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Job Ref:
2668

Job Title:
PASSPORT AND CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM OFFICER

Salary:
€ 47 200 € annual gross + benefits i.e. possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (time accumulated over the 35 hours per week) paid at 125% the hourly rate + 7 OTR (refunded overtime) days a year, transportation benefit, 13th month, and health insurance benefit.

Vacancy type:
Indeterminate

Term Details:
Full-time CDI – permanent position

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LE-8

Location:
Embassy of Canada, 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

Closing date for applications:
26-09-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Work context:
Consular section at the Embassy of Canada in Paris offers consular assistance to Canadians in France and Monaco for routine matters, such as notarial, passport and citizenship services, or in situations of distress, including hospitalization, death, arrest and child abduction. It also helps Canadians prepare themselves for safe travel abroad by providing travel information that is as timely and accurate as possible.

Description of the offer:
Under the direction of the Consul, supervise the passport and citizenship operations for the Embassy in Paris as well as for various Consulates in France and Monaco; study and evaluate passport and citizenship files to determine eligibility and ensure compliance with policies and regulations governing the process and the issuance of Canadian passports, citizenship documents and travel documents; supervise the urgent passport services provided at the Embassy and in the Honorary Consuls network; supervise passport / citizenship staff; oversee the Passport / Citizenship Cost Recovery Program; perform other duties.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be selected based on a CV and covering letter of a maximum of 750 words in which they will have to clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential qualifications relating to education (3.1), experience (3.3) and linguistic profile required (3.2).
Any application which does not include a curriculum vitae and the covering letter, or which includes a covering letter exceeding 750 words will be rejected.
Qualifications constituting an asset may also be taken into account for the screening of applications.
Candidates will have to clearly demonstrate, in their covering letter (750 words maximum), the manner in which they meet these criteria by explaining clearly and concretely how they meet each criterion of the essential qualifications and also, where appropriate, the qualifications considered to be assets. Please note that it is not sufficient simply to assert that one meets the requirements or to list current responsibilities.

Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment in relation to the qualifications (3.2, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6) with the help of tools such as: written exam, interview(s), role-play, simulation exercises, verification of references and psychometric tests.
3.1. Education :
University degree (equivalent to French baccalaureate + 3 i.e. a level 2 French diploma) or a Canadian Bachelor degree, from a recognized University/academic institution with a specialisation in a field relevant to the position to be filled (*see note below).
*Note: Fields relevant to the position are notably the following: human sciences, social sciences, psychology, public administration, law, international relations or equivalent
Or
A combination of studies (i.e. a minimum of French baccalaureate or equivalent secondary school diploma) combined with a minimum of five years of relevant experience i.e. in one or more of the following fields: service delivery to the public, consular, citizenship, passports, case management related to persons in distress, emergency management, personnel management, public administration etc.)

3.2. Languages :
Excellent expression and comprehension of French and of English (both written and spoken).
3.3. Experience :
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience i.e. in one or more of the following fields: service delivery to the public, consular, citizenship, passports, case management related to persons in distress, emergency management, personnel management, public administration etc.)
3.4. Knowledge :
Knowledge of the consular services mandate www.france.gc.ca and of passport services https://www.canada.ca/fr/immigration-refugies-citoyennete/services/passeports-canadiens.html and knowledge of Canada citizenship https://www.canada.ca/fr/immigration-refugies-citoyennete/services/citoyennete-canadienne.html
3.5. Abilities :
Ability to manage a team
Ability to plan, organize and manage complex priorities
Ability to make researches, analyse and assure directives implementations
3.6. Competencies :
Client focus and service
Adaptability and flexibility
Efficient interactive and intercultural communication
Judgement

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who, in addition to having all of the essential qualifications, also have the asset qualifications listed below. In this case, candidates will have to explain in their covering letter how they demonstrate the following assets:

1. Consular working experience in a diplomatic organization
2. Consular working experience in a Canadian embassy/consulate or high commission or at Citizenship Canada.
3. Holding of PMP certificate of Canada.

If candidates satisfy the criteria listed in the asset qualifications, they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these criteria in their covering letter and/or CV in order for these to be taken into account.

Organizational Needs:
1. Full-time position 5 days/week from Monday until Friday.
2. Be able and willing to occasionally work overtime on short notice.
3. Open concept working environment.
4. Availability to start 1st of December 2018.

