Government Jobs/Various PM Positions Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada
Various Locations – Please indicate in your application your preferred work location(s).
Additional locations, other than those listed, may be considered based on the needs of the position being staffed.
PM-02, PM-03, PM-04
Indeterminate, Term, Casual, Deployment, Assignment, Secondment, Acting, Interchange Canada
$61,152 to $77,368

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Health Agency of Canada

Closing date: 31 August 2021 – 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Public Health Agency Canada

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 Agency is in a significant period of growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic response, and requires top talent at the PM-02, PM-03, and PM-04 levels to support the top priority for Canadians.

Applications will be periodically pulled and reviewed/assessed based on needs. The first pull of candidate applications could be as early as June 01, 2021. It is therefore important for candidates to apply online as soon as possible.

Come join this important team!


This inventory enables you to be matched to job opportunities such as:
Junior Program Officer/ Program Officer/ Senior Program Officer (Supervisor)/ Senior Program Officer (Specialist)

Work environment

Who are we?

The Public Health Agency of Canada has been created to deliver on the Government of Canada’s commitment to help protect the health and safety of all Canadians. Its activities focus on preventing chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, preventing injuries and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks.

Why should you consider the Public Health Agency of Canada as your next career stepping-stone?

The Public Health Agency of Canada provides its employees with an exceptional workplace, opportunities for professional development, access to continued learning throughout their careers and flexible work schedules. You will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced organization with engaged individuals. You will also enjoy your salary, as well as, benefits (dental and health care) for you and your family, an appealing pension plan and access to our Family and Employee Assistance Program.

Intent of the process

This process is intended to create and maintain an inventory of candidates to fill a variety of positions across the Public Health Agency of Canada. Online applications will be accepted as long as the poster is active.

The Public Health Agency of Canada will periodically pull and review the applications received and contact applicants selected for further assessment based on the needs. It is therefore important for candidates to apply online as soon as possible.

As this process is for PM-02, PM-03, and PM-04 positions, depth and breadth of experience/response may be used during screening, assessment and/or selection of the candidate.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

  • Tell us where you saw or heard about this job advertisement: LinkedIn, Indeed, Twitter, Post-Secondary Institution communication, Association website/communication, Word of Mouth, Other? Please note that your response is not linked to this staffing process but will be used to inform future government recruitment campaigns.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives

The employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are:
– A satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or
– An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience

If your education was completed outside of Canada you do require a foreign credential validation certificate. Further information on how to have your education assessed can be found here:

Degree equivalency

Common to all levels:
E1. Experience in the delivery of programs or services
E2. Experience in preparing or analyzing reports, or briefings

For PM-02: Experience of 0-2 years is required
For PM-03: Experience of 2+ years is required
For PM-04: Recent* experience of 3+ years is required

*Recent experience is defined as being within the last 5 years

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

Various language requirements
English Essential; French Essential or Bilingual Imperative (Various Bilingual Profiles – BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

C1. Demonstrating integrity and respect
C2. Thinking things through
C3. Working effectively with others
C4. Showing initiative and being action-oriented
C5. Reliability

A1. Ability to communicate effectively orally
A2. Ability to communicate effectively in writing

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

Candidates MAY be required to meet the following education qualification, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed as they may be deemed as either an Essential or Asset qualification.

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution

Degree equivalency

Candidates MAY also be required to meet ONE OR MORE of the following experience factors, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. The following criteria could be deemed as essential or asset, depending on the needs of the position.

1. Experience working with grants and contribution programs.

2. Experience in revising a General Ledger and reconciliation of Cashflow Forecast and Record of Expenditures

3. Experience in providing advice and guidance to clients, stakeholders and/or the public.

4. Experience developing and maintaining working relationships with clients, stakeholders and/or partners

5. Experience participating in program delivery education and outreach activities, workshops or events

6. Experience reviewing financial documents and reports.

7. Experience co-ordinating or participating in multi-sector committees, conferences or public consultations

8. Experience managing project teams or working groups.

9. Experience in providing guidance to others on procedures, policies, regulations or legislation.

10. Experience in interpreting and applying policies or procedures

11. Experience providing advice and recommendations to supervisors/managers on complex issues

12. Experience editing, proofreading and formatting documents geared for web publishing

13. Experience gathering, tracking, or analyzing data

14. Experience working with northern or Indigenous communities

15. Experience managing budgets and other financial data

16. Experience in procurement (eg. scheduling, tracking and ordering supplies or equipment)

17. Experience managing fleet vehicles

18. Experience in mentoring or training employees.

19. Experience in supervising one or more employee.

Candidates MAY be required to meet ONE OR MORE of the following operational requirements depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

O1. Willingness and availability to travel domestically and/or internationally.
O2. Available to work overtime, often on short notice based on operational requirements.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities:

You are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of your choice (English or French). You are asked to indicate your preferred official language in your application.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is committed to Employment Equity. In order to ensure a diversified workforce, preference may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minority groups provided the candidate meets all essential qualifications listed on the job opportunity notice and any applicable asset qualification(s).


