Clerical/Administrative Support Inventory
Government of Canada
Montréal, QC
Public Service Commission of Canada
Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec)
Indeterminate, Specified period
$47,729 to $51,518
For further information on the organization, please visit Public Service Commission of Canada

Closing date: 29 March 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Update: Amendment to the employment tenure and linguistic requirements.

Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

The intent of this process is to establish a pool of qualified candidates for future vacancies in Gatineau and Montreal with various tenures within the Public Service Commission. This pool may also be used to staff similar positions within other federal departments in the National Capital Region and Montreal, subject to prior approval of the PSC.

Testing will only be administered in a regional office of the PSC in one of the following locations: Halifax (NS), Montreal (QC), Gatineau (QC), Toronto (ON), Vancouver (BC).

Work environment
We are recruiting talented people who want to make a difference in their communities and who want to join the dynamic teams who support the federal public service in its responsibilities.

We are seeking Human Resources (HR) Assistants whose tasks will involve test administration, interactions with the public, data entry, information management, communication with internal and external stakeholders and overall provide excellent client service.

Why work at the PSC you ask? The PSC encourages a positive work-life balance and our regional offices embody a healthy work environment. We value teamwork and flourish in a work environment where sit/stand desks and active workstations such as treadmills and stationary bikes are the norm!

We offer an inclusive environment, a variety of learning and professional development opportunities for career progression, and competitive compensation.

Don’t wait, apply today!

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
High school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience (two years of secondary school with one year experience in an office or client services environment).

Degree equivalency

Experience providing administrative or clerical support services

Experience using spreadsheet, word processing and email software

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

Effective communication (oral and written)
Reasoning Skills
Attention to detail
Effective Interpersonal Skills

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Experience providing administrative support in human resources
Experience in test administration
Experience in giving presentations
Relevant experience specific to the position being staffed

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Operational requirements and conditions of employment specific to the position being staffed may be applicable.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Cognitive Ability - Level 1
Applicants must complete the Unsupervised Internet Test of Cognitive Ability - Level 1 as part of the screening for this selection process. This test assesses general problem solving and reasoning ability. You will have 60 minutes to complete the test. You must complete the test before you submit your application for this position.

For more information, please consult: Unsupervised Internet Test of Cognitive Ability - Level 1

Other information
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 targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Your response to the question "Tell us more about yourself and explain why you are interested in this job opportunity and working for the federal public service." will be used to evaluate your written communication ability.

Candidates are required to pay for their own travel expenses for any stage of the assessment process and will not be reimbursed.

Random selection and/or top-down selection based on test results may be used at any step of the process.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. You are asked to indicate your preferred official language in your application.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is your responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Ensure that your email system accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). You are strongly encouraged to check your email on a regular basis.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.