Regional Political Communications Officer (Quebec)

$89,947 - $101,233, plus $1,486.43 – Bilingual Allowance
Employment type: 
Term up to two years
Closing Date: 
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 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: 
Regional Offices Branch
Band 11
Purpose of position: 

The Regional Political Communications Officer provides political and communications advice, assistance and support to the Regional Executive Vice President (REVP) in his or her role as the political voice for the PSAC in Quebec region and in his or her role as a member of the National Board of Directors (NBoD) and the Alliance Executive Committee (AEC).


Education and Knowledge

  • Position requires a postsecondary diploma in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field OR a combination of education, training and experience with a minimum of three 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.


  • Ability to assess and analyze in order to develop appropriate communication strategies;
  • Ability to conceptualize and design variety of communication materials;
  • Ability to strategize in order to mobilize members into action;
  • Ability to plan and organize in order to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing in English and in French;
  • Ability to edit for style and length, and proofread English and French documents;
  • Ability to establish a working relationship with and influence members of the media;

Personal suitability

  • High degree of initiative, tact and good judgment;
  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate their commitment to union principles and social justice.

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

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.