The Library of Parliament is a nonpartisan 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!
The Library believes that the excellence for which it is known is enhanced by nurturing an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences and supports the full participation of all employees. The Library is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce reflecting the communities we live in and work in, the clients we work with, and Canadian society at large.
Our Parliamentary Information, Education and Research Services (PIERS) provides high-quality, substantive and timely information, research and analysis to parliamentary committees, individual senators and members of the House of Commons, and parliamentary associations and delegations.
We are currently looking for candidates to staff the following position: Statistical Officer.
The Statistical Officer will work with a multidisciplinary team composed of lawyers, economists, and researchers in order to provide Parliamentarians with nonpartisan, high-quality and timely information.
GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY AND FINANCE
PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SERVICES
Determinate Position (1 year)
RSO-01 ($72,776 – $86,914)
Bilingual staffing – imperative: (CBC/CBC)
For the purposes of this selection process, the competencies listed in the attached Competency Profile will be evaluated.
NOTE: While this position is eligible for part-time telework, regular on-site presence is required at Library of Parliament workplaces located in the National Capital Region.
The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated:
- Knowledge in the area of statistics, data, and quantitative analysis;
- Knowledge in the use of a wide array of statistical tools;
- Knowledge of domestic and international data sources; and
- Current awareness of Canadian public policy and the issues that might affect the work of Parliament.
To be considered, candidates must have:
- A bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or related field;
- Experience in dealing with large amounts of data from many different sources and time periods;
- Ability to develop visual elements (such as charts and tables) for research documents;
- Experience in the use of advanced Excel features and functions such as pivot tables, pivot charts, lookup and index + match; and
- Experience in conducting quantitative analysis with statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, EVIEWS or SAS.
- Experience in the creation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps
- Experience in the use of Statistics Canada’s Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M)
- Experience in Gender-Based Analysis Plus and working with disaggregated data
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
- This selection process is open to the public.
- This selection process may 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.
- On 20 June 2022, the vaccination requirement for employees of the Library of Parliament established by the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination was suspended. The Library of Parliament will continue to follow the situation closely, and should the epidemiological conditions change, we will assess whether there is a need to reinstate the vaccination policy and the associated essential condition of employment applicable to indeterminate, determinate, student and intern hiring.
- 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.
- Must be legally allowed to work in Canada.
Apply no later than February 8, 2023 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 22-LOP-330 in your documents and in the subject line of your email.
Send us your application:
By email: LOPCareers-CarrieresBDP@parl.gc.ca
Questions? Contact Human Resources at 613-617-0943 or LOPCareers-CarrieresBDP@parl.gc.ca.
We thank all those who apply. Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Competency Profile for Research and Analysis – Senior Officer
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.
Providing service excellence to internal and/or external clients, addressing immediate and evolving client needs
Level 3: Provides added value.
• Looks for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests.
• Addresses underlying and long-term client needs.
• Enhances client service delivery systems and processes.
• Anticipates clients’ upcoming needs and concerns.
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.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner to ensure accuracy and the quality of work products and services delivered
Level 4: Identifies relevant information.
• Identifies relevant and irrelevant information when reading complex documents under tight deadlines.
• Maps out all the logistics and details of a situation to ensure smooth and flawless implementation.
• Coaches others on methods and tools to ensure the accuracy of work.
Understanding what information is needed, identifying how to locate and collect data from the appropriate sources, and analyzing information to make recommendations and prepare meaningful reports for decision-making
Level 4: Demonstrates advanced knowledge and ability, and applies the competency in new or complex situations. Guides other professionals.
• Communicates research results and conclusions to enhance clients’ and colleagues’ capabilities.
• Provides feedback and guidance to assist others in clarifying problems, making comparisons and identifying critical distinctions.
• Capitalizes on a broad, as well as in-depth, perspective and knowledge base when making inferences.
• Explains research results, providing conclusions and recommendations to clients as appropriate.
Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals
Level 2: Proactively assists and involves others.
• Initiates collaboration with others.
• Assumes additional responsibilities to facilitate the achievement of team goals.
• Seeks input from other team members on matters that affect them.
• Provides input to other team members as needed.
Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options and support sound decision-making
Level 4: Applies broad analysis.
• Integrates information from diverse sources, often involving large amounts of information.
• Thinks several steps ahead in deciding on the best course of action, anticipating likely outcomes.
• Develops conceptual frameworks that guide analysis by describing patterns of complex relationships among elements and events in the operating environment.
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.
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 2: Understands and applies informal organizational structures and processes.
• Identifies the unwritten, informal structures, culture, rules, power dynamics and decision-making processes.
• Builds an informal network of relationships to facilitate progress toward objectives.
• Positions arguments based on an understanding of informal communities of shared interest.
• Recognizes unspoken organizational constraints – what is and is not possible at certain times or at certain levels.
• Applies both formal and informal channels or networks for acquiring information and assistance and for accomplishing work goals.