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MG-SPS-06 – Various Assistant Director Positions (Amended)

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Group and level
Requisition number
Ottawa ON
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Permanent, Acting, Lateral Move, Promotion, Term
Closing Date
October 03, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$98,253 to $132,427
Public Affairs
HQ - Headquarters
Various linguistic profiles
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About the job

CRA prioritizes diversity and inclusion and is firmly committed to providing a diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve.  CRA's National Employment Equity (EE) Staffing Strategy strives to eliminate EE gaps for the four EE designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Where an EE gap exists at the time of appointment, EE may be used as an appointment criterion for permanent and temporary appointments/staffing actions over six months made through this process.


Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Directorate Overview

The CRA promotes compliance with Canada's tax legislation and regulations and plays an important role in the economic and social well-being of Canadians.  We are an agile, innovative and data driven organization and the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Directorate is at the forefront of ensuring that data is used responsibly while promoting openness, transparency and accountability in compliance with the Access to Information Act (ATIA) and the Privacy Act (PA) and related instruments. Every day is different and brings new challenges but we take pride in ensuring that the CRA is a trusted, fair and helpful organization that meets the needs and expectations of all Canadians.   


Job duties

As an Assistant Director, Workload Operations & Management (MG0646), you are responsible for:

  • Delivering the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) operations for requests submitted to the CRA under federal ATIP legislation;
  • Liaising with program branches and regions within the CRA, the Office of the Information Commissioner and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and ATIP counterparts of other government departments;
  • Leading the implementation of strategies and processes to enhance operational efficiencies.


As an Assistant Director, Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Governance (MG0884), you are responsible for:

  • Advising the Agency on access to information issues including legislative changes;
  • Liaising with program branches and regions within the CRA, the Office of the Information Commissioner and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and ATIP counterparts of other government departments;
  • Providing awareness training and advice to CRA employees related to requests for information under federal ATIP legislation;
  • Developing policies and procedures to enhance access to information at the Agency.


If you are seeking a rewarding and challenging career opportunity in a high profile environment, consider joining our team!

To view the complete work description click here:

If you cannot access the link, you may contact the email listed at the bottom of this notice to obtain a copy of the work description.


Language requirements: English Essential*, Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC, Bilingual imperative CCC/CCC.

*There is 1 MG-06 position within the Public Affairs Branch that is English essential. Should this position be staffed permanently, there may be a requirement to staff it on a bilingual imperative CBC/CBC basis.


The pool established from this staffing process may be used to staff similar positions.


Come work for the CRA, one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations and restrictions are in place across Canada and may change as circumstances evolve. You may be required to temporarily work remotely (e.g. from home). Further information will be provided if you are selected for the position.

To apply

Who can apply

Employees of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

AND Federal public service employees in organizations found under Schedules I, IV and V of the Financial Administration Act

Applicants from the general public will not be considered and will not be contacted

AND eligible veterans and Canadian Forces members.

AND individuals with preferred status who live or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position(s) being staffed.


Virtual reporting may be possible, if operational requirements permit.  

Depending on the position being staffed, selected candidates may be required to work within the hours of 7 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET.


In the case of applicants previously terminated or rejected on probation from positions within the CRA, please note that additional verifications will be conducted. Based on the reasons for termination or rejection, an applicant may not be considered further in the staffing process/considered for appointment, as they may be deemed to not meet one or more of the staffing criteria.


Essential staffing requirements

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements.



  • A secondary school diploma


  • CRA-approved alternatives*.

*CRA-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma include an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.



For both positions, have experience in:

  • Experience* in the application and interpretation of the Access to Information Act, and the Privacy Act;
  • Experience* providing advice and recommendations on complex issues** to senior management***;
  • Experience* working with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience* preparing and delivering reports and briefings (written and verbal) for senior management***;
  • Experience* in managing staff, including work planning, following up on deliverables, monitoring performance, and providing feedback;
  • Experience* managing, planning, and organizing program delivery.

*Experience is normally associated with the performance of these functions as part of the major job duties accomplished at the MG-04 level or equivalent, and above, for a period of no less than twenty-four (24) consecutive months within the last five (5) years.

**Complex issues and files are those that have at least one (1) of the following characteristics: multidimensional, sensitive, confidential, involve or affect many partners or stakeholders, create a precedent, have a major impact on the public or is subject to significant public or media interest.

***Senior management is defined as a person of authority in an organization who is involved in policy making or program implementation. This would be at the MG-06 level or equivalent (EX-01 minus 1), and/or above.


Note: for this staffing process, please note that it is not required to submit any additional documents to the staffing committee. The only documents required are listed in the Education and Assessment sections. Therefore, you do not need to send us your curriculum vitae or a cover letter. All documents sent that were not requested will be deleted if sent to our generic inbox, or will not be reviewed if attached to your application.


You must upload your education credentials in the education section of your candidate profile and submit all required documents by the closing date and time of this poster. Failure to do so can result in your application not being considered further.



The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. Asset staffing requirements may also be assessed during the staffing process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. You will be notified in advance of any asset requirements to be evaluated.

  • Performance validation
  • Second Language Evaluation (if applicable)
  • EPSI Managerial In-Basket Unsupervised Internet Test assessing:
    • Create vision and strategy
    • Mobilize people
    • Achieve results
    • Client orientation
  • EPSI Unsupervised Internet Test assessing: Effective written communication



Any asset staffing requirements indicated below may be applied/assessed at a later date and may be used for appointment.



  • A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, or a post-secondary diploma/certificate in the field of access to information and privacy.



  • Experience in financial planning in relation to strategic and operational needs;
  • Experience in the development, and modification of access to information (ATI) and privacy policies and strategies.



  • Interview on Key Leadership Competencies:
    • Uphold integrity and respect
    • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
    • Promote innovation and guide change


Additional Considerations:

  • Employment Equity
  • Budgetary considerations
  • Duration of appointment
  • Start date
  • Minimize business disruption
  • Qualifications


Conditions of employment:

  • Reliability/Security: Reliability Status, Secret
  • Willingness to work overtime (possibility of evenings and/or weekends on an ad hoc basis)
  • Willingness to take and successfully complete training

Want to know more?

We encourage you to read Important information on staffing at the CRA to find out more about staffing processes and how to apply.

The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. To find out more, consult Employment equity, diversity and inclusion at the CRA. We encourage you to complete the Employment Equity (EE) Staffing questionnaire as part of your application if you wish to be considered for staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. Your questionnaire response will be retained on file for the duration of the staffing process. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you will not be considered for any staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. If you decide to modify your response or fill out this questionnaire at a later date, please notify the contact listed at the bottom of this notice of job opportunity.

CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.

Information regarding the status of your application will be communicated via the candidate profile on the CRA Careers site. We strongly encourage you to verify the email address attached to your profile and to check your messages regularly for any updates.


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