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Program Officer, IRAP Learning

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Industrial Research Assistance Program 

Classification: AS-4 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 

This position is being re-posted. If you had previously applied, there is no need to re-apply.

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


On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a mandatory vaccination policy across the federal public service.


The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the National Research Council requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that you attest to your vaccination status prior to the date of your appointment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.  You can find more specific information on the collection and use of your personal information when you submit your attestation.

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.

Do you thrive in an environment with a lot of multi-tasking and consider yourself able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment?  Do you love to develop creative solutions for a variety of learning needs?  Are you excited about the prospect of working with IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Program), an important Government of Canada innovation program?  If yes, then this may be the type of opportunity you are looking for.

We are looking for a Program Officer to support the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Learning Team, located on the Montreal Rd Campus in East Ottawa. The selected candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

As a Program Officer on the Learning Team, you will report to the Program Advisor. You will provide instructional design advice and guidance related to IRAP learning initiatives in subject areas such as orientation, leadership, technical skills, soft skills and compliance, as well as evaluation approaches. You will have an opportunity to provide recommendations for learning program development and delivery, as well develop and deliver learning to IRAP colleagues. You will collaborate with the Program Advisor, internal stakeholders and external parties to develop and facilitate learning delivery across all regions and provide recommendations for, and contribute to, evaluation strategies to measure and report on learning effectiveness and impacts.
Occasional travel may be required for training purposes and regional meetings. 

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:


Requires university degree in education, adult learning, instructional design, or other discipline related to the duties of the position.

Equivalency based on a combination of education and experience would be considered. 


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


  • Significant experience in applying adult learning principles and instructional design methodologies to develop learning solutions for a variety of delivery methods
  • Significant experience in communicating and collaborating with a variety of employee levels within an organization and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Extensive experience in the creating, reviewing, and amending communications and learning materials (digital and print).
  • Advanced-level experience using the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Powerpoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Significant experience in developing evaluation strategies and analyzing/reporting on learning-related data and trends.
  • Significant experience in the use of elearning authoring tools (Adobe Captivate an asset)

Significant is defined as 2 to 6 years of experience
Extensive is defined as 7 years or more of experience 

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of IRAP programs, partners, objectives and operational environment
  • Advanced knowledge in adult learning and instructional design principles.
  • Solid knowledge of learning management systems and the administration of systems (SuccessFactors an asset)
  • Solid knowledge of the MS office suite and the ability to create reports in EXCEL, extract relevant information, perform analysis of data and create summaries for the purposes of communication within the team. 
  • Knowledge of learning authoring tools (Captivate an asset) as well as SCORM compliance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan  and execute on multiple projects and provide ongoing status updates.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

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


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

Salary Range

From $69,087 to $81,221 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.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (10090) to:


Telephone: 613-858-5773 

Closing Date: Posted until filled



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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.




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