Director, Operations

Job Overview

  • Company Name National Research Council Canada
  • Salary Offer $139391 - 167243 per year
  • Job Start Date Tue, 09 Apr 2024 22:44:11 GMT
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Job Source Careerjet

Job title: Director, Operations

Job description: Priority will be given to the following designated employment equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.

  • The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

Candidates are asked to self-declare when applying to this hiring process.City: SaskatoonOrganizational Unit: Aquatic and Crop Resource DevelopmentClassification: MGT-1Tenure: ContinuingLanguage Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBBNote:

  • Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, the position will require a physical presence of 5 days per week at the NRC work location identified.
  • In the event that no qualified bilingual candidates are identified, NRC may consider unilingual candidates who will be required to commit to achieving these levels within two years.

Your ChallengeGreat Minds. One Goal. Canada’s Success.Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.We are looking for a Director, Operations to support our Aquatic and Crop Resource Development (ACRD) Research Centre. The Director, Operations would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.The Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre develops technologies that enable sustainable climate adaptation and utilization of agricultural and marine bioresources. ACRD drives innovation with and for Canadian government, businesses, researchers and society. The desired end result is to improve the resiliency and sustainability of Canada’s agriculture and marine sectors by helping industry develop innovative technologies to valorize bioresources, increase food security, and adapt to changing environments in a manner that promotes economic prosperity.With staff located at 6 sites across the country from the Prairies to the East Coast of Canada, ACRD applies its multidisciplinary capabilities through collaborative R&D programs and strategic initiatives to solve real-world problems and create positive impacts for Canada.Working closely with the Research Centre Director General, the Director, Operations is responsible for managing the Research Centre’s operations, including the processes for the implementation of strategic, policy and business plans to enable the Research Centre to meet its objectives in the provision of research and technology development support to the relevant sector. The position provides oversight of support programs including interface with corporate common services and the Health, Safety and Environment Branch, and ensures the alignment, operational efficiency and integration of services.Screening CriteriaApplicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:Education

  • Degree in science, engineering or business. Preference may be given to candidates with a combination of technical and business education.
  • Project Management Certification would be considered an asset
  • Training in Occupational Health and Safety would be considered an asset.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please seeExperience

  • Experience in providing strategic and tactical leadership in the management of operational issues in a complex environment (i.e. scientific research), developing and implementing operational/strategic/business plans, policies, procedures, best practices or programs and in identifying areas of improvement and innovation.
  • Experience in providing strategic and operational analysis, advice and recommendations to senior management on complex organizational initiatives/issues to enable decision making (such as strategic planning, finance, human resources, scientific facilities management, information management and information technology) and then execute those decisions.
  • Significant and recent experience managing human resources including direct supervision of staff, assignment of work and managing employee performance.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining productive client relations, strategic partnerships or networks with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Significant experience in overseeing the design and construction of scientific facilities.

Condition of EmploymentSecret (II)
Travel may be requiredLanguage RequirementsBilingual Imperative BBB/BBBNote: In the event that no qualified bilingual candidates are identified, NRC may consider unilingual candidates who will be required to commit to achieving these levels within two years.Assessment CriteriaCandidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge and understanding of the following business functional areas: strategic and operational planning, financial management, Human Resources Management, Occupational Health and Safety and project management.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong business acumen, analyze complex information to provide strategic advice and recommendations and to use sound judgment to deal with matters in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Ability to manage effectively and lead people through complex and continuously changing business and technology environment while keeping employees engaged.
  • Ability to foster strong and positive working relationships among internal and external stakeholders.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Inspirational Leadership (Level 3)
  • Strategic Outlook and Alignment (Level 3)
  • Drive for Results and Efficiency (Level 4)
  • Leverage Collaborative Relationships (Level 3)
  • Financial Management (Level 3)
  • Client Relationship Management (Level 3)
  • Industry Sector Knowledge (Level 3)
  • Human Resources Management (Level 3)
  • Self-Awareness (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: ;CompensationFrom $139,391 to $167,243 per annum.NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of including comprehensive health and dental plans, vacation, sick, and other leave entitlements, disability insurance and pension plans.The NRC AdvantageThe National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.At the NRC Employee wellness matters. We offer flexible work schedules as well as part-time work to help employees maintain work-life balance. We are one of the few federal organizations that close our offices during the December holiday season. We offer professional learning and development opportunities such as conferences, workshops, and a suite of mentorship, award and recognition programs. Diversity enables creativity and innovation. Fostering a diverse, inclusive, welcoming and supportive workplace is important to us, and contributes to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process. Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially.Help us solve problems for Canada. Grow your career with us today!Notes

  • Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (21665) to:E-mail:: 613-858-5773Closing Date: 9 May 2024 – 23:59 Eastern TimeFor more information on career tools and other resources, check out*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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