Senior Internal Auditor//Internal Audit Project Leader//Internal Audit Principal
Department of Justice Canada
Ottawa, ON
Department of Justice Canada - Internal Audit and Evaluation Sector
Ottawa (Ontario)
AS-05, AS-06, AS-07
Indeterminate, Specified period, Deployment, Acting, Assignment, Secondment
AS-05 ($80,274 to $86,788) // AS-06 ($89,415 to $96,461) // AS-07 ($94,121 to $107,619)

For further information on the organization, please visit Department of Justice Canada

Closing date: 18 November 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Apply online

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

Tips for applicants who wish to apply:
  • The application process, will take approximately 40 to 60 minutes to complete.
  • You may need to first create an account, if you don’t already have one;
  • Once your account is created, applicants can create a profile and upload their resume.
  • When it comes time to apply, please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience. The system will prompt you with specific questions, please ensure to answer the questions, if applicable.
  • When answering the questionnaire, do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience & education element, as applications will be screened on the information provided. Your resume will be used as a second source of validation. A "copy and paste" from your resume will not be accepted.
  • Please note that the ability to communicate effectively in writing will be initially assessed by your online responses. If your responses fail to meet the minimum requirement for this ability you will be eliminated from further consideration in this selection process.
  • Please note that applications received through any means other than the website will not be considered.
  • Persons who are unable to apply or who have any questions about the application process can contact the person (email address) listed below prior to the closing date.
Work environment

Why Work at Justice Canada’s Internal Audit Branch?

The Internal Audit Branch, centrally located in downtown Ottawa, is a dynamic team of dedicated, service-oriented professionals who provide a full spectrum of internal audit products and services to the Department of Justice. Led by the Chief Audit Executive, the team includes certified internal auditors and chartered professional accountants who combine their complementary skills and expertise to produce results of the highest quality and standard.

If you would like to be part of an innovative and agile team who likes to think and problem solve together to help their clients, please send us your application!

Intent of the process

A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established from this process which may be used to staff similar positions within all federal organizations listed in Schedules I, IV and V of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) with various tenures and various languages requirement and/or profiles, which may vary according to the position to be staffed as follows:

  • AS-05 English essential, bilingual imperative BBB/BBB
  • AS-06 bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
  • AS-07 bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
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)

STEP 1 of the assessment process - INTRODUCE YOURSELF

Essential Qualifications (When you submit your application, the system will prompt you with a specific question to address how you meet each qualification; please ensure your answers include concrete examples to demonstrate how you meet the qualification. Please note that the ability to communicate effectively in writing will be initially assessed by your online responses.)

To be considered for this position:

ED1: You must have graduated with a *degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting, business administration, commerce or economics, finance or some other specialty relevant to the position.

  • Degree: Unless it is otherwise specified (e.g., Master’s degree), the term “degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.
Degree equivalency


EX1: You must have experience participating in the conduct of audits or reviews.

EX2: You must have experience preparing portions of the audit or review report.


EX1: You must have experience leading the conduct of an audit or component of an audit or review.

EX2: You must have experience preparing the audit or review report.

EX3: You must have experience presenting audit or review findings to *management.

  • Management is defined as director level and above.

EX1: You must have experience managing audits.

EX2: You must have experience presenting audit or review findings to *senior management.

  • Senior management is defined as Director General level (EX-03) and above, or senior executives in private or public sector organizations external to the Federal Public Service of Canada.
EX3: You must have experience providing coaching or mentoring to subordinates.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

TELL US MORE: (Assets)
We also want to learn more about other education, experiences you might have gained during your career; please tell us if the following applies to you:


PD1: If you have a recognized professional designation: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Chartered Accountant (CA).


AEX1: If you have experience in using data analytic programs such as IDEA, ACL and Excel.


OP1: Willingness and availability to work overtime when required.

OP2: Willingness and availability to travel across Canada.

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

Various language requirements
A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established from this process and may be used to staff similar positions as follows:

  • AS-05 English essential, bilingual imperative BBB/BBB
  • AS-06 bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
  • AS-07 bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
Information on language requirements

STEP 2 of the assessment process – SHOW US

If your application is screened in, you will be invited to demonstrate competencies and abilities (exam, interview and/or reference checks):


CO1: Demonstrating Integrity and Respect

CO2: Thinking Things Through

CO3: Working Effectively with Others

CO4: Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented


CO5: Internal Audit Technical Skills and Subject Matter Expertise

ABILITIES / AS-05, AS-06 & AS-07

A1: Ability to communicate effectively in writing

A2: Ability to communicate effectively orally

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

The Department of Justice is committed to maintaining a representative workforce reflective of Canadian society. In support of achieving a diversified workforce and our employment equity goals, qualified candidates who self-declare in a staffing process as members of Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs including reducing representation gaps.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Willingness and availability to travel across Canada.

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 job applications must be submitted on-line. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. We encourage candidates to provide a second e-mail address in their application

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process will be used to evaluate the candidates.

Those selected for an interview should be prepared to provide the names of their referees (2 supervisors). Referees must have an in-depth knowledge of your work, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your achievements and strengths.

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

Other qualifications may be taken into consideration in the selection decision.

You must provide proof of your education credentials, upon request.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

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.


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.