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DND Policy Officer Recruitment Programme

Date & Time:
November 23, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
CMSS Boardroom, Social Sciences 846
Speaker:
 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.