Human Resources Assistant

January 25, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Do you enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced and challenging work environment and want to work with a fun, diverse and dedicated team that welcomes creative ideas? Then the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Human Resources Division is the place for you! We are growing our team and looking for dedicated individuals.

We offer an inclusive, positive, and flexible work environment.

Visit our career page at or to learn more about SSHRC and NSERC and meet some of our employees. In addition to the excellent benefits provided by the federal government, you will enjoy work-life balance with offices in the heart of Ottawa’s new and upcoming Zibi business district.

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

Job Summary

Working with a team of Human Resources professionals, you will support and enhance the councils’ HR Client Services delivery, providing HR administrative services in the areas of staffing and classification.

Statement of Qualifications


High School Diploma

A diploma in the field of administrative support would be considered an asset

Degree equivalency


Experience providing administrative services
Experience responding to client requests
Experience in data input and extraction for reports considered an asset
Experience working in an HR environment considered an asset


Knowledge of general administrative procedures
Knowledge of current office technologies and standard office software (MS office)


Thinking Things Through
Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented
Working Effectively with Others
Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Effective and Professional Communications in both official languages
Client Service Orientation

Condition(s) of Employment

Security Clearance: Reliability Status

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.


Organizational Needs


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