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Policy Analyst At Government of Canada

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Job Description

Health Canada - Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch
Ottawa (Ontario)
EC-03
$63,428 to $71,769

For further information on the organization, please visit Health Canada

Closing date: 24 January 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Apply online

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

This is your opportunity!

Are you interested in working in data analytics, business intelligence or reporting? Do you have an aptitude for manipulating and analyzing data? Do you enjoy working in a high paced environment with plenty of room for growth and career development?

We encourage you to apply! The Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch, Health Canada, is looking to recruit policy and data analysts to support various programs and functions including reporting, planning, and policy development.

In order to be considered for this selection process, it is important that each question related to an essential qualification (education and experience) be answered otherwise your candidacy will not be considered further. For each experience criteria, please define how you meet the experience. You must provide clear and concrete EXAMPLES and DETAILS of how you meet the essential experience requirement including WHEN, WHERE and HOW you obtained the experience.

Intent of the process

Intent of process:
The intent of the process is to hire individuals for acting positions, assignments or deployments, term and indeterminate appointments.

A pool of candidates will be created to fill similar positions with varying language profiles, conditions of employment and operational requirements at Health Canada.

The immediate need is to staff one position with a n English Essential profile.

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)

Education:
  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.

Notes:
1. Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience:
  • Experience in tracking and monitoring policy related issues.
  • Experience in analysing the results of economic, socio-economic and statistical research.
  • Experience in formulating recommendations to senior policy analysts

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

Various language requirements
English or French Essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
Bilingual Imperative CCC/CCC

Information on language requirements

Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of Results-Based Framework
  • Knowledge of IT project management
  • Knowledge of data quality procedures
  • Knowledge of data management best practices
Abilities:
  • Ability to work on various projects simultaneously, often with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information and provide recommendations
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
Personal Suitability's:
  • Respect for diversity
  • Judgement
  • Effective Interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliability

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

Asset Qualifications
  • Experience in managing data including: preparation, analysis, data quality assessments and data clean up
  • Experience contributing to briefing and decision-making documents (such as briefing notes, reports, decks, research papers, issue analysis reports, issue management reports etc.)
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams to meet project objectives and deadlines
  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with internal or external stakeholders
  • Experience contributing to the development of policy and/or program analysis and providing advice
  • Experience contributing to the development of strategic or operational plans
  • Experience preparing or extracting or manipulating or transforming data
  • Experience using statistical software packages (such as SPSS or SAS or R) to analyze data sets or experience using data tools (such as SQL Developer, SQL Plus or COGNOS) to perform descriptive analysis of data
  • Experience working in the area of compliance and enforcement, or with the Food and Drugs Act and its regulations
  • Experience in working with a central agency (TBS, Finance and PCO) or corporate services (IMSD or SSC)
  • Experience contributing to the development of strategic roadmaps and frameworks
  • Experience writing business requirements, issues analyses, options analyses and feasibility analyses
  • Experience leading working groups
Operational Requirements:
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime on short notice.
  • Willingness and ability to travel on occasion.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status 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

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.

Resumes may be used as a secondary source to validate the education and/or experience described in the screening questions.

CANDIDATES WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FOR INCOMPLETE OR MISSING INFORMATION.

All communication throughout the entire staffing process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

To manage the volume of applications, we may randomly select candidates.

We will communicate with applicants by e-mail. It is your responsibility to verify your e-mails regularly to ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities. Failure to respond in the prescribed timeframe will result in your application not being referred to the hiring manager. The applicant shall ensure that the e-mail address provided is valid, is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

You may be assessed using a variety of tools (e.g., online tests, written examinations, interviews, simulations, presentations, reference checks, performance agreements, work samples, etc.)

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.

Proof of citizenship will be requested if you are considered for a position.

Proof of education will be requested if you are considered for a position. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

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

Persons 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.

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.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

IF YOU FAIL TO KEEP AN APPOINTMENT WITHOUT REASONABLE CAUSE APPLICATION MAY NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED IN THIS COMPETITIVE PROCESS.

Preference

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