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Legislative Clerk

Job ID: J0118-0098
Directorate: Legislative Sector
Classification: SEN-07
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Minimum Salary: 62139/Year
Maximum Salary: 78625/Year
Closing Date: February 2, 2018

Open To

The general public

About this job

The legislative clerk provides support to various procedural clerks and managers in the Committees Directorate, the International & Interparliamentary Affairs Directorate and/or to the Chamber Operations and Procedure Office.

Screening Criteria

• University degree or degree in progress and completed by the time an appointment to the position is made
• Experience in project management, including planning and coordinating events, and preparing budgets;
• Experience in providing client service and dealing with the public and stakeholders;
• Knowledge of information management and general administrative methods, techniques and practices to coordinate activities and provide logistical support;
• Knowledge of the functions and use of various software and computer/electronic systems, in particular the Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel to provide timely information, prepare reports and prepare correspondence.

Linguistic Requirements (see Qualification Standards)



- Research skills
- Organization/multitasking


Action management
Teamwork and cooperation

Asset Qualifications

- Experience working in a parliamentary environment or in close relationship with it.
- Experience in editing and proofreading.
- Experience in proposing, developing and implementing workplace improvements.
- Experience in using Excel at an advanced level.

Conditions of Employment

The Senate plays a unique role in Canada. Senators examine legislation, champion causes, study public policy, and represent Canada internationally. Behind the scenes is an infrastructure of professional and dedicated employees. Each person, in each role — be it direct or indirect — supports senators in their work. Each contributes daily by delivering timely and professional advice, products, information and services. The people of the Senate unite through shared common values and ethics, creating the best possible work environment for all.

Candidates must meet the condition of employment at the time of appointment and throughout the period of employment in the position.

Candidates must consent to supply all required personal information and obtain the required level of security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

Some assignments require irregular working hours and occasional overtime and/or travelling to multiple destinations in a short period of time.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples in a cover letter that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

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.