Job Post

 

Developmental Secondment Initiative for Provincial and Territorial Government Employees with the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (CICS)
Ottawa, Ontario

Position Title:          MANAGER, CONFERENCE SERVICES

Summary of Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, negotiates and manages the provision of a full suite of conference support services to meet the specific needs of First Ministers, Ministers and Deputy Ministers hosting or attending intergovernmental conferences across Canada.
  • Provides advice and professional expertise to senior management on a wide variety of issues.  As a member of the Extended Management Team, participates in the management of operations by providing leadership to plan activities and manage resources.
  • Develops and implements procedures, standards, guidelines, common systems and processes to improve service to clients and ensure consistency in the approach of conference planning, on-site work and post-conference tasks. Ensures employees’ skills are aligned with the identified core competencies associated with their responsibilities and manages employee learning accordingly.
  • Promotes the role and markets the services of the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (CICS), and develops and maintains extensive consultative, intelligence and communications links and working relationships with clients in other federal departments and agencies and other levels of government.
  • Manages human, financial and material resources.
  • Leads or participates as a member of project teams and working groups.

Salary:

$89,415 to $96,461 per year (37.5 hrs/wk) plus compensation for overtime

Requirements:

(See following page)

Duration of secondment:

Three years, beginning in March or April 2020

Location:

Ottawa

CLOSING DATE:

JANUARY 10, 2020.  Applicants who meet eligibility criteria and position requirements will be contacted as soon as possible after that regarding next steps. 

A letter outlining your experience, competencies and your interest in this position, accompanied by a résumé and a letter from your employer certifying your permanent, full-time employment status in your provincial or territorial government, must be submitted by January 10, 2020 to:

Rodrigue Hurtubise
Director, Conference Services
E-mail: HR-RH@scics.ca
Phone: (613) 995-4328


REQUIREMENTS – MANAGER, CONFERENCE SERVICES

EDUCATION:
Graduation with a university degree OR an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience.

(*Acceptable combination is defined as high school graduation with 3 years of work experience and courses/seminars in a related field.)

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Bilingual (English-French)

EXPERIENCE:
Experience in planning and coordinating conferences or meetings of senior officials*.
Experience in leading project teams.
Experience in managing human and financial resources.
Experience in providing strategic advice and briefings to senior officials*.
Experience in liaising with senior officials*.

(*Senior officials are defined as being at the director level and above.)

KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of the mandate and services of the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (CICS).
Knowledge of principles and techniques of project management.
Knowledge of principles and techniques of program evaluation.

ABILITIES:
Ability to adapt to changing environments and to constantly innovate.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to research, analyze and resolve problems.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
Judgment
Leadership
Team player
Client Service Orientation

CONDITIONS:
Secret security clearance.
Willingness to relocate to the National Capital Region.
Willingness and ability to travel extensively and on a regular basis across Canada to conference sites, including weekends.
Willingness and ability to work irregular hours and frequent overtime in temporary offices while on conference sites.