Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta)
PM-03, PM-04, PM-05
PM-03: $72,171 - $77,758; PM-04: $78,834 - $85,187; PM-05: $94,113 - $101,750
For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada
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Closing date: 25 September 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.
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.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is the Federal department responsible for working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples to improve their access to high quality services. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.
The primary operations of Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch in Alberta are located in Edmonton. Travel opportunities throughout Alberta may exist depending on the role. The work performed can be fast paced and demanding, but also very rewarding.
The First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) supports the delivery of public health and health promotion services on-reserve and in Inuit communities. It also provides drug, dental and ancillary health services to First Nations and Inuit peoples regardless of residence. The Branch also provides primary care services on reserve in remote and isolated areas, where there are no provincial services readily available.
These positions may be staffed on a permanent (appointment or deployment) or temporary basis (term, acting, assignment or secondment).
A pool of qualified or partially assessed candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions at this group and level with various language requirements, various security requirements, various conditions of employment, various tenures (acting, assignment/secondment, deployment, term and/or indeterminate), and in various locations within Indigenous Services Canada, Alberta region.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
A response to a text question addressing the following:
Continuous learning can be defined as the humble identification of individual strengths, areas for growth, etc. to enhance work performance and relationships with others.
In 500-1000 words, please describe how you think the core competency of continuous learning is essential to the ability to work effectively with Indigenous Peoples? What does/could this look like in practice?
A secondary school diploma or employer approved alternatives (see Note 1).
1. The employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are:
o A satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or
o An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience (e.g. work and/or volunteer experience working in a First Nations community and/or Indigenous organization).
Information on language requirements
2. Communication (written)
3. Communication (oral)
4. Indigenous cultural competency
5. Analytical thinking
6. Teamwork and cooperation
7. Dealing with difficult situations
9. Continuous Learning
For PM-05 only:
1. Team Leadership
- Competencies assessed after the initial screening will be assessed through the lens of the 7 Grandfather Teachings. Candidates will provided information prior to assessment and the expected responses will blend western and Indigenous understandings of the competencies.
Abilities & Skills:
1. Ability to work effectively with Indigenous Peoples.
1. Successful completion of two years or more of a post-secondary educational program or an equivalent combination of education and experience which could include completion of training and/or courses related to working with First Nations and/or health programs and services.
1. Experience living and/or working in a First Nations community/Metis Settlement and/or for an Indigenous organization. (*Please note that experience may be gained in a variety of settings, including but not limited to: participating in a community initiative, project team, volunteer setting, committee, school, etc.).
2. Experience supporting delivery of social or health programs or services.
3. Experience in financial management (i.e. management of program funding, expenditures, audits, program allocations or forecasting) which could include: monitoring contracts, grants, contribution agreements, or funding arrangements.
1. Knowledge and understanding of key policy documents related to Indigenous Peoples in Canada including but not limited to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
2. Knowledge of Treaty 6, 7 and/or 8 rights, principles and relationships.
Asset Abilities & Skills:
1. Ability to speak an Indigenous language commonly spoken in Alberta.
Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population its serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Indigenous peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.
- Some positions may require frequent and lengthy travel to First Nations communities.
- Some positions may require occasional overtime and/or extended hours and/or shift work.
- Some positions may required a valid Class 5 driver’s licence or mobility usually associated with a valid driver’s license.
Reliability Status security clearance - Note: Candidates must meet and maintain the above condition of employment throughout their employment.
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
Please ensure that your email address is on your application for correspondence.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email.)
All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
Candidates may be assessed using one or more of the following tools: standardized tests, written exam, interview, simulation exercise and reference checks.
Indeterminate employees at the same group and level, or equivalent may be considered for deployment, assignment/secondment prior to the assessment of other applicants.
Candidates must ensure that they are available for any testing or interviews required.
Proof of education will be required. 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.
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.
Candidates must meet the essential qualifications and conditions of employment to be appointed to a position. Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications, the operational requirements and/or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.
Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.
Candidates will be asked to provide proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.
If you do not respond to our communications we will interpret this as your withdrawal from the process.
Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.