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.
Reporting directly to the Senator you will be responsible for important research, strategic analysis and advice, writing, stakeholder engagement and committee support in the Senator’s areas of focus. The successful applicant will be versatile in different policy subject matter areas, and able to provide recommendations on how the Senator can advance his priorities through the legislative process. We are looking for someone with solid financial knowledge, a strong interest in public policy broadly, and the ability to bring energy to the team. The incumbent will also handle correspondence, write recommendations, and draft briefing notes to ensure the Senator is kept apprised of mounting issues. Knowledge of or interest in parliamentary procedure is a plus, as is knowledge of or interest in strategic communications, including media and social media. If you are someone with the ability to provide thoughtful legislative advice, and who enjoys thinking outside-the-box and approaches each challenge with creative problem-solving skills, we want to hear from you!
The general public, to staff one (1) determinate full-time position.
Senator Klyne is a senator for Saskatchewan appointed in 2018, a business person with a wide range of experience, and a leader in Indigenous economic development. His policy interests and priorities include net-zero energy and environmental solutions, Indigenous rights and reconciliation, agriculture, trade and commerce, and financial matters. Senator Klyne serves on the Agriculture and Forestry Committee, the Audit and Oversight Committee, and the Transport and Communications Committee.Senator Klyne is a member of the Progressive Senate Group (The Progressives), an organization of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a common set of progressive views and a philosophy grounded in the values of liberty and equality.
• 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 researching, analyzing and assessing a broad range of information and making impactful recommendations;• Experience in writing documents such as briefing notes, reports, statements, speeches, committee questions and press releases;• Experience in providing strategic advice to senior officials on a variety of politically sensitive issues;• Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with senior officials and/or parliamentarians and/or stakeholders and/or Indigenous rightsholders;• Extensive experience in using the MS-Office suite;• Knowledge of communication techniques, methods and practices and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;• Strategic and organized thinker with the ability to coordinate and multi-task to accomplish a variety of activities with tight timelines.• A team player with positive energy;• An independent thinker that is not hesitant to consult, conference and collaborate with others; • Ability to work in both official languages (English and French) is considered an asset;• Parliamentary work experience or a knowledge of the Senate, its policies and the legislative process is considered an asset.
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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.