Bilingual Research Officer

$ 89,947 - $ 101,233 plus $1,486.43 bilingual bonus
Employment type: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Thu, 16 Apr 2020 15:30 EDT
Target groups: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
Collective Bargaining Branch
Unifor 2025
Band 11
Purpose of position: 


  • This competition is designated for qualified women. Please submit your application with the required self-identification in order to be considered for the competition.
  • Position linguistic designation: Bilingual (English and French)
  • Position global linguistic level: Second language CEFR level: C1

Under the direction of the Coordinator of Negotiations, the Research Officer researches, analyses, and interprets data on wages, benefits, and working conditions for use in collective bargaining, represents the PSAC as a pay and benefits analyst before conciliation and arbitration boards and prepares and presents policy or position papers, bulletins or other documents on wages, benefits, working conditions or other topics of interest to PSAC staff and members.


Education and experience:

  • University graduation in Economics, Industrial Relations, Public Administration or related disciplines with related experience;
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Good knowledge of compensation policies and practices in the public and private sectors;
  • Good knowledge of the negotiations process.


  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and interpret data;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Second language skills as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated above;
  • Ability to work with spreadsheet and database software programs;
  • Good research and analytical skills.

Personal suitability

  • Understanding of and commitment to union and equity principles.

A detailed job description is available on our website:

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.