Bilingual Specialist, Business Continuity

Job Requisition ID: 10040  

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid  

Office Location: Ottawa (ON)

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC 

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 83038.35 to $ 103797.93 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a contract employee:

  • 3 weeks of accrued vacation.
  • Annual individual performance bonus.
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive.
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more.
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 times a month.


About the role:

Join the CIO division within the Business Transformation sector in the role of Bilingual Specialist, Business Continuity. You will oversee CMHC's Business Continuity Management (BCM) program, which aims to achieve organizational resilience and reduce business interruption risks. CMHC has a very mature Business Continuity Program and is always looking to challenge industry standards and look for new ways to modernize how we run our program. 

This is a temporary position of a duration of 12 months.
What you’ll do:


  • Support the Incident Management Team Chair during major incidents in relation to the response and recovery of the incident.
  • Perform business impact analysis to ensure corporate critical services are identified and accounted for in Business Continuity Plans (BCPs).
  • Support the annual review of sector BCPs, to ensure changes to the business impact analysis, lessons learned from exercises or events, and organizational changes are reflected accordingly.
  • Represent CMHC in government wide and interdepartmental BCM forums, committees, and initiatives.
  • Hold quarterly meetings with sector BCP coordinators; provide and develop training and awareness to the Incident Management Team, BCP coordinators, and mission critical employees.
  • Support the testing and exercising of all CMHC BCPs, capture lessons learned, and monitor corrective actions accordingly.
  • In the event of an emergency, you will be required to perform activity monitoring 24/7. 


What you should have:


  • An undergraduate degree in security or disaster and emergency management.
  • A minimum of five years of prior business continuity and organizational resilience experience, including experience overseeing the work of analysts and BCP coordinators.
  • An extensive experience in handling complex and stressful situations affecting business operations and in initiating response activities.
  • A deep knowledge of operational risk and business process improvement methods.Strong organizational and leadership skills.Superior oral and written communication, including presentation skills in both official languages (English and French), especially related to facilitation, documentation, briefing material, and reporting.
  • Extensive analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to summarize complex information and strategies to a variety of audiences.


It would be great if you also had:

  • A certification in a business continuity program and systems knowledge.
  • A knowledge of IT disaster recovery programs.
  • An experience working under a regulated environment.


Posting closing date:  Note, the competition will remain active until filled.


Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!