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Digital Initiatives Analyst

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Knowledge, Information and Technology Services 

Classification: LS-3

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 

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 Digital Initiatives Analyst to support our Knowledge, Information and Technology Services Branch. The Digital Initiatives Analyst would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The Digital Initiatives Analyst will have expert knowledge of the research data management landscape in Canada and abroad and have a strong understanding of policy, planning, technical and service issues related to RDM. Working with researchers and within the Knowledge, Information and Technology Services Branch (KITS) you will:


  • Provide services and guidance, including consultation and instruction, to support effective research data management practices at NRC; 
  • Working with metadata specialists, identify and promote research data description standards that support their discovery, curation, preservation and access management;
  • Develop and report metrics that will help with planning and development of services for KITS;
  • Participates in external committees and engage with academic organizations involved in research data management, digital repositories, and digital curation.


You will also participate in a range of projects and contribute to the continuous improvement of services and processes.

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:


Master's degree in Library Science or in Library and Information Sciences from an American Library Association accredited library school.


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

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in special libraries including one or more aspects of scholarly communications, such as research data management, institutional repositories, open access or an in-depth subject expertise in a heavily data-focused discipline.
  • Experience in conducting needs assessment interviews with clients.
  • Demonstrated experience with institutional, data or subject repository systems.
  • Experience in preparing and delivering presentations to various audiences.
  • Experience in preparing briefing materials, reports and presentations to management.
  • Subject-domain expertise in one of NRC's core focus areas would be an asset.
Condition of Employment


Language requirements
Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies
  • Expert knowledge of research data management issues across the entire research lifecycle.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in a project oriented, matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research data curation trends and issues, including disciplinary and institutional repositories, data citations principles and practices and data management planning.
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory frameworks relating to information and data management in the Government of Canada.
  • Ability to deliver presentations to a varied audience.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 3)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (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 $78,850 to $88,981 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.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • Overtime may sometimes be required.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster.
  • 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 (7318) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4498 

Closing Date: 30 September 2019 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2019-09-06

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