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Broadcasting and Application Support Analyst

Job ID: J0817-0861
Directorate: Information Services
Classification: SEN-06
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Minimum Salary: 56090/Year
Maximum Salary: 70971/Year
Closing Date: September 28, 2017

Open To

The general public

About this job

We are looking for a client-oriented and reliable Broadcasting and Application Support Analyst. Your typical tasks will focus on two major technical areas:

1) Help desk service for internal Senate applications and systems support (front line support, executing test cases, assistance in the development of training materials and documenting client business needs);

2) Operating, monitoring and managing digital recording equipment and webcasting services; editing and duplicating audio and video files; assisting with the coordination and scheduling of broadcasting events.

You will communicate not only with your colleagues, Senate administration employees and senators’ staff as end-users of various Senate business applications and as clients of broadcasting services, but also with the House of Commons Multimedia Services staff and Committees directorate staff to support the broadcasting activities of the Senate.

In this role you will face a number of exciting challenges. You will become a member of a dynamic team responsible for planning, reviewing and testing new systems to meet the modern requirements of Senate business applications. You will collaborate with partners in a project to modernize Senate broadcasting services (such as the upcoming planned televising of Chamber proceedings). Other projects include supporting end-users with a new content management system for senators’ websites by delivering training and preparing user guides and manuals.

Our team encourages and values open and transparent communication, continuous feedback and strong collaboration between colleagues and project partners. Within a dedicated and professional team, you will have an opportunity to participate in various projects and training. We appreciate diligence, attention to detail, initiative and outside-the-box thinking to find solutions that meet clients' needs and expectations.

Screening Criteria

Successful completion of post-secondary education from a recognized institution in a field related to the position OR an acceptable combination of relevant education, training and experience;
Experience using MS Office products;
Experience in using digital recording and editing equipment and software;
Experience in supporting live audio and video broadcasts and webcasts;
Experience in writing end-user training manuals and/or in designing and delivering training.

Linguistic Requirements (see Qualification Standards)



Knowledge of MS Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint);
Knowledge of digital recording and editing equipment and software (such as Adobe Premiere Pro).


Action management
Teamwork and cooperation

Asset Qualifications

Post-secondary graduation in either the IT or Broadcasting fields;
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite;
General knowledge and understanding of the Canadian parliamentary system.

Conditions of Employment

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

Candidates must be available for shiftwork to cover broadcasting and application support operations. Overtime and irregular hours into the evenings and on weekends may be required.

How to apply

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

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.