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Job Ref:
4350

Job Title:
Multi-skilled Technician – Embassy of Canada in PARIS

Salary:
€ 31 666 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 – Indeterminate duration

Level:
General Support

Classification:
SG-04

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

Closing date for applications:
01-03-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the responsibility of the chief technician and / or the property manager, the incumbent is responsible for routine maintenance, assistance and repair work in particular of electrical installations, plumbing, finishing work and performs any other maintenance task mainly in the apartments of diplomats but also in the Official Residences, at the Chancellery and at the Cultural Center. He ensures the supply of the various necessary materials as well as the smooth running of maintenance operations and performs other related functions.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be selected based on the essential qualifications relating to education, experience and the required linguistic profile. Qualifications constituting assets 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 where appropriate, the asset qualifications. 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 and reference checks.

Education:
Diploma or Level CAP/BEP or French Baccalaureate.

Linguistic requirements:
Excellent expression and understanding of French both orally and in writing.

Experience:
Recent work experience * in a full-time position focused on at least one of the following areas:

• Experience in work and installation: site, electricity, plumbing, finishing work, masonry, painting;
• Experience in property maintenance: assistance in the multi-technical field (electricity, plumbing, finishing work, etc.).

* by \"recent\" we mean acquired during the last three years and with an acquired experience of at least 5 years.

Experience in basic use of computer applications: MS Office (including MS Outlook Word, Excel) and Internet.

Knowledge:
Professional, residential and tertiary experience is required in the following areas:
• In electricity;
• In plumbing;
• In finishing work.

Abilities:
• Ability to write various basic documents (inventories, emails, etc.);
• Ability to organize his work;
• Ability to provide a report of his work.

Competencies:
• Judgement;
• Customer service orientation;
• Teamwork and collaboration;
• Reliability, public confidence;
• Force of proposal;
• Values and ethics.

Asset Qualifications:
A preference may be given to candidates who, in addition to the essential qualifications, also possess the following asset qualifications. It is incumbent upon candidates to explain and demonstrate in their motivation letter how they meet these asset criteria:
• Increased knowledge/skills in electricity;
• Increased knowledge/skills in plumbing;
• Experience in painting;
• Experience in installation and structural work;
• Expression and understanding of English (school level or higher).

If candidates satisfy the criteria listed in the asset qualifications, they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these criteria in their motivation letter and/or CV in order for these to be taken into account.

Organizational Needs:
•Full-time position of 5 days / week from Monday to Friday.
•Hours of operation: between 7:30 am to 6 pm (7:30 / days to be defined according to the needs of the service).
•Willing and able to work extended hours as required and sometimes with little advance notice.
•Open concept-working environment.
•Availability to start as soon as possible.

Operational Requirements:
•Full-time position of 5 days / week from Monday to Friday.
•Hours of operation: between 7:30 am to 6 pm (7:30 / days to be defined according to the needs of the service).
•Willing and able to work extended hours as required and sometimes with little advance notice.
•Open concept-working environment.
•Availability to start as soon as possible.

Condition(s) of Employment:
•Reside and be authorized to 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.
•Hold a driving license B.
•Summer holidays may be limited to two weeks during the legal summer period.


Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who have their principal 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 asset qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. Candidates must have their principal 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 and common-in-law partners of Canada-based staff* posted in the Canadian missions located in Paris (with diplomatic status) or spouses and common-in-law partners of Canada-based staff* posted in France in French governmental offices or international organizations or French military bases, who hold a valid Canadian or French social security number and meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all of the essential qualifications and potentially the asset qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. *Please note that in case a spouse or common law partner of a Canadian based staff who resides in France obtains the position, the duration of the contract will correspond to the duration of the partner’s posting in France (CDD).

Important Notes:
How to apply:

•Please complete the online application form. Applicants must also upload their CV and a cover letter (750 words maximum).
•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 asset qualification.
•Candidates must also include in their cover letter the names, titles, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three people, including at least two direct supervisors, who can serve as professional references for work experience acquired over the last three years. The 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 applying to this selection process must include an email address that accepts messages 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 and reference checks.
•Depending on the sanitary situation, assessments will be held either in person (i.e. candidates will have to be present in person physically at the Embassy of Canada, 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris 8.) or virtually. Candidates will have to adapt to the retained format, which will not be flexible.
•Assessments are planned as follows: Written exams on February 24 and 25, 2021 – Interviews on March 10 and 11, 2021.
•The technical arrangements for participation in this selection process will be the responsibility of the candidates.
•The costs associated with 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 exams/interviews, 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 top 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.
•The candidate will also be required to obtain a valid Government of Canada security clearance to work at the embassy.
•All employees hired locally are subject to the LES Employment conditions booklet for France and required to pay into the French social security system. However, employees hired locally who are Canadian citizens will pay at source Canadian income tax according to the tax Convention between France and Canada.
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/programs/tax-policy/tax-treaties/country/france-convention-consolidated-1975-1987-1995-2010.html
•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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