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Purchasing Assistant, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) –Washington Office (Anticipatory Staffing)

$50, 178 USD, plus benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This 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 Embassy.



Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

Closing date for applications:
20-02-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. is seeking to hire a Purchasing Assistant to work with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) - Washington Office.
Reporting to the Manager, Foreign Military Sales, the incumbent participates in a wide range of activities
including preparing formal contract documentation; controlling and administering active contract files;
maintaining computer databases; developing and preparing special reports utilizing computer processing
systems, including the manipulation of input data; planning and scheduling support for visitors and special
events; providing back-up support to the Program Assistant; and performing other duties.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:
A degree from an accredited university or college; or an acceptable combination of relevant experience, education, and training related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position.

• A minimum of two (2) years of experience providing administrative support service in a government or corporate office environment;
• Extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications;
• Experience in the management of information, both electronically and in hard copy; and
• Experience conducting research to identify specific information and/or resources and then developing reports.

Asset Qualifications:
• The ability to work in French.
• Knowledge of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the role of the PSPC-Washington Office;

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
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 of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the role of the PSPC-Washington Office;
• Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs and databases; and
• Knowledge of web-based research.
• Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
• Provide client service in person, by telephone, and electronically;
• Research, analyze, and evaluate information effectively;
• Maintain a database and prepare reports based on the data;
• Learn quickly and continually;
• Plan and organize, with a particular emphasis on event planning; and
• Ensure accuracy and attention to detail.
Personal Suitability:
• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Sound judgement;
• Teamwork;
• Flexibility; and
• Initiative.

Condition(s) of Employment:
All applicants must:
• Have independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions.
• Reside in the United States.
• Meet all of the Essential Requirements stated below.
• Submit resumes and cover letters by the closing date. The covering letter must:
 Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements under language, education and experience;
 Confirm residency in the United States;
 Confirm independent work authorization in the United States.
Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Area of selection:
• Persons living in the Washington Metropolitan area. • Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. • Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States. Relocation will not be paid in any circumstance. • Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.

Important Notes:
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. 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 Embassy 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 Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

Apply online before the closing date at

Hours of work:
Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) in the United States of 37.5 hours per week. The incumbent will be required to work overtime on an as-needed basis.

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