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Team Lead, Information Services

Reference number: AGR16J-016459-000189
Selection process number: 16-AGR-NCR-EA-IS-136
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Information Systems Branch
Ottawa (Ontario)
Indeterminate, Deployment, Secondment, Acting, Assignment, Specified period
$75,416 to $89,011 (Salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Closing date: 30 May 2016 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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


. Plan, develop and manage the information services program at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's library
. Manage and plan the financial and human resources for information services, including supervising professional staff, establishing goals and objectives, monitoring performance and motivating staff.
. Consult with clients and stakeholders to understand their business environment and to anticipate evolving information and research service requirements.
. Lead and provide expertise and strategic advice to management and colleagues on information services issues; liaise and consult with other managers to make decisions, resolve issues, coordinate activities and give input to strategic directions of the Division.
. Direct client outreach and training initiatives and prepare and deliver presentations to managers and client groups.
. Lead working groups related to information services; participate on management committees and on departmental/interdepartmental committees.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada with various linguistic profiles and various tenures (indeterminate, deployment, acting, specified period, assignment, secondment) at various locations.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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)

Graduation from a recognized university with a master's degree in Library Science, or in Library and Information Science; OR graduation from a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree in Library Science, or in Library and Information Science, for which another Bachelor's degree was a prerequisite.

Degree equivalency


Experience in the delivery of library information services with emphasis on research.

Experience in the delivery of library information services with emphasis on analysis.

Experience in the delivery of library information services with emphasis on synthesis.

Experience in at least two of the following four management responsibilities:
-business planning;
-financial management;
-human resources management;
-organizational change.

Experience in delivering presentations to audiences such as senior management or business clients.

*Significant experience in developing outreach or client training activities for the provision of information services.

*Significant experience in providing advice and guidance to at least two of the following:
-Other key stakeholders.

* Significant experience is normally defined as a minimum of two (2) years; however, a shorter duration may be considered based on complexity and scope of work, and level of direct responsibility demonstrated.

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

Asset Qualifications


Experience in delivering information services to a scientific clientele.

Experience in delivering information services to a **business clientele.

Experience in the delivery of library information services with emphasis in research, analysis and synthesis of at least one of the following areas:
-Science and technology;

Experience in leading project teams.

Experience in information management services.

**"Business" is defined as activities such as (but not limited to) development of policies, development of programs, delivery of programs, research, commerce, and trade.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)
The position to be staffed with this process is Bilingual imperative-level: CBC/CBC.

The positions that may be staffed with the pool may have various linguistic profiles

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of trends and developments in the provision of library information services.

Knowledge of management principles and practices, including financial management, human resources management, and organizational change.



Client Focus


Interactive Communication

Team Leadership


Writing Skills

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Ability and willingness to work overtime.
Ability and willingness to travel.

Other information

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

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

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

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).

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for their own travel.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Deployments cannot change the tenure of an employee (i.e., term to indeterminate) or constitute a promotion.

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.

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 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

Lev Shlionsky
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