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BBD $19.38 - $28.95 per hour + Benefits

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Term Details:
(full-time – 40 hours per week) The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list for similar openings at the High Commission.

General Support


High Commission of Canada to Barbados

Closing date for applications:
22-08-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Administrative Program Assistant provides transportation, delivery and errand services to all mission programs, arranges for car maintenance, and provides basic administrative, maintenance and support services to the mission following established mission and departmental policies.

Essential qualifications:
• Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
• Completion of secondary school.
• A minimum of 2 year’s experience as a driver/messenger in a diplomatic; international; government or a recognized local organization (full time or part time).
• Experience in driving both automatic and manual vehicles.

• Of basic vehicle maintenance such as care schedules and procedures.
• Of the geographical layout of Barbados and in particular Bridgetown.
• Of the rules and regulations for operating a motor vehicle in Barbados.
• Computer literate –Microsoft Office.

• Ability to drive with due care and attention.
• Ability to communicate effectively (oral, written).
• Ability to react responsibly in emergency situations.
• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work unsupervised.
• Ability to have and maintain a valid driver’s license at all times.

Asset Qualifications:
Asset Qualifications
• French language, spoken.

Organizational Needs:
Personal suitability
• Appearance (well-groomed) and behaviour up to standards.
• Discretion
• Flexibility
• Integrity
• Sound jugement skills
• Teamwork and Cooperation

Operational Requirements:
Operational requirements
• Overtime work (evenings, early mornings, weekends and Bank Holidays as required).
• Applicants must certify that they have had no accidents for which they were liable for within the last three (3) years.

Condition(s) of Employment:
 Eligibility for a Government of Canada Enhanced Reliability Status which includes a criminal record check, credit check, and validation of qualifications.
 Successful completion of a one-year probationary period.
 Medical Clearance to establish the physical requirements of this position (i.e. visual acuity; heavy lifting; driving for long periods).
 Must always hold a valid driver’s license.
 Yearly medical assessment (which may or may not be limited to a vision test).

Area of selection:
Open to Barbadian nationals and expatriates with work permit.

Important Notes:
Selection procedure
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 for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements. Failure to provide any of the information required to assess your candidacy will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including the quality of your responses in the application portal and in your cover letter may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicants’ knowledge, abilities and personal suitability of the position.
The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list for similar openings at the High Commission.

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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