Media Relations/Relations avec les médias

Government of Canada
16 novembre, 2020
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type


Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
IS-03 - SP-LN-03
$67,241 to $72,660 (Salary Under Review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Closing date: 27 November 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Apply online

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Social distancing approaches will be taken to minimize close contact with others during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you wish to better your odds at being considered? Then use the Screening Questionnaire wisely, by demonstrating how you meet the Education and Experience Criteria listed under “Essential Qualifications” and “Asset Qualifications” (other qualifications). Use concrete examples by using the STAR technique, describing:

• The Situation;

• The Tasks you were required to achieve;

• The Actions you took; and

• The Results of your actions.

ATTENTION: should your examples not be concrete enough or should they contain insufficient details, unfortunately, your application will be rejected. We will not contact you to obtain further information.


TASKS AND DUTIES – including but not limited to:
- Research, write, edit, update, publish, translate, and post media releases, advisory or public safety announcements, on all platforms, as required by operational duties and ongoing events and campaigns.
- Develop, maintain and manage internal and external communication and supply appropriate information between NT RCMP, the media and the community in support of strategic communications.
- Ensure prompt response to internal and external inquiries and timely release of information.
- Enable and facilitate information to the media from unit heads, line officers and senior management.
- Promote the positive image of NT RCMP, both internally and externally, to provide quality service and create a greater awareness of the activities and achievements of NT RCMP.
- Advise Sr. Management of issues raised by the media on matters pertaining to NT RCMP.
- Give immediate and accurate assessment on all situations arising from outside inquiries or ongoing operational matters, performing as police spokesperson where necessary.
- Plan and coordinate statements, in consultation with Director Communications, in relation to media on aspects of operational campaigns, incidents and initiatives.
- Prepare and organize media briefings, press conferences and radio and television interviews on issues and queries that may arise.
- Develop and maintain relationships with various media organizations, authorities and individuals.
- Develop and maintain good working relationships with media offices in other RCMP areas and partner agencies.
- Monitor the media closely, analyse local, national and international events that are either topical or relevant to the police service and provide accurate professional advice and information when required.
- Identify areas of good policing work, initiative and actions to be made available to the media.

Work environment

To develop and maintain effective corporate external communications on behalf of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) – G Division. To establish and maintain good relations with external media representatives and act as a point of contact for the Force in respect of proactive and reactive media. To respond swiftly and accurately to internal and external inquiries and requests. To develop a positive public profile for the Force and employees. To provide support, information and guidance to employees including Sr. Management of NT RCMP, to assist in the policies, decisions and interaction with media.

Yellowknife is classified as an Isolated Post. As such, the successful candidate must meet all the conditions under the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive prior to appointment. In addition, the successful candidate will be entitled to an Isolated Post Allowance. For more information please refer to the following website:

Important financial information:
• Successful candidates may be eligible for staff housing.
• Isolated Post Allowances (Northern Allowance) for Yellowknife ranges from approximately $10,761 to $24,866 which is based on if the employee has dependents.
• Vacation Travel Assistance is provided once a year for Yellowknife of approximately $1032 for each eligible member of the household.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one (1) permanent position in Yellowknife, NT.

A qualified pool of candidates may be established and may be used to staff future vacancies on a permanent and/or temporary basis.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:
What do you know about your desired work location (Yellowknife, NT) and how you can make a positive contribution as an employee of the RCMP.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

- A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.*
*Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript.

1. Based on their education, training and/or experience, indeterminate incumbents of positions in the IS classification are deemed to meet the minimum education standard whenever a bachelor's degree without specialization is called for in a position classified as IS.
2. At the manager's discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience, may serve as an alternative to the minimum education standard.

Degree equivalency

- Recent and significant experience in writing and editing a wide range of communications or marketing products such as media lines, media releases, internal messages, and external products.**
- Experience in developing communications plans.
- Experience in coordinating projects or events.
- Experience in providing strategic communication advice to managers or clients within an organization.

**Recent and significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience that would normally be acquired by a person in a position over a period of at least 2 years in the last 5 years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

- A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or other related field; or a 5 year combination of education, training and government or corporate communications experience.

Degree equivalency

- Experience in federal government editing and writing standards.
- Experience with internal communications in a Government of Canada context.
- Experience using and writing for emerging technologies, such as social media as a communication tool.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

- Ability to communicate effectively in written communication.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Ability to research, analyze and summarize information.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure.

- Effective Interpersonal Relationships
- Judgment
- Initiative
- Discretion

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

- Knowledge of Government of Canada communications policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of RCMP as a federal department – its national strategic priorities, its values and its role in Northwest Territories.

Conditions of employment

- RCMP Top Secret Security Clearance.
Successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a RCMP Top Secret Security Clearance throughout their employment. This requires a Security/Reliability Interview, and a field investigation in matters of Criminal Activities, credit/finances, education, employment, reference, etc.
- Willingness and ability to travel, as required.
- Willingness and ability to work overtime with minimal notice and adopt flexible work hours per operational requirements
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.
- Health Canada approved medical clearance (Isolated Post only).

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Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Your responses to the screening questions will be used as the primary source in determining whether you meet the screening requirements. If you do not fully complete the screening questions as instructed, you may be screened out.

Volume Management strategies may be used.

Candidates may be assessed using one or more of the following tools: standardized tests, written exam, interview, simulation exercise and reference checks.

Should a Civilian Member (CM) be found qualified and selected for appointment, the appointment will not result in a change of status to the Public Service (PS) category for the CM. Information regarding the CM appointment will be sent to all applicable candidates who are within the area of selection and participated in the advertised process.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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