OverviewCanada Revenue Agency Technical Policy Advisor, SP0446 Temporary in Ottawa, ON
Canada Revenue Agency
Branch Ottawa ON CA
Technical Policy Advisor, SP0446
In building and maintaining relations with other government departments and/or agencies. Conducts and coordinates Headquarters and regional office reviews for…
Please refer to the Job Information Site for more information regarding this job. Job number: SP0446. Applicants under the VHA can request a copy of the work description via email, citing the requisition number, to the contact email below.
For more information, please consult the following work description: Job Information Site .
If you wish to obtain a copy of the work description, please send an email to the following address: LPRA/[email protected] .
- Plans, develops and leads major projects related to Agency change initiatives and risk management; develops and maintains a comprehensive body of expertise on intelligence, economic, political and social issues. Develops procedures, guidelines, service standards, work programs, performance indicators, resource planning, reporting system requirements and related training programs.
- Provides, as the Agency’s official interpretative source for governing legislation, precedent and policy-setting decisions, technical interpretations (excluding complex Excise and GST/HST cases), and contributes to the development of new and to the revision of existing interpretations and policies, remission orders, quality assurance, issue sheets or ministerial correspondence and analysis of rulings and interpretations, to internal and external clients.
- Provides technical advice and recommends changes to legislation such as CPP and EI and participates in the negotiation of the Social Security Agreement for CPP, for the purpose of administering part of these legislations. Researches, analyses and formulates legislative, strategic and operational policy, participates on multidisciplinary study teams, develops external relations and public education programs.
- Enforces provisions of the Acts administered and related legislation and regulations so that duty licensees remain compliant with the provisions of these statutes.
- Develops, writes and provides technical publications, memoranda, circulars, technical information bulletins and verifies the technical accuracy of printed matter developed by other branches. Delivers public education and training courses.
- Conducts and coordinates Headquarters and regional office reviews for assigned programs (e.g. CPP/EI, Excise and GST/HST, deferred income plans and registration of charities)
- Develops and administers the Contribution Program with the objective of providing funding to the charitable sector to develop and deliver compliance related education and training
- Influences federal and provincial/territorial relations, contributes to the development and formulates interpretation and policies, strategies and guidelines to be applied to current and future federal and provincial/territorial negotiations and consults, collaborates and negotiates relevant agreements for the provision of services to taxpayers and other Agency activities (intelligence, compliance, public education). Staffing Requirements to apply You must clearly demonstrate on your online application how you meet the essential staffing requirements to apply.
SCREENING FOR PREREQUISITES
You must clearly demonstrate on your candidate profile how you meet the essential staffing requirements required at the prerequisites stage.
The requirements constituting an asset at the screening for prerequisites stage may also be used. If you meet them, you must clearly demonstrate it on your candidate profile.
Education – Essential requirement
A secondary school diploma or CRA-approved alternatives.
Note: As well as your online application, if you have not done so already, you must upload into your Candidate Profile your essential education credentials by the closing date and time of this notice of job opportunity demonstrating that you meet the essential education requirements for the position(s) being staffed. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
Experience –Essential Requirement
1-Experience* researching, assessing and making recommendations regarding the delivery or development of programs in accordance with legislation or common law, policies, procedures, standards or strategies.
One of the following:
2-Experience* reviewing the work of others, including the provision of feedback, orally and in writing.
3-Experience* in the planning or development of program related materials for delivery to internal and external stakeholders (such as training, outreach, policy consultations, and publications).
4-Experience* interpreting and explaining or analyzing legislative provisions (such as the Income Tax Act , the Access to Information Act , the Privacy Act ) or common law.
- Experience is normally associated with performance of these functions as part of the major job duties for a period of not less than 12 cumulative months within the last 3 years.
Competencies – Essential requirement
You must possess, in Employee Self-Service (ESS) or in hand, assessment results for the following competencies by the closing date and time indicated on this notice of job opportunity.
- Service Excellence (previously Client Service Orientaton)* – Level (2)
- Effective Interactive Communication – Level (3)
If your results do not appear in ESS, you must submit your results by scanning and attaching the following documents to your online application:
- the signed attestation report for competency results you obtained through Observe and Attest (these results will be validated)
- the signed assessment report for competency results you obtained through other standardized tools
The report must clearly show that you obtained your competency results before or on the closing date and time shown on this notice of job opportunity.
Members and honourably released members of the Canadian forces who do not possess the required competency levels for Service Excellence and Effective Interactive Communication at the screening for prerequisite stage will be given the opportunity to be assessed on these two competencies as part of the assessment stage of this staffing process, as long as all other staffing requirements for the prerequisite stage are met. Languages Requirements English Essential and Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC) Staffing requirements to be assessed/applied Any essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/applied at a later date. Any discretionary staffing requirements indicated below may be applied/assessed at a later date.
