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$17.24 USD per hour, plus benefits

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Term Details:
This staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and for similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, emergency, and acting opportunities at the Embassy. 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.

General Support


Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

Closing date for applications:
21-05-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Transportation Coordinator, the incumbent drives an official vehicle in the pooled category, transporting authorized passengers, as well as delivering and collecting items of material. The incumbent ensures the proper maintenance and operation of the vehicle; maintains vehicle log and records; and performs other duties as assigned. The incumbent may also be required to act as chauffeur for executive management (Ambassador/Deputy Head of Mission) at the Embassy.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:
Successful completion of Secondary School. A certificate in Defensive Driver Training would be an asset.
• Two years of experience as a driver for an Embassy, Consulate, government department/agency, livery service or large firm;
• Experience performing basic car maintenance;

Asset Qualifications:
• The ability to work in French would be an asset
• Successful completion of a driver/security training course, e.g., defensive driving training.

Organizational Needs:

Operational 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 a motor vehicle and its operation;
• Knowledge of basic car mechanics and routine car care;
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, e.g., Outlook, Word, and Excel;
• Familiarity with local Metropolitan area and the surrounding areas; and
• Excellent knowledge of street routes and traffic patterns in the local metro area.
• Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
• Operate assigned vehicle in a safe and courteous manner and keep the car tidy at all times;
• Perform basic car maintenance, e.g., change flat tire, replace broken wiper blade, and check oil/fluids;
• Plan and organize regularly scheduled maintenance of assigned vehicle;
• Provide excellent client service, maintaining composure when dealing with unusual situations or difficult clients;
• Assess situations that may involve a security or safety issue and initiate appropriate response;
• Perform administrative support tasks such as record keeping and data entry, while paying attention to detail; and,
• Use GPS, navigations, and related technology systems.
Personal Suitability:
• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Tactful and Diplomatic;
• Punctual/Dependable; and
• Adaptable and flexible.

Condition(s) of Employment:
Condition of employment (must be met):
•. Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and
•. Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions. (US Citizen, LPR, or A-1 visa as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission)

Area of selection:
• Persons living in the greater 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 (CBS) at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.

Important Notes:
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.

Embassy offers a competitive salary plus leave and health benefits package. Leave includes paid vacation, sick, and family/personal leave. Health packages covers medical, dental, disability, and retirement. Other benefits include prime work location in proximity to Metro, standard 40-hour work week, on-sit parking, on-site gym with cardio and weight room, and on-site cafeteria. The Embassy promotes work-life balance and offers a dynamic and healthy work environment.

The Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

Method of application:

See below.

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 40 hours per week. The incumbent must be able to work overtime on short notice and be available for occasional duties outside of normal working hours, I.e., evenings, weekends, and some overnight travel.

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