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Job Title:
Locally Engaged Information Technology Professional (LE-ITP)

Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 316,000 (before CPP, EI and Canadian Income Tax deduction; no other benefits included; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
07-10-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Foreign Service Information Technology Professional, the incumbent will perform the below key duties:
• Identify, resolve and document IM/IT incidents reported by consulate clients;
• Provide technical and procedural guidance on the use of LAN and associated IM/IT equipment;
• Provide one-on-one IM/IT coaching or group training sessions to consulate clients as required/requested;
• Document resolutions of common or recurring IM/IT incidents for consulate clients and share information with IM/IT support community;
• Monitor consulate service tracking program and consulate IM/IT mailbox on a daily basis to action IM/IT incidents;
• Setup and teardown temporary IT equipment required by sections or programs in/out of the consulate;
• Identify, analyze and document problems encountered on the IM/IT infrastructure;
• Author procedural documents, e.g. how-to guides;
• Coordinate and facilitate assistance from outside service technicians (3rd party support) as required;
• Keep abreast of informatics technology developments within and outside of Global Affairs Canada and if appropriate, recommend use at the consulate for added efficiencies and cost savings.

Essential qualifications:
• Degree from a college or university with a specialization in computer science or related discipline, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Experience in providing competent IT user support over the telephone, by e-mail and in person
• Experience in supporting and administering a LAN and its environment
• Experience in supporting commercial, off-the-shelf software and hardware
• Basic experience in supporting mobile communications devices such as iPad and smartphones

• Knowledge of supporting and administering a Local Area Network (LAN) and its environment
• Knowledge of theories and practices of IT related functions: software, hardware, networking, internet-working and communications
• Knowledge of trouble-shooting techniques used in the resolution of technical problems pertaining to IT equipment and infrastructure

• Ability to analyse, diagnose and resolve technical problems related to the use of hardware and software in a networking environment
• Ability to analyse and identify operational and user requirements for planning and development purposes
• Ability to provide user support, coaching, and training by correspondence, over the telephone and in person
• Ability to describe a problem succinctly and discuss likely causes and solutions with a view to solving the problem
• Ability to maintain inventories and track costs
• Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple tasks concurrently
• Ability to publish basic web content, e.g. wiki pages

Personal suitability:
• Teamwork and Cooperation – Expresses positive attitudes and expectations of team or team members
• Client Focus – Acts to improve client service
• Commitment to Own Learning – Keeps current in own field of expertise
• Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts language to the audience
• Information Seeking – Digs deeper
• Initiative – Takes action under pressure
• Judgement – Applies sound judgement in difficult situations

Asset Qualifications:
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
• Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Experience in administering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Server 2012
• Experience in supporting Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 10, Office Suite 2013 and 2016
• Experience in supporting Remote Access tools (Citrix Receiver and Cisco Anyconnect)
• Experience in internet-working technologies
• Experience in virtualization technologies, primarily VMWare
• Experience tracking escalating service issues using ticket tracking software
• Experience working in an international environment such as an embassy, consulate, international organization or multinational company

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
• Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. Per Chinese regulations, the Consulate General can only facilitate working visas for Canadian citizens.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid “Reliability Status” security clearance

Area of selection:
This position is open to Canadian citizens who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews at the designated location at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Shanghai at own expense.

Important Notes:
Candidates must apply using our online application. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in either English or French.

Your Application Letter should indicate how and why you meet the mandatory requirements as listed above under the Area of Selection, Education, Language, Experience, Abilities/skills and Personal suitability factors.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The results of this competition may be used to create an eligibility list to staff similar openings (either indeterminate or term duration) which may arise at the Consulate General.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please ensure that you provide contact information (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.) so that we can easily contact you.

If you have any questions, please send email to

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