Senior Human Resources Officer

Washington D.C.
$100,893 USD plus benefits
Mar 15, 2019
Mar 31, 2019
Full Time


The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. is accepting applications to staff the position of Senior Human Resources (HR) Officer, details as follows.


Position title: Senior Human Resources (HR) Officer
Section: Human Resources Section
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Position no: EXT-305976
Level: LE-09
Starting salary: $100,893 USD plus benefits
Competition no: 3116
Date posted: 03/15/2019
Closing date: 03/31/2019 06:00:00 PM EST.
Employment Tenure: Indeterminate
This staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and for similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, emergency, and acting opportunities at the Embassy



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Open to:


Persons living in the greater Washington Metropolitan area. Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC. Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States. Relocation will not be paid in any circumstance. Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff (CBS) at the Embassy of Canada.  


All applicants must:


Have independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions. Reside in the United States. Meet all of the Essential Requirements stated below. Submit resumes and cover letters by the closing date and time. The covering letter must: Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements under language, education and experience; Confirm residency in the United States; Confirm independent work authorization in the United States (US Citizen, LPR, A-1 or A-2 visa as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission). Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.


Summary of duties:


Under the supervision of the Head of Human Resources and in close collaboration with the HR team, the Senior HR Officer will support/manage human resource functions for locally-engaged employees and managers at the Embassy and at missions throughout the United States.  Primary responsibilities will include functional areas such as recruitment, job classifications, policies and procedures, performance management, and planning and communication.  S/he will also provide support for change management, employee relations, network/stakeholder collaboration, and marketplace research and analysis.  The incumbent will also work on HR projects and have other duties as required. 


Condition of employment (must be met):


Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions. (US Citizen, LPR, A-1 or A-2 visa as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission)  




Essential requirements:


Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:




English (The ability to work in French would be an asset.)




A degree from an accredited college or university in business, HR, or a related field OR an acceptable combination of relevant education, experience, and training (ex: PHR certification) related to the duties and competencies required by the position.




At least 5 years of recent and progressively responsible HR experience in a professional and multi-branch work environment, of which 3 years must be in management of HR operations; Significant experience in recruitment, policies, and procedures; Experience in using HR tools and applications; Significant experience in addressing HR issues and in stakeholder collaboration. Rated requirements:


Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.




Knowledge of US HR regulations; Knowledge of HR processes, practices, business process design and implementation, as well as internal monitoring and reporting; and Knowledge of and proficiency in computer software and systems, including Microsoft Office Suite. Abilities:


Effective interpersonal skills Effective communication Initiative, dependability, and judgement Detail-oriented, teamwork Issue management, manager guidance Independently plan, organize, and prioritize work Work in an automated environment, info management Personal Suitability:


Respect and Integrity; Innovative; Collaborative; Result-achieving; Sound judgement; Fit with team and clients Asset Qualifications:


The ability to work in French. PHR or CEBS certification. Knowledge of Canadian HR regulations Experience in similar organizations/environment Selection procedure:


The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements.


The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.


The Embassy offers a competitive salary plus leave and health benefits package.  Leave includes paid vacation, sick, and family/personal leave.  Health packages covers medical, dental, disability, and retirement.  Other benefits include prime work location in proximity to Metro, standard 37.5-hour work week, on-sit parking, on-site gym with cardio and weight room, and on-site cafeteria.  The Embassy promotes work-life balance and offers a dynamic and healthy work environment. 


The Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.




Method of application:


Apply online at


Hours of work:


Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) in the United States of 37.5 hours per week. The incumbent may be required to work overtime as needed.


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