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Student Employment Program (Summer 2020)

Job ID: J1219-0129
Classification: Student
Job Type: Student Employment
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Closing Date: February 2, 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?

Our student employment program will give you the opportunity to learn, grow and gain incredible work experience in a Senator’s office or in administration of the upper chamber of Canada.

Gain experience by collaborating with talented teams, working on challenging projects, sharing your perspectives, and helping with the day-to-day activities to contribute to the development of Canada’s future.

Take advantage of this opportunity by applying today and make your mark at this unique institution!

Open to

All students enrolled or returning to full-time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Prerequisites

• Currently enrolled with full-time student status in a recognized post-secondary institution;
• Returning to full-time studies in the next academic semester;
• Experience working in a professional environment providing a high level of customer service;
• Excellent communication skills with high standards of service, integrity and respect;
• Superior level of motivation, problem-solving and collaboration skills;
• Outstanding ability to take initiative, prioritize assignments and adapt quickly in a fast-pace environment;
• Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite;
• Involvement in extracurricular activities (i.e. Coop programs, volunteering activities, etc.) is considered an asset;
• Bilingualism in both official languages (English and French) is considered an asset.

Competencies

Integrity
Service
Respect
Communication
Adaptability
Judgment
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.