GC Jobs

Communications Officer

Reference number: CSA20J-022657-000040
Selection process number: 20-CSA-EA-85154
Canadian Space Agency
Saint-Hubert (Québec)
$71,599 to $77,368

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Space Agency

Closing date: 1 December 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

*** Due to the recent difficulties that the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) and the GC Job Web site are currently experiencing, this job opportunity will remain open until December 1st, 2020 (11:59 pm Pacific Time). ***

When submitting your application, you will have to answer questions regarding the education and experience requirements. You must clearly demonstrate with clear and specific examples how you meet these requirements, to specify the exact period (month/year to month/year) and to provide sufficient information to allow the selection committee to assess the depth and breadth of experience in terms of qualifications sought. It is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to only provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Information provided throughout your application must be supported in your resume. Failure to provide this information in the requested format will result in your application being rejected.

We will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. You will be able to modify your application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date.

Work environment

Looking for a stimulating work environment? The Canadian Space Agency needs you! Here are some benefits of working at the CSA:
- Free parking
- Free access to the CSA gym (changing room and showers available free of charge)
- Located near the Promenades St-Bruno and the Longueuil Public Market
- Cafeteria offering a wide variety of quality meals at reasonable cost
- Outdoor terrace with tables and umbrellas
- Early childhood center "La Voie Lactée" located next to the CSA
- Larkin-Kerwin Library located in the CSA (https://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/library/default.asp)

LOCATION: Due to Covid-19 pandemic and until further notice, our teams currently work virtually from home using the latest technologies to stay connected.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to establish a pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates in order to staff positions within the Canadian Space Agency branches with various language requirements, tenures, and security requirements.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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 in communications or a field relevant to the duties of the position to be staffed such as but not limited to journalism, public relations or marketing.

Notes :
1) Based on their education, training and/or experience, indeterminate incumbents of positions in the IS classification are deemed to meet the minimum education standard whenever a bachelor's degree without specialization is called for in a position classified as IS.

2) At the manager's discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience, may serve as an alternative to the minimum education standard.

Degree equivalency

- Recent experience* writing at least two different types of communications products such as : news releases, media lines, key messages, backgrounders, feature articles, video scripts and/or storyboards, , social media content, Web and/or Intranet pages, speeches, presentations, newsletters, etc.

- Recent experience* contributing to or implementing communication plans or projects. These can include marketing strategies, social media plans, web publishing plans etc.

*Recent experience is defined as at least one year of experience within the past three years. The experience must have been acquired in a professional context.

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

Available to work overtime, as required, on short notice.
Available to travel within Canada.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of current trends in communications tools and technology.

Ability to write effectively, to communicate complex information in a manner that is clear, concise and appropriate for specific audiences.
Ability to communicate orally in a clear and precise manner.
Ability to manage conflicting priorities, often within very tight deadlines.
Ability to develop a communications plan.

Demonstrating integrity and respect.
Working effectively with others.
Thinking things through.
Showing initiative and being action-oriented.

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

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Depending on the requirements of the position to be staffed, it is possible that an "asset" qualification may be required as an essential qualification.

Experience in a communications department within the Federal Public Service.
Experience in science communications for the general public.
Experience in direct interaction with the media, in particular in coordinating interviews with the media and providing information to journalists.
Experience in representing your organization at events including engaging with the public.
Experience organizing events.
Experience in employee/internal communications.
Experience writing or editing communications for an organization’s or a community’s social media account.

Note: All experience must have been acquired in a professional context.

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

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status 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

By applying to this process, you consent to your personal application-related information being shared with other government departments in the event that they would ask for it, in order to consider your application.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

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

Please note that your application and your answers to the screening questions could be used to assess your ability to communicate effectively in writing.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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

Date modified: