect
  • Initiative
  • The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


    Graduation with a degree / Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in computer science or information technology or information management.

    Occupational Certification

    List any relevant certification such as :

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate : SQL Server 2012 or higher
  • Experience

  • Experience programming with .NET (VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET and / or MVC)
  • Experience programming with Java
  • Experience scripting or programming with PL / SQL (Oracle
  • Experience scripting with or programming with T-SQL (MS SQL Server)
  • Experience in Oracle Forms or Reports 10g and up
  • Experience in Oracle SOA or BPM suite
  • Experience in Oracle Portal Technologies (Oracle WebCenter)
  • Experience programming with LINC (Unisys)
  • Experience programming with PowerBuilder
  • Experience programming with COBOL (Unisys, IBM, etc.)
  • Experience in Java (Drools library)
  • Experience programming with SAP
  • Experience programming with PeopleSoft
  • Experience programming solutions in Sharepoint
  • Experience programming with MS Dynamics
  • Experience in Windows server administration
  • Experience in Web Services (XML / WSDL / SOAP / REST / XSLT)
  • Experience programming with Python
  • Experience programming with HTML (CSS, JavaScript)
  • Experience in the GC standards on Web accessibility, Web usability and Web Interoperability
  • Experience in Mobile application development or frameworks
  • Experience in Build automation
  • Knowledge

    Knowledge in one or more of the following :

  • Knowledge of Waterfall or Agile software development life cycle (SDLC) fundamentals.
  • Mobile application programming design and concepts
  • Operational Requirements

    Willingness and ability to work overtime as needed, sometimes on short notice.

    Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status 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.


    Reference checks may be sought.

    An interview may be administered.

    A written examination may be administered.

    No informal discussions will be held.

    Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

    For volume management : please note that random selection, selection of asset

    qualification, top-down ranking or cut-off score may be used to identify which applications will be given further consideration.

    Please note that different pass marks and cutoff scores can be used at various stages of the assessment process. Candidates who attain the pass mark might not be further considered in the process if they do not achieve the cut-off score.

    Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

    Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and application form.

    You must provide proof of your education credentials.

    Applicants must submit their applications on-line.

    Assessment is planned to occur on an ongoing basis. Failure to attend assessments as scheduled may result in the rejection of your candidacy.

    Testing / interviews will be conducted at locations of the employer's choice and may require candidates to travel to the test / interview location.

    TRAVEL RELATED TO THE SELECTION OR APPOINTMENT PROCESS : Please note that candidates (including employees of the Public Service) will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed.

    Consequently, candidates will be responsible for travel costs.

    Please note that within the context of this selection process, travel costs or travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

    An assignment, a secondment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive supervisor may / will be required before an offer can be made.

    Each person is 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 a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

    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 any 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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