New Job Senior Policy Advisor In Alberta

Senior Policy Advisor
Senior Policy Advisor

Senior Policy Advisor

Company : Natural Resources Canada
Salary : $113,124–$129,869 a year
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Natural Resources Canada - Northern Forestry Centre
Edmonton (Alberta)
$113,124 to $129,869

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 14 August 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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 Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel:

We encourage applicants to identify any abilities, competencies, and/or experiences acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.


The Canadian Forest Service (CFS) at Natural Resources Canada is looking for an experienced and adaptable individual to contribute to the growing portfolio of work related to wildland fire management. The Senior Advisor will:
  • Manage and coordinate project activities to establish an international Centre of Excellence for Wildland Fire Innovation and Resilience.
  • Provide leadership to advance CFS commitments relating to Indigenous wildland fire stewardship.
  • Deliver advice and support to ensure informed and timely decision-making and development of strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with partners and rights holders on development of strategic policies and materials.

Work environment

At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you. As an employee at Natural Resources Canada you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis. We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one (1) indeterminate position.

A pool of (fully or partially qualified) candidates may be established through this process to staff with identical or similar positions within Natural Resources Canada with various tenures (Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified Period), various language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential, or Bilingual), linguistic requirements (imperative and/or non-imperative) and profile(s) (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, etc.), various security requirements (Reliability status or Secret clearance), various conditions of employment and for various locations.

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)

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

Part A 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.
2. An indeterminate incumbent of a former ES position on June 30, 1967, who became an EC on June 22, 2009, who does not possess the minimum level of education as indicated for Part A above is deemed to meet this minimum educational standard based on his/her education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

  • Experience leading the development and implementation of policies, procedures, programs, strategies or regulations.
  • Experience developing policy advice for senior management** on complex issues*.
  • Experience leading the development of written products such as briefings, reports, slide presentations, strategic plans or other similar documents for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with governments, Indigenous organizations and stakeholders.
  • Experience leading projects or functional teams on strategic initiatives***.

  • Complex issues are issues with at least two (2) of the following characteristics: multidimensional, sensitive, confidential, affecting many partners or stakeholders, precedent setting, having a major impact on the organization or having a potential for significant media coverage.
**Senior Management is defined as Senior Executives level or equivalent and above.
***Strategic initiatives have a duration of at least 1 year and relate to high level organizational priorities.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Ability to research, organize and analyze complex information in order to develop strategic advice and recommendations.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Personal suitability:
  • Uphold integrity and respect
  • Judgment
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Secret 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

Indeterminate employees of the Federal Public Service at the same group and level or equivalent could be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.


You will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Qualification (Education and Experience). When answering the screening questions, it is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualification or to list your current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must provide concrete examples of tasks you have accomplished with significant details to explain the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and HOW you acquired each qualification.

For each experience criteria, please provide the following information:

1. Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2. Title of the position occupied, group and level and the period(s) in which you performed the functions (M-Y to M-Y)
3. Specific details of tasks or projects demonstrating how the experience was acquired. (Situation/challenge, Tasks, Action and Result).

Should your responses to the screening questions contain insufficient details to demonstrate that you meet the screening criteria, your application will not be given further consideration in the process. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Government of Canada jobs website. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact the person named below.

It is our intention to communicate with candidates via email for assessment purposes. This will include communication of invitations to written tests and interviews. To that end, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.

Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


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.