Policy and Reporting Specialist (Bilingual)

We Have a Big Name – and a Big Mission

We’re the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. But you can call us CCOHS.

We’re a federal government corporation focused on a single mission: upholding the right of everyone in Canada to a healthy and safe workplace where they can thrive. Our tools and resources are designed to give employers and workers across the country the information they need to stay healthy and safe, both physically and mentally, on the job.

CCOHS’ Finance Department is responsible for centralized financial analysis; full-cycle accounting; financial, government and transparency reporting; management of Access to Privacy and Information Requests, cash management; internal controls; procurement and order processing. As an integral member of the Finance team, the Policy and Reporting Specialist will lead the federal reporting function, including transparency and compliance reporting for areas under the department’s responsibility, in both official languages.

If the idea of making a difference and being part of a culture that values innovation, professional growth and your overall well-being excites you, we encourage you to read on.

About the Role

  • As a Policy and Reporting Specialist, you will interpret federal government financial, transparency and administrative reporting requirements, determine their applicability to CCOHS, and ensure this information is communicated clearly and concisely.
  • You will analyze complex public policies and provide your insight to the CCOHS leadership team to maintain compliance. This position will create policies and procedures consistent with Government of Canada requirements, the Financial Administration Act and other Treasury Board directives.
  • You know how to work collaboratively and will be involved in the planning and coordination of CCOHS federal reporting initiatives. Through the application of project management principles, you will support the effective and timely submission of required reports, and the communication and coordination between CCOHS and both internal and external stakeholders.

What You Have

  • University degree in Public or Business Administration, Public Policy, Commerce, Accounting, Finance or Business Law.
  • 3 to 5 years of direct and progressive experience in researching, policy analysis and report writing in both official languages at a senior governmental (preferably federal) level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public sector organizational structures, legislative processes, federal reporting, directives, and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • High attention to detail, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on fact-based decision making.
  • Excellent coordinating, scheduling, and organization skills.
  • Ability to translate organizational performance into plain language.
  • Knowledge and progressive experience in executing or assisting with the design, testing and implementation of new policy and reporting policies and procedures.
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft applications, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience inclusive of financial management, reporting modules and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.
  • Fluency in both official languages (English/French).

Who You Are

  • A supportive, respectful team member who provides guidance, treats others equitably and thrives in an environment where new ideas and collaboration are encouraged.
  • A meticulous, organized bilingual policy and reporting expert with an acumen of public policy, Treasury Board directives and expectations around how government functions.
  • An excellent communicator who connects well with all levels of stakeholders.
  • An enthusiastic believer of providing exceptional, efficient service.
  • An avid researcher who is skilled at analyzing and synthesizing information to recommend and formulate policies and procedures.
  • A results-oriented problem solver who works effectively under pressure and thrives in a fast-paced environment with multiple tight deadlines.

Job Description


Within the range of

$76,073 to $97,945 (CCOHS-09) per annum.

Full-time, permanent, unionized position

Application Deadline

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Quote File Reference Number: FI-120

Vacancies: 1

To Apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Send us your application in confidence to ​jobs@ccohs.ca.

Attach resume as an MS Word or PDF document.

This competition is open to residents of Ontario only.


Here at CCOHS, we promote work-life balance, encourage personal development, and foster respect, civility, and inclusion. For more reasons why this is a great place to work and information on our comprehensive benefits and federal public service pension plan, visit our Careers page.

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 contact Human Resources at jobs@ccohs.ca. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Note: Attaining Reliability Status Security Clearance is a condition of employment for all CCOHS positions. This position is temporarily remote – future travel to facilities may be required. All resumes are maintained confidential and are kept on file for a period of six months.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.