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DND Policy Officer Recruitment Programme

Date & Time:
November 23, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CMSS Boardroom, Social Sciences 846
 Aaron Hywarren, Director, Strategic Coordination and Outreach of National Defence Headquarters

The Policy Group at the Department of National Defence (DND) is currently conducting its 2016-2017 recruitment campaign for the Policy Officer Recruitment Programme (PORP).  Students are invited to attend a presentation on the Policy Officer Recruitment Programme of the Department of National Defence.

The presentation will offer interested students insights into the fascinating and multi-faceted work of the Policy Group in a busy federal Department.  The presentation will also allow potential candidates to understand the importance of clear applications, covering letters and resumes, and explain the challenges associated with interviews for a position with the Federal Government.

 The PORP is a three-year programme designed to recruit and develop talented individuals to meet the unique demands of the defence policy environment, and become well-rounded Public Servants. Candidates selected for a PORP position are offered an indeterminate position with the Federal Government at DND.

To apply to the PORP, candidates must be Canadian citizens and possess at least a Master’s degree in the fields of history, political science, international affairs, public administration, law, economics, sociology, or other security and defence related disciplines, with a 75% average or above in their graduate studies. Knowledge of current Canadian defence policy, as well as domestic and international security/defence issues is also essential. Candidates must be proficient in English or French.