Determinate (6 months plus, Full-Time)
November 1, 2019
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?
Working closely with the Senator and his research team, the Parliamentary Research Assistant conducts research and data analysis and writes comprehensive reports to help prepare the Senator for his work in the chamber and in committees he sits on. In addition, the incumbent researches, analyzes and finds the necessary information to write speeches, presentations, briefings, news releases and correspondence. The incumbent is responsible for providing general information to the Senator and his staff to make sure they are always on top of new issues and areas of interest or concern. The incumbent will need to be independent and willing to perform a variety of tasks, including responding to emails, performing administrative tasks and assisting other team members as needed. Finally, the Parliamentary Research Assistant will conduct media monitoring and prepare briefing materials to ensure the senator is always up to date on current events and matters of interest.
The general public to staff one (1) determinate position (6 months plus, Full-Time) in the Office of the Honourable René Cormier.
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in law, political science or journalism OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience;
- At least three years of research experience in one of the following areas: official languages issues and language rights, Arts and culture sectors, human rights OR telecommunications and broadcasting;
- Demonstrated ability to manage a wide variety of tasks on a team, including compiling and filing documents, preparing briefing notes, and helping other team members as needed;
- Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of political, social, economic and cultural issues in New Brunswick, Canada and the Francophonie;
- Ability to work independently and build relationships throughout the organization;
- Energetic person with good judgment who is able to collect, analyze and communicate research results.
- Knowledge of political, social, economic and cultural issues in New Brunswick, Canada and the Francophonie.
Linguistic Requirements (see Qualification Standards)
English Written Comprehension:
English Written Expression:
English Oral Proficiency:
French Written Comprehension:
French Written Expression:
French Oral Proficiency:
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to synthesize information
Candidates who meet the desired profile are invited to submit an application. The start date is scheduled for December 2, 2019.
You must enclose with your application a curriculum vitae and a cover letter no later than November 1, 2019.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration in the selection process will be contacted.
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.
The research assistant must be available to work long, irregular hours, particularly in the evening when the Senate or its committees are sitting.
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.