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Manager, Multimedia Projects

Reference number: DND23J-022510-000190
Selection process number: 23-DND-EA-NAST-501777
National Defence - Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
Suffield (Alberta), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Valcartier (Québec)
$82,735 to $94,499

For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence

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Closing date: 4 May 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

❗❗ Amendment to closing date. ❗❗
📢 How does this work?

Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team! Let us know you’re interested! 👍 Click “Apply online”.

Step 2: Tell us about you! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.

Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong to. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.


Key activities of the Manager, Multimedia Projects include (but are not limited to):
↪ Managing an integrated team of multimedia personnel in the development of project plans and delivery of related communication products;
↪ Representing the department on joint projects and partnerships;
↪ Tracking projects milestones through performance measurement and reporting progress to senior management; and
↪ Managing assigned human, financial and material resources, including professional services contracts and partnerships.

Work environment

The Department of National Defence (DND) is one of the largest federal government employers, offering over 70 types of civilian career opportunities. DND's role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in their operations and missions at home and abroad. The civilian workforce is an essential part of the Defence Team. Your knowledge and expertise contribute to the overall mission. In this regard, the department fosters a work environment where you have opportunities to learn, to develop your talents, to progress in your career and have job satisfaction over the long-term.

💼 Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is Canada's science, technology and innovation leader, trusted advisor, collaborative partner, and knowledge integrator for defence and security. As the science and technology organization of the Department of National Defence (DND), we develop and deliver new technical solutions and advice to DND, the Canadian Armed Forces, other federal departments, and the safety and security communities.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill one (1) bilingual imperative (CBC/CBC) indeterminate position on a hybrid basis, which can be located at one of our research centres in any of the below locations:
▪️ Suffield (Alberta)
▪️ Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
▪️ Ottawa (Ontario)
▪️ Toronto (Ontario)
▪️ Valcartier (Québec)

National Defence has adopted a hybrid workforce model, meaning a combination of onsite work and telework. This process may also be used to staff future vacancies with various employment tenures (temporary and permanent), security requirements, and conditions of employment within the Department of National Defence.

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)

ED1. A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience approved by management.

Degree equivalency

EX1. Experience managing a multidisciplinary technical team.

EX2. Experience managing a team remotely.

EX3. Experience in project management, including managing multiple concurrent projects in support of key organizational, departmental, or governmental priorities and initiatives.

EX4. Experience in human resource (note 1) and financial resource (note 2) management.

EX5. Experience briefing senior management (Executive level) on issues, trends, or operational topics relevant to multimedia operations.

Note 1: Human resource management encompasses the following activities: supervising teams, setting a vision, priorities, work plans or performance targets, carrying out performance reviews and providing feedback on them, and training approval. Applicants should also indicate the number of employees they have supervised.

Note 2: Examples of financial resource management may include: managing a budget, resource planning (e.g. forecasting, budget allocation), tracking, modification, reporting (measuring performance).

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

AEX1. Experience in broadcast writing.
AEX2. Experience in broadcast journalism.
AEX3. Experience coordinating and conceptualizing video productions
AEX4. Experience in video/documentary production.
AEX5. Experience in writing picture captions.
AEX6. Experience developing scientific imagery products and video productions.
AEX7. Experience working in a science and technology (S&T) environment.
AEX8. Experience working in a classified environment.
AEX9. Experience working with international partners.

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

C1. Create Vision and Strategy
C2. Mobilize People
C3. Uphold Integrity and Respect
C4. Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
C5. Promote Innovation and Guide Change
C6. Achieve Results
C7. Communication

AB1. Ability to analyze and make recommendations.
AB2. Ability to meet deadlines with multiple priorities and to work under pressure.

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

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

Information on employment equity

The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

DND is committed to Employment Equity (EE). In order to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as belonging to one the following EE groups: Aboriginal peoples, Members of visible minorities and Persons with disabilities. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to the designated group by completing the EE section in your application.

In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.

• Requirement to travel, including travel to remote locations by various modes of transportation.
• Requirement to work overtime on occasion.

Conditions of employment

Security: Reliability, Secret

The Security Screening could include:
1. Personal background covering the previous ten years or back to the age of 16;
2. Law enforcement inquires;
3. Credit check; and
4. CSIS security assessment.

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

If there are limitations or special circumstances preventing you from submitting your application via the PSRS online portal, you must contact us and receive approval to apply via an alternate means PRIOR to the closing date.

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

▶ A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, role play scenarios, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge, interactions with internal staff during the process, etc.
↪ Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.

▶ Top down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.

▶ Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
↪ Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
↪ Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications;
↪ Organizational Needs.

▶ All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the applicants.

▶ Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.

▶ Applicants 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.

▶ The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


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

✉ Isabel Ytuarte
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