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Ottawa, Canada | Government of Canada

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Assessment accommodation

► Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified representative of the population we serve. In support of this objective, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: aboriginal peoples, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

►Only applications received directly via the Public Service Resourcing System will be accepted. If you require accommodations, please contact the HR Advisor listed below before the closing date.

►Communication for this appointment process will be sent via e-mail. It is your responsibility to ensure to communicate any changes related to your coordinates.

►Your application will be rejected if you do not clearly demonstrate how you meet all screening criteria. Your application will also be rejected if it has incomplete information. We will not contact you to request additional information that is missing from your application.

►Candidates must make themselves available during the different phases of this selection process.

► All correspondence or interactions throughout the process will be subject to evaluation.

►You must provide your résumé and a cover letter. You must clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the education, experience and asset criteria outlined on the job advertisement. You must use the criteria as a header and demonstrate how you meet it with concrete examples. Your résumé may be used as a secondary source to validate your responsibilities. On your résumé or cover letter, please indicate your: preferred official language for communication and assessment, Personal Record Identifier (PRI) if you have one, substantive group and level, status of employment and valid email address.


#1 Director, Northern Governance Development (National Capital Region)

Reporting to the Director General Northern Governance, the incumbent is accountable for providing briefings materials, summaries, other departmental materials as required to the Director General and Chief Federal negotiator for the negotiation of devolution.

#2 Director, Northern Governance and Partnerships (National Capital Region)

Reporting to the Director General Northern Governance, the incumbent is accountable for providing briefing materials, backgrounders and liaising within the sector and the department on issues pertaining to territorial, Indigenous and Northern issues as required.

#3 Director, Policy and Program Management (Proposed Title) (National Capital Region)

Provides authoritative scientific, strategic and policy advice on the overall management of the portfolio of projects for the Northern Contaminated Sites Program. The Director ensures that this Program is being delivered in accordance with federal and departmental objectives, policies and procedures. The Director leads the financial management of the Program, including developing requests for funding and seeking approval of new and existing authorities from Treasury Board and Cabinet.

#4 Director, Governance and Partnerships (Northwest Territories)

The position is responsible for intergovernmental relations including supporting the negotiation and implementation of treaties including self-government agreements with NWT Indigenous Governments and in the liaison with the Government of and NWT.

#5 Director, Operations and Community Services (Northwest Territories)

The position is responsible of delivery of programs and services on behalf of both Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada to NWT indigenous groups and communities.

Intent of the process

The process intent is to staff the 5 positions indicated above.

The process may also be used to staff similar positions with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and with Indigenous Services Canada, with various language requirements and profiles, and in various locations in Canada.

Positions to be filled: 5

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience. (all five positions)

Degree equivalency


- Experience in conducting negotiations with Aboriginal organizations and/or territorial governments. (position #1, #4 & #5)

- Experience in conducting consultations with various Aboriginal peoples, other levels of government and interest groups. (position #2, #3, #4 & #5)

- Experience in the development and implementation of an environmentally based program. (all five positions)

- Experience in establishing and maintaining partnerships with stakeholders. (all five positions)

- Experience in providing strategic advice and briefings to senior management (Senior Director level and above) on complex* policy issues. (all five positions)

- Experience in managing human** and financial*** resources. (all five positions)

*Complex is defined as some of the following characteristics: multidimensional, sensitive, confidential, affecting many partners or stakeholders, precedent setting or having major impact on the public service, or having a potential for significant media coverage.

**Some examples of managing human resources may include the following activities: supervising staff, establishing vision, priorities, establishing work plans or performance objectives, conducting performance assessments and feedback, approving training, demonstrating experience in managing various service delivery and resources allocation frameworks. Applicants must also indicate the number of staff they have supervised.

***Some examples of managing financial resources may include: full delegation for a budget, size of budget, being responsible for financial planning, forecasting and reporting. Applicants must also indicate the size of the budget they managed directly.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


- Northern experience (all five positions)

- Experience working with Aboriginal peoples on modern treaties. (position #1, #2, #4 & #5)

- Experience in procurement (position #1, #2 & #3)

- Experience in developing strategies related to the management of contaminated sites. (position #3)

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

Various language requirements

Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

(positions located in the National Capital Region)

English Essential

(position located in Yellowknife, NWT)

Information on language requirements


- Create Vision and Strategy

- Mobilize People

- Uphold Integrity and Respect

- Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders

- Promote Innovation and Guide Change

- Achieve Results

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

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (all five positions)

- Willingness and ability to travel across Canada.

- Air travel to remote communities will be required.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

►NEW: All appointments and deployments (except acting appointments) to and within the Executive (EX) Group within the core public administration that take place on or after April 1, 2020 are subject to the Agreement to be Deployed provision as a mandatory condition of employment. 

A deployment is the transfer of a person from one position to another that does not constitute a promotion.

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

►Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

►We may use any assessment method deemed appropriate to determine whether you meet the qualifications outlined on the poster, including examinations, interviews and reference checks.

►The Top Down ranking approach may be used in the process. Only the top-scoring candidates will be invited to the next phase of the process.


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.

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