Senior Advisor – Information Services Business Planning

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Job ID: J0221-0564
Classification: SEN-09
Job Type: Determinate, Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 80694/Year
Maximum Salary: 102104/Year
Closing Date: March 12, 2021

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country's democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation's diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

The Senior Advisor, Information Services (IS) Business Planning, is responsible for providing strategic and operational support services to the Director of Information Services, with respect to the development, implementation and coordination of the requirements of the entire Directorate in various areas such as strategic and operational planning, the development and maintenance of the IS road map, and the planning and implementation of various projects assigned by the Director. The incumbent plays a pivotal role in the analysis and ongoing evolution of management activities and related resources allocated to Senate IT projects and services to identify risks and gaps in project and program results and objectives, as well as in the development of risk mitigation strategies and plans to assist the Directorate in executing its IT plans for the Senate.

Open to

Open to the general public to staff one (1) determinate position for one (1) year, with possibility of extension position in the Information Services Directorate.

Candidates interested in an interchange opportunity are welcome to apply.


• University degree from a recognized institution in Information Technology OR acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience;
• At least three (3) years of professional experience with IT services such as systems, infrastructure elements and key technologies;
• Demonstrated experience in the principles, methods, techniques and practices associated with the concepts of risk management, strategic planning and accountability;
• Ability to demonstrate sound tact and diplomacy;
• Experience in developing strategic quality assurance service standards, performance measures and monitoring mechanisms;
• Experience in leading and managing various projects, activities and initiatives with minimal supervision;
• Ability to deliver presentations to groups including the IT team, senior management, and senators;
• Ability to produce high quality written documents;
• Detail oriented and well organized with the ability to creatively manage competing priorities and short timelines;
• Excellent customer service skills;
• Preference will be given to candidates with experience working on Parliament Hill.

Linguistic Requirements



Action Management
Developing Self & Others

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

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 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 thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.