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Chief Operating Officer

Organization Name: Library and Archives Canada
Location: Gatineau (Québec)
Classification: EX - 04
Salary: $152,000 to $178,800
Closing Date: December 9, 2014 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Reference number: BAL14J-011819-000012
Selection Process Number: 14-BAL-EA-5384
Vacancies: 1
Employment tenure: Indeterminate
You must ensure that you select at least one employment type when submitting your application: Employment tenure

Web site: For further information on the department, please visit Library and Archives Canada

Process intent

A pool of qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions at the EX-04 group and level. If established, the pool of candidates resulting from this appointment process may be used to fill similar positions with various tenures (indeterminate, specified period, acting appointment and assignment/secondment) with a linguistic profile of bilingual imperative - CBC/CBC.

Who Can Apply

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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment

Applicants who meet the following criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment for this position.

Essential Qualifications

Qualifications that are necessary for the work to be performed and that must be met in order for a person to be appointed.

Official Language Proficiency

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Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)


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Masters' degree from a recognized university in information science, library, archival science or some other specialty relevant to the position.


Extensive* experience in the development and implementation of strategies and plans to select, acquire, describe, preserve and make accessible published or unpublished resource material.

Extensive* experience in building and reinforcing cooperative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Extensive experience * in managing financial, material and human resources of an important** division within a large organization in the field of archives or library. (**Indicates the number of employees and the amounts of budgets that you have directly managed).

*Extensive experience is defined as the scope and extent of experience normally associated with the realization of a wide range of complex activities related to this task, acquired during a minimum period of ten (10) years.

Asset Qualifications

Qualifications that are not essential to perform the work, but that would benefit the organization or enhance the work to be performed currently or in the future.


Publications in library or archival related fields.

Participation to international activities and recognition in the library and/or archival fields.

Conditions of Employment

Requirements that a person must meet or comply with for as long as they occupy the position.

Security and Reliability

Secret security clearance


The Chief Operating Officer is accountable for articulating, developing and implementing proactive and innovative, pan-Canadian plans, strategies, approaches and programs for the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of a national collection of Canadian documentary heritage by transforming traditional life cycle management concepts into accessible modern and digital approaches through the engagement and collaboration of national and international clients, donors, partners and stakeholders. The aim is not only to create and sustain national coherence and consistency in the multi sourced acquisition, management and dissemination of Canada's documentary heritage, but to ensure a highly relevant, visible and accessible collection to Canadians using modern technologies.

Information to be provided:

You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

Other Information (Notes)

All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to submit a cover letter, which clearly outlines how they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets). Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. One suitable approach is to use each screening criteria as a heading, and provide a description outlining how that criteria is met. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to provide an appropriate cover letter could result in the application being rejected from the process. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Please note that interviews should take place in the week of January 12, 2015. 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 these types of email).

If you are already a federal public servant, please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferences in their application.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even through he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

A test may be administered.

Structured interview and reference check will be conducted.

Candidates invited to an interview may be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript.

Please indicated clearly your citizenship. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

For information on preparing for an EX appointment process, please visit http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/sas-sde/ex/pexap-ppnvpc-eng.htm

For information on Public Service Key Leadership Competencies, please visit http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tal/kcl/intro-eng.asp

General Inquiries:

Name: Nathalie Piché
Title: Senior Human Resources Advisor
E-mail: nathalie.piche@bac-lac.gc.ca

Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.

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

Questions regarding travel and relocation.

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.

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