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Compensation Advisor

Competition number: C0419-0424
Location of position: Ottawa, Ontario
Job status: Indeterminate
Number of positions being staffed: 1
Classification: GR-05
Salary: $57,974 to $69,015 per year
Language requirements:
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Open To:
Persons legally entitled to work in Canada, who are currently residing in the National Capital Region
Closing date: April 28, 2019
Special posting considerations: Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

The results of this competition may be used to staff similar term or indeterminate positions within the Human Resources Division.

We are committed to being an employer of choice by offering a progressive, positive and flexible work environment. We value our contribution to Canada and are proud of our reputation for supporting research excellence.

Job Summary

The coordination and control of activities relating to the delivery of comprehensive compensation and benefits activities for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), including quality assurance, implementation of compensation entitlements, research and analysis of compensation issues and the provision of advice and guidance to managers and also to employees.

Statement of Qualifications


Successful completion of secondary school education or employer approved alternatives.
Degree equivalency


*Significant and recent experience in the Federal Public Service pay and benefits;
*Significant experience providing pay and benefits advice to clients;
*Significant experience in processing complex pay actions;
Experience working with the Phoenix pay system;
Experience using a Human Resources Management System (i.e.: My GCHR) would be considered an asset.

*Significant is equivalent to three (3) or more years of experience.


Strong knowledge of pay and benefits regulations, policies, directives and legislation;
Knowledge of collective agreements, Terms & Conditions of Employment including the executive group of the Federal Public Service.


Ability to analyze complex pay issues;
Ability to propose viable solutions using tact and discretion;
Ability to communicate effectively orally;
Ability to communicate effectively in writing;
Ability to work independently;
Ability to manage a variety of activities with changing priorities in order to meet deadlines.

Personal Suitability

Interpersonal relations
Initiative and flexibility (multi-tasked)
Client service oriented

Condition(s) of Employment

Security Clearance: Reliability Status

In their application, candidates must fully demonstrate that they have all of the required qualifications.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise us in a timely fashion, of any accommodation assistance you require to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women, members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Organizational Needs

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.

Information on employment equity

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will be sent. Only those selected for an exam/interview will be contacted.

If you require additional information on the position, please contact us at RECRUITING@NSERC-CRSNG.GC.CA or at 613-995-6061.

We thank all of you for your interest in this employment opportunity.

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