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Special Assistant Job Opening in Ottawa, ON - Parliament of Canada, Senate Recruitment 2017

CanadasCareer.com - Parliament of Canada, Senate is a speedily growing firm in Ottawa, ON. To accelerate the development of the continuing business and professional area, in April 2017 Parliament of Canada, Senate is likely to raise the number of employees and improve existing human resources. Parliament of Canada, Senate opens job chance for Special Assistant positioned in Ottawa, ON. This opportunity has been opened at the start of April 2017 and will be closed on the finish of this month. If you're considering Special Assistant, please read about the conditions and conditions below.


Special Assistant April 2017

Parliament of Canada, Senate Ottawa, ON

The Senate of Canada is comprised of 105 senators who are summoned by the Queen for the purpose of "giving advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs concerning Canada" (Constitution Act, 1867, section 24; Letters Patent). Senators carry out their duties and responsibilities in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the following parliamentary functions: a legislative role; an investigative role; a role representing regions; a role protecting minorities; a parliamentary diplomatic role; and a public advocacy role.
The Independent Senators Group (ISG), a recently formed parliamentary group, is establishing a Secretariat to support their Senator members. Members of the ISG are autonomous and take policy positions as they see fit, but have joined together to assist them in conducting their parliamentary functions efficiently and effectively. An effective Secretariat requires dedicated and high-performing individuals who are committed to public service.
Open To The general public
Summary of Duties The Special Assistant (for translation) reports directly to the Chief of Staff (CoS). The Special Assistant assists to ensure the integrity of ISG communications (internal and external) in both official languages. S/he has a sound understanding of modern communications and looks for opportunities to share the ISG message for a modern Senate in new and engaging ways.
More specifically, the position is required to:
- Revise, edit and update texts in both official languages and keep track of translation requests;
- Provide administrative and communications support (information output, media requests coordination and distribution, etc.);
- Draft press releases and op-eds;
- Maintain social media, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and ISG's website etc.; and
- Review news media and prepare background information to ensure that the Secretariat is kept abreast of mounting issues and of areas of possible interest or concern.
(Behavioural competencies)
Adaptable Worker
Demonstrates an ease with being flexible, versatile and accepting of changing environments while maintaining scope and vision.
Relationship Builder
With little effort the Special Assistant has the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internal and external, with a wide variety of people and viewpoints. The Special Assistant does not let stress or a difference of opinion negatively impact relationships.
Effective Communicator
Speaks, listens and writes, in both official languages in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills as well as active listening skills.
Cultural Diversity Upholder
Able to work with individuals from a wide variety of cultures, abilities and perspectives
Statement of Merit Candidates will be assessed against the essential qualifications, behavioural and technical competencies and compatibility with the job using a variety of evaluation methods (for example, written exams, interviews, reference checks).
Essential Qualifications Post-secondary education and/or a combination of education, training and experience;
Experience in text editing and review in both official languages;
Experience in drafting news releases;
Experience in monitoring media and preparation of information summaries; and
Experience with social media platforms.
Language requirement
Bilingual
Technical Competencies Knowledge of and excellent skills on multiple computer platforms and willing to learn as needed;
Proficiency in Adobe Design Suite;
Knowledge of social media platforms;
Strong organizational skills;
Attention to details; and
Results oriented.
Operational Requirements The incumbent must be able and willing to work irregular and long hours, mainly in the evenings when the Senate or senatorial committees are sitting.
Conditions of Employment The incumbent must consent to supply complete information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.
Additional Information Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.
Please upload proof of your educational credentials prior to the job closing date. Candidates may be asked to provide original proof of graduation at the interview.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.
The Senate of Canada is not responsible for expenses related to the selection process or relocation of the candidate.
The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.
The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.
We wish to thank all those who apply.

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