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.About the Canadian Senators Group (CSG)The CSG is comprised of Senators across the political spectrum in support of the interests of Canada’s regions, and to see the Senate return to its roots: research-based, long-term analysis of public policy matters. To this extent, CSG members aim to be the best briefed parliamentarians in the Senate.The CSG membership’s collective goals include the maintenance of an atmosphere of collegiality, respect and efficiency. CSG members intend to arrive at their respective positions on policy and legislation through rigorous research, aided by a strong, centrally funded CSG Research Bureau. CSG members are not bound together by a common political outlook, but rather united in their approach to their work as Senators.
Working under the direction of the CSG Leadership and in collaboration with other team members, the Chamber Logistics Advisor is responsible for preparing accurate and timely chamber coordination tools and ensuring materials are precise, reliable and without error. Specific duties include:• Provides advice on the rules and procedures of the Senate and advises senators on pertinent strategic questions;• Liaises and collaborates with senators’ offices to collect, organize and distribute information pertinent to work in the Chamber;• Archives information and documents related to Chamber activities;• Keeps abreast of Senate votes and proceedings as well as politically sensitive issues to brief the senators and staff;• Develops and maintains communications and logistical tools.
The general public to staff one (1) determinate (full-time) position.
• Successful completion of a university degree in a field related to the position and/or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience;• Experience in providing advice and recommendations to coworkers and high-level stakeholders on urgent and sensitive issues;• Experience coordinating logistics, scheduling meetings and managing the overall functioning of an office;• Knowledge of information management, general administrative methods, techniques and practices to coordinate activities and provide logistical support;• The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in both official languages (English and French);• The ability to adapt to unforeseen and shifting circumstances and remain objective under pressure or in stressful situations;• Comprehensive knowledge of theories, principles, practices, policies and guidelines or the logistics of the Senate Chamber;• Knowledge of and/or experience working in a legislative and parliamentary environment would be a strong asset.
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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.
Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.The successful candidate will be required to work irregular and/or extended hours when the Senate is sitting.As per the Senate Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination, Senate employees must provide proof of their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to verify your vaccination status.
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.