Operational Requirements:
1. Full-time position 5 days/week from Monday until Friday.
2. Be able and willing to occasionally work overtime on short notice.
3. Open concept working environment.
4. Availability to start 1st of December 2018.

Condition(s) of Employment:
1. Security clearance: level SECRET required. This position is conditional to obtaining and keeping a Government of Canada security clearance level SECRET*. The selected candidate will therefore need to fill in the necessary security forms and will have to communicate all the personal requested information as well as an extract from the criminal record and fingerprints.
*IMPORTANT NOTE:
In order to obtain a SECRET security clearance, the candidate has to
Either hold Canadian citizenship
Or hold citizenship of one of the following countries: United Kingdom (UK), New-Zealand (NZ), United-States (US) or Australia (AUS)
In case of dual citizenship, the candidate has to:
Either hold Canadian citizenship plus any other
Or hold citizenship of two or more of the following countries: Canada, United Kingdom (UK), New-Zealand (NZ), United-States (US) or Australia (AUS)


2. PMP Certificate (Passport Management Program): the selected candidate will have 4 weeks in order to take and pass the PMP exam in order to obtain the PMP certificate. In order to do that, he/she will be offered a approximately 25 hour online training course. This course will be followed by a final evaluation whose passing grade will be 80%. Passing this PMP exam is obligatory in order to be authorized to work with citizenship Canada and is a condition of employment.

3. Willing and available to occasionally work overtime and sometimes under short notice.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who : -are eligible to have their main residence in France and who are legally authorised to work in France permanently as an employee, and who -meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all the essential qualifications and potentially the qualifications considered to be assets, and - meet the requirements to obtain and maintain security clearance at the level of \"Secret” from the Canadian Government* * on security clearance acquisition requirements , please see here below mentioned conditions of employment and -whose applications are received by the closing date and time. Important: The Embassy of Canada does not sponsor and does not assist people in any way in obtaining a residence or work permit. This position is also open to spouses of Canada-based staff currently posted in one of the three Canadian missions in Paris (Embassy of Canada, Canadian delegations to UNESCO and the OECD) in possession of a French or Canadian social security number who -meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all the essential qualifications and potentially the qualifications considered to be assets, and - meet the requirements to obtain and maintain security clearance at the level of \"Secret” from the Canadian Government* * on security clearance acquisition requirements , please see here below mentioned conditions of employment, and -whose applications are received by the closing date and time.

Important Notes:
How to Apply
• Please complete the online application form. Candidates must also upload their covering letter (750 words maximum) and CV. Applications not including all requested documents and/or requested information will be rejected.
• Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their covering letter how they possess the essential qualifications and, if applicable, the qualifications considered to be assets, by explaining clearly and concretely how they satisfy each criterion related to education (3.1) and experience (3.3) and linguistic profile (3.2) with respect to the essential qualifications and, if applicable, with respect to each qualification considered to be an asset.
• In their covering letter, candidates must also include the names, titles, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three people, including at least one recent direct supervisor (of the last three years) , who can serve as professional references for work experience acquired over the last three years.
• Any uncomplete application sent after closing date at midnight will be automatically rejected.

Important notes
• Communication for this process will be sent by email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the contact information provided is correct and updated as necessary.
• Candidates who apply for this selection process must include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited to participate in the following steps of the evaluation process which will include one or several components. The assessment methods may include: written exams, interviews, simulations, role-playing games, practical exercises, psychometric tests.
• All assessments will be held at the Embassy of Canada, 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris 8. No exception will be made.
• Assessments will take place 1st and 2nd week of October 2018.
• Reference checks could be sought for candidates who reach the interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The costs arising from participation in this selection process will be the candidates’ responsibility. The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams, nor does it reimburse any relocation costs in the event of appointment.
• The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits and does not assist people in any way to obtain a residence or work permit.
• After the assessments, a list ranking the candidates according to the results obtained will be established. The position will be offered to the most successful candidate based on the ranking.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish a reserve list of candidates, valid for a period of twelve months, for openings in the same unit of similar permanent or temporary positions at the same level.
• Employees recruited by the Embassy of Canada in France are subject to the terms and conditions of employment for Locally Engaged Staff in France. Employees with Canadian nationality will be required to pay social security and income taxes in Canada unless they have obtained a waiver from the appropriate Canadian authorities..
• For any question at any stage of the process, please send an email to paris-rh@international.gc.ca. This email address does not accept any applications which must, without exception, be submitted online as indicated in the \"How to apply\" section above.




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