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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.1 Presently, Specialisterne Canada is working with Shared Services Canada (a Canadian Government Department) to recruit for positions in Ottawa. The majority of teams are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Flexible work arrangements may be available after the teams return to the office.

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. 

Shared Services Canada provides IT infrastructure and services for departments and agencies in the Government of Canada. It is playing a central role in delivering on the Government of Canada’s digital vision by building a modern, reliable, and secure digital platform for the delivery of programs and services for Canadians.

At Shared Services Canada, we are building an environment that doesn’t just have jobs, but valuable long-term careers. We provide a supportive and collaborative workplace with flexible work arrangements. We promote a positive work-life balance with a commitment to workplace wellness. Shared Services Canada is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process and the right to be accommodated. The leadership team at Shared Services Canada is committed to addressing issues of racism and discrimination and to create inclusive workplaces in our department and across the Government of Canada.

*Candidates must be willing to undergo the background check process required to attain either Reliability Clearance, Enhanced Reliability Clearance or Secret Clearance. Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. 

Descriptions of the roles are provided below. Applications should be submitted in full no later than September 10, 2021 23:59 Pacific Time.

 

Role Employer Location Deadline  
Neurodiversity at Work Program Shared Services Canada Ottawa, Ontario September 10, 2021 CLOSED

 

1Neurodiversity is the concept that there is great diversity in terms of how human brains are wired and work. For the purposes of this recruitment program, this umbrella term has been defined to include but not be limited to conditions such as Autism, ADHD/ADD, PDD-NOS, Mental Health Conditions, Learning Disabilities, and similar ways of being.

 

Role Description

 

Data Programmer Analyst

Salary Range  $ 60,696 – $78,216
Full-time, 12-month term with possibility of permanent employment upon completion
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Core Tasks:

  • Perform review/validation/ and cleanup of data captured from several sources 
  • Explore quality issues of data extracted from source systems
  • Engage in data masking activities such as developing script to apply data masking algorithms
  • Perform queries in a database (i.e Oracle) 
  • Create summary reports of findings based on data reviews 

Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.*
  • Basic knowledge of Python
  • Basic knowledge of SQL
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Embody the four core competencies of Shared Services Canada (demonstrating integrity and respect, thinking things through, working effectively with others, showing Initiative and being action-oriented)
  • English essential  
  • Bilingual (bilingual imperative BBB/BBB)
    Information on language requirements

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Bachelor degree or higher in computer science or related field
  • Basic Java skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel Skills (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, etc.)

 

Mainframe Support Technician

Salary Range  $ 60,696 – $78,216  
Full-time, 24-month term with possibility of permanent employment upon completion
Ottawa, Ontario 

Core Tasks:

  • Participate in a 24-Month Mainframe Career Development Program across several possible teams (networking, operating systems, storage, etc.) 
  • Undergo Mainframe technical training (including required government courses) in the first few months of the development program
  • Assist with infrastructure support to mission critical systems on mainframe technology
  • Join an assigned team based on technology (networking, operating systems, storage, etc.) and participate in training by the team

Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed. *
  • Embody the four core competencies of Shared Services Canada (demonstrating integrity and respect, thinking things through, working effectively with others, showing Initiative and being action-oriented)
  • English essential   
  • Bilingual (bilingual imperative BBB/BBB)
    Information on language requirements

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Experience with Programming products (e.g., Python, Java, JCL, REXX or other programming Tools)
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows 10 OR Linux / Unisys / zOS  systems
  • Experience working as part of a team providing technical support in an IT environment (e.g. operating system, storage devices and systems, hardware and software)

 

Infrastructure Support Analyst

Salary Range $ 75,129 – $ 91,953
Full-time, 12-month term with possibility of extension
Ottawa, Ontario 

Core Tasks:

  • Create Windows 10 Task Sequences (desktop images) and deploy to end users using SCCM
  • Review group policies in Active Directory
  • Create/test/deploy Windows 10 feature updates
  • Create driver and BIOS packages for new hardware models
  • Update existing drivers and BIOS packages with the latest versions released by the vendor for use in the production images and deploy using SCCM
  • Create monthly task sequence (desktop images) updates that include new applications, application version, and latest security updates

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed. *
  • Experience installing and configuring Windows 10 (experience can be through employment, coursework, or self-study)
  • Experience with SCCM, Intune, OR Autopilot application management systems
  • Embody the four core competencies of Shared Services Canada (demonstrating integrity and respect, thinking things through, working effectively with others, showing Initiative and being action-oriented)
  • English essential
  • Bilingual (bilingual imperative BBB/BBB)
    Information on language requirements

Nice to have (not required): 

  •    Experience with PowerShell Scripting

Accessibility Support Analyst

Salary Range $ 75,129 – $ 91,953
Full-time, Permanent
Ottawa, Ontario

Core Tasks:

  • Interprets, analyses, defines and documents requirements, and recommends solutions with respect to M365 Accessibility components.
  • Maintains and updates web pages and MS SharePoint sites.
  • Logs and updates Issue tracker list with accessibility issue reports from government users.
  • Uses established information management practices to retain and organize digital content.
  • Completes other tasks as part of the Digital Communication and Collaboration’s (DCC) Accessibility Team and the larger DCC directorate.

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed. *
  • Intermediate Windows Excel Skills (Pivot Tables).
  • Basic experience with Web Page Development (HTML or other language).
  • Basic experience using databases.
  • Basic Microsoft Office Suite Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.).
  • Embody the four core competencies of Shared Services Canada (demonstrating integrity and respect, thinking things through, working effectively with others, showing Initiative and being action-oriented).
  • English essential
  • Bilingual (bilingual imperative BBB/BBB)
    Information on language requirements

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field
  • Advanced Windows Excel Skills (Macros, VLOOKUP, etc.) 
  • Intermediate Web Page Development experience

Security Programmer Analyst

Salary Range $ 75,129 – $ 91,953
Full-time, Permanent
Ottawa, Ontario

Core Tasks:

  • Coding new functionalities in HTML and Python in support of RSA Archer application
  • Participate in debugging and testing of RSA Archer application
  • Update Application Programming Interface (API) for RSA Archer application
  • Support database development activities
  • Participate in RSA Archer Administration training 

Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed. * 
  • Experience coding in HTML and Python (employment, coursework, or self-study)
  • Experience with database development in SQL (employment, coursework, or self-study)
  • Experience with application debugging and testing (employment, coursework, or self-study)
  • Embody the four core competencies of Shared Services Canada (demonstrating integrity and respect, thinking things through, working effectively with others, showing Initiative and being action-oriented)
  • English essential 
  • Bilingual (bilingual imperative BBB/BBB)
    Information on language requirements

Nice to have (not required): 

  • Knowledge of system administration (account management, maintenance, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies
  • VM management

  

Role Employer Location Deadline  
Neurodiversity at Work Program Shared Services Canada Ottawa, Ontario September 10, 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!

Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Information on the preference to veterans

Shared Services Canada organizational need: This process will be used as part of a special program established in accordance with section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act in order to reduce disadvantages that are currently experienced by neurodivergent individuals related to their employment within the federal public service

Shared Services Canada is 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 above to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. Assessment accommodation

Notes On Education: 

  1. Indeterminate period incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standards based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the CS group.
  2. It is the recognized educational institution (e.g. community college, CÉGEP or university) that determines if the courses taken by a candidate correspond to two years of a post-secondary program at the institution.
  3. At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum post-secondary education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.

Degree Equivalency

* At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience in computer science, information technology, information management or in a field relevant to the position to be staffed may serve as an alternative to the minimum post-secondary education stated above.