The Library of Parliament is a non partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, a minimum of four weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries, and more!

Business Support Services (BSS) provides support and services to the Library of Parliament in the areas of human resources, finance and materiel management, corporate planning, information technology, and publishing, editing and creative services.

We are currently looking for candidates to staff the following position: Human Resources (HR) Generalist.

Within the HR Organizational Services team, the HR Generalist is responsible for the research, development and integration of HR programs and policies. This position is also responsible for the provision of HR analytics.


HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

HUMAN RESOURCES
BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES

Two Determinate/Acting/Assignment/Secondment Positions (2 years)

MPA-4 ($82,508–$97,601*)
Bilingual staffing – imperative: (CBC/CBC)

For the purposes of this selection process, the competencies listed in the attached Competency Profile will be evaluated.

NOTE: This selection process will also be used to establish a pool of prequalified candidates that could be used to staff determinate and indeterminate positions at the Library of Parliament that require similar knowledge or competencies.

* Salaries effective 1 April 2021

The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated:

• Knowledge of legislation, policies and best practices related to various HR disciplines and how they interrelate
• Knowledge of current HR trends and challenges
• Specialized knowledge of one or more of the following practices: classification, diversity and inclusion, HR systems, HR analytics, labour relations, learning and training programs, occupational health and safety, recruitment and staffing, and/or workplace wellness

To be considered, candidates must have:

• A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position, OR an acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience
• Experience working in an HR environment
• Experience in project management
• Experience providing advice and guidance to clients on HR policies, programs and initiatives
• Experience in interpreting and applying legislation, policies and directives related to various HR disciplines

Assets: 

• Experience using the Korn Ferry | Hay Group job evaluation methodology
• Experience conducting Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) reviews
• Experience developing and implementing communications and change management strategies
• Experience researching and developing policies

Candidates retained in this selection process will be required to obtain:

• A successful second-language evaluation (Bilingual staffing – imperative: CBC/CBC)
• A successful pre-employment screening

Additional Information:

• This selection process is open to the public and to employees of the Library of Parliament, the Senate, the House of Commons, the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Parliamentary Protective Service, and the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
• This selection process will include a second-language evaluation, a written qualifying exam, and an interview. The interview will consist of behavioural, situational and knowledge-based questions. Candidates will be required to pass each stage in order to move to the next stage of the selection process.
• Qualified candidates from this selection process may be considered for determinate or indeterminate positions at the Library of Parliament that require similar knowledge and/or competencies.
• Education and experience requirements will be used to determine which candidates will be asked to participate in the next stage of the selection process.
• Satisfactory references and proof of education are essential conditions of appointment.
• Travel and relocation expenses are the responsibility of the candidates.
• The Library of Parliament is committed to employment equity.
• Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and to permanent residents who are legally able to work in Canada. Applicants who have a valid work permit may also be considered.

Apply no later than  March 1, 2021 11:59 PM  Eastern Time.

To apply, please send us your curriculum vitae, along with a covering letter indicating how you meet each of the education and experience requirements of the position. Please quote Staffing Process 20-LOP-336 in your documents and, if you apply by email, in the subject line of your email.

Send us your application:

By email:        Nicholas.Vicev@parl.gc.ca
By fax:           613-995-9582
By mail:         50 O’Connor Street
                     Library of Parliament
                     Human Resources Directorate
                     Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9

Questions? Contact Human Resources at 343-542-4836 or Nicholas.Vicev@parl.gc.ca

We thank all those who apply. Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Competency Profile for Human Resources – Senior Officer

ADAPTABILITY

Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups

Level 3: Adapts to widely varying needs.
• Adapts to new ideas and initiatives across a wide variety of issues or situations.
• Supports major changes that challenge traditional ways of operating.
• Adapts interpersonal style to highly diverse individuals and groups in a range of situations.
• Adapts own plans and priorities in anticipation of change.

