Library and Archives Canada
$161,500 to $190,000
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13 May 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Library and Archives Canada is looking for a talented and skilled individual to join our executive team. If you wish to contribute by sharing your expertise, knowledge and initiative to acquire and make available collections that are inclusive and respectful and that reflect Canadian diversity, we have the job for you. Are you looking for a fast-paced environment that offers many challenges and provides opportunities to work on high-profile issues? LAC offers a work environment like no other. Our success relies on a dynamic workforce that promotes a culture of empowerment and cooperation while striving for excellence and innovation. If this is also your priority, we want to hear from you.
The Assistant Deputy Minister, Collections, is responsible for providing executive leadership and managerial direction for the development, delivery and continuous improvement of proactive and innovative plans, strategies, approaches and programs for the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of national collections of Canadian documentary heritage; identifying and pursuing collaborative opportunities and initiatives with the community of Canadian memory institutions for transforming traditional life-cycle management concepts into accessible modern and digital approaches to enhance the organization's capacity to provide Canadians with access to documentary heritage in collaboration with the other Sector Heads. Working closely with the other Sectors Heads and the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, makes sure that LAC is a welcoming, inclusive and respectful place for all components of the Canadian diversity and that our services to Canadians from racialized and marginalized groups are adapted to their specific context and supported by strong cultural competencies.
Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to staff the Assistant Deputy Minster, Collections, position within Library and Archives Canada on a permanent, full-time basis. A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be established through this process at the EX-04 group and level.
Positions to be filled:
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field related to the position.
STEP 1 - TELL US
Tell us about you! We want to know who you are as a leader and how you would contribute to mobilizing a team. Be sure to include examples that demonstrate the breadth, depth and scope of your experience.
**Significant financial matters may include:
- Significant* experience at the executive level in leading on the integrated delivery of an organization's programs and services in the field of archives or libraries.
- Significant* experience, at the executive level in building working relationships and in negotiating partnerships within and outside an organization to support business objectives.
- Experience in change management.
- Experience in managing significant financial and complex human resources matters**.
- Significant experience is defined as the depth, breadth and diversity of experience normally acquired through performing a broad range of various and complex activities.
full delegation and being responsible for financial planning, budget allocation, resource management, forecasting and reporting. / Complex human resources may include: supervision of staff; establishing vision, priorities, work plans or performance objectives; conducting performance assessments and providing feedback.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)
Information on language requirements
STEP 2 – MEET US AND SHOW US
If your application is retained for further consideration, we will contact you to meet us so we can get to know you, give you the opportunity to show us your competencies and determine if this opportunity is suitable for you.
- Knowledge of current and emerging library and archival issues and trends.
- Knowledge of emerging Government of Canada priorities and their impact on Library and Archives Canada.
Key Leadership Competency
Demonstration, at the Assistant Deputy Minister Level, of the following key leadership competencies:
- Create vision and strategy
- Mobilize people
- Uphold integrity and respect
- Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
- Promote innovation and guide change
- Achieve results
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a master's degree in a field related to the position.
LAC’s Employment Equity Plan includes objectives for correcting the under-representation of designated groups under the Employment Equity Act (visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, women) within certain occupational groups. In the context of this selection process, employment equity may be used as an organizational need to fill one or more positions by a qualified person who is a member of a designated group. Accordingly, if you are a member of one of these designated groups and you wish to be considered for placement using the employment equity criterion, you must ensure you self-identify for this purpose at the time of application.
Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Applicants who meet the essential experience criteria may be ranked according to the depth and breadth of experience they possess. Only the top-ranking candidates could be invited to the assessment phase of the process.
Successful candidates must be available for interviews to be held in late spring 2021. Details regarding the assessment approach will be communicated to candidates who are screened into the selection process.
Reference checks may be sought.
Successful candidates should be prepared to submit their two (2) most recent performance evaluation reports.
You must provide proof of your education credentials. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at: http://www.cicic.ca.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.
Communications relating to this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Failure to respond to communications may be construed as a withdrawal from this process.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.