Administrative Assistant, Communications, Political Actions and Campaigns

$57,802 – $65,054 plus $1,486.43 Bilingual Allowance (Expired salary)
Employment type: 
Term up to one year
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 15:30 EST
Employment equity designation: 
Target groups: 
Racialized persons
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
Band 6
Purpose of position: 


  • Global linguistic level: Second language CEFR level:  B2
  • Employment Equity Designation: As a result of the PSAC Workforce and Availability Analysis and in accordance with the PSAC Employment Equity Plan, the successful candidate for this appointment will be a qualified racially visible person.

The position is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative services to the staff of the Communications, Political Action and Campaigns Section.


Education and experience:

  • General administrative secretarial knowledge associated with successful completion of business and/or secretarial training, or equivalent experience, normally acquired through several years in providing secretarial services relevant to the duties of the position.


  • Good knowledge of the PSAC;
  • Basic knowledge of trade union role, objectives and activities.


  • Ability to effectively type, format documents for publications, transcribe from notes and perform other word-processing in English and French;
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and a high degree of work processing skills using MS Word, the proficiency in the use of a personal computer, including ability to use Windows, e-mail, and spreadsheets (ideally Excel) and data base software (ideally Access) and HTML;
  • Second language skills as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated above.
  • Ability to independently organize, plan and determine work priorities in order to meet strict deadlines in an environment with multiple and competing priorities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.

 Personal Suitability:

  • High degree of initiative;
  • Good judgment;
  • Sensitivity to equity principles and special needs;
  • Commitment to union and equity principles and some familiarity with government organizations, practices and procedures.

The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.