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CO-02 Research & Technology AdvisorRegion: Ontario
Contract type: Perm/Temp - Acting,Lateral Move,Permanent,Promotion,Term
Linguistic profile: Various linguistic profiles
Salary range: $78,176 to $118,883
Closing date: September 30, 2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Requisition Number: 50947395
Who can applyPersons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Preference for appointment will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.
Any expenses incurred by candidates from outside the federal public service in connection with this staffing process (e.g., expenses related to testing, interviews, and/or relocation) will be borne by the candidates themselves.
Qualified veterans, members and former members of the Canadian Forces who are appointed are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.
The area of selection includes individuals with preferred status who live or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position(s) being staffed.
- Delivering a tax incentive program that promotes and encourages businesses of all sizes to perform Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) within Canada.
- Visiting claimants' premises. Analyzing and reviewing their claims for SR&ED tax incentives.
- Preparing reports that explain your rationale for whether or not the work meets the criteria for eligibility as SR&ED.
- Resolving disputed issues.
- Making presentations on the SR&ED program.
- Delivering the First Time Claimant Advisory Service
- Liaising with current and potential SR&ED claimants
- Promoting and delivering existing and new Agency initiatives
Staffing Requirements to applyYou must clearly demonstrate on your online application how you meet the essential staffing requirements to apply.
A Master's or Ph.D. degree from a recognized university with specialization in a field of science or engineering relevant to the SR&ED program. Particular fields of interest are life sciences, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Candidates possessing a bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science with an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered as meeting the education requirements.
CRA will accept foreign credentials as long as they are considered acceptable by a recognized Canadian educational institution. Candidates with foreign education credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate. For more information you may refer to the following link: Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
You must attach a copy of your proof of education on your Candidate Profile before submitting your application.
Recent* and significant** experience in industrial research, academic research in an industrial setting, or experimental development in a field of science or technology relevant to the SR&ED Program or recent* and significant** experience in the SR&ED Program as a Research and Technology Officer, or a combination thereof. Note: * = generally, within the last seven (7) years, ** = generally, three (3) years or more of experience.
Language - for Bilingual positions in Ottawa only
Second Language Evaluation (SLE) - CBC/CBC
Please note: Second Language Evaluations may occur during the assessment stage. However, this remains a Pre-requisite staffing requirement.
In the case where you have previously written the SLE, and your results are not in ESS and you do not have the official copy of your results, you can send a request to the Public Service Commission by fax at (613) 992-9694. Please refer to the attached link for further information:confirmation of results
Once received, please fax a copy of your results to416-952-8334 indicating the requisition number.
Please also attach the following documents to your on-line application:
A maximum two page submission describing in detail your work experience and how it relates to the essential and discretionary experience prerequisites specified in this notice.
Language RequirementsVarious Language Requirements
Staffing requirements to be assessed/appliedAny 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.
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.
The following qualifications WILL. be assessed using locally developed tools and will not be portable to other selection processes. Candidates must achieve the pass mark indicated below in each qualification.
Ability to make decisions – Interview – (pass mark 60%)
Ability to provide service to clients – Interview – (pass mark 60%)
Ability to resolve conflict – Interview – (pass mark 60%)
Ability to deal with difficult situations – Interview – (pass mark 60%)
Ability to communicate orally – Interview – (pass mark 60%)
Ability to write business/scientific correspondence – Written exam – (pass mark 60%)
Ability to work cooperatively in a team – Interview – (pass mark 60%)
Results from locally developed assessment tools may be used for appointment
Additional Staffing Requirements
The required performance levels for appointments from this staffing process are:
For temporary or permanent lateral moves:
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 the most recent performance cycle.
For actings 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 for the most recent performance cycle.
If a candidate doesn't have the required performance level, the candidate will not proceed further in the staffing process.
*If a candidate is not a Canada Revenue Agency employee, reasonable efforts will be made to confirm whether or not the candidate's performance is currently meeting expectations. This verification will be done through a reference check. If the candidate's performance is not currently meeting expectations, the candidate will not proceed further in the staffing process.
Experience in field of science
Duration and complexity of experience relating to the job being staffed
Conditions of Employment
Reliability/Security: Reliability Status
Valid driver's license or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver's license.
Overtime may be required
Use of a laptop computer as a primary work tool
Appointments made from this staffing process will be based on one or more of the staffing requirement(s) identified on this notice.
General informationFor 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.
Applicants can view the status of their application by logging into their Candidate profile on our Careers at the CRA site
Second Language Evaluation (SLE)
Candidates applying for bilingual positions must be able to demonstrate their capabilities to work in English and in French by achieving at least a CBC rating on the Public Service Commission's Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test. The SLE is designed to evaluate second language proficiency to the required linguistic profile. The first letter corresponds to the level for reading comprehension, the second letter corresponds to the level for written expression, and the third letter corresponds to the level for oral proficiency. For more information on the SLE test, please click Second Language Evaluation (SLE).
