Employment and Social Development Canada - Benefits Delivery Services Branch
Vancouver (British Columbia)
Permanent (Indeterminate), Temporary (Term) and Acting
$51,538 to $57,643
For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada
1 June 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing or employed in Vancouver, BC and within a 75 kilometer radius of Vancouver, BC, within Canadian territory, extending to, amongst others, Sidney, Brackendale, Abbotsford, BC.
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.
Please ensure that your information is updated and remains current in your PSRS Applicant Account.
Candidates from outside the federal public service will be required to pay for their own travel (including travel for assessment purposes) and may be required to pay for their own relocation expenses.
If you are currently employed with the Federal Public Service, please indicate your current group and level as well as your tenure and the organization you are working for.
Please note that employees selected for an acting appointment through this selection process will not will not be on travel status, and, as a result, no travel time will be paid or expenses reimbursed.
We understand the importance of finding a mutual fit. Here’s some more information on how amazing we are, and why you might want to be a part of our team.
These positions are at an INBOUND call centre located in VANCOUVER, BC. At the Call Centre we provide general program and client specific information related to Employment Insurance (EI) OR provide advice and guidance on programs within our Department to Employers through the Employer Contact Centre (ECC).
We provide extensive training and development to allow you to acquire comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of Service Canada's programs and services. Training is provided through our in-house ONLINE training system combined with facilitator led training. Tests are administered regularly during the training to determine individuals understanding.
The Office Environment:
Our work environment is a vibrant, open concept that encourages collaboration and support among employees. We have social committees, work committees, organized events and many other ways to be engaged.
Employment and Social Development Canada is a large, yet connected organization of people dedicated to our clients and improving service delivery by constantly evolving with changes in technology, procedures and legislation while supporting work life balance.
You will work in an open space cubicle environment which can affect attention. These positions require prolonged sitting with a headset as well as frequent repetitive keyboarding and mouse motions for inputting data in a work environment that contains background noise and constant exposure to a computer screen.
Work conditions require adapting to change, dealing with a variety of different client situations, as well as potentially receiving calls from angry or upset clients.
The work environment will be attractive to people who are:
. highly motivated,
. quick learners,
. able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
We are looking for candidates who possess and demonstrate:
. Strong communication talents,
. Excellent customer service skills, remains calm when dealing with callers
. Thinking skills,
. Information-gathering and computer-keyboarding skills
. Passion for helping others
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and engaged employees. Benefits include: vacation leave, pension, health and dental benefits and support from Management Teams who encourage training and career development.
Intent of the process
This selection process will be used to create a fully qualified pool of candidates and will be used to fill future term vacancies, at full-time or part-time hours, at the Vancouver Call Centre. This pool could also be used to staff similar positions within Employment and Social Development Canada in Vancouver, BC.
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)
Secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience).
You must clearly indicate your education level. Candidates invited to the assessment stage will be required to provide proof of their education credentials, i.e. a diploma or official transcript.
If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, through a recognized credential assessment service.
Failure to produce Canadian equivalency could result in being eliminated from the process.
For more information on how to obtain Canadian equivalency please access the following link www.cicic.ca.
Experience in using technology (e.g. e-mail, Internet and word processing).
Experience in delivering services or programs to the general public involving obtaining and providing information requiring explanation or clarification.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual - Imperative (BBC/BBC)*
- The minimum language requirement for bilingual positions is Bilingual imperative - Level: BBC/BBC. Candidates must have the minimum linguistic profile for bilingual positions. Second Language Evaluation Tests will be administered for bilingual positions. For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/second-language-testing-public-service.html
Information on language requirements
. Communication (oral)
. Communication (written)
. Thinking Skills
. Verification and Accuracy
. Diagnostic Information Gathering
. Client Focus
. Interpersonal Awareness
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Successful completion* of two (2) years post-secondary education from a recognized educational institution (e.g. community college, CEGEP, university)
- You must clearly indicate your education level.
Willing and able to work overtime, as required
At Employment and Social Development Canada, diversity is our strength. If you’re a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a visible minority and are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights, let us know by completing the Employment Equity (EE) section in your application. Appointments of members of these EE groups could be made to ensure our workforce is inclusive and representative of the Canadian public we serve.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Conditions of Employment:
. Willing and able to travel for training purposes
. Willing and able to work variable hours, including working weekends and/or shift work and/or overtime, and/or part-time or full time hours based on operational requirements
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
. Provide examples to best demonstrate how you meet the following essential qualifications:
1) Experience in delivering services or programs to the general public involving obtaining and providing information requiring explanation or clarification,
2) Experience in using technology.
. Candidates must elaborate their answer by providing concrete examples and indicate when and where they obtained this experience. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience and examples described. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected.
.You will be required to provide proof of education by providing a copy and/or showing the assessment team a copy of your High School Diploma or an official transcript (signed and dated) which clearly indicates the highest secondary school grade successfully completed. If you have completed post- secondary education, such as a degree or diploma, from a recognized post-secondary institution, then proof of completion may also be accepted as proof of education in lieu of a copy of your high school diploma. If the name on your education credentials is different from the name on your application, we will require proof that you are the same person.
.Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for further information.
. Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate on their application their preferred official language for each of the following:
a) written correspondence,
b) written assessment, and
c) oral assessment.
. Candidates will be contacted by email and it is imperative that you provide a current email address that accepts e-mail from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis. It is your responsibility entirely to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information.
. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE SENT. WE WILL ONLY CONTACT THOSE CANDIDATES SCREENED INTO THE PROCESS.
. Failure to participate in assessments as scheduled may result in the rejection of your candidacy.
. A variety of assessment tools will be used. You will be advised of these tools at each assessment phase of this process. Reference check(s) will be sought.
. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please indicate this on your application and/or resume.
. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
. A security check will be administered and proof of citizenship, education, and at least 2 work references with names and applicable phone numbers will be required.
. Applicants may be required to meet the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.
. Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.
. Top-down selection may be applied.
. Random selection may be applied.
. These selections may be used to staff employment opportunities for the next year
Only on-line applications are accepted. Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.
Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact
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.