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Creative Services Officer *AMENDMENT TO CLOSING DATE*

Reference number: SUC22J-033194-000125
Selection process number: 22-SUC-EA-3533
Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
$71,599 to $77,368

For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada

Closing date: 3 February 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

Giving you the best chance to succeed! Applications for employment must be submitted ONLINE in the Public Service Resourcing System. You must provide responses to screening questions and your resume. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact recruitment-recrutement@scc-csc.ca prior to the closing date.


We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Communications and Outreach Services branch in our Creative Services team. Come join our small but mighty team and do things like:

•Conceptualize, develop and produce artwork and digital content for use in video productions, interactive multimedia presentations, and posting on the Court’s web and social media platforms.

•Plan and develop special Court exhibits, photographic displays, graphic illustrations, and other visual communications designed to educate and increase public understanding about the Supreme Court of Canada, its history, and the Canadian judicial system.

•Research, write and edit, and ensure the quality of subject matter content created for a variety of Court communications products, such as brochures for the Visitors and Tours program.

•Advise clients on the design format, presentation of information, and strategic utilization of visual elements in the Court’s communications products and ensures the proposed product design reflects the Court’s corporate brand image.

•Obtain cost quotations for the creative design and production of communications products outsourced to the private sector, such as the publishing of the Court’s annual Year in Review reports.

•Conduct the pre-production editorial review of information materials to be printed in-house or externally and identifies and resolves errors/inconsistencies in discussion with clients;

•Monitor the progress of print/publishing projects outsourced to the private sector; initiates follow-up to ensure the Court’s critical timelines are met; and verifies product quality.

Work environment

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) is Canada’s final court of appeal. The SCC is a bilingual institution that hears cases in French and English, in all areas of the law, such as family, criminal, and tax law. It decides cases from Canada’s two major legal traditions, common and civil law. Its decisions affect the lives of all Canadians. The SCC recognizes that a key element necessary in achieving and retaining a representative workforce is providing a supportive work environment and fostering a corporate culture that is welcoming to all employees, including designated group members. According to the most recent public service employee surveys, the SCC is one of the best places to work in the federal public service. Given that the SCC is not served by Pay Center, it has its own compensation team responsible for administering the full range of pay and benefit transactions in Phoenix and MyGCHR.

This position requires you to work on-site at the Supreme Court of Canada located at 301 Wellington Street, in Ottawa.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to immediately staff one (1) Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC position indeterminately. It may be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates which could be used to staff similar or identical positions with various tenures, various language requirements, and/or various security clearance levels.

Positions to be filled: 1

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.

Degree equivalency

Experience in planning and producing art work and digital content for use in video productions, interactive multimedia presentations, and posting on web and social media platforms, from initial concept to delivery.

Experience in consulting and providing advice and guidance to clients.

Experience in using graphic design and desktop publishing or video post-production software such as Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Lightroom).

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

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 design techniques related to social media and digital publishing.

Ability to research trends to identify graphic, multimedia or video options or solutions, and to provide advice to meet clients’ communication needs.
Ability to apply graphic design or video production techniques and principles, including in the production of communications products to be published on corporate websites and social media platforms.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet objectives within tight deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Attention to detail
Being action-oriented
Effective interpersonal skills

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

Overtime – Willingness and Ability to work overtime on short notice.
Location – This position requires you to work on-site at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

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

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

You must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of your educational credentials. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm.

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

All communication and information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to the close of process, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.


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

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