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Repository Partnerships Officer

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and persons with disabilities.

* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples.


City: Within a National Research Council Office across Canada 

Organizational Unit: Knowledge, Information and Technology Services 

Classification: LS-4 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 year 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 


Work Arrangements: While the official location of work for this position will be an NRC facility within Canada, the option of an offsite or a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite) may be possible. 



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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 the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated 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 Repository Partnerships Officer, Federal Science Library Network (FSLN) to oversee the business operations of the Federal Open Science Repository of Canada (FOSRC).
The FOSRC is an enterprise open science publication repository for federally sponsored research delivered by FSLN in collaboration with Shared Services Canada, the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, and eight science based departments and agencies. The Repository Partnerships Officer works closely with the collaborators to develop, maintain and deliver scalable and sustainable systems and services in support of the FOSRC program. NRC is the host of the FOSRC initiative and is the named employer of the FSLN operational team.
Working within the Federal Science Library Network team, the Repository Partnerships Officer’s main responsibilities are to:

•    Manage collaborator relationships and horizontal activities
•    Administer contracts, agreements and budgets
•    Manage and support FOSRC governance committees
•    Coordinate the operation, support and enhancement of the FOSRC
•    Maintain relationships with stakeholders from the library and science policy communities

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:


Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a master's degree in library science or in library and information science. 

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


  1. Significant experience in the management and delivery of initiatives in digital collections, institutional repositories, publishing or digital scholarship
  2. Experience working collaboratively within and across organizational and community boundaries and in the delivery of outreach/stakeholder relations activities
  3. Experience planning and executing projects
  4. Experience with open source repository software applications such as Islandora, DSpace or Dataverse would be an asset.

*Significant experience is defined as more than 2 years of experience.

**Recent experience is defined as experience gained within the last 5 years.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  1. Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, standards, systems, and best practices in metadata management, digital collections, institutional repositories, publishing, scholarly communication, and open access
  2. Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices associated with partnerships and collaborations 
  3. Demonstrated writing and communications skills 
  4. Demonstrated ability to build collaborative networks and to develop and sustain stakeholder relationships.

Behavioural Competencies

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

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.


From $88,379 to $104,312 per annum. 

In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one-year period.
  • 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 (18315) to:


Telephone: 343-548-9537 

Closing Date: 2 December 2022 - 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.


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