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Senior Evaluation Officer, Office of Audit and Evaluation

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Office of Audit and Evaluation 

Classification: RCO 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC 


Note: The intent of this selection process is to staff one (1) continuing position. A pool of qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions with various language requirements and various tenures (indeterminate, term, deployment, acting, secondment or assignment) within the National Research Council Canada. Any eligibility lists established will remain active for a period of 18 months.


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

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 Senior Evaluator Officer to support the Office of Audit and Evaluation 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.

Are you passionate, strategic, curious, open to change, collaborative and results-driven? If so, the Office of Audit and Evaluation needs you! Start by submitting your résumé and a cover letter describing your interest in joining the team. If our interests match, you will be invited to a meeting to discuss your knowledge.

Under the direction of an Evaluation Manager, you would be responsible for planning and coordinating evaluation projects or components of projects. You would also be responsible for conducting primary evaluation research (e.g., market assessments, interviews, focus groups).

As a Senior Evaluation Officer, you will be involved in evaluation planning, data collection, analysis and synthesis of data collected as well as report writing. You will work closely with other members of the evaluation team.

Why work with the NRC’s Evaluation Bureau?


You will be working with a highly skilled and energetic team in a collegial environment and we provide employees with flexible working conditions where work-life balance is a priority.


You will have opportunities for continuous learning as you conduct evaluations of programs targeting different sectors and areas of research, as well as, career advancement opportunities through meaningful and valuable work.
NRC’s Office Audit and Evaluation operates out of one NRC’s most beautiful campuses located east of downtown Ottawa. It is a great place to work that fits every lifestyle and free parking too! In addition, NRC is closed for business over the annual winter holiday season, leaving you more time to spend with family and friends.


*Please note that this position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), for evaluators working in the core public service, this position is similar to an EC-5 or EC-6.

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:


This position requires a university degree with a specialization in business, economics, public administration, social or natural sciences or engineering.


Graduate degree or post-graduate certificate in social sciences (evaluation, business, economics, public administration or related fields), natural sciences or engineering could be considered an asset.


Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society could be considered an asset.


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

  • *Recent and significant experience collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data;
  • *Recent and significant experience in writing reports or portions of reports;
  • Experience conducting evaluations of science, engineering and innovation programs could be considered an asset;
  • Experience developing and implementing results-based management tools (such as logic models, performance measurement, etc.) would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in project management (planning phase) would be considered as an asset.


*Recent experience is defined as experience within the last five (5) years.

Condition of Employment

Secret (II).  A Secret clearance must be obtained within 12 months of employment.

Language requirements
Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information; and
  • Ability to write effectively.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (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

This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RCO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $55,541 to $157,009 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions.  The Senior Evaluation Officer we are seeking would be placed at a range between $87,000 to $113,147.  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.
  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster. Candidates must use the education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience. Failure to provide an appropriate cover letter will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
  • 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 (9706) to:


Telephone: 450-641-5132 

Closing Date: 4 March 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2020-02-12

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