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Building Operations Assistant

City: Saskatoon 

Organizational Unit: Real Property Planning and Management 

Classification: AD-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: English 




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

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


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 Building Operations Assistant (BOA) to support our Real Property Planning and Management Branch (RPPM). The Building Operations Assistant would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


The BOA plays an important role within a team working towards supporting the researchers, engineers, and technicians in fulfilling their project goals and obligations. This role is focused on results, but also understand that assisting the client in achieving their larger goals is a success. The BOA is expected to perform security badge duties, administration, parking coordination, onsite attendance, information upload, monitoring accessibility for new hires, coordinate security screening of all staff and contractors, invoicing, quotes.


In addition to these tasks, the BOA supports the Operations team at times with: assisting in shipping and receiving needs of the client and property, the operation of pallet jack to move material around, and coordination of day to day activities. escorting contractors, assisting with small physical maintenance tasks, performing monthly inspections, set ups and tear teardowns for the client, preparing office space and, etc. He or she will be handling many priorities as we have a very busy and diverse work site. The Building Operations Assistant typically works a 37.5 hour work week with only the occasional need for overtime – but no shift work, and no regular scheduled weekends. 


The NRC laboratory in Saskatoon was established in 1948 on the East side of the University of Saskatoon campus with the original purpose of chemistry and biology to diversify Canadian Agriculture. The NRC celebrated 100 years of Research in 2016.

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:


Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial standards.


Post-secondary education may be considered an asset. 


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


  • Significant experience with MS Office suite products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Significant experience in administrative duties such as preparing and maintaining filing systems, documenting office procedures and drafting internal and external correspondence.
  • Significant experience working in a client service role; responding to queries, managing onsite visitors and vendors.

*Significant – 2 to 6 years


The following experience criteria might be considered as assets: 


  • Experience working in a shipping/receiving role.
  • Experience with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
  • Experience with SAP procurement, material management or plant maintenance modules.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status


All employees of the National Research Council are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Language Requirements



Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Solid ability to perform tasks with accuracy and attention to details.
  • Solid ability to provide information, explain processes and respond to queries.
  • Solid knowledge of office administration procedures such as preparing and maintaining files; arranging meetings and data entry.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 1)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 1)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 1)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 1)

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.


From $43,897 to $58,205 per annum. 


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


  • Occasional overtime may sometimes be required. 
  • 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 (16224) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4292 

Closing Date: 2 February 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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