Maintenance Technician (Property)

Washington D.C.
$56,328 USD
Jun 29, 2022
Aug 03, 2022
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Maintenance Technician (Property)

Selection Process Nº: 77975-67

Salary: $56,328 USD

Contract Type: Indeterminate (Full-time)

Term Details: This position is a Locally Engaged Staff position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in USA.

Job Function: General Services

Classification: LE - G3

Location: The Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington, DC

Number of Vacancies: 1

Closing date for application: 18 July, 2022 at 23:59 UTC/GMT -5:00

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Summary of Duties:

Under the general supervision of the Structural Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for the completion of general repairs in one or more of the following areas: furniture assembly, carpentry, plaster repair, carpeting, masonry and painting and specific functional maintenance (such as interior systems, ergonomic desk assembly and repairs, audio-visual) duties and schedules for all mission and/or crown owned or leased assets and equipment. The incumbent must work on preventive maintenance programs and assist other Maintenance Team members in the completion of various projects outside their area of expertise as required.

Area of Selection:

Open to internal and external applicants who are residents of the United States having independent work authorization and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for employment in a foreign mission (US Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, or A, G, or NATO-2 category visa-holders) who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date.

Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C will not reimburse relocation costs under any circumstance and that the Embassy does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly.

The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. 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.


Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language* and experience.  Candidates must clearly demonstrate when applying to the position how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

*Language will be assessed further during the process. 


Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education.

  • Graduation from secondary/high school or equivalent. Examples of equivalent diploma are General Educational Development (GED) and Adult Basic Education (ABE). 


  • Candidates must demonstrate a basic proficiency in English (oral comprehension and


  • Minimum of 2 years experience assisting with maintenance or technical projects in functional areas such as carpentry, woodworking, or furniture building, painting;  Recent experience* working in job tasks requiring moderate physical activity, including bending, climbing, standing, and working from a ladder and/or a 30’ high lift.

*Recent is defined as within the last 5 years. 



The Rated Requirements are part of the essential qualifications and are relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies. Methods of assessment for rated requirements may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview (online pre-recorded/live or in-person), role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.


  • Knowledge of carpentry and painting; Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety practices;


  • Adaptable and Flexible; Team player;  


  • Communicate effectively in English, orally;  Ability to inspect, test, and operate shop tools including basic hand tools and large power tools using proper onsite handling; and Ability to learn new skills. 

Asset Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications.

  • The ability to communicate in French  Graduation from a vocational, technical or apprenticeship program in in carpentry

Operational Requirements:

  • Hours of work: Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally-Engaged Staff regulations of 40 hours per week.  The successful candidate must be willing to work paid overtime regularly and at short notice, as this position is essential. The work performed requires a frequent and continuing effort in inspecting and repairing the infrastructure and equipment. The work includes bending, standing, walking, lifting, and manipulating heavy objects not more then 50 lbs.  The work is necessary to be completed from ladders, catwalks, rooftops and 30’ lifts. Must have a valid driver’s licence.

Conditions of Employment:

Conditions of employment must be met or complied with before being appointed to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment while being the incumbent of this position.

- Valid work authorization: Ability to obtain and hold a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period.

- Security screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status (security level) which includes a criminal and credit background check from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

How to Apply

  • You must submit your application using the "Apply online" function. Only applications submitted via VidCruiter will be considered, unless a valid reason is presented and accepted prior to the closing date. Do not include personal data such as; age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion or a picture in your application form, CV nor cover letter (as required). Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster. You must clearly demonstrate in answering the screening questions how you meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications. You must provide specific examples to demonstrate clearly how you meet the qualifications. Global Affairs Canada cannot make any assumptions about your studies nor experience. Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties will not be sufficient. Instead, you must provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you gained the experience. No additional information will be sought beyond what you submit in your online application. Candidates may be required to upload a CV and/or a cover letter in English or French. These documents may be used as a secondary source to validate the answers to the screening questions. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information and/or which are not received by the closing date will be rejected. 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.

Important Notes

  • Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). The language requirement for this position is identified under the essential qualifications (language). In consequence, the assessment process for this vacancy will be conducted in English. 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 must provide an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder. Reference checks may be sought for candidates who succeeded all of the assessments. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to the United States does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. Before an offer of employment can be made, successful candidates must provide a local residence address as proof of residence in the specified area of selection. This information is necessary to issue a letter of offer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us at to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. The results of this selection process may also be used to establish one or more pools of fully or partially qualified candidates for similar term, indeterminate, part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada to the United States which might arise following the completion of this selection process. For Canadian citizens/residents and Canadian dual nationals, please note that it is your responsibility to enquire with the Canadian Revenue Agency about any possible taxation implications linked to an employment with the Government of Canada.