■ The inventory will be refreshed every 90 days. You will receive periodic system-generated e-mails advising that your application will expire in a certain number of days, and asking you to log in to your GC Jobs account to confirm your application. It is important that you monitor your e-mail and resubmit your application when prompted, or your application will be removed from the inventory.
This ensures that the information that is provided to hiring managers is current and up-to-date, as well as ensuring that the candidates in the inventory are still interested in employment. You can click on the link in the e-mail to access your account, and you will have a message informing you that your application is set to expire. Click on “Update My Inventory Status” to resubmit your application.


■ To apply for any position, you need to first create a profile in the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS), which should only take about 10 minutes. Then, after ensuring you meet the position requirements, scroll to the bottom of the poster and click on “Apply online.”

■ Work your way through the list of requirements, completing each section and saving as you go. Before submitting your application, please ensure that there are green check marks on every single category before submitting your application.

■ If there are any red Xs on the categories, please click into that category and ensure that everything has been filled out. Screening questions have been built into the application process and occasionally an applicant may miss a field on the Screening Questions page. Please thoroughly review to ensure that you have responded to each question, including all the “Yes / No ” questions.

■ PSRS will automatically disconnect candidates without warning after 60 minutes if there is no activity. You need to save or move to a new screen to maintain your connection. Typing information without saving does not prevent you from being disconnected. Applicants may find it helpful to first use a word processing software to complete their responses using concrete and detailed examples, then copy and paste the responses into PSRS afterwards.

■ If you have further questions on how to apply or experience technical difficulties with your application, please visit the following website:

■ We will only accept on-line applications received via the Public Service Jobs site. Persons with disabilities or residing in locations that prevent them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.


■ You can choose to update your application when you resubmit it to the inventory, or anytime that something changes that will impact your application. For example, if you gain more experience in an area that is related to the qualifications outlined in the inventory, it would be beneficial to update your application to reflect this. Since hiring managers screen applications based on the information you provided in the screening questions, it is recommended that you include experience gained after you initially submitted your application to ensure they have all of the relevant information. This also applies to changes in your education level, locations or positions you are interested in, or any of the answers you provided to the screening questions.

To update your information you need to log into your GC Jobs account and retrieve your application. Your application will revert to In Progress, and allow you to make the necessary changes. You must resubmit your application to have it included in the inventory. If you do not wish to remain in the inventory you can delete your application at this stage.


■ Screening criteria is established to determine which candidates will qualify for further consideration and assessment. During the screening stage, the screening board will review your application to determine if you meet the essential education and essential experiences. However, some managers may opt to use asset education and asset experiences as well. This is why it is essential to provide concrete examples.

■ If you are a candidate that has been “screened-in,” this means that you may undergo further assessment to determine if you meet the other essential and/or asset criteria (i.e. knowledge, abilities, competencies, etc.).


■ Managers can use a combination of assessment methods they deem relevant. Some common assessment methods are written exams, interviews, and reference checks. However, managers have the flexibility to use role-play, simulations, and performance / talent management considerations as part of their assessment.

■ When candidates are invited to the assessment stage, they will be notified of the qualifications being assessed and the assessment method (interview, written take home test, etc.). To help you prepare for assessment, you should think about examples that will best highlight how you meet the qualifications being assessed. During the assessment, use the “STAR” method to best explain your example. STAR stands for the following:

▪ Situation: Think of a situation in which you are/were involved.
▪ Task: Describe the tasks involved in the situation.
▪ Action: Specify what actions you took to achieve your results.
▪ Results: What results followed due to your actions? List them and describe each one briefly.

■ Each board will have specific criteria to assess and each pull from the inventory may be treated separately, therefore if you are referred for more than one opportunity you may be re-assessed on the same criteria.

■ Based on the hiring division’s needs, additional essential qualifications, asset qualifications, organizational needs, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be identified and applied during the assessment and/or selection of candidates.

■ In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, simulations, PSC tests, reference checks, board member knowledge etc. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

■ Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

■ Depending on the number of applicants, needs and/or plans, volume management strategies such as, but not limited to, top-down approach, cut-off scores, asset selection, random selection and/or assessment may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates and/or determining which candidates will continue in the staffing process. Should a volume management strategy be used, communication regarding the application of the strategy will be provided to those candidates who are impacted.

■ 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.

■ Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
– Matching of the individual’s experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team.
– Matching of the individual’s experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed.
– Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience.
– Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications.
– The organizational need of restructuring/budgetary constraints

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

■ 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


▪ Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

▪ Candidates will be contacted by email and it is imperative that you provide a current email address that accepts e-mail 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.

▪ Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis. It is your entire responsibility to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information.

▪ All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

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


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

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

PHAC HR Recruit

Please include the selection process number in your subject line when contacting us. | Veuillez inclure le numéro du processus de sélection dans votre ligne d’objet lorsque vous nous contactez.