The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work in support of Canadian parliamentary democracy. 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: Assistant Advisor, Compensation.

Working in a small, dynamic team responsible for a wide variety of human resources (HR) functions, the Assistant Advisor, Compensation, provides administrative support services to clients of the Human Resources Directorate and to a team of HR officers and advisors specializing in compensation, employee programs and HR systems. 



Anticipatory Staffing

MPA-1 ($52,883 – $69,503)
Bilingual staffing – imperative: (CBC/CBC)

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

The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated:

• General knowledge of core HR functions, such as classification, staffing and compensation

To be considered, candidates must have:

• A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a specialization in a field relevant to the position OR an acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience
• Experience providing administrative support in a human resources environment
• Experience providing information to managers and employees on administrative processes and procedures
• Experience responding to enquiries from the public and internal stakeholders
• Experience using an HR information management system
• Experience using MS Office applications, including MS Word, and preparing reports using MS Excel

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 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 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.
• 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  October 27, 2020 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-188 in your documents and, if you apply by email, in the subject line of your email.

Send us your application:

 By email:
 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

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

Competency Profile for Human Resources – Coordinator


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

Level 2: Adapts to situations.
• Changes own behaviour or approach to suit the situation.
• Adjusts rules or procedures, based on the situation, while remaining guided by the organization’s values.
• Adapts behaviour to perform effectively under changing or unclear conditions.


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

Level 1: Responds to immediate client needs.
• Responds to client needs in a timely, professional, helpful and courteous manner.
• Shows clients that their perspectives are valued.
• Strives to meet service standards in all circumstances.


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.


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

Level 2: Demonstrates working-level knowledge and ability, and applies the competency, with guidance, in common situations that present limited difficulties.
• Demonstrates basic knowledge of HRM issues (e.g., fundamental staffing practices).
• Provides basic HRM information to others.
• Conducts components of straightforward HRM activities (e.g., develops a statement of qualifications).


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

Level 1: Presents information clearly.
• Listens and pays attention actively and objectively.
• Presents information and facts in a logical manner, using appropriate phrasing and vocabulary in all applicable formats (e.g., email and other written documents, telephone, presentations).
• Shares information when requested.
• Communicates messages to others with respect.
• Writes brief, factual material (e.g., emails, standard letters, notes), using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.


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

Level 1: Makes decisions based solely on guidelines and policies.
• Applies explicit guidelines and procedures in making decisions.
• Makes straightforward decisions based on comprehensive information.
• Deals with exceptions using clearly specified rules.
• Seeks guidance as needed when the situation is unclear.
• Makes a decision with no risk where information is available and controls are in place.


Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise

Level 2: Addresses current issues.
• Acts on issues in own area of responsibility instead of waiting or hoping the problem will solve itself.
• Tries various approaches and solutions to resolve a problem.
• Persists when significant difficulties arise.


Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner to ensure accuracy and the quality of work products and services delivered

Level 2: . Recognizes less obvious information.
• Verifies assumptions and information before accepting them.
• Seeks out others to check or review own work.
• Reviews all relevant information or aspects of a situation before taking action or making a decision.


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

Level 2: Plans and organizes group activities.
• Identifies who needs to be involved and when.
• Identifies who will do what, when, taking into account group members’ skills, needs and, if possible, preferences.
• Sets timelines and work steps.
• Monitors progress and use of resources (e.g., people, supplies, money).
• Makes needed adjustments to timelines, steps and resource allocation.
• Plans the accomplishment of next steps.