CLIENT FOCUS

Providing service excellence to internal and/or external clients, addressing immediate and evolving client needs

Level 4: Provides seasoned advice.
• Acts as a seasoned advisor, providing independent opinion on complex client problems and novel initiatives, and assisting with decision-making.
• Encourages clients to consider difficult issues when it is in their best interests.
• Advocates on behalf of clients to more senior management, identifying approaches that meet clients’ needs as well as those of the organization.

EXEMPLIFYING INTEGRITY

Treating others fairly, honestly and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust within the work environment and in the broader community

Level 1: Acts in fair and ethical manner toward others.
• Treats everyone equally with fairness, honesty and respect all the time.
• Refrains from behaviour or language that is exclusionary or offensive.
• Focuses on organizational success rather than personal gain.
• Follows through consistently on promises and commitments made to others.
• Presents facts and circumstances transparently, no matter how difficult the facts may be.
• Guards confidential and sensitive information, passing it on only to those that need to know.
• Maintains ethical principles even in the most challenging circumstances.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Understanding and applying human resources management (HRM) practices, policies and principles to enable performance excellence and ensure a safe and healthy workplace

Level 3: Demonstrates intermediate knowledge and ability, and applies the competency, with minimal or no guidance, in the full range of typical situations. Requires guidance to handle novel or more complex situations.
• Demonstrates the required HRM expertise to achieve intended results, while recognizing broader human resources implications (e.g., reclassifies positions based on changes in the nature of the work, while respecting the rights and needs of incumbents).
• Applies various HRM tools and approaches (e.g., to identify sources of qualified candidates, to accommodate employee needs such as flexible hours, to manage overtime).
• Identifies solutions to human resources issues, respecting organizational values and legal requirements without blindly adhering to rules or procedures.

COMMUNICATION

Communicating clearly and respectfully with different audiences, both orally and in writing

Level 3: Adapts communication.
• Tailors communication (e.g., content, style, tone and medium) to diverse audiences and readerships.
• Reads cues from diverse audiences to assess when and how to change planned communication approach to deliver message effectively.
• Communicates with varying organizational levels, sometimes on the spot.
• Recognizes others’ complex or underlying needs, motivations or concerns, communicating effectively despite the sensitivity of the situation.
• Conveys important nuances and context to facilitate understanding of the message or material.

DECISION MAKING

Applying critical thinking, good business sense and organizational values to make decisions involving varying levels of risk and ambiguity

Level 2: Makes decisions by interpreting guidelines and policies.
• Applies guidelines and procedures that require some interpretation in dealing with exceptions.
• Makes straightforward decisions based on information that is generally adequate.
• Compares the importance of various factors on specific aspects of an issue.
• Recognizes when analysis is sufficient to proceed with making a good decision.
• Identifies potential implications of own decisions. 

ORGANIZATIONAL AWARENESS

Understanding the workings, structure, culture and distribution of power within and beyond the organization and for Parliament as a whole, and applying this understanding to solve problems and achieve desired outcomes

Level 3: Understands and applies organizational culture, climate and power dynamics.
• Achieves satisfactory solutions based on an understanding of issues and culture in own and other organizations.
• Recognizes what is and is not acceptable or possible at certain times given the organizational culture, climate and power dynamics.
• Anticipates outcomes based on an understanding of organizational culture and power dynamics.
• Explains how organizational decisions are made and who makes and influences them.
• Applies an understanding of the roles people play in the organization to form alliances and achieve results.

ANALYTICAL THINKING

Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options and support sound decision-making

Level 2: Identifies critical relationships in information.
• Identifies critical connections and patterns in information and data.
• Draws logical conclusions based on an in-depth analysis of information.
• Recognizes causes and consequences of actions and events that are not readily apparent.
• Anticipates obstacles in considering next steps.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING

Making and following plans and allocating resources effectively to reach goals that are central to organizational success

Level 3: Plans and organizes major activities.
• Identifies various resources needed (e.g., different types of expenditures; different skill mixes).
• Produces realistic and achievable work plans.
• Develops back-up plans to handle potential obstacles.
• Breaks activities into smaller components to facilitate completion.
• Renegotiates commitments or deadlines as circumstances dictate, keeping management informed of expected completion.
• Evaluates the extent to which objectives have been achieved.