Program Officer


Program Officer

Pay Band 3



The Department of Intergovernmental Affairs is seeking a very motivated and dynamic individual for a program officer position in the Canadian Francophonie and Official Languages Division. 

Working with a team of public servants, the incumbent will provide advice and make recommendations on the management of the Program on the Provision of Official-Language Services provided for under an agreement between New Brunswick and Canadian Heritage. Also, the incumbent will be responsible for managing the funding programs under the Quebec-New Brunswick Cooperation Agreement and the Manitoba-New Brunswick Cooperation Agreement. The position will require advising the departments and agencies that wish to have access to these funding programs. It will also require maintaining an ongoing business relationship with counterparts from the other governments that are party to the agreements. 

Specific responsibilities consist mainly in evaluating applications for funding and preparing recommendations, writing the annual report required under the Canada - New Brunswick agreement on the provision of official-language services, following up on applications with the Department's financial services, and providing budget breakdowns for the various funding programs. 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in social sciences or public administration OR a college diploma in a related discipline, and at least four years of related work experience. An equivalent combination of training and/or experience may be considered.

Spoken competence in English and French at an advanced level is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that the preferred language for assessment is identified on your résumé.


Preference may be given to applicants who demonstrate the following experience: 

  • report writing; 
  • budget management. 

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • results orientation; 
  • client services orientation; 
  • analytical thinking/judgment; 
  • effective interactive communication; 
  • organizational awareness; 
  • teamwork and cooperation; relationship/network building. 

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies: 

  • written communication;
  • planning and organizing skills; 
  • knowledge of financial processes; 
  • consultation.

Résumés should be in chronological order, specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment. 

Salary: Pay band 3 - $44,954 to $62,842 per annum

Applicants must apply online at by January 21, 2021, indicating competition number 21-GG-02.

Human Resources
Telephone: 506-440-3544

We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans who demonstrate they are among the most qualified shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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