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Job Title:
Maintenance Technician

USD $24.95 per hour, plus benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
There is one indeterminate position available. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and other similar positions, with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Permanent Mission of Canada, New York and Consulate of Canada in New York.

General Support


Permanent Mission of Canada, New York and Consulate of Canada in New York

Closing date for applications:
14-11-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Property and Material Manager, performs general repairs in the areas of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and painting at the Chancery, Official Residences and Staff Quarters as well as oversee and support specialized maintenance on heating, air conditioning, appliance and other building repairs. The incumbent assists with the preparation and execution of preventative maintenance plans and inspects work performed by contractors. The individual must care for and maintain Mission assets including cargo van, tools and other material. Frequent travel around Manhattan is required.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Language, Education and Experience requirements listed below:

Language Requirement:
Fluency in English (oral and written).
Successful completion of secondary school or equivalent. Trade certification from an accredited trade school preferred.
• Minimum 5 years’ recent hands-on progressive experience in repairing, troubleshooting, remodeling residential homes and maintenance in one or more of the followings areas: electrical, plumbing, carpentry/painting, and installing equipment/household appliances;
• Minimum 4 years recent experience in supervision/inspection of work performed by contractors;
• Minimum 2 years recent experience drafting scope of work for repairs;
• Recent experience in use of hand and power tools involved in carpentry and masonry repairs/construction; and
• Recent experience purchasing and maintaining tools, supplies and material.

*Recent as defined in the last 8 years.
Rated requirements:
Candidates who meet the Language, 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 general mechanical, plumbing, carpentry and electrical repairs and preventative maintenance;
• Knowledge of general hand power tool operation;
• Knowledge of general HVAC functions;
• Knowledge of household appliance installation and maintenance; and
• Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety practices.
• Ability to operate hand tools;
• Ability to lift 50 pounds;
• Ability to draft scopes of work for repairs;
• Ability to prepare and execute preventative maintenance plans;
• Ability to take direction from supervisor;
• Ability to work in a mix of team and independent projects;
• Ability to supervise/inspect work performed by contractors;
• Ability and willingness to move furniture & equipment; and
• Ability to carry out general repairs in the areas of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and painting.
Personal Suitability:
• Dependable and Responsible;
• Initiative;
• Integrity;
• Client service oriented; and
• Adaptable and Flexible

Asset Qualifications:
Fluency in English (oral and written)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Locally Engaged Staff (LES) regulations of 40 hours per week.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Meet all of the essential qualifications stated below.
• Have independent work authorization in the U.S. and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions. (I.e. US Citizen, U.S Legal Permanent Resident (LPR), or specific visa categories (e.g. dependents of Diplomatic and Official Visas holders)). Please note that the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations and Consulate of Canada in New York does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly.
• Reside in the United States.
• Submit your resume and a one-page cover letter by the closing date. The cover letter must:
 Specify, using concrete examples, how you meet the essential requirements for this position.
 Confirm residency in the United States; and
 Confirm independent work authorization in the United States.
Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

• Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check;
• Independent work authorization in the U.S. and status in accordance with the US protocol directives for foreign missions;
• Lift 50lbs; and
• Valid, clean driver’s license.

Area of selection:
This position is open to eligible applicants who meet all of the essential qualifications and conditions of employment. • Currently reside in the U.S.

Important Notes:
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.

All applicants should apply by November 14, 2020 (5PM EST) via https://www.wfcatpce.
com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=4220&source=PO OR In completing their applications, candidates will confirm that they meet all the essential requirements and relate their work experience to the position description. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.

Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.

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