Extension: Policy Officer, State Engagement - Ontario Office

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Province of Ontario co-located at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., a high-profile diplomatic mission that advances Ontario’s and Canadian interests in the United States.

The Ontario Office is seeking candidates with excellent networking, analytical, advocacy, and reporting skills: individuals who are innovative, knowledgeable and ready to help advance Ontario’s efforts and to engage at the state level to facilitate trade, and to conduct outreach with strategic partners and to monitor political, legislative, and economic developments at the state level on issues with significant implications for Ontario.

Position title: Policy Officer, State Engagement
Section: Ontario Office
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Position no: EXT-TBD
Level: LE-08
Starting salary: $82,089 USD, plus benefits
Competition no:  09/17
Date posted: September 26, 2017
Closing date: October 10, 2017
Extension dates: October 11 to October 23, 2017: if you have already submitted your cover letter and resume, you do not need to reapply.

Open to:

All applicants must:

Summary of duties: 

The Policy Officer, State Engagement supports the efforts of the Ontario Office by:

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, political science, international relations, international trade, or another discipline related to the job requirements; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A 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 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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