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Regional Contribution Agreement Officer

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Industrial Research Assistance Program 

Classification: AS-2 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 


This poster will be used to fill anticipatory staffing of various tenures and various linguistic profiles.

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 Contribution Agreement Officer (CAO) to support the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). The CAO would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
This position would appeal to someone who has a high attention to detail and a passion for providing high quality customer service and solutions. You must demonstrate reliability, good judgment in the analysis of problems and enjoy managing a variety of tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
If you’re that person, then this is the perfect role for you!
As a CAO, you would be using your business and financial acumen, supporting both internal and external clients in the delivery of the CanExport program. You could be working independently and/or as part of a team.
Duties may include but are not limited to: responding to client inquiries, producing financial and statistical reports, administering grant and contribution agreements, amendments, managing contracts to firms and organizations, reviewing claims, processing payments, providing advice and undertaking special projects and assignments.  
Travel may also be required from time to time, for training purposes and regional meetings.
The NRC offers a wide range of benefits including Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP), Public Service Health Care Plan, disability insurance, as well as generous leave entitlements.

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:

Screening is conducted based on understanding how you meet both the Education and the Experience criteria discussed in this poster below. As such, candidates must provide a cover letter that clearly articulates how and where they meet each of the criteria.

Also in your cover letter, please identify your ability to communicate in both official languages (French and English).


Successful completion of secondary school education according to provincial/territorial standards.
Candidates with post-secondary education in areas related to the duties of the position may be given preference.
Formal training in accounting or financial management or in legal or an equivalent combination of experience and training in related functions is an asset.


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

  • Recent experience in developing, amending, tracking and reviewing contractual agreements, financial reports, and/or activity reports for projects or programs.
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of directives, policies or financial procedures.
  • Experience building cooperative working relationships with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically with the use of Excel, Word and Outlook.
Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements
Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies
  • Knowledge of NRC-IRAP’s programs and partners.
  • Knowledge of the Treasury Board Directive on Transfer Payments would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple activities and maintain appropriate records.
  • Ability to apply high level of attention to detail when reviewing and/or preparing documents.
  • Familiarity with MS Dynamics or SAP software would be considered an asset.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Communication (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 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 $58,378 to $68,881 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 (6166) to:


Telephone: 613-991-2024 

Closing Date: 14 April - 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2020-03-23

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