You must notify the manager/staffing board of any leave plans and any change of address or contact information that may occur during this staffing process.
Requirements constituting an asset
The following competency may be assessed using CRA standardized assessment tools. The minimum level must be attained as indicated below:
- Problem Solving – Level 2
The following qualifications may be assessed. The minimum pass mark must be attained as indicated below:
- Dependability (pass mark 70%)
- Judgement (pass mark 70%)
- Planning, Organizing and/or Monitoring (pass mark 60%)
- Application of legislation, policy/guidances and case law (pass mark 70%)
Results from locally developed assessment tools may be used for appointment; however, they are not portable to other staffing processes.
CRA standardized tools
- Situational Judgement Test (pass mark 71/102)
- Writing Skills – Level 3
Writing Skills – Level 3
To be considered for an English essential position, you must achieve a Level 3 on the Writing Skills Test (WST) (B305) (previous version B300).
To be considered for a bilingual position, you must achieve a Level 3 on either the Writing Skills Test (WST) (B305) (previous version B300) or the Test d’Aptitudes à écrire (TAE) (B306) (previous version B303). You may choose to write both the WST (B305) and the TAE (B306) and avail yourself of the best result. You must confirm, prior to taking this test, if it is your intent to write both tests, B305 and B306.
Retest period: 180 days
Information about the WST or TAE can be obtained from the following web site: Writing Skills Test (WST) (305) et à Test d’Aptitudes à écrire (TAE) (B306).
Candidates who have valid test results from assessments using the CRA standardized tools are not required to be reassessed, but may request to be reassessed to improve their level(s) provided the time period restrictions for retesting are met.
- Written Communication Proficiency Test – 351 (pass mark 35/50)
If you already have valid results for the PSC tests and did not receive an official copy of your results, you can request these results by fax from the Public Service Commission at 613-992-9694 or from the following Internet address: Confirmation of Previous Test Results . You must include your name, date of birth, fax number or your personal address as well as your Personal Record Identifier (PRI), if you have one.
Education – Requirement constituting an asset
Degree from a recognized postsecondary institution with acceptable specialization in law.
A *recognized postsecondary institution is defined as a Canadian public or private institution that is recognized or authorized to grant degrees, diplomas, and other credentials by a public or private act of the provincial/territorial legislature or through a government-mandated quality assurance mechanism.
The institution must be listed in the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials .
Experience – Requirement constituting an asset
- Experience* conducting research, analyzing and/or preparing written recommendations relating to issues of common law, the Income Tax Act , and/or the Access to Information Act (such as guidance, discussion papers, internal operational procedures).
- Experience* in reviewing the work of others including the provision of feedback orally and/or in writing.
- Experience* in the planning and/or development of program related materials for delivery to internal and/or external stakeholders (such as training, outreach, policy consultations, policy guidance, instructional materials, reports, speeches, publications).
- Experience* interpreting and/or explaining and/or analyzing legislative provisions (such as the Income Tax Act , the Access to Information Act , the Privacy Act ) and/or common law.
- Experience* interpreting and/or explaining and/or analyzing legislative provisions (such as the Income Tax Act , the Access to Information Act , the Privacy Act ) and/or common law relating to the registered charities program.
- Experience* in preparing briefing notes and/or presentations for senior management.
- Experience* in screening and/or selecting files for audit and/or developing strategies to identify sources for workload selection.
- Experience* in conducting audits (field and/or desk) to determine whether organizations meet the Income Tax Act and/or common law requirements for registration as a charity, Canadian amateur athletic association, or national arts service organization.
- Experience* in the preparation of written products of varying detail and/or complexity, such as letters to registered organizations, file and lead evaluations, audit-related products, and briefings to senior management.
- Experience* in training and/or mentoring employees.
- Experience* in providing technical advice regarding charities objects and activities to HQ auditors and/or Field auditors related to compliance issues.
- Experience* in providing technical advice to auditors related to compliance issues.
- Experience* in the design, development, testing and/or implementation of systems in support of government and/or Agency priorities and/or initiatives.
- Experience* writing various communication products and/or correspondence such as electronic messages, newsletters.
- Experience* delivering presentations to internal and/or external stakeholders.
- Experience* conducting projects and/or consultations with internal and/or external stakeholders.
- Experience* conducting research and/or analysis to provide reports, research documents and/or recommendations to senior management (Director level and above).
- Experience* in coordinating the development of public policy.
- Experience* in leading and/or participating in cross-functional project teams and/or working groups.
- Experience* in building and maintaining relations with other government departments and/or agencies.
- Experience* leading case-law discussions on common law pertaining to charities.
- Experience* reviewing the work and recommendations of program analysts, providing feedback, both verbally and in writing, and/or making decisions in the processing of applications for charitable registration.
- Experience* providing technical guidance and direction to program analysts in the application of legislation, policy and case law as it relates to applications for charitable registration.
