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Digital Archivist

Reference number: BAL17J-011563-000263
Selection process number: 17-BAL-EA-736
Library and Archives Canada - Digital Operations Branch
Gatineau (Québec)
HR-02
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Secondment, Specified Period, Indeterminate, Casual Employment
$62,832 to $69,494

For further information on the organization, please visit Library and Archives Canada

Closing date: 26 May 2017 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Question 1:

This question is used to assess the following essential merit criterion:

Knowledge of Archival Science

When submitting your application, you must ensure that you have responded to the following question, failure to respond to this question will result in your application being rejected.

Please describe at least three main principles or practices of archival science and explain why they are important.

Question 2 :

This question is used to assess the following asset merit criterion:

Knowledge of evolving trends and technological developments affecting the management of archival collections or the provision of digital archival and research services.

When submitting your application, you must ensure that you have responded to the following question, failure to respond to this question may result in your application being rejected.

Please describe how the transition to a digital documentary heritage medium impacts the future of archival science concerning the management of digital archives or the provision of digital archival and research services.

Question 3 :

This question is used to assess the following asset merit criterion:

Knowledge of digital preservation principles, standards or solutions.

When submitting your application, you must ensure that you have responded to the following question, failure to respond to this question may result in your application being rejected.

Please describe a total of three digital preservation principles or standards and how they impact the future of archival science.

The ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed using the answers to the above-noted questions, the screening questions and your résumé.

Intent of the process

TOP-DOWN SELECTION MAY BE USED IN THIS SELECTION PROCESS.

Initially, the positions to be staffed (2) are for a specified period (approximately 1 year). A pool of qualified candidates will be established from this process which may be used to staff similar positions with various locations, linguistic profiles and requirements and employment tenures within LAC across Canada.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Master's degree in a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in information science, archival science, librarianship, social sciences, humanities, public administration or other specialty relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

Experience in the appraisal, acquisition, description, management or preservation of digital archival collections;

Experience in conducting research and analysis.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience in project management.
Experience working with technical solutions for managing digital collections.
Experience in web archiving.
Experience providing strategic advice to management.
Experience in drafting policies or procedural documents.

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

Various language requirements
A pool of qualified candidates will be established from this process which may be used to staff similar positions with language requirements (for example : bilingual imperative at various levels) which may vary according to the position to be staffed.

Non-imperative appointments could be made from this selection process and language training will be offered. Please note that it only applies to indeterminate appointments.

For more information about non-imperative staffing, please consult the following link:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/information-candidates/language-requirements-candidates.html

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

Knowledge of Archival Science.

Ability to communicate effectively orally;
Ability to communicate effectively in writing;
Ability to plan, organize and establish priorities;
Analytical thinking.

Effective interpersonal skills
Initiative
Reliability
Adaptability

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Knowledge of evolving trends and technological developments affecting the management of archival collections or the provision of digital archival and research services.

Knowledge of digital preservation principles, standards or solutions.

Organizational Needs:

LAC’s Employment Equity Plan includes objectives for correcting the under-representation of designated groups under the Employment Equity Act (Women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities) 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.”

Operational Requirements:

Availability and willingness to travel.
Availability and willingness to work overtime.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Initially, the positions to be staffed require a reliability or secret security clearance. A pool of qualified candidates will be established from this process which may be used to staff similar positions with various security requirements, such as Reliability or Secret.

Other information

You must answer the knowledge question(s) at the moment of application.

An interview will be administered.

Reference checks will be sought.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

***TOP DOWN SELECTION MAY BE USED IN THIS SELECTION PROCESS***

Please note that achieving a pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a cut-off mark that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process.

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

Candidates must be available for an interview when invited.

Our intention is to communicate with the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block this type of email).

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

If you require any accommodations (e.g. an alternative method of assessment, a technical aid, accessibility requirements, etc.) at any stage of the assessment process, please contact us so that we can take the appropriate measures to facilitate your full participation.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Preference

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.

Contact information

Karine Bazinet, Human Resources Advisor
karine.bazinet@canada.ca
Date modified:
2023-01-24