Government Relations Officer

Ottawa (ON) Both (on-site & remote)
Opportunity Number: 40129981
Non-ProfitAdministration & Clerical
LanguageSecurity Clearance
English verbal and writtenNot required
Start PeriodDate Posted
One to two weeksTuesday, October 26, 2021
Job Description

Our client is seeking a Government Relations Officer for an 11 week probationary contract, with potential to extend! This position requires an independent worker who is able to problem solve and build strong relationships. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of Government processes, legislation, and trade.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Vice President of Government Relations and working closely with the Government Relations and Generation Council teams.
  • Expand outreach through by drafting, formatting and editing correspondence to be sent to elected officials and leaders.
  • Research and draft communications, including policy development process.
  • Organize external meetings and events, update contact lists, and ensure proper Lobby Act documentation is filed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure agendas and materials are shared.
  • Assist in developing responses to federal legislation, regulation, and policy, including monitoring and analyzing notable federal announcements, reports, key meetings, parliamentary committees, and house and senate proceedings.
  • Maintain the contact database, file sharing system, mailing lists, and meeting trackers.
  • Ensure the Lobby Act reporting is accurate and completed on time.
  • Perform various tasks in support of broader Government Relations program services.

Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree and/or equivalent experience in a comparable field.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in government or policy related positions.
  • Excellent communications, writing, research, analysis and project management skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and to work independently.
  • Strong writing, editing and formatting skills.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with virtual conferencing and meeting platforms.
  • Previous work experience on Parliament Hill with knowledge of the government and the federal legislative process is an asset.
  • No restrictions on lobbying under the The Lobbying Act.
  • French/English bilingualism is a strong asset.

We’re an equal opportunities employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in today’s workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Minorities, women, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require an accommodation, please review our accessibility policy and reach out to our accessibility officer with any questions.
Merci de l’intérêt que vous manifestez pour ce poste. La description du poste nous a été fournie en anglais par notre client. Si vous souhaitez passer l’entrevue avec nous en français ou fournir votre CV en français, nous vous confierons à une personne de notre équipe qui parle français.

Opportunity Number: 40129981

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