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Specialisterne Canada Inc., a charitable not-for-profit Canadian organization, focused on building a bridge between neurodivergent job seekers and employers. We support employers to tap into the talents of a neurodiverse workforce and build inclusive organizations through education, training, and advisory.

Specialisterne Foundation

Specialisterne Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges.

Specialisterne Canada is recruiting! 

Specialisterne Canada specializes in working with businesses to hire people on the autism spectrum or who identify as neurodivergent. Presently, Specialisterne Canada is working with Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) to recruit for positions in Ottawa. 

Specialisterne Canada provides recruitment, staffing solutions and management support to businesses interested in creating a more neurodiverse workforce. Specialisterne has an expertise in developing more comfortable processes and work environments where employees can feel productive and supported. We help managers understand the strengths of their employees and implement strategies to help them thrive in the workplace. 

FINTRAC is Canada’s Financial Intelligence Unit. We assist in the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering and terrorist financing, two significant threats to Canada’s security and economy. By ensuring a robust regulatory compliance regime and the timely production of actionable financial intelligence, we play an integral role in the global fight against organized crime groups, cybercriminals, human traffickers, terrorist organizations and others who would seek to undermine or abuse the world’s financial systems. 

FINTRAC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. We strive to create a working environment and a workplace culture that allows employees to work to their fullest potential. We actively promote employee wellbeing, including a focus on balancing work and personal needs by offering flexible hours and work arrangements, including remote/virtual work, where functionally and operationally feasible. Additionally, as an employer of choice, we are proud of our excellence-driven culture bolstered by our commitment to a respectful, healthy, diverse and inclusive workplace.

*Candidates must be willing to undergo the background check process required to obtain Top Secret Clearance*

Descriptions of the roles are provided below. FINTRAC could use this recruitment process to appoint candidates on a permanent basis. Applications should be submitted in full no later than August 20, 2021

 

Role Employer Location Deadline  
Neurodiversity at Work Program FINTRAC Ottawa, Ontario (Hybrid Remote/Onsite) August 20, 2021 CLOSED

 

 

Role Description

 

Data Integrity Officer

Full-time, 12-month contract with possibility of extension
Ottawa, Ontario (Hybrid Remote)

 

Core Tasks:

  • Review reporting data sent by various reporting entities (financial institutions, businesses, etc.) 
  • Analyze data provided by reporting entities to ensure they are in compliance with current regulations
  • Identify errors and non-compliant items in data provided by reporting entities
  • Create spreadsheets and report summaries detailing findings of errors and items in non-compliance
  • Review findings with compliance offers via phone or video chat

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or a combination of college diploma and work experience
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel Skills (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, etc.)
  • Experience in writing and preparing documents (such as reports, briefing notes, research papers or summaries) using information from multiple sources
  • Experience in working as part of a team (classroom, employment, or other experience) 
  • Ability to use sound judgement and make decisions based on facts available 
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information 
  • Ability to read, write, and converse in English fluently
  • Embody FINTRAC Competencies (Engagement, Values and Ethics, Excellence through Results, Strategic Thinking)

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Bilingual (English and French)

 

Intelligence Analyst

Full-time, 12-month contract with possibility of extension
Ottawa, Ontario 

Core Tasks:

  • Receive and analyze voluntary information records received from law enforcement partners detailing their ongoing investigations
  • Perform searches of financial transaction reports that are contained in internal database that are potentially related to investigations
  • Following an established procedure, decide if transactions meet the disclosure threshold to law enforcement partners or any other agencies
  • Extract related transaction reports data from internal database and import into excel spreadsheets in order to organize the information
  • Create a chart detailing the overview of the key money flows
  • Draft a report summary that detail findings of transaction reports related to the investigation

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel Skills (Pivot Tables,etc.)
  • Experience drafting documents such as briefing notes, policy papers, research reports or executive summaries; using information from multiple sources (classwork, employment or other experience) 
  • Experience in presenting findings or recommendations to manager, professor, class, etc.
  • Experience in working as part of a team (classroom, employment, or other experience) 
  • Willingness to gain an understanding of money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Ability to use sound judgement and make decisions based on facts available 
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information 
  • Ability to manage contact with difficult, disturbing, or upsetting subject matter
  • Ability to read, write, and converse in English fluently
  • Embody FINTRAC Competencies (Engagement, Values and Ethics, Excellence through Results, Strategic Thinking)

