Program officers unique to government

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4168

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.

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Job Duties for Program officers unique to government

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Program officers unique to government

Work is usually performed in an office environment.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aboriginal Land Claims Liaison Officer
  • Board Member - Government Services
  • Deputy Returning Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Election Commission Officer
  • Elections Officer
  • Extraparliamentary Commission Officer
  • Federal And Intergovernmental Affairs Research Officer - Government Services
  • Federal-provincial Relations Officer
  • First Secretary - Foreign Service
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Government Official
  • Health Authority Board Member
  • House Of Commons Committee Officer
  • House Of Commons Officer
  • Intelligence Analyst - Security
  • Intelligence Officer - Security
  • Intelligence Operator - Security
  • Intergovernmental Affairs Officer
  • Labour Relations Commission Officer
  • Legislative Committee Officer
  • Legislative Council Officer
  • Native Land Claims Liaison Officer
  • Office Of The Speaker Of The House Of Commons Officer
  • Office Of The Speaker Officer
  • Official Languages Commission Officer
  • Official Languages Promotion Officer
  • Parole Board Member
  • Premier's Office Officer (provincial Government)
  • Prime Minister's Office Officer (federal Government)
  • Privy Council Office Officer
  • Protocol Officer
  • Protocol Officer - Government Services
  • Public Inquiries Officer
  • Refugee Board Member
  • Regional Committee Officer - Government Services
  • Regional Council Officer
  • Research Officer - Federal And Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Returning Officer
  • Royal Commission Officer
  • Second Secretary - Foreign Service
  • Select Committee Officer
  • Senate Committee Officer
  • Standing Committee Officer
  • Standing Or Select Committee Officer
  • Task Force Officer
  • Territorial Council Officer
  • Third Secretary - Foreign Service
  • Tribunal Chairperson
  • Tribunal Member
  • Tribunal Officer
  • Tribunal Officer - Government Services