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Accommodation & Tenant Services Officer (Interior Designer)

Job ID: J0920-0696
Classification: SEN-06
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 57499/Year
Maximum Salary: 72755/Year
Closing Date: October 15, 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?

Reporting to the Chief, Tenant Services, the Accommodation & Tenant Services Officer (Interior Designer) are accountable for providing interior design services and advice to Senators and Senate Administration staff on office accommodation (including office moves) and space planning projects, including the planning, management and implementation of interior design projects for new, refurbished, and occupied space.

The successful candidates will be responsible for ensuring the coordination of work from other Senate Administration services areas, under the leadership of Tenant Services Coordinators, to ensure that the different aspects of project delivery are met on schedule and in accordance with the requirements of clients (and Senate Standards).

Open to

The general public to staff (1) permanent position and one (1) temporary in the Property and Services Directorate.

This selection process may be used to staff other positions.


• Post-secondary education in an Interior Design program or Interior Decorator;
• Two years of experience in the application of the principles, methods and practices of project management to gather and meet client and corporate requirements;
• Knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of interior design, interior space management and optimization;
• Knowledge of concepts and methods related to space planning, layout, and design development, ergonomic and environmental considerations, project documents, specifications for furniture, finishes, and furnishings, tendering process, project management, interior installations, and post-occupancy management;
• Knowledge of negotiation techniques to obtain consensus among the diverse project participants, with various clients, suppliers and service providers;
• Knowledge of financial techniques and practices to develop and present project budgets, cost benefits, and alternatives, and to track and control project expenditures.

Linguistic Requirements



Action Management
Teamwork & 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.