Communications Officer

Salary: 
$89,947 - $101,233, plus $1,486.43 Bilingual Allowance
Employment type: 
Term up to one year
Location: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 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: 
9020-0005A-018
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.

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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