Alternate Dispute Resolution (Socio-Economic Analyst)
Type of Position
October 6, 2022
Accountable to the Director, Public Participation in the Energy Adjudication Business Unit, the socio-economic specialist’s primary focus will be to coordinate and/or support the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) in the delivery of a voluntary interest-based and confidential way for landowners, Indigenous peoples and other land users to resolve disputes throughout the lifecycle of CER regulated projects. The CER regulates pipelines and electrical transmission lines across Canada, specifically lines that cross provincial boundaries and the border into the United States. The successful candidate will also provide professional advice to CER staff and Commission Members on all socio-economic matters related to the energy industry (e.g., impacts on landowners, Indigenous people, communities, land use, etc.).
The Socio-Economic Analyst may also be assigned to develop policies, guidance and tools to support engagement with Indigenous people and stakeholders throughout the CER’s regulatory programs. They will be required to apply socio-economic principles and build internal and external support for a CER-wide approach.
Intent of the process
Qualified candidates may be used to staff other similar positions at an equivalent or lower level on a term, indeterminate or acting basis.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in Indigenous studies, anthropology, political science, industrial relations, economic science, engagement and conflict resolution, public policy or a related field.
E1 Experience* working or engaging with individuals, groups or communities on topics such as/related to regulatory issues, energy industry, land acquisition and other issues related to the work of the Canada Energy Regulator.
E2 Experience* providing advice, guidance and coaching to senior leaders and others on, among others, alternate dispute resolution issues.
E3 Experience* in research and analysis of information from a wide range of sources and providing strategic advice or recommendations.
E4 Experience* working with other federal/provincial departments and agencies, industry, associations and private individuals specific to issue resolution.
*Experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally acquired over a period of three (3) to five (5) years.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
AQ1 Experience working in a regulatory agency or with policy analysis
AQ2 Experience in the energy industry
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
The current position is for English Essential; however, we are looking to create a list of qualified candidates which may be used to staff bilingual (BBB/BBB; CBC/CBC) positions in the future.
Organization-wide and Business Competencies:
OC1 Leadership & Teamwork (Proficiency: Apply)
• Establishes effective working relationships with team members, colleagues and other teams
• Actively seeks ongoing customer feedback and develops key indicators to analyze progress
• Models the behaviours required for continued development of professional knowledge in the delivery of ADR services, including trends and advances specific to land issues.
OC2 Accountability & Results Orientation (Proficiency: Apply)
• Sets and meets deadlines and takes personal accountability for results.
• Makes timely and accurate decisions on routine issues without guidance.
• Pro-actively identifies potential problems and vulnerabilities, and considers risks in decision making and action.
OC3 Process & Project Management (Proficiency: Apply)
• Independently organizes, prioritizes and schedules own work activities and, when appropriate, that of others in the group.
OC4 Written Communication (Proficiency: Apply)
• Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively
OC5 Oral Communication (Proficiency: Apply)
• Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively
TC1 Issue Resolution Principles and Techniques (Proficiency: Apply)
• Defines the appropriate dispute resolution process for external and/or internal stakeholders and assumes a leadership role in communicating the parameters of these processes to small or large groups.
• Coaches junior staff on issue resolution tools and techniques.
• Assesses the suitability of various issue resolution models and provides expert advice on the management of major disputes.
• Develops approaches for and facilitates organizational development interventions, group discussions and interest-based sessions.
TC2 Application Assessment Principles and Techniques (Proficiency: Apply)
• Provide expert advice on matters related to socio-economic issues, or landowner-and-stakeholder-related matters.
Competency Level Definitions:
Apply is defined as demonstrating sound understanding of the competency and ability to apply and contribute.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Essential Organizational Needs:
Preference may be given to qualified candidates self-identifying as *visible minority and *persons with disabilities.
Conditions of employment
1) Willingness to undergo, successfully pass and maintain a Reliability Status Check.
2) Compliance with the Canada Energy Regulator’s Code of Conduct is required. Note: It is strongly recommended that potential applicants read and consider the CER’s Code of Conduct prior to applying. This document is available on the CER Website http://www.CER-one.gc.ca/code-of-conduct.
3) Must be willing and able to travel and to work overtime when required.
4) Must be willing to move within and between business units and teams, based on operational requirements and/or as individual development needs are identified.
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.
1. The Canada Energy Regulator has a classification system that differs from the greater public service. This NEB-09 position is similar to an EC-05 in terms of salary range only. The benefits offered, including relocation assistance, may be significantly different than those offered in the greater public service. This position is subject to CER’s Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada Collective Agreement.
2. Salary: Effective 1 November 2021 NEB-09 $88,853 to $108,098
The Canada Energy Regulator has the following forms of additional compensation that are separate from base salary, the eligibility for which is determined, in accordance with the provisions in the collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment for the duration period specified:
• annual performance pay which includes elements of individual performance (60% of payout) and corporate performance (40% of payout)
• annual market allowance (Calgary, AB location only) which applies only to specified operational positions applies to this position; the allowance is paid in two semi-annualized payments
• a Calgary Allowance in the amount of 4.95% of base salary may be paid on a bi-weekly payroll basis for employees who reside within the daily commuting distance of Calgary (150 km)
3. Application Requirements: Applicants must submit, by the closing date, a resume clearly demonstrating how they meet the essential qualifications of education and experience. Applicants are strongly encouraged to demonstrate how they also meet the asset qualifications. Asset qualification(s) may be used at any point in the selection process (screening and/or assessment). Failure to provide sufficient information will result in applicants being screened out.
Applicants must provide a valid e-mail address which is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Our intention is to communicate with applicants by e mail for assessment purposes including [issuing screening results (internal process ONLY)] sending invitations for written tests, interviews and issuing selection process results.
Candidates will need to provide proof of their education prior to appointment. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at https://www.cicic.ca.
NOTE: Equivalencies granted by the Canadian provincial authorities with respect to Applied (Bachelor’s) Degrees by colleges and technical institutes (i.e. in Ontario, British-Columbia, Alberta & Manitoba) must always be accepted as equivalent to Bachelor Degrees granted by universities in the provinces concerned.
4. Job Development Ladder: This position is part of a job development ladder and future promotion may occur upon successful completion of the training and development requirements and provided they meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment for each level of the job development career ladder without an advertised staffing process.
5. Head Office Location – Calgary, AB: 210, 517 10th Avenue SW
Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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