Exciting Opportunities at the Canada School of Public Service!
Canada School of Public Service
National Capital Region, ON
Canada School of Public Service
Various locations across the National Capital Region!
AS-01, AS-02
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
$51,538 to $61,877
For further information on the organization, please visit Canada School of Public Service

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Closing date: 9 October 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.

Work environment
Here at the Canada School of Public Service...

  • We understand what is necessary to succeed because our foundations were built by public
servants, for public servants - those seeking to rise to the occasion and best serve Canadians everywhere.
  • We believe that Canadians are better off when public servants are highly knowledgeable and performing at their best.
  • We equip them with the tools they need to succeed, grow, and contribute to Canadian society by excelling in their careers.
We offer an inclusive environment, a variety of learning and professional development opportunities for career progression, competitive compensation, including pension and a full range of benefits!

Intent of the process
We have different administrative types of positions we may be looking to fill through this inventory in different fields such as Human Resources, Finance, Information Management, etc.

You may have noticed there is no end date to the poster and wondering why?… That’s because the CSPS is constantly changing which means we always have opportunities. Although, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, our plan is to select submitted applications from the inventory as soon and as often as the needs arise.

Additional qualifications may be required by the hiring manager(s). Applicants will be provided the opportunity to submit information or be assessed in relation to any additional qualifications that may be applied.

If you are an employee of the public service of Canada and are qualified through this process, you may be considered for deployment, acting, assignment or secondment opportunities (with appropriate approvals).

A pool of partially qualified candidates may be established through various staffing processes run through this inventory to staff similar positions with various tenures within the Canada School of Public Service.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter in 3,000 words (maximum) "Tell us about yourself! How are you an excellent communicator? How do you show you are a good team player and that you are dependable? How do you show initiative in your work life?"

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Do you have a high school diploma?


Degree equivalency

Have you ever...

Coordinated your own schedule? What about for someone else?
Helped prepare for an event or meeting?
Ordered equipment or electronics for yourself or someone else?

Do you think you...

Have good communication skills?
Work great as part of a team?
Are the person always trying to find a new way of approaching problems of tasks?
Are the ones other team members can depend on?

If this sounds like you - then you should press "Apply Now" below!

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

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

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
During the selection process you will be asked to respond to a series of questions about your experience, competencies and abilities through detailed examples.

We are aware that there are many questions to answer, keep in mind that efforts are rewarded. In answering all the questions for which you meet the criteria, you will significantly increase your chances for an opportunity and let hiring managers know what you bring to the table.


The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - - as a minimum or other levels of security up to Secret.

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


If you meet the EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE requirements, you will be asked to complete an experience questionnaire which will be specific to the position you are being considered for. It will be sent to you by e-mail and your GC Jobs account and can be completed from the comfort of your home. You will have an established period of time to complete the questionnaire at a time that works best for you.

Candidates who have been found to meet the qualifications requested through the experience questionnaire and the additional competencies will be invited to participate in different types of assessments according to the position they are being considered for.


Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply through the "Apply online" link below. Should you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact us at the Contact Information listed below.

We will contact you by e-mail and/or via your GC jobs account. Please ensure that your e-mail address is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly check your e-mail and jobs account for communications regarding this selection process. Should we contact you and you fail to reply within the designated time frames, your application may not be considered further.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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.