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Job Ref:

Job Title:

KRW 37,994,563 per annum

Vacancy type:

General Support


Embassy of Canada, 21, Jeongdong-gil (Jeong-dong), Jung-gu, Seoul

Closing date for applications:
02-07-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Materiel Manager:
• Provides transportation for authorized passengers by driving them to or picking them up at their destinations, waiting if required;
• Delivers and collects a variety of items and materiel by delivering and picking at appropriate places such items as invitations, messages, travel tickets, mail, periodicals, parcels, diplomatic notes, customs documents and other items;
• Assists the clearance and collection of parcels at customs or the post office;
• Delivers registered mail, packages and the postage meter to the local post office;
• Ensures that the official vehicle is clean and tidy at all times;
• Services the official vehicle with gasoline, lubricants, coolant, battery, and other consumable parts as required;
• Provides escort services when necessary;
• Performs other duties as required.


Essential qualifications:
Applicants must clearly demonstrate on their application that they meet all of the essential qualifications.

• Fluency in Korean and English, both written and oral.

• A minimum of a high school diploma.

• A minimum of 2 years of recent (within last 5 years) experience as a Corporate Driver/Chauffeur.

• A valid Korean driver’s license (Type 1)
• A clean driver’s abstract without major traffic offenses and/or record of license suspension.


Rated Qualifications
Candidates will be evaluated, and must demonstrate through the selection process, that they meet the following qualifications:

• Knowledge of local routes of Seoul;
• Knowledge of local and safe driving regulations and practice;
• Knowledge of good vehicle maintenance procedures.

• Ability to fluently speak and write in English;
• Ability to fluently speak and write in Korean;
• Ability to follow instructions and apply rules;
• Ability to use GPS or internet mapping systems
• Ability to handle pressure.

• Professional Integrity;
• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Client Focus;
• Judgement;
• Dependability.


Asset Qualifications:
• Fluency in French, both written and oral.

• Experience working at the Embassy of Canada in Seoul;
• Experience working in a Foreign Embassy/Consulate and/or government office;
• Experience as an official driver for a multinational organization.


Organizational Needs:
How to Apply:
Candidates with the mandatory Essential Qualifications (language, education and experience) should apply, in English or French, with (1) a curriculum vitae, and (2) a cover letter.

Candidates must demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Essential Qualifications, as well as any Asset Qualifications they may have. For those candidates who are screened in, the rated requirements will be assessed during possible interviews, written examinations, practical and/or during reference checks.
Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can be reached easily (email, phone, mobile, etc.).


Staffing Process:

• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment;
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process. Please be advised that the Embassy reserves the right to contact unlisted references;
• An English and/or Korean language test may be required to assess fluency.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those applicants who are screened in past the initial assessment phase will be contacted.


Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime;
• Physically capable of lifting heavy items;
• Annual leave may be restricted due to operational needs;
• Requirement to undergo training and obtain (and maintain) security clearances;
• As a member of the Canadian diplomatic presence abroad, required to adhere to Canada's Code on Values & Ethics;
• Hours of Work: 40.0 hours per week, 5 days a week;


Condition(s) of Employment:
• The successful candidates must be in excellent health with excellent vision. Prior to being hired to this position, the successful candidate will be required to pass a complete medical examination, including an eye test at a designated medical facility before being offered a position in Embassy.
• The hiring or appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to obtaining Reliability Status (RS) through the Management and Security section of the Embassy. Please note that RS must be maintained throughout your employment at the Embassy, as failure to do so may result in dismissal.
• Ability to maintain a valid working authorization in Korea for the duration of the employment term is a condition of employment at the Embassy of Canada. If applicable, proof of Visa is required.

Area of selection:

Important Notes:
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending interviews or participating in the interview process then please let us know whilst making the application;
• An eligibility list may be established from this competition for other equivalent or lower level positions within the Embassy on an emergency, term or indeterminate basis which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition;
• Relocation expenses will not be paid in any circumstance.


Area of Selection:

• This external competition is open to all applicants eligible to legally work in Korea who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. This includes employees of the Embassy and Canada based staff dependants.
• The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits.
• Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture.
• Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

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