Training Facilitator
Government of Canada
Ottawa, ON
Parliamentary Protective Service - Operational Sector - Training Unit
Ottawa (Ontario)
AS-04 - The position is at the ADG-F group and level; the salary is based on a 35-hour work week
$56,789 to $71,856
For further information on the organization, please visit Parliamentary Protective Service

Closing date: 1 February 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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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

***We will only accept online applications received via the GC Jobs site.

*** To submit an application online, you will first need to create an account on the GC Jobs site. Once your account is created, return to the job poster and select the button "Apply Online" below. Candidates who are unable to apply online must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

It is your responsibility, as a candidate, to clearly demonstrate how/if you meet each qualification (education and experience) assessed using the screening questions in the online application. When providing your answers, it is not sufficient to simply state that the essential and asset qualifications are "met" or provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must provide concrete specific examples to illustrate how you meet each criterion identified in the questions. Your answers must include where and how you obtained the required experience, as well as the period(s) in which you performed the functions of the position(s). Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.

The Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). PPS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology. Persons appointed to PPS continue to be part of the federal government and will receive the public service pension plan and public service insurance benefits plan, which include health, dental, disability and life insurance plans.

  • Organising mandatory training for employees and working closely with many internal stakeholders;
  • Preparing correspondence for instructors and participants ahead of a scheduled training;
  • Teaching lectures linked to administrative, fiscal and human resource learning objectives for new or current employees;
  • Facilitating and maintaining personal course requests for employees;
  • Performing the role of lead facilitator in a Recruit Program or a Basic Detection Course;
  • Ensuring the proper tracking of mandatory training / personal courses in the training database;
  • Problem solving issues in relation to training;
  • Maintaining and analyzing training evaluation forms in addition to recommending amendments;
  • Assisting in the planning and coordination of joint training exercises for PPS and its parliamentary partners;
  • Liaising with parliamentary partners;
  • Coordinating the fiscal environment related to training expenditures;
  • Assisting in project management for the planning of training initiatives.
Work environment
On June 23, 2015, the Parliamentary Protective Service was created by law under the Parliament of Canada Act. The Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons are, as the custodians of the powers, privileges, rights and immunities of their respective Houses and of the members of those Houses, responsible for the Service. The newly created parliamentary entity amalgamated the former Senate Protective Service, House of Commons Security Services, and detection specialists, into a single unified security service to serve the Parliament of Canada. While the Director of the Service must be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) by law, he or she has control and management of the daily operations of the organization.
The Director executes his or her mandate under the joint general policy direction of the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons. The Speakers of both Houses, being responsible for the Service, and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness have entered into an arrangement to have the RCMP lead the physical security operations of the Service.

Intent of the process
Area of Selection : Employees of the Parliamentary Protective Service.

The purpose of this recruitment and selection process is to establish a pool of qualified or pre-qualified candidates to staff:

  • One (1) Training Facilitator position on an indeterminate basis
The pool may also be used in the future to staff similar positions on a term or indeterminate basis within the PPS.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of a post-secondary program related to the position OR an acceptable combination of education, experience and training;

Degree equivalency

Recent* experience coordinating a program, initiative or project.

  • Recent means within the last five (5) years.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience in Project Management;

Experience in Human Resources;

Experience providing oral presentations to a group of people;

Experience teaching in an adult learning environment;

Experience working in a security or a law enforcement environment;

Experience in fiscal environment.

Advanced skills with MS Excel and PowerPoint.

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

Information on language requirements

Organizational Skills

Ability to work with multiple priorities and handle tight deadlines

Teamwork and networking


Excellent written communication skills

Excellent oral communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills


Client Focus

Conditions of employment
Enhanced Security Clearance – Failure to obtain successful pre-employment screening (site access clearance) results may affect employment opportunities with the PPS. All candidates must obtain the Enhanced Reliability Status to maintain their employment.

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

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews).

Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Reference checks will be sought.

An interview will be administered.

A test may be administered.

Your ability to communicate in writing may be assessed using your resume and application form.

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

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed and successfully meet the linguistic profile.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Relocation and travel expenses incurred during the recruitment and selection process are the applicant's responsibility.

Candidates 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.

You must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of your educational credentials.

The PPS 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.