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Junior communications officer
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The Department of National Defence (DND) is one of the largest federal government employers, offering over 70 different types of civilian career opportunities. DND's role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Forces (CF) in their operations and missions at home and abroad. The department fosters a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, to learn, to progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term.
Intent of the process
The immediate result of this process is to fill one bilingual position for an indeterminate vacancy in Borden, Ontario. A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions with varying tenures and linguistic profiles in Borden.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
A response to a text question addressing the following:
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 or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
Experience in working in the development of content and visuals such as but not limited to tweets, images, videos, slide shows, for corporate social media accounts and web sites.
Experience in providing web and social media advice to management on the development of integrated web and social media products.
Experience in developing social media calendars and/or analytical dashboards for management use.
Experience in creating and updating HTML documents.
Experience working within a content management system.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Experience in marketing
Experience in advertising
Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tactics
Experience with Search Engine Marketing
Experience in demographic research
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Information on language requirements
Ability to prepare materials for web and social media.
Ability and/or supported the development digital plans and calendars.
Ability to develop HTML pages.
Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Effective interpersonal relationships
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Knowledge of the mandate, programs and services of the Department of National Defence.
Knowledge of the Treasury Board Standard on Web Accessibility.
Knowledge of a broad spectrum of communication social media and Web tools and techniques.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
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
Various volume management strategies may be applied at any stage of the selection process such as random selection, top-down selection of candidates and screening based on degree of experience.
Various assessment tools may be used in this selection process, such as interview(s), written examination, standardized assessment, reference checks.
Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and have to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate's responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact person indicated on this job advertisement.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
Throughout the selection process, it is your responsibility to make yourself available for all testing and interview dates for which you are invited. If you fail to attend any of the scheduled testing or interview sessions, you will be deemed to be no longer interested in this selection process and as a result, you will not be considered further.
Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
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.