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Organizational Design and Classification Advisor

Job ID: J0220-0061
Classification: SEN-09
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 80694/Year
Maximum Salary: 102104/Year
Closing Date: July 10, 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 the Organizational Design & Classification Advisor, you will provide organizational design, job evaluation and classification services for both unionized and unrepresented positions across the Senate. You will conduct a full-scale review of the Senate's classification program (including the review of the governance and service delivery model, procedures, practices and tools) to identify efficiencies and opportunities to streamline and modernize operations. You will conduct organizational reviews to identify and resolve classification anomalies leading the classification committees according to the established protocols. Communication skills are important as you will partner with a wide variety of stakeholders to prepare, investigate, research and defend classification grievances and make recommendations for organizational design to build capabilities and structures needed to support the execution of the Senate's business strategy.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) permanent position in the Human Resources Directorate.


• Degree from a recognized university in Human Resources or in another discipline related to the duties of the position;
• Significant experience in human resources, allowing to understand and apply the principles, standards, procedures, classification tools and practices;
• Experience in job analysis and evaluation, writing job descriptions and writing rationales;
• Experience leading classification committees and working with external partners and vendors;
• Extensive experience in fostering and maintaining trust in relationships with clients;
• Experience in providing services and advice on complex classification issues and organizational design to managers;
• Experience in policy interpretation and dealing with sensitive, personal and confidential matters;
• Ability to analyze complex classification issues and propose solutions;
• Ability to develop practical and creative solutions that respond to business needs;
• Knowledge of policies, guidelines and initiatives related to classification;
• Experience in applying the Hay Job Evaluation Methodology in conducting job evaluations and classifications is considered an asset;
• Human Resources professional designation (e.g., CHRP) and/or Classification Accreditation is considered an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



Teamwork & Cooperation
Action Management

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.