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CADSI Hiring a Senior Technical Policy Advisor
Job Title: Senior Technical Policy Advisor
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and independent Senior Technical Policy Advisor with an in-depth knowledge of the legislation, policies, and procedures governing Canadian federal defence and security procurement. While the focus are domestic policies and procedures, knowledge of export related policies and the controlled good program are also important given that 60 per cent of the Canadian defence industry’s revenue is generated from abroad.
As part of the small and dynamic team within CADSI, this newly created position would be an exciting career opportunity for a public servant expert in defence and marine procurement at the EX minus one or above level or for a seasoned industry practitioner. The individual would be well versed in the Government of Canada’s defence procurement and acquisition policy suite to improve federal technical policy issues related to Canadian defence procurement by engaging with the association’s more than 800 passionate members and by building consensus with government officials at different levels.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Senior Technical Policy Advisor are to:
Experience and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Government of Canada’s defence procurement and acquisition policy suite (e.g. the international and domestic trade agreements, including the National Security Exemptions and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Treasury Board policies, PSPS Supply Manual and its associated SACC Manual, Integrity Regime, Controlled Good Program, Risk/Performance Management, Cost and Profit Policy, procurement modernization, and Canadian Content Policy).
For public servants, this experience would be at the level of EX minus one or above and acquired through a relevant combination of operational and policy experience. An equivalent private sector practitioner may have acquired this experience over 10+ years working in or with government in the defence or security industry. As part of this experience, the candidate will have created and managed policy development processes that built consensus, and effectively advanced common positions with or within government.
This individual will also possess the following qualifications:
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses the following points:
Submissions should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than midnight EDT on Sunday 4 June, 2017. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
About Canada’s Defence and Security Industries
A strong Canadian defence and security industry contributes to a stronger defence of Canada. CADSI’s more than 800 members from coast-to-coast-to-coast contribute to Canada’s economy by creating high-skill jobs and fostering innovation. They also contribute to protecting Canadian sovereignty and security interests by providing the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, first responders and security services with the world-class goods, services and technologies sought the world over.
Even so, Canadian defence and security companies produce goods and services used for more than military or security applications – from humanitarian assistance, to dual-use commercial applications, to mapping the artic seabed, or even to exploring outer space.
Also, Canada’s public safety and security sector involves helping communities and first responders prevent, mitigate, respond and recover from human or natural disasters, as well as contribute to border security, critical infrastructure protection, transportation security, cyber security, search and rescue, and counter-terrorism, among many other tasks.
A 2014 study by the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Statistics Canada of Canada’s defence industry found that the sector:
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the national industry voice of more than 800 Canadian defence and security companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The industries contributes to the employment of more than 63,000 Canadians and generate $10 billion in annual revenues, roughly 60 per cent of which come from exports. To learn more, visit www.defenceandsecurity.ca and follow us on Twitter at @CadsiCanada.
Last Modified 2017-05-09 17:15