Better start polishing those resumes up, as the Government of Canada posted a new job listing on Monday, seeking applicants for the top position at the Canadian Radio-televsion and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
The role of chairperson of the CRTC, currently held by Jean-Pierre Blais, is one of four positions the federal government is looking to fill at the telecommunications body.
However, that’s not to say the federal government plans to replace Blais at the end of his five-year term (which ends in June); instead, the posting speaks to a new Trudeau government policy where even those who currently hold a bureaucratic position must be apply to be considered for another term.
“Even if they are in a position right now, they have to apply for that position”
“Even if they are in a position right now, they have to apply for that position,” said Pierre-Oliver Herbert, a spokesperson for Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, the minister in charge of hiring for the CRTC, in a statement to the Globe and Mail. “Even if they are in a position right now, they have to apply for that position.”
For his part, Blais has been vague about whether he wishes to spend another five years wrangling Canada’s cable and telecom providers. When asked by the Globe and Mail‘s Christine Dobby last summer whether he planned to reapply, he offered a terse, “We’ll see.”
If Blais decides to move on, it’s, however, clear the federal government plans to replace him with someone similar. In the posting, the government says it’s looking for a chairperson that “establishes the corporate vision and values, defines the strategic priorities and plans and sets up the organization structure and operational systems and processes to guide the work of members and staff.”
[via]The Globe and Mail[/via]