Library Technician

Contract Ontario Securities Commission in Business and Professional Services
  • Post Date : August 24, 2021
  • Apply Before : September 3, 2021
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Human Resources and Corporate Services

12-month Contract

File #21-66

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, to foster capital formation, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

We offer a diverse, fair and flexible work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work.

The Human Resources and Corporate Services Branch is comprised of Human Resources, Administration, Knowledge Services, Records and Information Management, Business Planning and the Business Continuity Function. The mandate of the Branch is to ensure the responsible stewardship of OSC resources, contribute to enterprise-wide workforce productivity, and lead the design and implementation of a positive employee experience.

Reporting to the Manager of Knowledge Services, the Library Technician is accountable for providing the expertise needed to support the information needs of OSC staff. The role is responsible for providing library technical services, delivering excellent research services including current awareness, and supporting the Knowledge Services team goals by actively participating in projects, programs and contributing to process improvements.

What will you do?

  • Manage the physical collection including loose leaf filing and circulation duties
  • Catalogue new library acquisitions under the direction of a Librarian
  • Manage the serial collection
  • Provide media monitoring using advanced legal, news and business databases
  • Provide timely, high-quality general reference services using a variety of print and online research resources
  • Liaise with publishers and vendors regarding subscriptions, invoices, and password management
  • Contribute and collaborate on projects to provide innovative information services and products that support the evolving information needs of the OSC
  • Assist with the acquisition and evaluation of existing resources
  • Assist with the regular Intranet updates
  • Undertake special projects and duties as assigned

What do you need to succeed?

  • Library Technician Diploma
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience working in a legal environment or similar setting
  • Strong technical skills with the desire and skill to adapt to emerging technologies to enhance user services
  • Proficiency using an integrated library management system
  • Knowledge of the law, legal systems, and legal proceedings in Canada
  • Familiarity with legal research methodology, resources and online legal and business research tools
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions

Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC!

Apply online ( by Friday, September 3, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST.

Internal applicants: please apply using the Taleo profile created with your OSC email address.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.

The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups, including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.

The OSC is a proud partner with the following organizations: BlackNorth Initiative, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, and Pride at Work Canada.


If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox Visit Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.

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