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Human Resources Coordinator

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Human Resources 

Classification: AD-4 

Tenure: Term 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
Anticipatory Staffing: Various term positions.

The NRC Advantage



The National Research Council of Canada represents a powerful partnering option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of science and industry. In fact, as the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, we have become catalysts for innovation. For over a hundred years, the impact of our work with industry leaders and other government bodies has shaped Canada’s future. We partner with some of the most creative and solutions-driven minds in the world. 


And now, we want to partner with you. Be part of our collective force to come up with potentially disruptive solutions to Canada’s current and future technology challenges. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

Your Challenge

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

We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Human Resources Coordinator (HRC) to support the Hiring Services team. The Human Resources Coordinator would be someone who shares our core values of impact, Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Human Resources Coordinator’s (HRC) primary responsibility is to provide administrative support to a wide range of HR areas. The support entails the preparation and dissemination of documentation; producing and generating reports; resolution of a wide range of problems; interaction with clients to exchange information, responding to various queries with a view to creating and maintaining a positive impression of the organization. The HRC keeps abreast of all new relevant programs, policies and initiatives and assists with the communication process to clients regarding local procedural and process changes as appropriate.

The HRC maintains a human resources data tracking and reporting system (SAP) and provides system related information, requiring the use of the various HR modules as well as the reporting function that the system provides.

This position will appeal to a person who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is well organized and detail-oriented, and who enjoys working collaboratively as part of team to deliver excellent client service to a wide range of clients from across Canada and the general public.

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:


Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial standards.

Preference may be given to candidates with relevant postsecondary education.


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


Recent and significant** experience in an office environment providing client service and administrative support including the following:

  • Preparing, proofreading and formatting documents and correspondence.
  • Coordinating meetings.
  • Responding to client enquiries.
  • Experience at an intermediate level with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Outlook and Word.

Preference may be given to applicants with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Providing administrative support or human resources services in a complex and/or unionized organization.
  • Using a human resources information management system (such as SAP or PeopleSoft) including data entry, maintenance, tracking and generating reports.
  • Experience with SuccessFactors would be an asset.

**Significant and recent means a minimum of two years’ experience gained within the last five years.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Ability to provide information, explain processes and respond to queries.
  • Ability to organize a variety of tasks and activities while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Ability to use computer software to prepare a wide variety of HR documents.
  • Ability to work effectively in a continuously changing work environment.
  • Ability to perform tasks with accuracy and attention to detail.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 1)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 1)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 1)

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 $47,713 to $60,673 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.
  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience.
  • A written examination may be administered.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • As an added bonus, NRC employees receive an additional week off at the end of December. NRC shuts down between the 24th of December and the 1st of January. Employees are paid for this time, but make up the hours during the year.
  • 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.



As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.


Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (3262) to:


Telephone: 613-993-0762 

Closing Date: Posted until filled



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Date Modified: 2019-01-30

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