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Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment

Advertisement name: Education Specialist
Reference number: PCH13J-013449-000006
Selection process number: 13-PCH-EA-CH-1015

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

Useful Information

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)


Useful Information

Degree from a recognized university in a field related to the duties of the position.


Experience in the development and management of an online educational portal presenting products and services aimed at professional audiences.
Experience in using social media tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and in the development and delivery of educational digital content.
Experience in leading a project team, and supervising the work of a project officer.
Experience in delivering live training sessions to an audience, on a given subject.
Experience in concept development and managing of projects, developing mitigation strategies, preparing reports and recommendations for senior management.


Knowledge of museum practices related to the Canadian museum community, and national, provincial, and territorial heritage organizations.
Knowledge of the Canadian public education system, and of provincial curriculum course content.
Knowledge of trends in teaching methods, online learning techniques, and relevant emerging technologies.

Abilities and Skills

Ability to spearhead national e-learning collaborative initiatives involving multiple partners (in regards to the educational field, using e-learning heritage content).
Ability to provide insights into emerging online trends, relevant to reaching and retaining specific audiences.
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Personal Suitability

Attention to detail
Team player

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.


Useful Information

Degree from a recognized university in Education.


Experience providing training in a classroom.


Knowledge of the mission and objectives of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN).
Knowledge of project management principles and techniques.

Conditions of Employment

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

Security and Reliability

Reliability Status security clearance

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