Portfolio Officer, Total Health and Disability Management


Reference number: DND23J-015097-000313
Selection process number: 23-DND-EA-NAST-507670

$104,829 to $113,092

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 if 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.


The Office of Disability Management (ODM) was created to be an impartial, collaborative and inclusive group that supports employees and supervisors/managers dealing with disability-related matter due to illness, impairment and injury.

Work environment

The Department of National Defence (DND) is one of the largest federal government employers, offering over 70 types of civilian career opportunities. DND’s role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in their operations and missions at home and abroad. The civilian workforce is an essential part of the Defence Team. Your knowledge and expertise contribute to the overall mission. In this regard, the department fosters a work environment where you have opportunities to learn, to develop your talents, to progress in your career and have job satisfaction over the long-term.

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

This process will be used to establish a partially or fully qualified pool of candidates within the Department of National Defence (DND) which may be used to fill current and future vacancies at the AS-06 level or equivalent with employment tenures, language requirements, security requirements and work locations that may vary depending on the needs of the positions being staffed.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


• Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency


• Experience in managing, or providing support to, multiple complex disability management situations.
• Experience in supervising a team.
• Experience in the workplace accommodation process for permanent and temporary accommodations.
• Experience in partnering with key internal and external stakeholders.
• Experience* in providing strategic advice and recommendations to senior management** on complex issues.

* Experience will be assessed in terms of the depth and breadth of activities, the complexity and diversity of work handled, as well as the level of autonomy demonstrated.
** Senior Management is defined as management levels ranging from Assistant Director to the Assistant Deputy Minister level or equivalent (i.e.: CEO, Vice-President, etc.) OR military equivalent.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements


• Create vision and strategy
• Mobilize people
• Uphold integrity and respect
• Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
• Promote innovation and guide change
• Achieve results
• Communication

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


• Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in Disability Management, Social Sciences, Health Science, or in a field relevant to the duties of the position.
• Education or training specific to best practices in disability management.

Degree equivalency


• Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP)
• Member of the Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management (CSPDM)
• Any other professional certification or designation related to disability management.


• Experience in managing disability claims, worker’s compensation claims, or benefit management for physical or mental health.
• Experience in working in compensation within the Federal Public Service.
• Experience in working in a mixed civilian and military environment.


Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

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 may first be given to candidates who are members of the above-mentioned designated groups.

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.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Ability and willingness to work overtime, as required.
• Ability and willingness to travel on occasion.

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

▶ 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

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

▶ A variety of assessment tools may be used.

▶ Top down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.

▶ 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 the close of the process, may be used to evaluate the applicants.

▶ Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.

▶ 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.

▶ The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


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.

Contact information