General Service Worker
The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. is accepting applications to staff the position of General Service Worker, details as follows.
Position title: General Service Worker
Section: Management and Consular, Common Services
Location: Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.
Position no: EXT-311296
Starting salary: $17.24/hour USD plus benefits
Competition no: 3408
Date posted: 06/25/2019
Closing date: 07/14/2019 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.
CANDIDATES CAN ONLY APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW:
· 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:
o Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements under language, education and experience;
o Confirm residency in the United States;
o 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:
Under the supervision of the Structural Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent performs general labor and carpentry/masonry/landscaping tasks at the Chancery and official residences. Other specialized jobs include painting, dry wall repairs, and other building repairs. As well, the incumbent assists with the movement and assembly of furniture and equipment, including driving a half-ton truck.
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.
Successful completion of secondary school or equivalent.
· Experience in general construction, including the use of hand and power tools;
· Experience in general labour tasks, repairing drywall, moving/assembling furniture, clearing debris (snow and ice, etc.) and/or and
· Experience driving a work truck.
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 of making simple measurements;
· Knowledge of moving furniture & equipment; and
· Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety practices.
· Communicate effectively orally in English,
· Carry out routine construction repairs, including such tasks as drywall repair, carpentry, masonry and painting;
· Operate basic hand tools;
· Operate power tools, such as circular saws, reciprocating saws, drills, etc.;
· Ability to safely lift 50 pounds;
· Ability to drive a half-ton truck in Washington, D.C. traffic; and
· Take direction from a supervisor.
· Team player;
· Adaptable and Flexible; and
· Client-service orientation.
· The ability to work in French would be an asset.
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 40-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:
Condition of employment (must be met):
· Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and
· 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).
· Good physical condition: capable of regularly lifting 50 pounds and using extension ladders and lifts.
· A valid driver’s license with a clean record and the ability to drive a half ton truck; and
· Work overtime on short notice and be available for occasional duties outside of normal working hours, i.e., evenings and weekends as this position is part of the Emergency Response Team.
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 40 hours per week. The incumbent must be able to work overtime on short notice and be available for occasional duties outside of normal working hours, i.e., evenings and weekends as this position is part of the Emergency Response Team.