Socio-Economic Analyst/Alternate Dispute Resolution Specialist
Calgary, Alberta with possibility of telework
Type of Position
August 8, 2021 23:59 pacific time
Canada Energy Regulator
EC-05, NB-09 – Equivalency See “Other Information” #1
Term (approximately 2 years with potential extension)
$87,540 to $106,500
For further information on the organization, please visit Canada Energy Regulator
Closing date: 8 August 2021 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
We encourage Aboriginal persons to self-identify as preference may be given to this Employment Equity Group. An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Please note that you will be required to complete an Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form.
The Canada Energy Regulator works to keep energy moving safely across the country. We review energy development projects and share energy information, all while enforcing some of the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with regional offices in Montréal, Vancouver and Yellowknife, the CER has approximately 500 employees.
The CER is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.
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
A pool of candidates may be created. Qualified candidates may be used to staff other similar positions at an equivalent or lower level on a term, indeterminate or acting basis. Appointment of qualified candidates will be based on the assessment results of the essential or essential and asset qualifications and with regard to breadth and depth of experience.
Current opportunity is in Calgary, Alberta, however, this position may be eligible for a telework agreement.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
A covering letter
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)
Bilingual – Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills
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:
Learn is defined as developing a basic knowledge of the competency and ability to apply.
Apply is defined as demonstrating sound understanding of the competency and ability to apply and contribute.
Guide is defined as thorough knowledge and capability of the competency. Able to influence and guide others in its application.
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 a 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. Application Requirements: Applicants must submit, by the closing date, a resume and cover letter 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Our intention is to communicate with applicants by e mail for assessment purposes, sending invitations for written tests, interviews and issuing selection process results.
3. Assessment: You may be assessed using one or more of the following tools: written examination, oral presentation, interview(s), role play scenarios, reference checks and interactions with internal staff during the process and personal knowledge. Top down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.
4. Appointment Requirements: Candidates must meet each essential qualification and the conditions of employment to be appointed to the position. A person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, organizational needs or operational requirements; however, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing right fit for appointment.
5. Salary: NEB-09 $87,540 to $106,500
6. 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.
7. Terms of Employment: These positions have been allocated and apply to the bargaining unit represented by the CER Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.
8. Proof of Education: Proof of education is required prior to appointment. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. Please contact the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) for more information www.cicic.ca.
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.
9. Career Ladder: These position(s) are part of a career 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 career ladder without an advertised staffing process.
10. Organization Future Needs: The Canada Energy Regulator is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to the following Employment Equity groups: *Visible Minorities and *Persons with Disabilities.
We encourage *Visible Minorities and *Persons with Disabilities to self-identify as preference may be given to this Employment Equity Group.
11. Location: 517 Tenth Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta
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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