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Job Ref:
3168

Job Title:
Senior maintenance technician

Salary:
€ 35 336 annual gross + benefits i.e. possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (time accumulated over the 35 hours per week) 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 permanent position

Level:
Assistant

Classification:
GS-6

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

Closing date for applications:
19-04-2019 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the property management officer, the Senior Maintenance Technician performs repairs in one or several functional areas of expertise for the mission1 such as electricity, heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC), plumbing, carpentry, masonry and painting in the state of the art. The incumbent supervises a small team of maintenance technicians and may have to supervise and inspect work performed by contractors to ensure compliance with manufacturer’s specifications when required.
The incumbent may plan and prepare preventive maintenance programs in the area of expertise, and assists other Maintenance Team members in the completion of various projects.

1 Note: the term mission in the work description includes the official residence, the chancery, the staff quarters, the high commission or any other facility and/or program requirements within the Canadian embassy and mission responsibility

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be selected based on the essential qualifications relating to education, experience and the required linguistic profile. 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 assets. Please note that it is not sufficient simply to assert that one meets the requirements or to list current responsibilities.
Short-listed candidates will subsequently be assessed in relation to the qualifications with the help of tools such as: written exam, interview, role-play, simulation exercise, reference checks and psychometric tests.
Education :
French professional baccalaureate in construction, or equivalent

Languages :
Very good expression and understanding of French (both written and spoken).
Basic expression and understanding of English (both written and spoken).
Experience :
A minimum of 2 years of recent* working experience in organizing, inspecting and performing building /installation maintenance repairs (main structure, masonry, welding, plumbing, electricity, carpentry, locks and painting…).

Experience using an electronic mail system such as MS Outlook.

Experience using MS Word and MS Excel.

Experience in team management.

*recent: means acquired within the last five years
Knowledge :
• Basic knowledge of property legislation and safety standards regulations concerning the security of persons and fire prevention ;
• Knowledge of best practices in building works/maintenance repairs (main structure, masonry, welding, plumbing, electricity, carpentry, locks and painting);
• Basic knowledge in building plans reading.

Abilities to:
• organize and perform in the state of the art, repairs in one or several professional fields such as electricity, heating, ventilation and electricity, heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC), plumbing, carpentry, locks, painting, masonry and welding;
• respect security regulations when performing repairs:
• inspect installations, recommend and plan necessary repairs/works ;
• analyse work plans and inspect compliance with external contractors works;
• manage inventories and recommend purchases of necessary material/tools ;
• supervise a small team ;
• perform basic administrative tasks such as preparation of and follow-up on orders and payments and writing of emails.

3.5. Competencies :
• Judgement
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Client focus and service
• Team spirit
• Attention to details and quality

Asset Qualifications:
A preference may be given to candidates who, above the essential qualifications, also possess the following asset qualification. It is incumbent upon candidates to explain and demonstrate in their motivation letter how they meet these asset criteria:
1. Additional training or certification in a field related to building/installation maintenance
2. Training in utility vehicle driving such as a forklift
3. Training or experience with computer applications such as AutoCAD, Building Management System (BMS), Building Automated System (BAS).

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:
• Full-time position of 5 days a week from Monday until Friday.
• Regular hours of work: 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:30.
• Be able and willing to occasionally work overtime.
• Shared working computer station.
• Availability : position vacant in June 2019.

Operational Requirements:
• Full-time position of 5 days a week from Monday until Friday.
• Regular hours of work: 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:30.
• Be able and willing to occasionally work overtime.
• Shared working computer station.
• Availability : position vacant in June 2019.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Be authorized to live and work as an employee in France on a permanent basis;
• Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance at the level of "Reliability” from the Canadian Government.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who have their main residence in France and 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 whose applications are received by the closing date and time. Candidates must have their main residence in France and their permanent work authorisation in France as an employee at the time of publication of this selection process. 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 or common-law partner or dependent of Canada-based staff posted in one of the three Canadian missions in Paris (Embassy of Canada, Canadian delegations to UNESCO and the OECD), who hold a valid Canadian or French 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 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.
• 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 and experience and linguistic profile 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 direct supervisor, who can serve as professional references for work experience acquired over the last three years.
• Third reference may be a client, academic reference or other supervisor.
• Any application missing any of the requested documents or requested information 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, reference checks and psychometric tests.
• All assessments will be held at the Embassy of Canada, 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris 8.
• Assessments are currently planned 24-25 April 2019.
• Reference checks may 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 of similar permanent or temporary positions at the same level to be filled at the Embassy of Canada.
• All employees hired locally are required to pay into the French social security system. Employees hired locally who are Canadian citizens are subject to Canadian income tax rules.
• 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.




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