- Experience may be further defined according to one or more of the following:
- Complexity (difficulty level of tasks performed)
- Variety (number or specific type of tasks performed)
- Timeframe (period of time during which the experience took place)
Additional Staffing Requirements
- Reliability/Security – Reliability or Secret*
- Certain positions may require Secret clearance.
- Performance confirmation
The required performance levels for appointments from this staffing process are:
For temporary or permanent lateral moves or appointments to a lower level
Candidates must have achieved a performance level of « Results mostly meet expectations » or « Level 2 » or higher on the most recent finalized performance report.
For acting or permanent promotions
Candidates must have achieved a performance level of « Results meet expectations » or « Level 3 » or higher on the most recent finalized performance report.
Candidates who are not CRA employees must meet their current work expectations.
If a candidate is a member or a honourably released member of the Canadian Forces or a member of the Canadian Forces released for medical reasons attributable to service, he must meet the expectations of his current employment.
If a candidate does not have the required performance level, the candidate will not proceed further in the staffing process.
Requirements constituting an asset
- Budget considerations
- Duration of appointment
- Start date
- Minimize business disruption
- Employment Equity
We may use employment equity at the appointment stage of this staffing process according to the CRA’s employment equity plans and business requirements.
If Employment Equity is used as a staffing requirement to appoint from this staffing process, all candidates and all individuals with preferred status will have to meet this staffing requirement in order to be considered for appointment.
If you want information about how employment equity is used in a staffing process, please go to Procedures for Staffing (Staffing Program) .
Conditions of employment
- Overtime Required
- Travel may be required General information For information on how to apply, communication during the staffing process, foreign credentials, employment equity, accommodations during assessment, security status or clearance, and our code and conflict of interest requirements refer to the general information page http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/crrs/srch/tps-eng.html .
CRA employees are dedicated to serving in the public interest and have worked hard to earn the trust of Canadians. The Code of integrity and professional conduct and the Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment are important documents that outline the expected standards of conduct for CRA employees. We strongly recommend that you take the time to review these documents before you consider an employment opportunity with the CRA. Please note that a conflict of interest arises whenever an employee’s private interests and/or outside activities impair, or could be perceived to impair, their ability to make decisions with integrity, impartiality, honesty, and in the best interests of the CRA and the Government of Canada.
Before submitting an application, potential candidates should take notice of the requirements of this job opportunity to determine if they are eligible to apply.
Applicants from the general public who do not meet the criteria required to apply on this staffing process will not be considered and will not be contacted.
You have until 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, of the closing date to submit your online application.
Candidates can view the status of their application by logging into their Candidate profile on our Careers at the CRA site.
We will create a pool of eligible candidates for this staffing process.
Upon your acceptance of a permanent offer of employment, you will no longer be eligible for appointments from this staffing process.
This pool may be used to staff similar positions.
Note: As well as your online application, you must upload your essential education credentials in the education section of your Candidate Profile by the closing date and time of this notice of job opportunity, demonstrating that you meet the essential education requirements for the position(s) being staffed. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
Veterans Hiring Act (VHA)
The VHA allows current and honourably released Canadian Forces (CF) members to continue serving Canadians by granting them access to employment opportunities within the federal public service. In order to be considered, these current and honourably released CF members must have at least three years of service and must not already be permanently employed in the CRA or federal public service.
In support of the VHA, the CRA has committed to allowing members and honourably released members of the CF access to apply on internal CRA staffing processes (open to CRA employees only) and CRA’s interdepartmental staffing processes (open to CRA and federal public service employees). As a result, internal CRA job opportunities are posted on CRA’s external Careers website for this purpose.
Current and honourably released members of the CF applying to this staffing process are required to include the details of the Member’s Personnel Record Resume (MPRR) or other official documents or pieces of identification (for example, a copy of their release letter), which are documents issued by the Department of National Defence (DND) with their application to confirm their eligibility to apply.
How to obtain an MPRR:
1. For serving CF members (Reg F, P Res, COATS, Cdn Rgrs) – contact your own administrative resources (Unit Orderly Room or equivalent) to request a copy of your MPRR. DCSM will not provide MPRRs for members still in service .
2. For CF veterans who have been released within the last five (5) years – contact Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM) to request a copy of your CF Member’s Personnel Record Résumé (MPRR): [email protected]
3. Supplementary Reserve – personnel may send their request for an MPRR to [email protected] , or telephone 613-995-0793. DCSM will not provide MPRRs for members still in the Supp Res .
4. For CF veterans who have been released for more than five (5) years – To obtain a copy of your MPRR or any other CF personal information or documentation, you must request it through Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP). Please use the following link for DND ATIP requests: Request forms .
If Employment Equity is used as a staffing requirement to appoint from this staffing process, all candidates and all individuals with preferred status will have to meet the staffing requirements identified on this NOJO in order to be considered for appointment.
Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-03-31