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Committee Attendant

Job ID: J0919-0694
Directorate: Building Services
Classification: SEN-03
Job Type: Sessional (Full-Time)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 41062/Year
Maximum Salary: 51958/Year
Closing Date: February 21, 2020

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?

As an integral part of the operations team in the Senate Administration’s Property and Services Directorate, the committee attendant provides the entire organization with the ongoing support required to hold Senate committee, caucus and parliamentary association meetings, Senate sittings and other activities that require high-quality professional services.

Reporting to the Coordinator, Committee Room Support and Mail Services, the committee attendant delivers first-level multimedia support on site, which includes installing, checking, using, replacing and performing minor repairs on audiovisual equipment during committee meetings.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) indeterminate sessional position in the Property and Services Directorate. This recruitment process may also be used to staff future determinate or indeterminate vacancies.


• Successful completion of secondary school education or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience;
• Experience in using the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
• Experience in providing services to a varied clientele;
• Experience in delivering technological services (e.g., use of videoconferencing equipment, projectors, cameras, sound systems, computer hardware and broadcasting systems);
• Ability to work on multiple activities under tight deadlines;
• Ability to operate and adjust a wide range of multimedia systems and equipment (e.g., videoconferencing equipment, projectors, cameras, sound systems, computer hardware and broadcasting systems);
• Ability to install and operate a multimedia workstation;
• Experience in the parliamentary environment would be considered an asset;
• Experience in providing support to clients by picking up and distributing internal mail would be considered an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



Teamwork and cooperation

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.