Economic Affairs Portfolio
Selection Process Number: 2020-AUD-G-OTT-EA-121
Classification: AP-VFM-01 and AP-VFM-02 (EC-03 to EC-05 equivalent)
Closing date: 24 September 2020
AP-VFM-01: $70,310 to $81,745 (2019 rate)
AP-VFM-02: $82,875 to $98,955 (2019 rate)
Type of advertisement:
Indeterminate, term, deployment, and casual
Conditions of employment: Reliability and Secret
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) serves Parliament by providing objective, fact-based information and expert advice on government programs and activities. Parliamentarians use OAG reports to oversee government activities and hold the federal government to account for its handling of public funds.
The OAG audits a broad range of activities conducted by the Canadian federal government and the 3 territories in areas such as health, Indigenous affairs, the environment, finance, agriculture, transportation, and defence, to name only a few.
Your future job
Under the supervision of a director, you will support the economic affairs portfolio and contribute to the Auditor General’s role in conducting economic analysis and performance audits on a wide range of economic matters, such as public finance, taxation, international trade, and investment.
Your future responsibilities
As a performance audit professional (AP-VFM-01 and AP-VFM-02), you will work with a team during the planning, examination, and reporting phases of an audit. This means that you will
analyze public policy designs and their delivery by federal departments and agencies
write reports on economic issues relevant to Parliament
perform economic and statistical analysis to support the Auditor General’s mandate
provide advice and guidance to audit teams across the OAG on economic analysis matters
maintain awareness of important developments affecting the Canadian economy
develop and maintain a network of productive, supportive contacts inside and outside the OAG to identify prospective issues regarding the federal public finances
Intent / Result of this process: The OAG is looking for economists to complement its economic affairs portfolio. The immediate need is to fill 1 position at the AP-VFM-01 level and 1 at the AP-VFM-02 level. A pool of candidates may be established and used to fill similar positions of various tenures (deployment, indeterminate, interchange, and casual) at the OAG.
Open to: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Your education and experience
Education requirements: Master’s degree in economics from a recognized university
Language requirements: Bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB). Note that only the Public Service Commission of Canada’s second-language evaluations will be recognized as valid.
experience* in conducting research and analysis pertaining to macroeconomics, microeconomics, or financial economics
experience* in maintaining working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
experience* in writing reports, briefing materials, research papers, or presentation materials
For AP-VFM-01, "experience" is defined as a minimum of 2 years within the last 5 years.
For AP-VFM-02, "experience" is defined as a minimum of 4 years within the last 5 years.
Knowledge: In-depth technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: macroeconomics, microeconomics, and financial economics.
The following may be evaluated through written exercises, structured interviews, and reference check verifications:
OAG Competency Model
We encourage applications from veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, we will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.
You must meet all of the essential requirements to be appointed to a position.
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Please include citizenship information in your application.
You are responsible for clearly demonstrating in your application how you meet the education and experience criteria. You are responsible for providing appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.
Interviews may be administered via videoconference or teleconference.
A written examination may be administered.
Reference checks may be sought.
You must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of your education credentials.
If you have foreign credentials, you must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm.
The successful candidates must meet and maintain the conditions of employment at the time of appointment and throughout their employment.
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the OAG's directives.
For your application to be considered, please provide the following information:
2-page-maximum curriculum vitae (CV)
2-page-maximum cover letter (or document) that includes specific examples of how you meet the essential education and experience qualifications.
Attach your CV to the online application form in one of the following formats:
Rich Text Format (RTF)
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.