Selection Process Number 2020-AUD-G-OTT-EA-250
Position Title Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD)
Salary $206,000 - $245,000 (2019 rate)
Location(s) Ottawa, ON, with possibility for regular remote working
Type of Advertisement 7 year term, possibility of extension
Number of Vacancies 1
Intent of this process
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) intends to fill the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development position for a period of 7 years with the possibility of extension.
About the OAG
Join the OAG, and make a difference for Canadians. This is your chance to be part of an organization that ensures that Canada’s federal and territorial governments are accountable and productive. This opportunity will allow you to work within a dynamic organization that respects its employees and is committed to excellence and professionalism. At the OAG, we recognize the value of hiring people from different educational, professional, and cultural backgrounds.
About this job
The OAG audits federal government operations and provides Parliament with independent information, advice, and assurance to help hold the government to account for its stewardship of public funds. On behalf of the Auditor General of Canada, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development provides parliamentarians with objective, independent analysis and recommendations on the federal government’s efforts to protect the environment and foster sustainable development.
As a part of the OAG’s Executive Committee, the Commissioner contributes to carrying out the OAG’s mandate, which includes setting the overall direction of the OAG, establishing policies and procedures for managing people and audits or services, and determining the allocation of resources. Working collaboratively with OAG teams and external partners, and reporting directly to the Auditor General, the Commissioner will lead the environmental and sustainable development activities contemplated in the Auditor General Act and consider strategic avenues for improved performance.
Ready to apply?
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad may apply for this process. All applications must be submitted online.
You will be required to submit a cover letter and a resume. Please prepare your documents in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or PDF.
Review of resumes will begin on 30 November 2020. Any questions can be directed in confidence to Stephanie Moores, Director, Human Resources Planning and Resourcing.
As an ideal candidate, you understand environmental and sustainable development issues and legislation; are familiar with the machinery of government and the role of external audit; and are adept at building partnerships and developing support among both internal and external stakeholders. You have considerable experience in strategic leadership roles, driving policy initiatives or major programs. You are a skilled communicator who is at ease speaking with audiences both large and small, and in formal and informal settings. Fluency in English and French is required.
Graduate degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in an area related to the position (that is, economics, environmental studies, law, or public or business administration) or a combination of a degree from a recognized university with considerable experience in a strategic leadership role.
Significant experience in building and sustaining partnerships within an organization and with external stakeholders in support of organizational objectives.
Significant experience leading a policy initiative or major program.
Experience in a strategic leadership role.
Knowledge of the environment and sustainable development.
Knowledge of the role of external audit and audit processes.
Knowledge of the machinery of government.
Independence (in fact and appearance) of areas subject to audit, and ability to bring an objective state of mind to those audits.
Bilingual Imperative, CBC/CBC
A bilingual imperative appointment process means that a person must meet the language requirements at the time of appointment.
Information on language requirements:
Second Language Evaluation—Test of Reading Comprehension
Second Language Evaluation—Test of Written Expression
Second Language Evaluation—Test of Oral Proficiency
We encourage candidates to consult the OAG’s website for the detailed competency model at the Assistant Auditor General (AAG) level in preparation for their interview.
The following elements will be assessed throughout the selection process:
Communications expertise: carrying out formal discussions and presentations as well as informal communications
Product/service management: persistently pursuing objectives and results to achieve success
Ethics and professionalism: serving through integrity and respect
Leadership: mobilizing people, organizations, and partners
Analysis and problem solving: analyzing and assessing risk in making complex decisions
Organizational awareness: navigating complex structures and processes effectively
The OAG is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability, or a member of a visible minority group.
Conditions of Employment
Security Clearance: Secret
For candidates living outside the National Capital Region, we will determine relocation assistance in accordance with the OAG’s policies. Consideration to regularly work remotely may also be given.
Alternative selection tool methods and reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all contact information provided is accurate and updated as required.
Specific details and dates related to the candidate assessment phase of the process will be provided only to candidates who will be further considered.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency at the time of application. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information, at www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Stephanie Moores at Stephanie.Moores@oag-bvg.gc.ca before the closing of the selection process.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.