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Job Title:
Property Management Officer

$103,214 USD plus benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
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.



Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

Closing date for applications:
11-08-2019 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the Deputy Head of Chancery (Head of Physical Resources), the incumbent is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Embassy’s Structural and Technical Common Services Program and Physical Resources Projects which include the following sections: structural maintenance, technical maintenance, and project management of mid-life refit and maintenance projects. The incumbent oversees the technical services to the Chancery and all crown-held properties, including the Official Residence and crown-owned staff quarters. The incumbent plans, manages, recommends and co-ordinates Major Work Programs (Headquarters-funded projects), as well as developing and implementing service standards and maintenance/ repair programs. The incumbent also oversees the budget responsibilities for the Program and updates various Program databases and reports on a regular basis. The successful candidate will develop, plan, and implement Program / section objectives; conduct in-depth research from a wide range of sources to analyze trends and propose short- and long-term strategies; direct administrative functions; draft RFPs in support of priorities; and perform other duties, as required.

Essential qualifications:

A degree in Engineering or Architecture from an accredited university AND at least five (5) years of relevant experience in complex project management including budgeting, planning, development, and implementation in a similar environment. Three of the five years of experience must include commercial and/or institutional property life-cycle management including building maintenance and construction projects and operations.
High school diploma AND at least ten (10) years of experience in complex project management including budgeting, planning, development, and implementation in a similar environment. Three of the ten years of experience must include commercial and/or institutional property life-cycle management including building maintenance and construction projects and operations.

Experience (all must have)
• Experience identifying and writing technical requirements for projects and providing effective oversight to contracted specialists to ensure successful completion of deliverables; and
• Experience using AutoCAD, or similar software, to review technical specifications of construction projects; and
• Experience managing and supervising staff in the building maintenance and/or construction fields, including regular staff, project staff, and contractors.

Asset Qualifications:
•Ability to communicate in French.
•Project Management Profession certification or education.
•Professional Certification in Trade fields.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
•Knowledge of project management processes and procedures;
•Knowledge of property regulations and applicable codes, as well as technical and maintenance specifications; for example, in the maintenance and repair of mechanical systems of buildings, plumbing and electrical systems, air conditioning systems, etc.; and
•Knowledge of contracting processes and procedures.

•Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
•Lead a cross-functional team, including both staff and contractors;
•Manage complex contracts and technical projects, including the negotiation of the contract through to implementation and completion;
•Analyse situations/ information, identify project and technical requirements, and make recommendations; and
•Evaluate problems and find solutions.

Personal Suitability:
•Superior communication and interpersonal skills;
•Sound judgment;
•Excellent client service skills; and
•Conflict resolution skills.

Condition(s) of Employment:
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)

Area of selection:
• Persons living in the greater Washington Metropolitan area. • Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. • 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 in Washington, D.C.

Important Notes:
Selection procedure:
The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that 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.

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:

See below.

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 may be required to work overtime as needed.

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