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Competition 18/16

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The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 55,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires one bilingual Research Officer for a one-year term for its Policy Division at its National Office.

The Position:

Reporting to the Team Lead of Research, the Research Officer is responsible for conducting assigned compensation and policy research projects. Major responsibilities of this position include;

  • Research policy issues and current affairs affecting the Institute and its members and identify and recommend options for addressing issues. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and programs.
  • Prepare policy briefs, analyses and presentations and defend and substantiate Institute policy positions.
  • Develop supportive research to substantiate Public Relations/Communications/ Government Relations programs. Interact with governmental and parliamentary bodies and parties.
  • Conduct research related to compensation practices, job evaluation, conditions of employment, and professional issues and present analyses and reports to internal and external clients.
  • Conduct collective bargaining and issue surveys and present survey findings to internal and external clients.
  • Prepare pay proposals and advise Negotiators and bargaining teams on the impact.
  • May participate in and represent the Institute in national events/conferences/fora dealing with labour relations, compensation, and public policy as well as on inter-union, inter-organizational, and/or Parliamentary Committees.
  • Research, and prepare documentation for internal and external clients on jurisprudence and arguments to defend individual and collective rights and policy issues.
  • Track, research, and analyze policy developments, developments in stakeholder organizations, and current events.
  • Act as staff resource to Institute Committees and other internal and external clients as assigned.
  • Contribute to corporate knowledge and communications by providing articles and other related reports. Prepare presentations and articles for publications in Institute newsletters/communiqués and Website.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams assigned to special projects and work collaboratively with employees in other sections.

The Candidate:

The successful bilingual candidate will have completed a university degree or equivalent in industrial relations, public administration, economics, or a related discipline, and three to five years experience in research, compensation, policy analysis and labour relations issues, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent judgement and be able to formulate options and coordinate & implement projects.

The Salary:                   $71,779 to $89,724 (G5)


Applications, making reference to competition 18/16 and complete with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 4:00 p.m., June 7, 2018 by e-mail to [email protected].

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