Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Know anyone who's looking for a four month communications gig?

PSAC is looking for a Communications Officer.

Competition start date: April 1, 2010
Position title: Communication Officer
Competition number 9020-0001A-010
Position number: 9020-0001
Branch/section: Membership Programs Branch – Communications and Political Action
Employment type: Term assignment – up to 4 months
Classification: Band 11
Language: English (bilingual preferred)
Group: AEU I
Location: Headquarters, Ottawa
Purpose of position:
The Communications Officer offers a broad range of advisory and support communications
services to the PSAC.

* This position requires a Post Secondary diploma in communications, public relations,
journalism or a related field is required, with a minimum of seven years related
experience. Prior experience working with a labour or political o rganization will be
* Knowledge of the political and operational structure of the PSAC;
* Knowledge of union and social issues;
* Knowledge of issues affecting the union movement and PSAC members;
* Knowledge of government decision making and of th e Canadian political system;
* Ability to assess and analyze in order to develop appropriate communication strategies;
* Ability to conceptualize and design variety of communication materials;
* Ability to strategize in order to mobilize members into action;
* Ability to plan and organize in order to meet deadlines;
* Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing in French and English;
* Ability to edit for style and length and proofread French and English documents;
* Knowledge of media relations including the ability to establish a working relationship with
and influence members of the media;
* High degree of initiative, tact and good judgment;
* Candidates are expected to demonstrate their commitment to union principles and social justice.

Interested individuals who wish to submit their application to HR may do so by April 9, 2010


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