Parliament of Canada
Ontario, Canada
2d ago

For the purposes of this selection process, the competencies listed in the attached Competency Profile will be evaluated.

  • Job description currently under review
  • The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated :

  • Knowledge of the principles of bookbinding
  • Knowledge of the principles of preservation
  • Knowledge of book structure, and of various preparation and binding
  • Knowledge of preservation techniques applicable in a library setting
  • To be considered, candidates must have :

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in bookbinding or the book arts
  • Experience in applying the appropriate methods for safe care and use of the tools and equipment associated with the work of bookbinding and preservation
  • Asset :

  • Experience with preservation activities in a library setting
  • Experience in working with leather-bound volumes
  • Experience with a rare book collection
  • Candidates retained in this selection process will be required to obtain :

  • A successful second-language evaluation (Bilingual staffing imperative : AAA / AAA)
  • A successful pre-employment screening
  • Additional Information :

  • This selection process is open to the public and to employees of the Library of Parliament, the Senate, the House of Commons, the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Parliamentary Protective Service, and the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
  • This selection process will include a second-language evaluation and an interview. The interview will consist of behavioural, situational and knowledge-
  • based questions. Candidates will be required to pass each stage in order to move to the next stage of the selection process.

  • Qualified candidates from this selection process may be considered for determinate or indeterminate positions at the Library of Parliament that require similar knowledge and / or competencies.
  • Education and experience requirements will be used to determine which candidates will be asked to participate in the next stage of the selection process.
  • Satisfactory references and proof of education are essential conditions of appointment.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are the responsibility of the candidates.
  • The Library of Parliament is committed to employment equity.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and to permanent residents who are legally able to work in Canada. Applicants who have a valid work permit may also be considered.
  • Apply no later than June 24, 2019 11 : 59 PM Eastern Time.

    To apply, please send us your curriculum vitae, along with a covering letter indicating how you meet each of the education and experience requirements of the position.

    Please quote Staffing Process 19-LOP-104 in your documents and, if you apply by email, in the subject line of your email.

    Send us your application :

    By email : lopres

    By mail : 50 O’Connor Street

    Library of Parliament

    Human Resources Directorate

    Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9

    Questions? Contact Human Resources at 613-617-0943 or lopres

    We thank all those who apply. Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

    Competency Profile for Conservation - Binder


    Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups

    Level 2 : Adapts to situations.

  • Changes own behaviour or approach to suit the situation.
  • Adjusts rules or procedures, based on the situation, while remaining guided by the organization’s values.
  • Adapts behaviour to perform effectively under changing or unclear conditions.

    Providing service excellence to internal and / or external clients, addressing immediate and evolving client needs

    Level 1 : Responds to immediate client needs.

  • Responds to client needs in a timely, professional, helpful and courteous manner.
  • Shows clients that their perspectives are valued.
  • Strives to meet service standards in all circumstances.

    Treating others fairly, honestly and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust within the work environment and in the broader community

    Level 1 : Acts in fair and ethical manner toward others.

  • Treats everyone equally with fairness, honesty and respect all the time.
  • Refrains from behaviour or language that is exclusionary or offensive.
  • Focuses on organizational success rather than personal gain.
  • Follows through consistently on promises and commitments made to others.
  • Presents facts and circumstances transparently, no matter how difficult the facts may be.

  • Guards confidential and sensitive information, passing it on only to those that need to know.
  • Maintains ethical principles even in the most challenging circumstances.
  • Attention to Detail

    Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner to ensure accuracy and the quality of work products and services delivered

    Level 3 : Demonstrates concern for thoroughness and accuracy.

  • Identifies multiple sources of and approaches to information to ensure that details are addressed.
  • Reviews the work of others for accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Follows up to ensure tasks are completed and commitments are met by others.
  • Verifies that work has been done according to procedures and standards.
  • Technical and Functional Capability

    Understanding and applying technical and functional knowledge and skills to accomplish work objectives, while keeping up to date with new developments in the subject area and continuing to enhance skills

    Level 3 : Demonstrates intermediate knowledge and ability.

  • Follows standard procedures, where applicable, for common tasks.
  • Applies technical and functional knowledge and skills in a range of typical situations, with minimal or no guidance.
  • Seeks support and guidance from superiors when encountering novel or more complex situations.
  • Teamwork

    Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals

    Level 2 : Proactively assists and involves others.

  • Initiates collaboration with others.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities to facilitate the achievement of team goals.
  • Seeks input from other team members on matters that affect them.
  • Provides input to other team members as needed.
  • Quality Focus

    Implementing procedures and standards to ensure high-quality results, and taking action to identify or manage quality issues, as appropriate

    Level 2 : Consistently meets quality standards set by the organization.

  • Answers basic questions related to policies and procedures for quality assurance set by the organization.
  • Exemplifies quality standards set by the organization.
  • Seeks opportunities to improve how work is done, raising the quality of the output.
  • Decision Making

    Applying critical thinking, good business sense and organizational values to make decisions involving varying levels of risk and ambiguity

    Level 1 : Makes decisions based solely on guidelines and policies.

  • Applies explicit guidelines and procedures in making decisions.
  • Makes straightforward decisions based on comprehensive information.
  • Deals with exceptions using clearly specified rules.
  • Seeks guidance as needed when the situation is unclear.
  • Makes a decision with no risk where information is available and controls are in place.
  • Fostering Learning and Development

    Supporting others to develop and learn, recognizing their achievements and building an organizational culture where knowledge and growth are valued and rewarded

    Level 1 : Engages in learning with others.

  • Shares knowledge and expertise regularly with others to support learning and improvement.
  • Provides advice and guidance to others on how to perform work tasks or handle real or anticipated issues or concerns.
  • Conducts post-mortems with colleagues to identify and support the application of lessons learned.
  • Helps others reframe errors as a positive learning opportunity for feedback, review and development.
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