Manager of Policy

Indigenous Services Canada

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Indigenous Services Canada – Strategic Policy and Partnerships AND Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Treaties and Aboriginal Government

Various locations

EC-07

$113,124 to $129,869

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Closing date: 7 December 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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Important messages

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

Assessment accommodation

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This advertisement is replacing our previous job posting for “Manager of Policy” (DIS22J-024089-000589 / 22-DIS-NCR-EA-560708).
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Work environment

WHY CHOOSE ISC and CIRNAC? We want to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Inuit or Métis peoples and individuals looking to contribute to making Canada a better place for all peoples, particularly, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Providing excellent services and programs requires an understanding of the priorities and aspirations of partner Indigenous communities. Join a workplace committed to reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

HYBRID WORK ARRANGEMENTS AVAILABLE: Virtual work arrangements may be available and will be determined on a case-by-case basis dependent on operational feasibility at the time of hiring and the position to be staffed. Some positions require the selected candidate to work in the office. This will be determined by the hiring manager based on the duties of the position to be staffed.

Intent of the process

The intent is to staff multiple positions on an indeterminate basis at Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC). A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may also be established to staff similar or identical positions at Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) with various linguistic requirements or profiles* as well as tenures (term or indeterminate), various locations across Canada and/or security clearance, which may vary according to the position being staffed.

  • See note under the Official languages section.

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)

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

NOTE:

  • Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

OR

PART B:
Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library/archival work or a law-related field.

NOTE:

  • At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience that is comparable to the minimum education stated above, may serve as an alternative. Whenever the minimum educational standard is met through an alternative, it is met only for the position being staffed, and a candidate must be re-assessed for future appointments and deployments if the manager has asked for this alternative.
  • “Social science” includes economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, psychology, geography, criminology, and other disciplines associated with social science. “Library/archival work” includes gallery and museum functions.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:

  • Significant* experience in managing cross-departmental or interdepartmental policy initiatives or multi-stakeholder research, data or survey initiatives.
  • Significant* experience building and maintaining partnerships with internal or external stakeholders.
  • Experience in providing expert advice and advising senior management (director or equivalent and above) on complex** policy files, or research, data or survey initiatives.
  • Significant* experience in preparing or managing the preparation of strategic documents such as research studies or reports, position papers, strategic planning documents, Cabinet submissions, briefing documents or options papers.
  • Experience in developing process, policy, legislative or regulatory options for the consideration of senior management (director or equivalent and above).

  • Significant: to be evaluated against depth and breadth of activities and the complexity and diversity of handled files, normally associated with the performance of the duties for a period of approximately two (2) years.

**Complex: deemed to have two (2) or more of the following characteristics:

o Multi-dimensional
o Multi-jurisdictional
o Affecting multiple partners or stakeholders
o Precedent setting or having potential for major impact on policy or program delivery

o Potential for significant public scrutiny


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

Various language requirements
The majority of positions to be filled are bilingual BBB/BBB, but the pool could be used for positions with various language profiles and requirements: bilingual BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, French essential or English essential.

  • In exceptional circumstances, bilingual non-imperative appointments (with different levels) may be approved.

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of Government of Canada’s priorities addressing Indigenous issues.
  • Knowledge of government jurisdictions and legislative framework related to Indigenous Services Canada’s or Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada’s mandate or related to the management and use of Indigenous Data.
ABILITIES:

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to manage human and financial resources.
  • Ability to work with partners and build consensus.
COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrates integrity and respect.
  • Working effectively with others.
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented.
  • Thinking things through.
  • Adaptability.


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

EDUCATION:

  • A certificate or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization in law.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in advising senior management (director or equivalent and above) on complex** files relating to Indigenous issues, or research, evaluation, data issues or initiatives.
  • Significant* experience in working collaboratively with or engaging Indigenous people, communities or organizations.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with and engaging with federal, provincial or territorial stakeholders.
  • Experience leading initiatives related to the collection, development, governance, management, or use of data.
  • Experience in the field of access to information and privacy.
  • Significant* experience managing contracts or contribution agreements.
  • Experience in dealing with litigation-related work, particularly in an Indigenous rights context or experience in developing strategies and anticipating potential legal issues in the litigation process.

  • Significant: to be evaluated against depth and breadth of activities and the complexity and diversity of handled files, normally associated with the performance of the duties for a period of approximately two (2) years.

**Complex: deemed to have two (2) or more of the following characteristics:

o Multi-dimensional
o Multi-jurisdictional
o Affecting multiple partners or stakeholders
o Precedent setting or having potential for major impact on policy or program delivery

o Potential for significant public scrutiny

CURRENT AND/OR FUTURE ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS:
(Not essential, but preference may be given to candidates who possess the organizational needs)

Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada are committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Women, Indigenous Persons, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disability.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.


Conditions of employment

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.

Information on employment equity

All communication related to this process, including email correspondence, telephone and videoconference conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). 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). We will mostly communicate by email, so be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date. It’s your responsibility.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Employees at the same group and level or equivalent and with the same employment tenure may be considered first for deployment.

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the selection process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

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

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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