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Junior Communications Officer

Reference number: EXT23J-023320-000456
Selection process number: 23-EXT-EA-CL-1038665
Global Affairs Canada - Environmental Analysis - LCBE
Ottawa (Ontario)
$61,152 to $65,887

For further information on the organization, please visit Global Affairs Canada

Closing date: 24 March 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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 specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


Are you a dynamic communicator with a passion for media monitoring and analysis? Do you find international issues interesting and stimulating?

A career at Global Affairs Canada could offer you a multitude of possibilities! Consider applying for this Junior Communications Officer position at Global Affairs Canada.

As Media Analyst for GAC, you’ll move fast and adjust quickly by rolling up your sleeves to get the job done. Every day is different, and you’ll use your experience and judgement to develop new skills and be pushed beyond your comfort zone. If this is something that interests you, then the GAC communications team will help you grow and propel your career forward.

Working closely with other team members you will be responsible for:

• Preparing daily summaries of news related to the department;
• Preparing detailed media analyses on specific issues of importance to the department using specialized media analysis software;
• Carrying out electronic searches of print media.

Work environment

Global Affairs Canada provides job opportunities for a career that is truly global in scale. A career with us means contributing to Canada’s place in the world. We are a worldwide network of professionals working in the National Capital Region, as well as across Canada and around the world.

The Media Monitoring and Analysis team at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) consists of approximately 15 employees who work on a pre-determined schedule, with start and finish times between 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and who are occasionally on-call on weekends and holidays.

Our organization offers a healthy, inclusive and diverse workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture, and where innovation is valued.

Global Affairs Canada is committed to promoting and supporting values such as equitable treatment, accommodation and an environment free from harassment and discrimination as well as encouraging and supporting employees to work at their full potential.

Intent of the process

The current intention is to establish a pool of partially qualified candidates that will be used to staff positions in the team as they become available, and may also be used to staff other similar positions with various bilingual linguistic profiles and various tenures and different working hours within Global Affairs Canada.

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)

• A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience approved by the employer.

Based on their education, training and/or experience, indeterminate incumbents of positions in the IS classification are deemed to meet the minimum education standard whenever a bachelor's degree without specialization is called for in a position classified as IS.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in media monitoring or preparing media analysis.
• Experience in researching, writing and editing content on complex issues.
• Experience in a client service environment.

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

• Experience in performing media monitoring searches using technology and tools (e.g. Factiva, Eureka, NewsDesk, etc.).
• Experience in preparing and delivering various communications products, such as media advisories, news releases, backgrounders, media responses, etc.
• Experience in researching, writing and editing social media content.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of current international and key departmental issues.

• Ability to research, select and analyze news and articles, and summarize information of interest to the department.
• Ability to work under pressure and under strict deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing

• Dependability
• Judgement
• Initiative
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Attention to detail

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

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.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Conditions of Employment
• Secret security clearance.
• Willingness, ability and availability to work between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday to Friday.
• Willingness, ability and availability to work overtime on short notice, including evenings and weekends.

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 designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

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.

- Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact successful candidates only regarding the next steps once the screening process is completed.

- If you are currently a public servant, please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form. Please also include your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) in your application.

- All candidates must provide proof of education credentials; this will be required at a later date. Foreign educational credentials must be assessed by a recognized credential assessment service. If you have been educated outside of Canada, it is your responsibility to have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian educational standards. For more information, please see the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC).

- Communication for 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). Please note that we will have to consider that you are no longer interested in participating in the selection process and that you have withdrawn your candidacy should you not provide us with an up-to-date email address to reach you.

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply on-line through www.jobs.gc.ca.

How to apply:
We’re taking a unique approach to finding top talent. To apply for this process:
• you don’t need to provide a cover letter (just a résumé)
• you must answer some pre-screening questions online

When answering the pre-screening questions for the education and experience requirements listed under "essential qualifications" and "asset qualifications," you must provide two (2) specific examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the qualification. Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties is not enough. Instead, provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you gained the experience. We will only use your résumé as a secondary source of information. If you don’t clearly demonstrate that you have the required experience, we won’t ask for additional information and you may be screened out.

Reference checks will be completed for those candidates who are retained following the exam and interview phases. As such, please provide the contact information (name, email, phone number) for your current supervisor, as well as your former supervisor (going back no more than three years). Should you have only one supervisor for that period please also provide the contact information for a client or colleague that you would have worked with.

You must meet all essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. Asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some qualifications will be assessed throughout 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 screened out.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.

Contact information

Charles-Olivier Bérubé - Human Resources Advisor
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