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Web Design Officer (User-Experience)

Job ID: J1219-0309
Classification: SEN-08
Job Type: Determinate, Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 70757/Year
Maximum Salary: 89525/Year
Closing Date: February 5, 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 Manager, Creative and Digital Content, the Web Design Officer is accountable for creative design and concepts to support the Senate website, which includes committee pages, senators’ bio pages and the Senate digital magazine, SenCAplus. In addition, the Web Design Officer provides advice and services to senators and their staff related to establishing and enhancing their web presence. The position is also responsible for creating design solutions with high impact visuals that meet industry standards for user-experience.

The role involves liaising regularly with the Senate Information Services Directorate to ensure technical requirements are met for the website, in addition to listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) contractual position of an 18-month duration in the Communications Directorate. Candidates employed by the Federal Public Service seeking an interchange are welcome to apply. This selection process may be used to staff other positions in the Communications Directorate.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to send their portfolios and/or link(s) to their website(s) and cover letter along with their resume.


• Post-secondary education in a related field or a combination of education and experience;
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Web Designer in a corporate environment;
• Minimum of two (2) years experience leading design and implementation of user-experience solutions, including enhancing efficiencies for users;
• Experience managing graphic and web design projects across their life cycle;
• Ability to lead consultations with senior officials by evaluating needs, designing solutions and coordinating the implementation of technical solutions;
• Demonstrated ability to oversee resources on project deliverables across multidisciplinary teams;
• Advanced technical capabilities with specialized website development languages (HTML, CSS), website editing software and multimedia software used for creative and photo editing;
• Knowledge of Parliament and the Canadian political landscape, an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



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.