4168- Program officers unique to government

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Program officers unique to government

Job Description: 

Program officers in this unit group 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.

Main Duties: 

Program officers unique to government perform 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
Co-ordinate the logistics and administration of elections within constituencies and ensure that electoral and voting procedures are followed
Co-ordinate 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.

Employment Requirements: 

A bachelor's degree is usually required.
A master's degree may be required.
Several years of experience as a researcher, consultant or program administrator may be required.
Foreign service officers are accepted on the basis of competitive examination.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Administrative officers (1221)
Court officers and justices of the peace (1227)
Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts (4162)
Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers (1228)
Executive assistants (1222)
Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers (4164)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X