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!
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 in which we live and work, the clients with whom we work, and Canadian society as a whole.
Corporate Services (CS) 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: Senior Officer, Corporate Planning and Performance Measurement.
The Senior Officer, Corporate Planning and Performance Measurement provides leadership and central oversight in the development, delivery, integration and alignment of a suite of organization-wide planning functions at the institutional level in support of the Library’s strategic and business planning, and also provides expert guidance and advice to management, employees and functional leads in support of enhancing Library performance measurement reporting.
SENIOR OFFICER, CORPORATE PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
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 of the Library of Parliament business operations, the overall mission, vision, programs, services and strategic priorities
• Knowledge of Project Management processes to leverage best practices and to develop new processes
• Knowledge of integrated business planning and performance reporting frameworks for accountability purposes and to provide meaningful data for evidence-based decision making (including strategic planning processes, performance monitoring, risk evaluation and environmental scanning)
To be considered, candidates must have:
• Successful completion of post-secondary education relevant to the duties of the position or an acceptable combination of relevant education, training and experience
• Experience in leading, monitoring and promoting corporate-wide strategies and/or programs and/or initiatives and/or training and/or awareness activities in the area of strategic planning and performance reporting or in a related field
• Experience in providing expert advice, guidance and recommendations to management and/or senior management
• Experience in managing and coordinating multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously with various stakeholders, including acting as a representative for the institution/organization in working groups or committees
• Experience in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with functional partners, communities of practice and/or other stakeholders
• Experience in developing, coordinating and/or delivering communication documents, reports, proposals, presentations, or briefings for various audiences
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 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.
• We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the staffing process. If you require accommodations during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us at LOPCareers-CarrieresBDP@parl.gc.ca.
• 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.
• Only those legally permitted to work in Canada can participate in this selection process.
Apply no later than April 9, 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-475 in your documents and, if you apply by email, in the subject line of your email.
Send us your application by email: LOPCareers-CarrieresBDP@parl.gc.ca
Questions? Contact Human Resources at 343-542-4839 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 Project Management – 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 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.
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.
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.
Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
Level 3: Addresses imminent issues or opportunities (“imminent” does not necessarily mean that a crisis is involved).
• Takes action to avoid an imminent problem.
• Capitalizes on an imminent opportunity.
• Suggests ways to achieve better results or add value beyond the current situation.
• Perseveres in seeking opportunities to advance organizational objectives in the near term.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING
Making and following plans and allocating resources effectively to reach goals that are central to organizational success
Level 1: Plans and organizes own activities.
• Plans own activities according to predetermined standards or procedures.
• Monitors the quality and timeliness of own work.
• Seeks clarity on priorities as needed.
• Responsibly uses the resources at own immediate disposal.
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.
TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITY
Understanding and applying technical and functional knowledge and skills to accomplish work objectives, while keeping up to date with new developments in the subject area and continuing to enhance skills
Level 4: knowledge and ability. Demonstrates advanced knowledge and ability.
• Deals with new or complex issues in the technical or functional area.
• Adapts approaches in novel situations.
• Explains advanced or complex concepts and methods.
• Guides others in the technical or functional area.
• Makes recommendations on the best course of action in complex situations.
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.