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Contract Coordinator

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: National Programs and Business Services Branch 

Classification: AS-2 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 1 year

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 


Assignments and secondments may be considered according to NRC's policies.

The NRC Advantage



The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization. 


We are looking for a Contracts Coordinator to support our National Programs and Business Services Branch. The Contracts Coordinator would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The Contract Coordinator manages the work flows associated with the collection of information, the preparation, the drafting, the review, the approvals and the signature of contracts for their assigned clients and programs. She or he drafts standard contracts, suggest to Contract Officers and Strategic Contract Advisors changes to the terms of NRC’s contract templates or client agreements according to the specifics circumstances and needs of each project, and manages all documents related to contracts, including the archiving in nBoss or DocZone of the correspondence, the approvals and the signed contracts in accordance with the policies and processes of NRC and the Government of Canada. The Contract Coordinator may be required to prepare reports pertaining to the number and types of contracts per client, program, research centre, etc.


The Contract Coordinator contributes directly to NRC’s success by ensuring revenue-generating agreements are prepared in a timely and professional manner, by maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external clients. He or she maintains excellent relationships with internal and external clients, and with their colleagues.


We are interested in candidates with a strong skill set in agreement development and who enjoy working collaboratively with both internal and external client groups

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


College diploma in business administration, or paralegal certification from an accredited program. An acceptable combination of successful completion of Secondary School according to provincial standards plus relevant experience may be considered.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

  • Experience in the development and management of contractual agreements.
  • Experience working with internal and external clients.
  • Experience in the development, drafting, and management of contractual agreements.
  • Significant experience using computers in an office environment which includes using Microsoft Office Suite and database systems.
Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements
Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
  • Solid knowledge of business management practices and contract administration.
  • Solid ability to interpret and apply administrative and financial policies and procedures, and legal and business advice in the context of the position.
  • Advanced ability to manage and effectively organize multiple priorities
  • Basic ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • Basic ability to research, collate, and prepare effective written and verbal reports.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)
Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Services


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $58,378 to $68,881 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (7792) to:


Telephone: 613-993-9173 

Closing Date: 14 November 2019 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


Date Modified: 2019-10-30

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