Friday, March 15, 2013

Ottawa Job of the Day: Usher of the Black Rod (Senate of Canada)

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

• A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience.

· Experience in managing projects and staff;

· Demonstrated success coordinating protocol, logistics and administration for ceremonial events and programs; and

· Experience dealing with parliamentarians would be considered an asset.

· Good understanding of the legal, historical and cultural conditions of parliamentary institutions in Canada and abroad;

· Knowledge of ceremonies that are part of Canada’s parliamentary heritage;

• Knowledge of the Canadian parliamentary system, the legislative process and the constitutional mandate of the Senate;

· Knowledge of the current political agenda, current legislative initiatives and current domestic issues would be considered an asset; and

· Knowledge of current security issues, both domestic and international, as well as remedial approaches and applications for resolution, would also be considered an asset.

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