Senior Administrative Assistant - House of Commons

Job Overview

Ottawa, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
$55,000 - $69,700 Per Year
Date Posted
22 days ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

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  • Selection Process No. 2223-2022-167
  • Service Area- Digital Services and Real Property
  • Function - IT Operations and Services, Real Property Services
  • Classification(s)- ADG-G
  • Area of Selection - Open (Hybrid work environment)
  • Language Profile - Bilingual Imperative (English / French)
  • Reading comprehension: Intermediate level (B)
  • Written expression: Intermediate level (B)
  • Oral interaction: Superior level (C)

Your Challenge

If you dream of joining an organization that is small enough to be noticed and big enough to provide a meaningful career, we want to hear from you!

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility:

As a key component of its strategic plan, the House of Commons is set on being a leader in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. As such, we design and continuously evolve our practices to ensure that everyone can fully and equitably participate to the utmost of their abilities. We value that everyone has a contribution to make and the potential for individual growth. We are One House that leverages diversity in all its forms.

About the Role:

The House of Commons' Digital Services and Real Property (DSRP) is currently looking to staff two positions of Senior Administrative Assistant positions. One of the positions will report to the Director General, Real Property and the second will report to the Senior Director of IT Operations and Services. As the Senior Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for providing business coordination and administrative support services to the assigned Director.

Real Property represents and protects the interest of the institution through its participation and collaboration with stakeholders in the delivery, management, and development of plans for the rehabilitation of the Parliamentary buildings and grounds. Real Property also supports Parliament by providing property and facilities management, long-term facilities planning, asset life-cycle management, and interior design and building component strategy and direction.

IT Operations and Services is responsible for the operation, delivery, maintenance and support of House of Commons information technology services (infrastructure and associated services and products) to ensure cost-effectiveness and optimum ongoing performance and availability

Position location: Ottawa, Ontario

Top Reasons to Join the Digital Services and Real Property Team :

- Training and development opportunities.

- Work-life balance /35-hour workweek

- 4 weeks’ vacation (minimum)

Hybrid work environment:

Over the last couple of years, our organization has developed the ability to successfully adapt to new ways of working while continuing to deliver valuable services to Members of Parliament and the House of Commons Administration. As a result, we will continue to foster autonomy by establishing a flexible hybrid approach where possible. Leaders across the organization are working with their teams to determine the appropriate balance of on-site versus remote work for their roles that will result in a positive outcome for both the organization and its people.



Successful completion of a post-secondary degree in a related field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and related experience.


  • Significant experience in providing administrative support services to senior management;
  • Significant experience in controlling and managing the flow of correspondence, messages, requests and documentation to and from senior management, as well as determining the appropriate action and making recommendations;
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Software Suite;
  • Experience in drafting and proofreading various documents such as meeting minutes, memoranda, briefing notes and correspondence in both official languages;
  • Experience in managing the calendar and time of senior management;
  • Experience in dealing with high-profile clients.
  • Experience with Sharepoint Online;
  • Experience providing administrative, coordination and logistical support services.


Candidates will be evaluated against the House of Commons Administration Competency Framework – Administrative Support


Staff the position of Senior Administrative Assistant on an indeterminate (permanent) OR determinate basis (temporary) and create a pool of qualified candidates that may be considered to staff future vacancies for this position or for other similar and/or related positions on an indeterminate and/or determinate basis. Consideration may be given to candidates with other linguistic profiles.

Essential Information

Accommodation Request: You are invited to email for support if there is any need for accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: Effective June 20, 2022, the requirement for all individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to gain entry to the Parliamentary Precinct is being suspended. Please note, however, that the House of Commons reserves the right to reinstate the same or similar requirements at any time without further notice.

Other preventative measures will continue to be taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.

Application Process: Please note that only applications submitted through our Career Portal will be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 13, 2022.

Additional Essential Information: Please visit the link below to know more about LMIA approved status


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