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Human Resources Officer

City: Ottawa

Organizational Unit: Human Resources Branch 

Classification: PE-2 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 years 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

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 Officer to join the Client Services Team within the Human Resources Branch. The Human Resources Officer will be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The Human Resources Officer is part of a team of HR professionals who work with an assigned client group to provide support in a variety of HR disciplines to achieve NRC business goals and objectives. Working under the direction of a Human Resources Generalist, the primary duties of the position are to provide front-line HR services, advice and system support to their client.

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:


Degree from a recognized university or a college diploma with a specialization in a discipline related to Human Resources.


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


  • Experience in the delivery of Human Resources operational services is required.  Candidates possessing experience in two or more Human Resources discipline areas (e.g., staffing, labour relations, classification, human resources planning, learning, etc.) may be given preference.
  • Experience in researching and providing advice and guidance on HR issues.
  • Experience in drafting correspondence (related to providing advice, options, recommendations, information, etc.) and reports (i.e., written reports that may contain analysis from HRIS and/or other data).
  • Experience in using a human resources management system (such as SAP or PeopleSoft) including data entry, maintenance, tracking and generating reports.
  • Experience working in a complex work environment (experience in a unionized workplace would be an asset).


For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.


Candidates who do not possess a university degree but who have an acceptable combination of education, experience and/or training may be considered.

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of a broad range Human Resources Management functional areas, principles and practices.
  • Ability to interpret policies and identify matters which may require further action.
  • Ability to influence using sound judgment.
  • Ability to effectively organize workload, manage   changing and conflicting demands and priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to conduct research, analyze and synthesize information, identify options and risks, develop recommendations, provide advice and draft documents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Self-knowing and self-development (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (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 $66,177 to $73,453 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.
  • These positions are 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.
  • In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are required 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.
  • A written examination and/or simulation 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.
  • 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 (6158) to:


Telephone: 613-993-0762 

Closing Date: 21 February 2019 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2019-02-11

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