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Executive / senior industry position

National Defence - Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure & Environment) - Real Property Operations Unit (Ontario) 
Kingston (Ontario) 
$110,187 to $128,806 (Salary under review)

Closing date: 12 July 2019 - 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

You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential qualifications (i.e. Education, Occupational Certification and Experience) for the initial screening through your resume and in answering online screening questions. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described skills, experience, etc. provided in screening questions should be supported by your resume. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide updated contact information as required.

Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this advertisement. All job applications must therefore be submitted through For this advertisement, applicants will be required to provide information which is only accessible when applying on-line (namely the job questionnaire).

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 1-800-645-5605.

Work environment

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) work together to fulfill the Government of Canada’s mission to defend Canadian interests and values, and to contribute to international peace and security. DND is the largest federal government department in Canada and is part of the Public Service of Canada. Internally, DND and the CAF are collectively termed the Defence Team and civilians make up close to 25 per cent of the organization. As public servants and members of the Defence Team, civilians work side-by-side with CAF personnel for the defence of Canada and Canada’s contribution to international security and stability efforts.

Intent of the process

There is an immediate need to staff one permanent position in Kingston, Ontario. A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions.

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 university in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, or electrical engineering, or some other engineering specialty relevant to real property construction, operation, maintenance and repair.

Degree equivalency

Occupational Certification:

  • Eligibility for certification as a professional engineer in Canada with specialization in an engineering specialty relevant to the position.


  • In order to be considered ‘eligible’, you must hold an undergraduate degree from a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredited program and you must be eligible to register in the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Engineering Intern (EIT) Program. Note: An applicant who graduated from a non-CEAB school is eligible to enroll in the EIT program when they are either assigned a Confirmatory Examination Program (CEP) or have completed their Specific Examination Program (SEP).

E1 - *Recent and significant experience working in a multidisciplinary design environment related to building infrastructure.

  • Recent and significant is defined as at least five (5) years’ experience within the last seven (7) years

E2 - Experience in design assessment
E3- **Recent experience managing multiple construction projects concurrently greater than $100K
**Recent is defined as at least three (3) years’ experience within the last five (5) years
E4- Experience developing Terms of Reference for construction consultant teams
E5 – Experience supervising
E6- Experience managing teams

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

AS1 - Ability to communicate effectively orally
AS2 - Ability to communicate effectively in writing

***This ability may be assessed using the Written Communication Proficiency Test (WCPT-351)

Personal Suitability
PS1: Demonstrating integrity and respect
PS2: Thinking things through
PS3: Working effectively with others
PS4: Showing initiative and being action-oriented

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

Occupational Certification:
AQ1 – Project Management Professional Certification

AQ2 - Experience working in a military environment.
AQ3- Experience working at the Department of National Defence
AQ4 - Experience working in a Municipal, Provincial or Federal Engineering environment.
AQ5 - Experience managing consultants.
AQ6 - Experience producing specifications using NMS (National Masters Specifications).
AQ7 – Experience with SAP software (e.g. DRMIS)

Organizational Needs:
Consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Persons with a Disability, Visible Minorities and Women.

Operational Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to travel for training requirements.

Other operational requirements may be required for some positions. These requirements will be communicated to the candidates considered for that specific appointment.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Some positions may require:
Secret or Top Secret security clearance

Other Conditions of Employment:
For some positions:

  • Possession of a valid unrestricted Class “G” driver’s license issued by the Province of Ontario or Provincial equivalent.
  • Current and acceptable driver’s abstract
  • Eligibility and willingness to obtain the DND 404 military driver’s license

Other conditions of employment may be required for some positions. These conditions will be communicated to the candidates considered for that specific appointment.

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

If applicable, please identify the following on your application: substantive group and level; employment status; Personal Record Identifier (PRI).

Interviews may be conducted.

A written assessment may be administered.

Reference checks may be conducted.

Applicants are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice and are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidate may have to travel to a specific location for the assessment/interview at their own cost.

Accommodations: in order to ensure that you are assessed in a fair and equitable manner in the next stages, please advise us if you require accommodation measures.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar temporary and/or permanent positions.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; only candidates who will be considered further in this process may be contacted.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications noted in the Statement of Merit Criteria to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.


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.

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Executive / senior industry position


Kingston, ON

Kingston , Canada