Regional Executive Officer (REO) Americas Region (anticipatory)

Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
$71,975
Posted
May 17, 2019
Closes
Jun 21, 2019
Ref
3316
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. is accepting applications to staff the position of Regional Executive Officer (REO) Americas Region, details as follows.

Position title: Regional Executive Officer (REO) Americas Region (anticipatory)
Section: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Political Section
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Position no: EXT-416630
Level: LE-07
Starting salary: $71,975 USD plus benefits
Competition no: 3316
Date posted: 05/17/2019
Closing date: 05/27/2019 06:00:00 PM EST.
Employment Tenure: Indeterminate
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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

CANDIDATES CAN ONLY APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW:

www.wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=3316&source=PO

Open to:

  • Persons living in the greater Washington Metropolitan area.
  • Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC.
  • 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.

All applicants must:

  • Have independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions.
  • Reside in the United States.
  • Meet all of the Essential Requirements stated below.
  • Submit resumes and cover letters by the closing date and time. The covering letter must:
    • Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements under language, education and experience;
    • Confirm residency in the United States;
    • Confirm independent work authorization in the United States. (US Citizen, LPR, or A-1 visa as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission)

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.

Summary of duties:

This is a network-wide position who works under the direction of the CBSA Minister-Counselor/Regional Director of the Americas and provides research, analytical and key financial control by developing examining and validating financial requests, administrative services and support to the CBSA Program. This position is the primary point of contact for all CBSA services provided either directly at the mission or in the Region.

Essential requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Language, Education and Experience requirements listed below. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Language:

English

Education and Experience:

A degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of experience providing at least two of the following in a similar work environment:

  • key financial control, examining and validating accounts;
  • implementing new policies and procedures based on operational requirements or regulations;
  • review and analysis of budget transactions and reconciliation; or
  • advising clients on Human Resource policies and procedures.

Or

An equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum of five years of experience providing at least two of the following in a similar work environment:

  • key financial control, examining and validating accounts;
  • implementing new policies and procedures based on operational requirements or regulations;
  • review and analysis of budget transactions and reconciliation; or
  • advising clients on Human Resource policies and procedures.

And Experience:

  • Using SAP or similar financial applications.
  • Experience organizing high level visits, events, and conferences.
  • Providing advice and guidance to mid to senior-level Executives.
  • Organizing business travel.

Rated requirements:

Candidates who meet the 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:

  • Knowledge of general administrative procedures and practices, including but not limited to filing, organizational procedures, business process design and implementation, internal record keeping and monitoring;
  • Knowledge of CBSA’s role and mandate
  • Knowledge of procurement or supply chain management;
  • Knowledge of budget management procedures; and
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in computer software and systems, including Microsoft Office Suite.

Abilities:

  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external clients at all levels in the organization;
  • Experience in financial administration, budgets, tracking expenditures and the preparation of reports;
  • Provide advice to clients, including the analysis of problems and the proposal of solutions;
  • Practise quality control;
  • Analyze and synthesize information in a strategic and timely fashion;
  • To manage competing priorities and meet deadlines; and
  • Work under pressure.

Personal Suitability:

  • Effective interpersonal relations;
  • Sound Judgement;
  • Collaborative;
  • Action-oriented;
  • Client service orientation; and
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances.

Asset Qualifications:

  • The ability to work in French;
  • Master’s degree, in a related discipline;
  • Experience in assessment and planning; and
  • Experience working on Canada/U.S. border issues.

Selection procedure:

The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. 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.

The 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 37.5-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:

Apply online at http://www.wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=3316&source=PO. In completing their applications, candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet all the Essential Requirements and relate their work experience to the position description.   

Condition of employment (must be met):

  • Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check;
  • 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);
  • Occasional monthly travel as required for CBSA business within the Americas Region (North, Central and South America); and
  • A valid passport for travel and ability to obtain required documentation for destination countries.
  • Available to start immediately.

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 37.5 hours per week. The incumbent will be required to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends on an as-needed basis. The incumbent may be required to work hours in excess of 37.5 hours some weeks. The incumbent will be required to travel within the Americas Region (North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean) for CBSA business.

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