National Defence - Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver Island - Other locations (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Gagetown (New Brunswick), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Borden (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Valcartier (Québec)
$80,274 to $86,788
For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence
8 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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.
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.
1 - The ability to communicate effectively in writing will be evaluated throughout the entire process.
2 - By submitting your application, you declare that the information provided is true to the best of your knowledge and free from plagiarism. In accordance to the Public Service Employment Act, art.69, fraud may lead to (but not limited to) appointment(s) being revoked.
3 - DO NOT send a cover letter, the screening questions replaces the cover letters. We will NOT review cover letters.
4 - Each question is divided into two parts. The first part consists of a simple question requiring a YES or NO answer. If your answer is “yes”, the second part will ask to fully demonstrate how you obtained this qualification by responding to sub-questions.
5 - If you do not fully complete the screening questions as instructed, you may be screened out.
6 - You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential and asset qualifications (i.e. Education, Experience and/or Occupational Certification) for the initial screening through online screening questions. Your resume will need to corroborate the information. It is NOT sufficient to simply state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Through your screening question answers, you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.
7. Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and have to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact person indicated on this job advertisement.
The Director General Integrated Conflict and Complaint Management (ICCM) is looking to create a dedicated capability to conduct harassment investigations within the Department of National Defence (DND)/ Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
Intent of the process
An inventory of applications or a pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff identical and/or similar positions within DND with various locations, various linguistic profiles and/or requirements, security levels, employment types and tenures which may vary according to the position being staffed.
Positions to be filled:
Immediate need for one (1) position in Esquimalt and two (2) positions in Edmonton, two (2) positions in Gagetown and two (2) positions in Winnipeg. Future positions to be determined.
Positions to be filled:
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution** or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience, normally acquired in five years, conducting investigations.
**Recognized post-secondary institution:
- The term “degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.
Public or private institution that has been given authority to grant degrees, diplomas, and other credentials by a public or private act of a provincial/territorial legislature or through a government-mandated quality assurance mechanism.
EX1. Recent* experience planning, conducting and reporting on one the following areas:
- Criminal Investigations
- Administrative Investigations**
- Audits in a regulatory context.
EX2. Experience conducting interviews in an audit or investigative context.
EX3. Experience writing analytical reports on investigation or audit results.
EX4. Experience presenting findings to senior management***
- Recent is defined as within the last 5 years.
** Administrative investigations refer to examinations and inquiries into allegations or instances of impropriety, mismanagement and other irregularities or investigations into disclosures of wrongdoing in the workplace or harassment.
*** Senior management is defined as Director and above.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
AEX1. Experience conducting harassment investigations.
AEX2. Experience working for the Integrated Conflict and Complaint Management program (including for the formerly distinct programs of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Canadian Forces Grievance Authority, or Human Rights).
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
- English Essential
- French Essential
- Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
- Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
Information on language requirements
K1. Knowledge of investigative principles.
K2. Knowledge of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence (DND).
K3. Knowledge of the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Harassment Policy and other relevant documents
A1. Ability to apply departmental directives.
A2. Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and provide relevant findings.
A3. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
A4. Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A5. Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints.
A6. Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
PS1. Values and Ethics
PS2. Effective Interpersonal Relationships
Conditions of employment
Conditions of Employment
- Reliability status or secret security clearance (depending on the position being staff).
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Willingness and ability to work overtime as required.
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
1. Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. However, a person may be appointed to the position even though he or she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, or organizational needs. Please note that meeting these criteria may be desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
2. To facilitate the administrative process, please indicate your personal record identifier (PRI), if you are already an employee of the Federal Public Service, and your e-mail address. Please ensure that your employment status and your substantive group and level are also included.
3. All results and invitations for interview/written assessment will be sent electronically. We request therefore that you include a valid electronic address (e-mail address) when you apply.
4. Candidates’ qualifications may be determined by various tests, interview and/or reference checks.
5. Persons are 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.
6. Cut-off scores higher than the minimum pass marks or a random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
7. The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on line:
- Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
- Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
- Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
- For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line. To submit an application online, please select the button "Apply Online" below.
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 the 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.
We thank all those who apply.
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.