Receptionist

The Canadian Consulate General in Seattle is seeking to hire a Receptionist who will be responsible for operating the central telephone switchboard in both official languages, English and French, providing general information to visitors regarding the Consulate General,  responding to Consular inquiries and providing support to the Administration  Program.

Position title:  Receptionist (English and French language skills required)
Section:  Administration
Location:  Consulate General of Canada, Seattle, Washington.
Position number:  EXT-305985
Level:  LE – 04
Starting salary:  $43,141 USD plus benefits
Employment tenure: There is one term position to be filled, having a specified period of employment of five (5) years, with the possibility of extension or change in employment status to indeterminate. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, and acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, WA. When you submit your application, you must specify all types of employment tenures for which you wish to be considered, e.g., indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting.
Competition no:  611-002 
Date posted:  October 6, 2017
Closing date:  Midnight, October 13th, 2017, (Pacific Daylight Time)

Open to:

All applicants must:

Summary of duties:

Under the general supervision of the Mission Administration Officers, the Receptionist operates the central telephone switchboard and auto-attendant in both official languages; provides concise and accurate information in both official languages to visitors and callers concerning the Consulate General of Canada, services we provide and Canada in general; responds to consular inquiries, controls access to the Consulate General of Canada, ensures that the reception lobby is in good order and upholds the security policy; provides general administrative support for the Administration Program, including such tasks as data entry, scanning, filing, and basic internet research; manages the training function of the switchboard and performs other related duties.

Language requirement:

Fluency in English and French (both oral and written).  Please indicate your level of knowledge in each language in your application.  Persons meeting the Essential Requirements will be tested on their fluency.

Condition of employment (must be met):

Essential Requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:

Education:

Successful completion of high school.  College/University degree is an asset.

Experience:

Rated requirements:

Candidates who meet the Education and experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications.  The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.

Knowledge:

Abilities:

Personal Suitability:

Selection procedure:

The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition.  Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements.   The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.  The Consulate General offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term and short term disability, and a retirement savings plan, to name a few. The Consulate General is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

Method of application:

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to: seatl@international.gc.ca by the closing date. In completing their applications, candidates will confirm that they meet all the essential requirements and take care to related their work experience to the position description and indicate the position number.

Hours of work:

Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Locally Engaged Staff (LES) regulations of 37.5 hours per week.  Must be willing to work in an area separate from the group and during the specific business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F).

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