Government of Canada
Gatineau, QC
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer - Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections
Gatineau (Québec)
$61,558 to $66,324
For further information on the organization, please visit: Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections

Closing date: 23 April 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Assessment accommodation

Work environment
The Commissioner of Canada Elections (CCE) plays an important role in safeguarding Canadians’ trust in the democratic process. The CCE is the independent officer responsible for ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act and the Referendum Act. The Commissioner is supported by approximately 40 people, including federal public servants and independent contractors. The Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections is located at 22 Eddy Street in Gatineau, Québec.

Intent of the process
The immediate need is to staff one (1) two year term position, bilingual imperative BBB/BBB. A pool of qualified candidates may be established from this process and may be used to staff similar positions at the Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections AND Elections Canada, with varying tenures (such as indeterminate, specified period, acting, deployment, assignment/secondment), with various linguistic profiles and requirements (such as bilingual imperative - BBB/BBB, CCC/CCC) according to the position to be staffed.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

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

Degree equivalency

Experience* in researching and compiling information in support of operations.
Experience* analyzing issues and in developing strategies or options.
Experience working with clients or stakeholders.

Note: *Experience may have been acquired either as part of an academic project or in a work setting

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

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of data collection and manipulation.
Knowledge of current domestic and international affairs relating to electoral issues.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to analyze and synthesize information and report on findings.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to plan and prioritize work tasks.

Effective interpersonal skills
Attention to detail

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary school program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library/archival or a law-related field or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

A degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization* in political science, law, public administration, information technology, statistics, library sciences, law enforcement, or intelligence studies.

Note: *The courses for the specialization do not necessarily have to be part of a degree program in the required specialization

Degree equivalency

Experience with analytical tools, databases or mapping software (e.g. i2Notebook, i2iBase, Access, ArcGIS).
Experience in working in a law enforcement environment.
Experience of in depth research on the Internet or open sources to gather information for investigative purposes relating to persons, companies or other assets.

Willingness and ability to work flexible hours.
Willingness and ability to work overtime, at time on short notice.
Willingness to testify in a court of law.

Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance

Commitment to observe strict political impartiality and neutrality for the duration of employment. Please note that this does not affect your ability to vote.

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

A test may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

You must provide proof of your education credentials or occupational certification.

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

Please note that asset qualifications may be used at the screening stage or any stage during the process.

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

Please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application.

Each candidate is 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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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.