Human Resources Advisor (PE-02)

Human Resources Advisor (PE-02)

14 Jan
Shared Services Canada

14 Jan

Shared Services Canada


Shared Services Canada - Enterprise IT Procurement and Corporate Services Branch

Various locations


$71,643 to $79,519

For further information on the organization, please visit Shared Services Canada

Closing date: 24 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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

- The functions of the position can be performed from any Shared Services Canada office across Canada.


Through your initial application to this selection process, you will have to answer experience questions, as well as submit a resume and a cover letter clearly explaining how you meet the following two (2) essential competencies:

1. THINKING THINGS THROUGH: Brings a range of business considerations and perspectives to situations/issues and ensures that thorough analysis supports recommendations and decision-making.

2. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to understand organizational decisions intuitively and immediately and to align activities with the organization’s strategies or priorities to ensure that the human resources function produces the desired results in terms of organizational effectiveness.

- To ensure that you demonstrate these competencies correctly, please provide us with one or more CONCRETE EXAMPLE explaining how you meet each of them. A best practice is to use each competency as a heading, and ensuring that you elaborate on the following:

- BACKGROUND: A brief description of the history or background of the situation in order to fully understand its magnitude and impact.

- WHERE: The name of the company or organization, department, division.

- WHEN: Approximate date of when this situation took place.

- YOUR ROLE: Specify your role in this example and your main responsibilities/tasks.

- MAIN STEPS / ACTIONS TAKEN: The main steps describing the course of the situation, specifying what you did, how you did it and why, in detail.

- RESULTS: Describe the results in terms of benefits realized.


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Give yourself the best chance to succeed! As the objective of this process is to assess qualifications needed for the position(s) to be staffed, let us know if you have a functional limitation/ disability, which may affect your performance. For example, contact us if you need assistance in completing and submitting your application. Should you then proceed to the next assessment stage, such as an exam or interview, we will send you an e-mail with additional information on the assessment format so that you can determine if you may require an accommodation (such as a different test format, an adaptive technology, or additional time). Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with functional limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

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Work environment

Exciting clients and complex cases!

As Canada’s largest IT organization, we provide a fast-paced, exciting, and ever-evolving work environment.

Location, location, location!

We have regional offices located across the country, each with their own unique character and advantages.

Work/Life Balance!

Our employees are encouraged to maintain a healthy work/life balance by identifying their preferred hours of work, minimal overtime requirements, and the opportunity to telework where operationally feasible.

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this process is to staff two (2) bilingual imperative BBB/BBB positions at the PE-02 level.

A pool of partially/fully qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions within various HR disciplines, with various tenures and various locations from any Shared Services Canada office across Canada.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "explaining how you meet the following two (2) essential competencies: THINKING THINGS THROUGH and BUSINESS ACUMEN. Please refer to the ''important messages'' section of this job advertisement for more information on how to proceed with the cover letter."

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 with acceptable specialization in human resources management, labor or industrial relations, psychology, public or business administration, organizational development, education sciences, social sciences, sociology, or in any other field relevant to the work to be performed.

Note: The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.

Degree equivalency


EX1. Experience in interpreting and applying legislation and/or policies related to human resources.

EX2. Significant* experience in conducting research, analyzing information and providing recommendations to clients in the field of human resources.

- Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of duties and having performed those duties on a regular basis for a minimum period of approximately two (2) years.

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


AEX1. Experience providing staffing and/or recruiting services.

AEX2. Experience providing labour relations services.

AEX3. Experience providing classification and/or organizational design services.

AEX4. Experience providing human resources planning services.

AEX5. Experience in performance management and talent management.

AEX6. Experience delivering training or presentations.

AEX7. Experience working in a human resources discipline in the Public Service of Canada.

AEX8. Experience providing learning and development services.

AEX9. Experience providing Human Resources Programs services (Awards, Diversity and Inclusion, Official Languages, Performance Measurement).

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements


C1. Thinking things through

C2. Showing initiative and being action oriented

C3. Working effectively with others

C4. Demonstrating integrity and respect

C5. Communication (oral and written)

C6. Client service orientation

C7. Adaptability

C8. Business Acumen

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


- In support of achieving a diverse workforce, selection may be limited to candidates who self-declare as a member of one of more of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and/or women.

- SSC is committed to providing opportunities across Canada where feasible, and to increasing its regional presence.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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


- Shared Services Canada offers a developmental program to its human resources advisors in staffing and classification. Individuals that will be offered an employment opportunity through this selection process will automatically be part of this promotional program that provides a structured developmental experience composed of learning objectives, coaching, training and learning activities, regular feedback, and written performance assessments.


- Asset qualifications in the "Other qualifications" section could be used for candidate selection purposes. It is therefore important to answer these pre-selection questions if you have these qualifications.

- Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

- Are you a RCMP civilian member assigned to Shared Services Canada (SSC)? We encourage you to apply! As per the memorandum of understanding with the RCMP, please note that members assigned to SSC since December 1 2018 who accept an appointment from this process will not be required to convert to public servant status. All other members who apply, including those working with SSC through an Interchange Canada agreement, will need to convert to public servant status upon appointment. If you have questions, please send an email message to the address indicated in Contact information section below for more information.

- SSC welcomes applications from Veterans. We recognize your contribution to Canada and would like to offer you the opportunity to continue your career in an environment where multi-talented employees with diverse skills are appreciated and supported.

- On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service. As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


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.