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Knowledge of money laundering and terrorist financing 
  • Experience working in an intelligence/investigative unit of a law enforcement or intelligence agency
  • Experience working in a private sector organization (i.e. Banks, Casinos, Accountants, etc.) covered by the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA);
  • Experience in planning and conducting research or analysis relevant to the position (e.g., money laundering, financial crime, organized crime, terrorist financing, terrorism, international trade/commerce, national or international security, political science or economics).
  • Bilingual (English and French)

 

Jr. Compliance Officer

Full-time, 12-month contract with possibility of extension
Ottawa, Ontario (Hybrid Remote) 

Core Tasks:

  • Draft emails and letters using templates to send to MSB (Money Service Business) and document completion
  • Review information provided by the MSB’s and ensure that the information matches current records. Submit requests for more information when the information does not match. 
  • Follow a written procedure to pull raw data from various sources, organize the data, and present the information in a shared document
  • Review excel documents to find and resolve duplicates found on a monthly basis 
  • Organize MSB contact information and contribute to the process of mass mailing when reporting entities need to know about guidance/program/system changes

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma
  • Basic Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in writing and preparing documents (such as reports, briefing notes, research papers or summaries) using information from multiple sources
  • Experience in working as part of a team (classroom, employment, or other experience) 
  • Ability to apply attention to detail skills
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information 
  • Ability to read, write, and converse in English fluently
  • Embody FINTRAC Competencies (Engagement, Values and Ethics, Excellence through Results, Strategic Thinking)

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel Skills (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English and French) 

  

OPERATIONS SUPPORT OFFICER

Full-Time, 12-month contract with possibility of extension
Ottawa, Ontario

Core Tasks:

  • Receive correspondence and other information that requires data entry into database
  • Perform data entry in order for analysts to have accurate and up to date information
  • Organize and maintain logs of received data
  • Perform self-review data entry to ensure accuracy

Requirements:

  • Secondary Diploma
  • Basic Experience using Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Experience in analyzing, tracking and archiving of correspondence and other various documents (classroom, employment, or other experience) 
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information 
  • Manage contact with difficult, disturbing, or upsetting subject matter
  • Read, write, and converse in English fluently
  • Embody FINTRAC Competencies (Engagement, Values and Ethics, Excellence through Results, Strategic Thinking)

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university
  • Experience in drafting correspondence such as letters, memos or procedures
  • Bilingual (English and French)

Tester Support

Full-time, 12-month contract with possibility of extension
Ottawa, Ontario (Hybrid Remote)

Core Tasks:

  • Execute both manual and automated test cases that are prepared by Senior QA Testers
  • Create “bug reports” on errors found on while testing in-house and out of the box applications
  • Document findings uncovered during testing in Jira
  • Receive training on how to write QA test cases. When comfortable, the successful candidate will begin writing test cases

Requirements: 

  • College diploma OR a combination of high school diploma and work experience
  • Basic Programming Experience gained by coursework, employment, or self-education 
  • Basic SQL skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel Skills (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, etc.)
  • Ability to use sound judgement and make decisions based on facts available 
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information 
  • Embody FINTRAC Competencies (Engagement, Values and Ethics, Excellence through Results, Strategic Thinking)
  • Ability to read, write, and converse in English fluently

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience in the creation of test automation
  • Bilingual (English and French)

  

Role Employer Location Deadline  
Neurodiversity at Work Program FINTRAC Ottawa, Ontario (Hybrid Remote/Onsite) August 20, 2021 CLOSED

The Recruitment Process

Registration

The first step in the recruitment process is for interested candidates to apply for the roles. This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne Canada. Instructions for applying are included below. Applicants will be shortlisted for participation in the next step based on a review of each online questionnaire and assessing the likelihood of fit for the roles for which we are recruiting.

Employment Discovery Workshop

The next step in the Specialisterne recruitment process is an Employment Discovery Workshop. It is a hands-on, task-based experience where you will work on specific projects in a virtual setting. It is an opportunity to learn about our approach to hiring, and for us to get to know you – what motivates you, your interests and your skills.

Employment

Employment offers are made to the candidates with the best fit. Once accepted, the individuals will transition into their positions at the organization. Specialisterne Canada will provide support where necessary, which may include modifications to the work environment.

Those not selected can have their profiles added to our database for consideration for other more suitable job opportunities in the future

To Apply

Please read this role description carefully.

Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Canada. Our corporate partners do not handle applications directly.

If you completed a Specialisterne questionnaire in the past, please do so again, as this one has been customized for this recruitment program.

For More Information

Please direct any questions via email to [email protected]. If you prefer to speak on the phone, send us an email and we will schedule a call.

We look forward to hearing from you!