Analyst / Investigator / Auditor - INVENTORY
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Gatineau, QC
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages - Compliance Assurance Branch
Gatineau (Québec)
$67,241 to $72,660

For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Closing date: 31 March 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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

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.



Depending on the needs of the organization, candidates could be randomly selected from the inventory for assessment purposes. This process may be used to establish a pool of partially or fully qualified candidates which may be used by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages to staff positions with various security profiles and various tenures.

If you are passionate about promoting Canada’s linguistic duality and want to ensure that Canada has an inclusive culture which respects the language rights of its citizens, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages invites you to apply!

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages is a small organization of 160 employees that offers a positive, collaborative and entirely bilingual work environment.

The Commissioner of Official Languages is mandated by Parliament. He is therefore independent from the government, but his staff are members of the federal public service and benefit from all of the related advantages, including flexible work, competitive salaries and professional development.


The Analyst / Investigator / Auditor is responsible for:
Handling complaints as part of a team responsible for processing complaints, preparing analysis, carrying out external audits and prevention interventions at the Compliance Assurance Branch of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

Providing advice on official languages.

Work environment

OCOL has a Workplace 2.0 fit-up with open-concept offices, quiet rooms, meeting rooms and collaborative areas for team work. Employees are equipped with laptops and have Wi-Fi access throughout the office space. The eco-friendly building is located at 30 Victoria St. in Gatineau and is close to public transit, parking, bike and walking paths, shops and services. The building offers indoor bike storage, as well as women's and men's change rooms with showers.

Intent of the process

Candidates may be referred from this inventory at anytime for various positions based on the needs of the organization. The inclusion of your application into the inventory will depend on the responses provided to the screening questions. You must clearly indicate, in writing and giving concrete examples, how you meet each essential qualification in the Education and Experience category; failure to do so may result in your application being rejected. You are also encouraged to do the same for asset qualifications should you meet them. Therefore, please answer the questions in the application carefully. Résumés will be used as a secondary source to validate the criteria relating to experience and the skills described in the screening questions.

PLEASE NOTE: The intent is to pull applications from this inventory on a regular basis as we currently have several positions to fill.

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)


A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test* approved as an alternative to university graduation.
  • In reference to the General Intelligence Test 310 which will be administered, as needed, as part of the process.
Degree equivalency


EXP1 - Recent and significant* experience in gathering, and analyzing information;
EXP2 - Recent and significant* experience in preparing written material such as briefings, reports, recommendations and/or presentations.

  • Recent and significant” is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with full-time performance of duties for approximately 2 years in the last 4 years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CCC/CCC)

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills


C1: Written Communication Skills
C2: Judgment / Analytical Thinking
C3: Information Seeking
C4: Planning and organizing
C5: Results Orientation
C6: Cooperation and Collaboration
C7: Client service orientation

A1: Ability to communicate effectively orally.

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



AED1: A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university

Degree equivalency


AEXP1 - Experience in conducting investigations
AEXP2 - Experience in conducting audits
AEXP3 - Experience in program evaluation


The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal Persons, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.


  • Willingness and ability to work overtime occasionally
Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - or Secret security clearance

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 ONLINE ONLY through the Public Service Resourcing System. Persons with disabilities who cannot apply online are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Applicants are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to identify which language they are interested in being assessed for on their application. Candidates will be asked to undergo the PSC Second Language Evaluation (SLE) or provide valid SLE results. To obtain a copy of SLE results, candidates may make a request at the following website For more information on SLE, visit the following web-site:

Please note that if you have previously participated in an Analyst / Investigator / Auditor selection process with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, your results may be applied to the current selection process. This will be confirmed during the assessment stage of the selection process. You are required to submit an application to this selection process to be considered for further assessment.

Proof of Canadian Citizenship and education credentials must be available upon request. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at If you do not have a degree, you may be asked to complete the approved PSC test as an alternative to a university degree.

COMMUNICATION FOR THIS INVENTORY will be sent by email. Candidates must check their email accounts frequently as there may be new communication regarding this inventory or a deadline for response. Responses provided after the indicated deadline may not be accepted. Candidates must include in their application a valid email address that is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users; some email systems block these types of email. Ensure to check/view your spam folder regularly.

TRAVEL RELATED TO THE SELECTION OR APPOINTMENT PROCESS: Please note that candidates (including employees of the Public Service) will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed. Consequently, candidates will be responsible for travel costs. Minimal reimbursement of relocation expenses could be offered if the selected candidate moves as a result of an employment offer.

Your cover letter and résumé may be used to evaluate your ability to communicate effectively in writing.

In order to be able to manage the number of applicants in this selection process, the organization may decide to use top-down or random selection or any other additional qualification to determine the number of candidates who will be considered further in the evaluation.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Meeting criteria such as asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the right fit. Asset qualifications could be applied at any step of the selection process.

A written test will be administered.

An interview may be administered. Interviews may be conducted in person, by phone, or by videoconference.

Reference checks may be sought to validate information and/or to obtain further information.


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.