Research Officer

$89,947 to $101,233, plus $1,486.43 bilingual allowance for bilingual applicants
Employment type: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
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: 

Under the direction of the Coordinator of Negotiations, the Research Officer researches, analyses, and interprets data on wages, benefits, and working conditions for use in collective bargaining, represents the PSAC as a pay and benefits analyst before conciliation and arbitration boards and prepares and presents policy or position papers, bulletins or other documents on wages, benefits, working conditions or other topics of interest to PSAC staff and members.





Education and experience:

The work requires:

  • University graduation in Economics, Industrial Relations, Public Administration or related disciplines with related experience;
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
  • Good knowledge of compensation policies and practices in the public and private sectors;
  • Good knowledge of the negotiations process;
  • Good research and analytical skills.


  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and interpret data;
  • Above average ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, preferably in English and French;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Ability to work with spreadsheet and database software programs.

Personal suitability

  • Understanding of and commitment to union and equity principles.


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.