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Program officers unique to government

OaSIS code 41407.00

Program officers unique to government are primarily concerned with the administration and operation of government institutions, such as Parliament, and activities unique to the operations of government, such as international relations, federal-provincial affairs, elections and tribunals.

Overview

Also known as

  • Attaché
  • Elections officer
  • Federal-provincial relations officer
  • Foreign service officer
  • Intergovernmental affairs officer
  • Office of the Speaker officer
  • Protocol officer
  • Returning officer
  • Royal commission officer
  • Standing or select committee officer
  • Tribunal officer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Advise politicians or diplomats on the social, economic and political effects of government decisions on other governments in Canada or abroad
  • Explain Canadian foreign and domestic policies to governments and nationals of foreign countries, and act on behalf of Canada abroad
  • Collect, monitor and analyze international pressures, issues and communications and brief on intelligence and security matters
  • Plan intergovernmental meetings and conferences with officers of other municipal, provincial or federal governments
  • Coordinate the logistics and administration of elections within constituencies and ensure that electoral and voting procedures are followed
  • Coordinate administrative support services for legislative committees, royal commissions or tribunals
  • Participate as a member of a board or tribunal
  • Plan logistics and oversee diplomatic protocol of official visits to Canada by foreign politicians and dignitaries.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Executive assistants (12100)
  • Employment insurance and revenue officers (12104)
  • Administrative officers (13100)
  • Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts (41401)
  • Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers (41403)
  • Border services, customs, and immigration officers (43203)
  • Justice of the peace (42200.05)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

41 – Professional occupations in law, education, social, community and government services

Sub-major group

414 – Professional occupations in government services

Minor group

4140 – Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers

Unit group

41407 – Program officers unique to government

Occupational profile

41407.00 – Program officers unique to government

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
5 - Highest Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
5 - Extremely important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Primary government institutions

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Memorizing
5 - Highest Level
Multitasking
5 - Highest Level
Problem Identification
5 - Highest Level
Speech Clarity
5 - Highest Level
Verbal Ability
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Critical Thinking
5 - Highest Level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Negotiating
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
5 - Highest Level
Persuading
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
5 - Extremely important
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Independence
5 - Extremely important