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Acting, Assignment, Secondment, and Term $80,274 to $86,788

For further information on the organization, please visit Accessibility Standards Canada

Closing date: 13 July 2020 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons who reside in the National Capital Region and who are members of the designated employment equity group: persons with disabilities

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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


Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line:

  • Candidates can create and manage their accounts in the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) and apply to job opportunities as long as an internet connection is available.
  • Candidates can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.

NOTE: In order to have your application considered, all screening questions must be answered for a maximum of 4000 characters per question. Candidates must provide CONCRETE EXAMPLES which demonstrate how they meet the education requirement and the experience factors listed in the essential qualifications and asset qualifications. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities.


***The Competencies of Written Communication, Judgement, and Working With Others will be assessed throughout the screening questions.

A one-year term appointment can be offered.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB positions within Accessibility Standards Canada in the National Capital Region.

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)


  • Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Degree equivalency


  • Significant* experience in writing a variety of communications products for target audiences such as briefing notes, media lines, news releases backgrounders, web content, videos, brochures, posters and/or social media messages
  • Significant* experience in providing communications or marketing advice and guidance to clients and management in identifying their needs for developing communication plans, strategies and products
  • Experience in identifying communications issues and their potential impact and presenting effective recommendations
  • Experience with quality control of communication products and ensuring compliance with relevant policies or guidelines
  • Significant means 5 years or more of experience.

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

Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment

In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:

Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills


  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Verification and accuracy
  • Judgment
  • Dependability
  • Working with others

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



  • Experience in coding for the web
  • Experience in producing videos
  • Experience in photography
  • Experience in graphic design
  • Experience in using technology for writing communications or marketing texts


  • Knowledge of best practices for accessible communications


Accessibility Standards Canada is committed to employment equity (EE). In order to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the following EE groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, women and visible minorities.


There may be an occasional requirement for overtime and/or travel

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

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A written examination may be administered.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.

Please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

An assignment or an acting appointment is a temporary resourcing option. The approval of your substantive supervisor may/will be required before an offer can be made.

All communication regarding this process will be administered via e-mail. It is the candidate's responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address and update their personal information when it changes. If special circumstances prevent you from having access to your e-mail, please communicate with the Contact person identified in this job opportunity. You may be informed of the following steps of the process by e-mail if successful. Please take the necessary actions in order to have access to your e-mail service for the duration of the process.

Top-down selection may be used during the assessment phase which means that only candidates who achieve the pass mark and are among top ranking scores may be given further consideration in this selection process.


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.