Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Officer
The Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC is accepting applications for the position of Senior Inter-Governmental Affairs Officer, details as follows. Position title: Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Officer Section: Washington Secretariat Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC Position no: EXT-417929 Level: LE-09 Starting salary: $103,214 USD plus benefits Competition no: 3614 Date posted: 18 September 2019 Closing date: 2 October 2019 06:00:00 PM EST. Employment Tenure: Indeterminate This staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and for similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, emergency, and acting opportunities at the Embassy. When you submit your application, you must specify all types of employment tenures for which you wish to be considered. APPLICATION PROCESS CANDIDATES CAN ONLY APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW: www.wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=3614&source=PO Open to: Persons living in the greater Washington Metropolitan area; Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC; Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States (relocation will not be paid in any circumstance); Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff (CBS) at the Embassy of Canada. All applicants must: Have independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions; Reside in the United States; Meet all of the Essential Requirements stated below; Submit a resume and a cover letter by the closing date and time. The covering letter must: o Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements under Language, Education and Experience; o Confirm residency in the United States; o Confirm independent work authorization in the United States. (US Citizen, LPR, or specific visa categories as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission). Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications. Supporting documentation will be verified during the process. Summary of duties: Canada and the United States share one of the deepest and most complex bilateral relationships in the world. The Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Officer occupies a critical leadership position in the Embassy of Canada working collaboratively with high-level internal and external officials, delegations and stakeholders to advance Canada's bilateral interests at the sub-national level in Washington DC, in the Embassy's territory (Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland) and across the United States. The Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Officer: Coordinates and facilitates visits of Canada's Parliamentarians to Washington DC, working closely with Committee clerks and staff and often accompanying Parliamentarians to meetings with Members of Congress, think tanks, and Embassy officials; Works in partnership with Embassy programs and with provinces and territories, in particular those represented in Washington, to provide written and verbal briefings to Parliamentarians, Cabinet Ministers, and senior Canadian government officials; Liaises with Governors' offices and with the National Governors Association to advance Canada's bilateral advocacy objectives at the sub-national level, including providing advice in the organization of meetings and events, and development and implementation of visits and tours, both in the US and in Canada; Collaborates with Canada's provincial and territorial governments on their outreach and advocacy in the US; Provides leadership and strategic direction to the junior Intergovernmental Affairs officer, including with regards to outreach programs targeting state legislators. Essential requirements: Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Language, Education and Experience requirements listed below. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications. Language: Fluency in English (oral and written) Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in political science, international relations, economics or related field. Experience: A minimum of five years of professional experience working in government, a non-government organization, think tank, lobby group or academic institution; A minimum of five years of professional experience in developing relationships with high-level officials and decision makers in a government organization, business association, or think tank; Experience in organizing and conducting meetings and visits with high-level officials, delegations, experts or leaders; Experience in providing strategic advice to senior-level officials in the public, private or non-profit sectors; Experience in identifying, planning and delivering on objectives, tracking and reporting results; Experience in managing a budget. Rated requirements: Candidates who meet the Language, Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods. Knowledge: Knowledge of Canada's parliamentary system, federal-provincial-territorial relations in Canada or state politics in the United States; Knowledge of Canada-U.S. bilateral relations; Knowledge of political and economic issues and trends that affect policy-making in the United States. Abilities: Ability to build and engage networks of external partners and influencers; Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; Ability to analyse complex developments and trends and provide strategic advice; Ability to deliver programming and manage competing priorities; Ability to supervise staff. Personal Suitability: Sound judgment and integrity; Client focus and responsiveness; Strong interpersonal skills; Adaptability and flexibility; Highly collaborative working style. Asset Qualifications: The ability to communicate effectively in French both orally and in writing; A Master's Degree in political science, international relations, economics, or related field. Selection procedure: The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet the requirements will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements. The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position. The Embassy offers a competitive salary plus leave and health benefits package. Leave includes paid vacation, sick, and family/personal leave. The health benefits package covers medical, dental, disability, and retirement. Other benefits include a prime work location in proximity to public transit, a 37.5-hour work week, on-site parking, on-site gym with cardio and weight room, and on-site cafeteria. The Embassy actively promotes work-life balance and offers a dynamic and healthy work environment. The Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes. Method of application: Apply online at -tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=3614&source=PO Condition of employment (must be met): Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with US protocol directives for foreign missions (US Citizen, LPR, or specific visa categories as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission); Occasional travel as required within the United States and Canada, and; A valid passport for travel and ability to obtain required documentation for destination countries. Hours of work: Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) in the United States of 37.5 hours per week. The incumbent may be required to work overtime as needed.