Communications Officer

$89,947 - $101,233, plus $1,486.43 Bilingual Allowance
Employment type: 
Term up to one year
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:30 EDT
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
Membership Programs Branch
Unifor 2025
Band 11
Purpose of position: 


  • Position linguistic designation: Bilingual (English and French)
  • Position global linguistic level: Second language CEFR level: B2

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.


  • Bilingual as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated above;
  • 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 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.

A detailed job description is available on our website: or on the attached document.

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.