Transport Canada - Digital Services
Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Dorval (Québec)
$70,439 to $86,213
For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada
31 December 2020 - 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 current and future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
***FOR THIS PROCESS/INVENTORY***
You must submit a complete application, consisting of screening questions which clearly demonstrate how you meet the screening criteria (education and experience) and a résumé. The screening questions will be used as the primary tool in the screening process and the résumé will only be used to substantiate the information provided.
Your application in this inventory will be active for 4 months. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 30 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.
We are accepting applications until December 31, 2020 to create an inventory of qualified candidates. However, you should apply now! Applications will be pulled as positions are identified for staffing.
The retest period for re-assessment within the context of this selection process is 6 months from the date of elimination at either the written exam, interview, or reference stage of the process. If, after having been eliminated, you resubmit an application to this process, before the retest period has elapsed, your application will not be considered.
Reporting to the NCR, qualified candidates will be considered to join the team virtually, from any of the Transport Canada (TC) offices listed in the area of selection. The employee will be expected to perform all functions of the position regardless of the TC Office in which they are located and will report to Ottawa, Ontario. This does not imply telework.
A SMART CAREER MOVE!
Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada. We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the Transport Canada of tomorrow. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!
Transport Canada employs over 6,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa Headquarters. We develop policies and enforces Acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, environmental responsibility, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, green, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the well-being of Canada’s middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.
Get on-board, as we prepare to launch many exciting initiatives that will help shape the future of transportation in Canada such as: Oceans Protection Plan and Transportation 2030 (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/menu.htm)
Intent of the process
A pool of partially qualified candidates (pending Second Language Evaluations and Security) will be established to make appointments for variety of jobs with different requirements, locations, and language profiles.
Positions to be filled:
Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Successful completion of two (2) 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.
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.
Significant* experience collaborating with team members, clients or external partners in the development of software.
Recent* and significant** experience in the implementation or maintenance of Information Management (IM)/Information Technology (IT) systems.
Recent* and significant** experience using code repositories while implementing, testing or providing support for IM/IT systems.
Experience with producing technical documentation such as design documents, user guides or installation guides.
- Recent is defined as experience that has been acquired within the last five (5) years.
**Significant is defined as a depth and breadth of experience that would normally be associated with the performance of the duties as a major function of the candidate’s employment for a period of approximately one (1) year.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Significant** experience in object-oriented programming using the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or higher.
Significant** experience in creating statements to update and retrieve information against a database.
Experience with design patterns.
Experience working with agile development methodologies.
**Significant is defined as a depth and breadth of experience that would normally be associated with the performance of the duties as a major function of the candidate’s employment for a period of approximately one (1) year
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Information on language requirements
Client Service Orientation
Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
Ability to develop IM/IT systems
Ability to communicate effectively in writing*.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
- The ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed through the application.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Willingness and ability to work overtime as required
Ability and willingness to work on-call as required
Conditions of employment
Various security clearance:
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
How to apply!
Pre-screening questions is an important part of your application. Take the time to answer the questions with as many details and examples as needed to demonstrate your capabilities. This is your chance to tell us what you can do!
When answering the screening questions, remember that the assessment board cannot make assumptions about your experience. It is insufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past duties. Rather, using this tool, candidates must demonstrate how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the job opportunity advertisement by providing clear and concrete examples.
Clear and concrete examples are defined as illustrations in which you fully explain the actions, considerations and steps you completed in order to gain the experience you are describing. This detailed contextual information will be used by the board members reviewing your submission to assess whether you have sufficient experience in a relevant field to complete the tasks which will be assigned to you should you be considered for this position. This is similar to what would be expected of you when asked to provide a concrete example of a particular situation in the context of an interview. In order to facilitate this process, you may wish to start your submissions with a sentence similar to: “A clear and concrete example of a situation where I did X is a situation which occurred on Y date and my role in this activity was to...”.
Resumes will be used as a secondary source of information and strictly to validate the concrete examples you will have described in this tool.
Also, when reading the experience criteria for staffing processes, please pay close attention to action words contained within and ensure the examples you chose to include speak to all of them. Similar attention should be given to punctuation and connector words such as “commas”, “and” and “or” as these have a different function when used to describe an experience criteria. As such, action words or activities separated with a “,” and connected with an “and” must all be demonstrated with concrete examples as in this case, they are all deemed essential by the hiring manager. Conversely, when action words or activities are separated with a “,” and connected with an “or”, candidates may provide concrete examples for only one of the activities listed in the criterion as in this case, the hiring manager is looking for someone who has experience in at least one of the activities but not necessarily all of them.
For example, when responding to a criterion which reads:
“Experience reading, writing and publishing instructions for a competitive process.” You must provide concrete examples of situations where you read instructions, concrete examples of situations where you wrote instructions as well as concrete examples of situations where you published instructions for a competitive process. These may be part of the same example however, you must ensure to provide sufficient details to cover the three actions as they are all critical.
On the other hand, when responding to an experience criterion which reads: “Experience reading, writing or publishing instructions for a competitive process” you must provide concrete examples for a minimum of one situation where you either read, wrote or published instructions for a competitive process as experience in a minimum of one activity is critical. This being said, when this structure is used, you may also provide concrete examples for all action words or activities as this approach will provide board members with additional information to assess the breath of your experience.
Finally, if the examples you provide speak of experience that was acquired in a team setting, please be specific as to your exact role within this team as it is your experience the board will be looking to assess and not that of your team.
WHAT IS NEXT?
We will be reviewing your application. Here is what you can expect:
PHASE 1 - Let’s see what you’ve got
We will review your application with a focus on your education and experience. If we see a match, you’ll move on to Phase 2.
We are going to test your competencies and abilities. Modern tools will be used for this process such as an online test.
You will meet with our management team, in person, or online. Modern tools will be used for this process such as video interviews.
You have met all our requirements! At this point, we will touch base to let you know where you stand and if we have a vacancy on our team.
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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.