Human Rights Officer - Generalist

$97,763 - $110,035 plus $1,486, 43 Bilingual Allowance
Employment type: 
Term up to two years
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:30 EST
English requirements: 
French requirements: 
Target groups: 
Indigenous people
Racialized persons
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 12
Purpose of position: 

There is a Bona Fide Occupational Requirement (BFOR) associated with the position to be filled by a qualified woman from an Indigenous or racially visible group. 

Purpose of Position

Under the direction of the Programs Coordinator and as part of a team that includes other programs, the Human Rights/Generalist Officer is responsible for the development and maintenance of the PSAC Human Rights Program which has the ultimate goal of integrating human rights issues into all areas of the union’s work and provide PSAC with expertise in all human rights matters.

The Human Rights Program is dedicated to the promotion and coordination of equality issues within our union, the broader labour movement, within the workplaces of our members and in our communities. The duties of the program can overlap several functions (education, policy drafting, organizing political action, membership mobilization, collective bargaining, legislative reviews, problem solving, etc.).




  • Ability to write well documented reports, educational materials, articles, memorandum, and documents on various human rights related topics;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, tactfully and persuasively on a variety of complex issues to varying audiences (e.g. other unions, interest groups, governments, employers) to obtain information, goodwill and/or support as well as to give information;
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan and carry out activities/projects on a national scale, ensuring goals are set and results and deadlines are met;
  • Ability to research and analyze issues in a timely and responsive manner;
  • Ability to set priorities, remain focused, coordinate several time sensitive projects simultaneously covering a variety of issues;
  • Second language skills as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated above.

ersonal Suitability:

  • Demonstrated commitment to trade union and equity principles and knowledge of trade union roles, objectives and activities.

A detailed job description is available at:


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.