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Senior Policy And Program Advisor

Job ID21- 968-08-094-2995
Date Posted2021-06-10
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryPublic Administration
Closing Date 2021-06-23
Reference Number 21- 968-08-094
Job Category Experienced
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens

Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $84,050 - $102,250
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Job Summary

 This opportunity will be used to staff two specialized positions:

1. Senior Relocation Policy and Program Advisor
2. Senior HR Policy and Program Advisor

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain specialized knowledge on Human Resources (HR) or Relocation programs and any applicable legislation or policy frameworks in order to provide expert advice to employees of all levels as well as internal and external program stakeholders,
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams in order to plan and coordinate complex projects related to the monitoring, development or implementation of policy frameworks or service delivery tools for HR or Relocation programs,
  • Review or develop governance tools (e.g. policies, guidelines, decision-making frameworks) for HR or Relocation programs to ensure alignment with organizational direction, legislation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) policy, or any other compliance regime,
  • Lead the resolution of claims and disputes brought against HR or Relocation programs by consulting with stakeholders throughout the resolution process, and providing support to management as required,
  • Conduct research and analysis on a range of complex issues in order to provide integrated and strategic advice and/or recommendations to Management (verbally or in writing),
  • Conduct research and analysis in order to produce briefing notes, business cases, reports, correspondence, and presentations on a wide range of issues relating to HR or Relocation programs,
  • Develop and deliver training material on HR or Relocation programs to employees at all levels on program and policy-related matters,
  • Develop communications plans and tools/products for employees of all levels in order to maximize awareness, understanding and compliance of HR or Relocation programs and all related governance,
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts by liaising with other Government of Canada partners or agencies on policy or program-related matters.


  • Undergraduate degree and four (4) years of related experience*; or
  • College diploma and seven (7) years of related experience*

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.
If you completed a program outside of Canada, you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense through a recognized credential assessment service.

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


  • *Experience researching and analyzing information from various sources in order to provide strategic advice and recommendations to management on complex issues.
  • *Experience in policy interpretation and in the provision of policy advice to employees of all levels, including management.

Candidates must also possess:

  • Two (2) years of experience in collaborating with both partners and stakeholders on multi-disciplinary projects or initiatives
  • Two (2) years of experience in leading and/or planning and coordinating the implementation of multi-disciplinary projects or initiatives.


  • Knowledge of Relocation policies and procedures and/or knowledge of Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of financial policies and procedures / budget analysis.
  • Experience in participating in the development of communication plans or tools.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.


  • Strategic thinking 
  • Advisory
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Organization / Multi-tasking

Conditions of Employment

Not Applicable


The Public Service Commission's Written Communication Proficiency Test (WCPT-351) exam will be administered. The exam will serve as an assessment tool to evaluate your written communication skills. 

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application for which specialized positions they want to be considered for: Senior Relocation Policy and Program Advisor OR Senior HR Policy and Program Advisor. 

The majority of work in our organization must be done in the office and cannot be performed at home.

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Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.


We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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