Communications Officer

Salary: 
$86,018 - $96,811, plus $1,421.49 Bilingual Allowance (Expired salary)
Employment type: 
Other
Other employment type: 
Indeterminate and Term up to (1) one year
Location: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
Comprehension
Spoken
Written
French requirements: 
Comprehension
Spoken
Written
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
Branch/Section: 
Executive office
Group: 
Unifor 2025
Classification: 
Band 11
Purpose of position: 

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

Qualifications: 

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:

  • 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.

 

Abilities:

  • 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.

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