Before submitting an application, potential applicants are asked to carefully review the requirements of this job opportunity to determine if they are eligible to apply.
Applicants from the general public who do not meet the eligibility requirements in order to apply on this staffing process will not be considered and will not be contacted.
1 English and 1 French pool of eligible candidates will be established for this staffing process.
This selection process may be used to staff positions in the following locations:
1 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario
333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario
5800 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario
50 Queen Street, Kitchener, Ontario
451 Talbot Street, London, Ontario
55 Bay Street North, Hamilton, Ontario
185 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, Ontario
Any expenses incurred by candidates from the general public in connection with this staffing process, will be borne by the candidates themselves.
Upon your acceptance of a permanent offer of employment, you will no longer be eligible for appointment from this process.
Please note that this is an inventory status process. This means that the screening and assessment of candidates will occur on a cyclical basis. The closing date specified on this Notice of Job Opportunity is subject to change, either to extend the notice period where insufficient candidates apply, or to shorten the notice period where an overabundance of candidates apply.
Veterans' Hiring Act (VHA)
The VHA allows current and honourably released former 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 former 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 former members of the Canadian Forces 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. Links to notices of job opportunities for internal CRA staffing processes and CRA's interdepartmental staffing processes are also posted on the jobs.gc.ca"> website. This access to internal federal public service jobs is limited to a period of up to five years after honourable release.
Current and honourably released former CF members 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.
If the current or former Canadian Forces member does not have a MPRR, he or she may contact Department of National Defence's Director of Casualty Support Management (DCSM) at 1(800) 883-6094 or DCSM-DGSB@forces.gc.ca for a copy of their MPRR or other official documents. For information on requesting a determination regarding status as a medically-released veteran, visit Veterans Affairs Canada.
Before appointments are made from this staffing process, priority for appointment will be given to individuals with CRA preferred status. Members of the Canadian Forces released for medical reasons attributable to service will be given priority for appointment before all other individuals with CRA preferred status. Priority for appointment will be in the following order:
1. Members of the Canadian Forces released for medical reasons attributable to service with preferred status.
2. Individuals with either CRA surplus preferred status or CRA lay-off preferred status who live and/or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position.
3. All other individuals with CRA preferred status who live and/or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position.
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.
An integral part of the Personnel Screening Program requires that all candidates being appointed into the CRA be subject to a reliability check. This includes the verification of reliability, employment history, and police records and could include fingerprinting. The Personnel Screening Program was implemented to protect information that is departmentally sensitive or sensitive to the national interest by ensuring that all persons engaged by CRA meet standards of reliability, trustworthiness and loyalty required by the nature of their duties or tasks.
When attending any tests and/or interview sessions, candidates may be required to complete Personnel Screening forms so that a reliability check can be conducted. When completing the personnel security clearance form, you will be required to provide complete addresses for the places you resided in the last FIVE YEARS, including the year(s) and month(s) for each residence. If you were residing outside of Canada in the last five years, you may experience a delay in obtaining a security status/clearance.
In addition, candidates may be required to provide the original and photocopies of two of the documents listed below. Please note that one must be a photo ID. Photocopying services will not be provided.
• Valid Canadian passport
• Other passports with a Certificate of Citizenship or Permanent Resident card
• Birth Certificate
• Baptismal Certificate
• Valid Canadian driver's license
• Federal Public Service issued ID card
Throughout the selection process, it is your responsibility to make yourself available for all testing and interview dates for which you are invited. If you fail to attend any of the scheduled testing or interview sessions, you will be deemed to be no longer interested in this selection process and as a result, you will not be considered further.
To help facilitate scheduling, candidates MUST notify us of any leave plans and any change of address or contact information that may occur throughout this selection process by sending an email to TCTSO_SR&ED_CPB@cra-arc.gc.ca. Failure to attend any testing and/or interviews will signify you are no longer interested in this selection process and, as a result, your application will not be given further consideration.
If special circumstances (such as vacation or sickness) prevent you from having access to your email system OR if you do not have access to an email system, it is your responsibility to inform us. Furthermore, if you DO NOT wish to receive results by email, it is your responsibility to inform us. In this case, there will be a delay from the time we issue the letters, until you receive them.
Email address: TCTSO_SR&ED_CPB@cra-arc.gc.ca
AppointmentBefore proceeding with appointments from this staffing process, the manager will give priority for appointment to individuals with CRA preferred status.
Appointments made from this staffing process will be based on one or more of the staffing requirement(s) identified on this notice.
ContactName: Lynda Sturgeoff
Email Address: TCTSO_SR&ED_CPB@cra-arc.gc.ca
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