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Career Opportunity: Manager, Library Services / Director of Library Services

June 1, 2021

Justice Canada and the Courts Administration Service are looking to fill the following positions: Manager, Library Services / Director of Library Services.

Organization: Department of Justice Canada – Courts Administration Service
Location: Various locations
Classification: LS-05
Staffing Type: Indeterminate, Term, Casuals, Acting appointments, Deployments, Secondments, Assignments, Interchange

Salary: $104,809 to $121,947
Closing date: 10 June 2021 – 23:59, Pacific Time

The immediate need is to staff two (2) Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC position in Ottawa.

  • 1 position at the Department of Justice Canada
  • 1 position at Courts Administration service

A pool of partially qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions in various locations within the Department of Justice AND Courts Administration Service with various tenures, various language requirements and various security levels.

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


(ED1) Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a master’s degree in library science or in library and information science;
(ED2) Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a bachelor’s degree in library science or in library and information science for which another bachelor’s degree was a prerequisite.


(EX1) Significant* experience in the management and delivery of client services in a library or Information Management (IM) environment.
(EX2) Experience in developing and implementing strategic and operational plans and policies in a library or IM environment.
(EX3) Experience in transforming library or IM services towards digital practices and technologies.
(EX4) Significant* and recent** experience in managing human resources and financial resources.
(EX5) Experience providing strategic advice to senior management***.

*Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience that would normally be acquired by a person in a position where the performance of these duties are/were the MAIN function over a period of at least two years.

**Recent experience is defined as experience gained within the last five (5) years.

***Senior management is defined as Director or Chief Librarian level or above, or private sector equivalent.

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

Experiences (Asset)

(AEX1) Experience in supervision of a team of approximately 15 employees with a budget of over approximately 1 million.
(AEX2) Experience in the provision of library services in a federal, provincial, or territorial government environment.
(AEX3) Experience in participating in interdepartmental or intergovernmental committees/working groups on matters related to library or information management.
(AEX4) Experience working in a judicial environment.
(AEX5) Experience providing Library services in law or in Tax law specifically.

Operational Requirements

Willingness and ability to work overtime and on short notice.

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

Bilingual – Imperative
Bilingual Imperative Profiles – BBB/BBB – CBC/CBC – CBB/CBB


(K1) Knowledge of current Government or industry-wide initiatives, best practices, and trends that affect Library service management or Information Management.
(K2) Knowledge of managerial, organizational and communication techniques, to develop plans for the Library Service’s operations.

Key Leadership Competencies

(C1) Vision and strategy
(C2) Mobilize people
(C3) Uphold integrity and respect
(C4) Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
(C5) Achieve results
(C6) Promote innovation and guide change


(A1) Ability to communicate effectively in writing
(A2) Ability to communicate effectively orally
(A3) Ability to manage staff, projects and resources
(A4) Ability to prioritize competing tasks
(A5) Ability to demonstrate client focus
(A6) Ability to demonstrate adaptability

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

Knowledge (Asset)

(AK1) Knowledge of Government of Canada financial, contracting and human resources operating policies and practices.
(AK2) Knowledge of the Justice Canada priorities and strategic objectives.

Abilities (Asset)

(AA1) Ability to develop and deliver presentations to colleagues and clients.

Organizational Needs

The Department of Justice is committed to maintaining a representative workforce reflective of Canadian society. In support of achieving a diversified workforce and our employment equity goals, qualified candidates who self-declare in a staffing process as members of Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs including reducing representation gaps.

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