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Real Property Officer

 *We are looking to fill 2 positions; 1 continuing and 1 term.


City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Real Property Planning and Management Branch

Classification: AS-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Various linguistic profiles: Bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB & CBC/CBC)

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 Real Property Officer to support our Real Property Planning and Management Branch. The Real Property Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The Real Property Officer spends a majority of his/her time creating leasing and letting agreements for clients across Canada, working with local and regional staff to fulfill various tenant requirements, coordinating with the Finance Branch to ensure contractual commitments are being met, and working with the RPPM Branch Real Estate Services team to provide real property reporting to senior management. From these tasks, the Real Property Officer will learn more about Canada’s real estate markets and how they work, the operating and maintenance complexities of an organization like the NRC and a broader understanding of the Government of Canada’s governance and reporting of its real property portfolio. The successful candidate must be able to manage multiple complex and competing priorities on a daily basis.

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 a field related to the duties of the position such as facilities management, security management, health and safety or project management.


An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position might be accepted.


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

  • Significant experience in providing accommodation management services and delivery of small accommodation projects.
  • Significant experience in reviewing plans, and managing expectations of stakeholders, contractors and clients.
  • Significant experience in preparing documentation related to project delivery, contracts, and services. 


*Significant represents from 2 to 6 years.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

Various linguistic profiles: Bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB & 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
  • Solid knowledge of Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Policy on Management of Real Property.
  • Solid knowledge of project management and principles.
  • Solid knowledge of Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Contracting Policy.
  • Solid knowledge of Canada Labour Code and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Solid ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Solid ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Behavioural Competencies
  • NRC-Wide - Communication (Level 2)
  • NRC-Wide - Partnering (Level 2)
  • NRC-Wide - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • NRC-Wide - Self-knowing and self-development (Level 2)
  • NRC-Wide - Teamwork (Level 2)
Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: NRC-Wide


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

Salary Range

From $63,076 to $74,275 per annum. 



In addition, the incumbent who meets the language requirements will  receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Occasional travel might be required.
  • Overtime will sometimes be required.
  • 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 (9854) to:


Telephone: 819-431-8570

Closing Date: 3 July 2020 - 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: 2020-06-19

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