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Job Title:
General Service Worker

$17.24/hour 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 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.



Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

Closing date for applications:
14-07-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Structural Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent performs general labor and carpentry/masonry/landscaping tasks at the Chancery and official residences. Other specialized jobs include painting, dry wall repairs, and other building repairs. As well, the incumbent assists with the movement and assembly of furniture and equipment, including driving a half-ton truck.

Essential qualifications:

Successful completion of secondary school or equivalent.
•Experience in general construction, including the use of hand and power tools;
•Experience in general labour tasks, repairing drywall, moving/assembling furniture, clearing debris (snow and ice, etc.) and/or and
•Experience driving a work truck


Asset Qualifications:
The ability to work in French.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Knowledge of making simple measurements;
• Knowledge of moving furniture & equipment; and
• Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety practices.
• Communicate effectively orally in English,
• Carry out routine construction repairs, including such tasks as drywall repair, carpentry, masonry and painting;
• Operate basic hand tools;
• Operate power tools, such as circular saws, reciprocating saws, drills, etc.;
• Ability to safely lift 50 pounds;
• Ability to drive a half-ton truck in Washington, D.C. traffic; and
• Take direction from a supervisor.
Personal Suitability:
• Dependable,
• Responsible;
• Team player;
• Initiative;
• Adaptable and Flexible; and
• Client-service orientation.

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)
•Good physical condition: capable of regularly lifting 50 pounds and using extension ladders and lifts.
•A valid driver’s license with a clean record and the ability to drive a half ton truck; and
•Work overtime on short notice and be available for occasional duties outside of normal working hours, i.e., evenings and weekends as this position is part of the Emergency Response Team.

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 and weekends as this position is part of the Emergency Response Team.

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