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Treasury Board Secretariat
Central Agencies I&IT Cluster – Enterprise Applications Branch
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
17158 - Systems Officer 4
$1,364.05 - $1,743.34 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
**Posting timeline: The posting has been extended until December 21st. No changes have been made to the initial posting advertisement. If you have previously submitted an application to this Job ID, there is no need to apply again**.

If you are an experienced and motivated I&IT professional, consider this opportunity with the Treasury Board Secretariat, Central Agencies I&IT Cluster, where you will provide project leadership, business and technical expertise for the planning, development and execution of tests, for all changes to the enterprise and corporate applications and related systems and processes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As an Application Systems Tester, you will:

• Create and execute test cases, report and track defects.
• Lead the planning and implementation of the Integration and Regression Phase of the systems development lifecycle for the testing of all changes to the enterprise and corporate applications systems.
• Design test automation techniques and identify and resolve defects in test automation setup.
• Provide technical and business expertise and advice on all aspects of application testing to operations staff, business analysts, system designers and developers.

How do I qualify?


• You have experience in end to end digital accessibility testing, including automated, manual, and assistive techniques.
• You have knowledge of the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
• You have experience with various testing tools such as JAWS, Compliance Sheriff, WAVE, NVDA, Colour Contrast Analyzer, etc.
• You have the ability to assess the severity and risk of defects, distinguish between false positives, and offer remediation advice and propose solutions.
• You have knowledge of application development methodologies, techniques and methods; structured analysis and design methodology, the systems development cycle and data modeling techniques; structured testing tools and methodology and test automation techniques to plan and project lead the planning and implementation of testing in support of the systems development lifecycle.
• You have knowledge of current and emerging technology and industry standards and trends, specifically as they relate to relational databases and three-tier architecture, as well as operating systems, databases, network protocols, and data transformation, to lead and conduct the research and analysis of innovative opportunities and lead the installation, configuration of operating systems, software and provision of troubleshooting.
• You have knowledge of quality assurance activities with various software development methodology such as waterfall and agile .

Analytical, Research and Problem-Solving Skills:

• You can identify, define and design all test scripts and test cases, and determine technical requirements for the planning and implementation of testing projects.
• You can assess testing outcomes and identify and resolve defects in the test automation set up.
• You can research and analyze innovative opportunities, applications and process improvements related to the testing of human resources information systems.

Communication Skills:

• You can provide specialized technical expertise and business advice on all aspects of application testing to operations staff, business analysts, system designers and developers.
• You can plan and lead external service providers responsible for conducting testing projects.
• You can present complex test results findings to project owners (e.g. business leads, systems analysts).
• You can develop technical methods, practices, techniques and tools for use in systems testing.
• You can document and report complex findings from testing projects.

Project Management Knowledge and Skills:

• You have knowledge of project management methodology and techniques to plan and lead multiple testing projects and to prepare project plans, determine technical requirements and monitor activities.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 222 Jarvis St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Monday, November 30, 2020
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, December 21, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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