The Library of Parliament, through its Parliamentary Information and Research Service (PIRS), provides relevant, high-quality, authoritative and non-partisan information, policy research and analysis to parliamentary committees, to individual Senators and members of the House of Commons, and to international parliamentary associations/delegations.


We are currently seeking to fill the position of Chief, Government, Industry and Finance Section, in the Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division of PIRS.  If you want to contribute to parliamentary work in a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment, then PIRS provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to apply your leadership and management skills, your experience and knowledge to a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that contributes to policy development in a range of public policy areas.  As Chief of the Government, Industry and Finance Section, you will lead a team of eleven analysts, statistics specialists and research assistants who support four House of Commons and Senate standing committees and provide information and research services related to government finance and operations, industry, science and technology, economic development, access to information, privacy and ethics, as well as statistical analysis.


The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries and more!



Chief, Government, Industry and Finance Section


Parliamentary Information and Research Service




MPA-7 ($100,689 - $118,240)

(Bilingual staffing- imperative: CBC/CBC)



Our ideal candidate will successfully demonstrate the competencies listed under the Library’s Competency Profile for the Management Group (sub-Group level 2) as well as the following knowledge criteria.



       Knowledge of Parliament

       Knowledge of federal policies, programs, laws and regulations related to one or more of the following areas:

o    government finance and operations

o    innovation, science and technology, and economic development

o    access to information, privacy and ethics

       Knowledge of statistical analysis and of Canadian and international databases used in policy analysis would be an asset


To be considered you must have:


       A Master’s degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position OR an Undergraduate degree in a field related to the position combined with a professional degree such as an MBA, MPA or Juris Doctor (JD).

       In-depth experience in policy analysis and research in a field related to the position to which you are applying

       Experience in a leadership role with responsibility for managing human and financial resources


Candidates retained in this selection process will be required to obtain:


       A successful second language evaluation (Bilingual staffing- imperative: CBC/CBC)

       A successful pre-employment screening


Additional Information:


       This staffing process is open to employees of the Senate, the House of Commons, the Library of Parliament, the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer and the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Parliamentary Protective Services, the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the Public Service, and the public.

       Travel and relocation expenses are the responsibility of the candidate.

       This selection process will include a second language evaluation, a written exam and an interview. Candidates will be required to pass each stage in the selection process in order to move to the next stage of the process.

       Qualified candidates from this staffing process may be considered for determinate or indeterminate positions requiring similar competencies at the Library of Parliament.

       Satisfactory references are an essential condition of appointment.

       Education and experience requirements will be used as part of the initial selection process.

       Proof of education is an essential condition of appointment.

       We are committed to employment equity.

       Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and to permanent residents who are legally able to work in Canada.

       Consideration may be given to applicants who are in possession of a valid work permit.




Apply no later than Sunday, 28 January 2018 – 11:59pm Eastern Time.


Please quote Staffing Process 17-R-46 and send us your C.V., along with a cover letter indicating how you meet each of the education, knowledge and experience requirements of the position.


Send us your application:


By email:

By fax:     613-995-9582


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


We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.