National Defence

Passionate for Procurement? Join our Team!

  • National Defence
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Other
  • About 2 months ago
CA$61K - CA$70K / Year


Job Description

National Defence - Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel)
Edmonton (Alberta), Suffield (Alberta), Wainwright (Alberta), Comox (British Columbia), Esquimalt (British Columbia), Gagetown (New Brunswick), Gander (Newfoundland and Labrador), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Greenwood (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Borden (Ontario), London (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Bagotville (Québec), Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec)
$61,896 to $70,668 (under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence

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Closing date: 17 June 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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Important messages

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.

Assessment accommodation

How does this work?

✅ Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team? Let us know you’re interested! Click “Apply Online”

✅ Step 2: Tell us about yourself! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.

✅ Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.


Join our team to drive efficient procurement and financial operations. You'll handle low to medium complexity contracts, provide expert advice, and support larger projects. Key responsibilities include reviewing documents, guiding clients, managing contracts, analyzing data, preparing budget reports, and processing invoices. You'll also negotiate with suppliers and resolve issues, ensuring smooth and effective management of our procurement and materiel activities. Make a difference with your expertise and support!

Work environment

Together, the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) form the largest and most complex organization in Canada. DND's role is to provide services and support to the CAF in their operations and missions at home and abroad. DND and the CAF work side-by-side to fulfill the Government of Canada’s mission to defend Canada and Canadians and contribute to international peace, security and stability efforts.

What do we offer?

At DND we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, learn, progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term. You’ll enjoy:

✅ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
✅ Opportunities for advancement
✅ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment
✅ A total benefits package including a competitive salary, health and dental insurance plans, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill current and future vacancies in various locations with various employment tenures and language profiles within the Department of National Defence. A pool of partially or essentially qualified candidates may be established through this process and may be used to staff identical or similar positions at the Department of National Defence.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


  • A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives

The employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are:
  • A satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or
  • An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience

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Degree equivalency


  • Experience working in the materiel management, inventory, or procurement of goods or services fields
  • Experience using a financial or materiel management information system
  • Experience providing advice and guidance on procurement or materiel management

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
Bilingual Imperative – BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements


  • Showing Initiative and Being Action Oriented
  • Thinking Things Through
  • Work Effectively with Others
  • Demonstrates Integrity and Respect
  • Communication

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


  • Successful completion of a post-secondary program from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field relevant to the position being staffed

Degree equivalency

  • Experience reviewing statement of work / requirement and evaluation criteria documents
  • Experience preparing formalized written bid solicitations
  • Experience evaluating bids or proposals
  • Experience in data analytics
  • Experience in negotiation
  • Experience awarding contracts / authorizing procurement instruments
  • Experience supervising or managing personnel
  • Experience in Supply Customer Account management; including verifications and write off of materials.
  • Experience of trade work processes applicable to the types of work subcontracted in support of aircraft repair
  • Experience with procurement and contracting in an industrial aerospace environment
  • Experience in procuring goods or services in the Information Management (IM) or Information Technology (IT) fields
  • Experience working or volunteering in a mixed civilian and military environment

  • The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the following designated groups: women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous Peoples.

Information on employment equity

  • As a result of workforce adjustment, affected indeterminate DND employees within the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE - UIC 2671) at 4 Wing Cold Lake or within the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS – UIC 7777) at Canadian Forces Base Suffield will be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.
  • In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.

One or more of the following operational requirements may be required, depending on the position being staffed. Additional operational requirements could also be required, not listed below. The complete list of operational requirements will be communicated to candidates at the time of consideration for appointment for each position being staffed.

  • Willing and able to work overtime as needed, possibly on short notice
  • Willing and able to travel
  • Willing and able to work in extreme weather conditions and confined spaces
  • Willing and able to safely lift objects up to 20kg from floor to shoulder

Conditions of employment

One or more of the following conditions of employment may be required, depending on the position being staffed. Additional conditions of employment could also be required, not listed below. The complete list of conditions of employment will be communicated to candidates at the time of consideration for appointment for each position being staffed.

  • Various security clearances - Reliability, Secret, or Top Secret
  • Possession of a valid provincial or territorial driver’s licence
  • Willing and able to obtain and maintain a DND 404 licence
  • Willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Other information

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.

Information on employment equity

  • Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

  • Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. If there are limitations or special circumstances preventing you from submitting your application via the PSRS online portal, you must contact us and receive approval to apply via an alternate means PRIOR to the closing date.

  • Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

  • Depending on the position being staffed:
  • Additional qualifications, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be required
  • Varying degrees of breadth and depth of experience may be deemed essential
  • Asset qualifications may be invoked as essential qualifications
  • You may be contacted and asked to submit information or be further assessed

  • Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
  • Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
  • Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
  • Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
  • Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications;
  • Organizational Needs

  • All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the applicants. Your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.


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.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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