Communications Officer

$86,018 - $96,811, plus $1,421.49 Bilingual Allowance (Expired salary)
Employment type: 
Other employment type: 
Indeterminate and Term up to (1) one year
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
French requirements: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
0200-0005A-017 & 9020-0018A-017
Executive office
Unifor 2025
Band 11
Purpose of position: 

The Communications Officer offers a broad range of advisory and support for communications services to the PSAC.


Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary diploma in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field is required, with a minimum of five years related experience. Prior experience working with a labour or political organization will be considered.



  • Knowledge of the political and operational structure of the PSAC;
  • Knowledge of union and social issues;
  • Knowledge of issues affecting the union movement and PSAC members;
  • Knowledge of government decision-making and of the Canadian political system;
  • Knowledge of media relations including the ability to establish a working relationship with and influence members of the media.



  • Ability to assess and analyze in order to develop appropriate communication strategies;
  • Ability to conceptualize and design a variety of communication materials;
  • Ability to strategize in order to mobilize members into action;
  • Ability to plan and organize in order to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English and French;
  • Ability to edit for style and length and proofread French and English documents.


Personal suitability:

  • High degree of initiative, tact and good judgment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to union principles and social justice.


Note: We are currently offering two Communications Officer positions: one indeterminate position posted as competition number 0200-0005A-017 and one term position posted as competition number 9020-0018A-017. Please indicate the competition number for which you are applying.

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.