Assistant Coordinator, Negotiations

$112,593 - $126,723 plus $1,585.14 bilingual bonus
Employment type: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:30 EDT
Employment equity designation: 
Target groups: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 


Negotiations and Programs Branch


Band 13
Purpose of position: 

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

Vaccination Policy: Please note that the PSAC’s vaccination policies require guests accessing a PSAC Office, including candidates in a staffing competition attending an interview or test in-person, as well as employees in general to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals who are unable to be fully vaccinated for reasons related to a ground protected by human rights legislation, including medical exemptions, may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement. For questions or more information about the PSAC’s vaccination policies, please contact Please note that when attending a PSAC Office for the purposes of an interview or test, candidates will also be required to complete a health screening. All other questions regarding staffing competitions should be addressed to

Under the direction of the Coordinator, Negotiations, the position assists the Coordinator, Negotiations in managing the team of negotiators, research officers, classification officers, exclusion officers and administrative staff. Working closely with the Coordinator, the position is responsible for the hiring, orientation, assessment and training of staff under her/his supervision. The position directs and assigns work to staff under his/her supervision and support to these officers in the carrying out of their duties, thereby developing and guiding our representation strategies. The position develops, collects and commissions relevant tools, forms, templates, case law summaries, guidelines, standards etc., and shares these to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of officers’ work. In addition, works closely with the Coordinator to develop longer range plans for negotiations and research, and ensure effective program coordination.


• Extensive experience in the field of industrial or labour relations.
• Experience in the field of negotiations.

• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of staff relations and pertinent acts and regulations.
• Thorough knowledge of public and private sector compensation and benefits practices and working conditions.
• Good knowledge of research techniques.
• Good knowledge of advocacy techniques, legal research and interpretation of jurisprudence.
• Good knowledge of the functions performed in the Branch and the Section.
• Good knowledge of the organization and structure of the federal public service, and the Canadian parliamentary system.
• Thorough knowledge of the PSAC Constitution and Regulations, policies and objectives of PSAC programs.

• Demonstrated ability to lead a team of skilled practitioners in a variety of pressure situations as well as provide the PSAC leadership with sound counsel on matters relating to collective bargaining.
• Demonstrated management skills.
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English, French or in both languages (according to the position’s requirements). 
• Ability to establish a working relationship with and influence members of the media.
• Ability to contribute to planning and priority setting.
• Second language skills as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated above.

Personal Suitability:
• Understanding of and commitment to trade union and equity principles.

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.