Policy Officer, Border Trade Facilitation

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. is seeking to hire a candidate with excellent networking, analysis, advocacy, and reporting skills, an individual who is innovative, knowledgeable and ready to help advance Canadian efforts to facilitate trade through ensuring a well-functioning border.

Position title: Policy Officer, Border Trade Facilitation
Section: Economic
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Position no: EXT-420310
Level: LE-08
Starting salary: $82,089 USD per annum, plus benefits
Competition no: 10/17
Date posted: August 2, 2017
Closing date: August 15, 2017
Employment Tenure: There is one (1) term position available, having a specified period of employment of three (3) years, with the possibility of a term extension or a change in status to indeterminate based on operational needs.  This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and other similar positions, with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. When you submit your application, you must specify all types of employment tenures for which you wish to be considered, e.g., indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting.

Open to 

All applicants must

Summary of duties 

The Policy Officer, Border Trade Facilitation supports efforts to facilitate Canada-U.S. cross-border trade by:

The Officer also acts as the initial point of contact for the Government of Canada’s network in the U.S. for assistance in interpreting and evaluating U.S. import regulations and statues and their application.

Language requirement

English (The ability to work in French would be an asset.)

Condition of employment (must be met)

Essential requirements

Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:


Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, commerce, economics, international relations or another discipline related to the job requirements; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A law degree or master’s degree would be an asset.


Rated requirements

Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.



Personal Suitability

Desirable Requirements

Selection procedure

The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the Essential Requirements.  Please note that failure to meet any of the Essential Requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements.

The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.

The Embassy offers a competitive salary, generous leave, and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term and short term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.

The Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

Method of application

Applications should be sent by e-mail to: resume@international.gc.ca by the closing date. In completing their applications, candidates should confirm that they meet all the essential requirements and take care to relate their work experience to the position description and indicate the position number.

Hours of work

Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) in the United States of 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must be able to work overtime on short notice and to be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours, i.e., evenings and weekends. Additionally, he/she must be admissible for travel to Canada.

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