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Job Ref:
4272

Job Title:
Designated Immigration Officer (DIO)

Salary:
starting prior designation* at € 51 639 € annual gross + benefits i.e. possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (time accumulated over the 35 hours per week) at 125% the hourly rate + 7 OTR (OverTime Refunded) days a year, transportation benefit, 13th month, and health insurance benefit. Upon certification of the designation as designated immigration officer € 63 355 annual gross + benefits i.e. possibility of an additional 6.5 hours per month (time accumulated over the 35 hours per week) at 125% the hourly rate + 7 OTR (refunded overtime) days a year, transportation benefit, 13th month, and health insurance benefit. *The Designated Immigration Officer (DIO) is a developmental position. The selected candidate will first be nominated as a non-immigrant officer according to salary scale LES-8. After a certain time at this level, the candidate will have to follow a compulsory training course, either online or in Canada and successfully pass an exam. He or she will then be promoted to level LES-9 (LE-O2) as a designated immigration officer provided s/he has been successful with the compulsory training, receives positive recommendation from the IRCC program manager and has received the designation certificate. Meeting the designation requirements is a condition of employment. Failure to meet the requirements will result in the employee being removed from the position.

Vacancy type:
Indeterminate

Term Details:
Full-time –Indeterminate duration

Level:
Officer

Classification:
Locally Engaged Staff LE-09 (LE-O2)

Location:
Embassy of Canada, 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

Closing date for applications:
07-12-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of a Canada-based Officer, assessing applications and determining eligibility and admissibility for permanent or temporary entry under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Providing information to clients, their representatives, partners and stakeholders. This requires thorough knowledge of temporary and permanent resident requirements of IRPA.

KEY ACTIVITIES
Reviews, processes and assesses applications to determine whether clients meet eligibility and admissibility requirements for a Temporary or Permanent Resident visa or Permanent Resident Travel Document for entry to Canada under one of the immigration programs. Identifies missing information, uses local knowledge and conducts research through a variety of means. Maintains, verifies and updates client records on information systems and databases to ensure data and program integrity.
Exercises full-delegated authority and discretion when making decisions in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and procedures in approving, granting, rejecting or refusing applications for permanent or temporary resident entry to Canada.
Provides and explains eligibility, policies and procedures to clients, their representatives, partners and other stakeholders in person, by telephone and in writing. Drafts correspondence, prepares statistics, reports, briefings and presentations as required by management. Contributes to the development, monitoring and management of strategies and plans.
Identifies and refers high profile and problematic cases and cases of suspected violation of Canadian legislation to the Unit Manager or Program Manager. Reports information on trends of misrepresentation or non-compliance.
Participates in project teams, working groups and promotion and recruitment activities.
Provides interpretation or translation for interviews, documents, and other material as required.
Supervises staff, conducts performance management and may be involved in staffing exercises.
Performs other duties as needed.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be selected based on the essential qualifications related to education, experience and the required linguistic profile. Qualifications constituting assets may also be taken into account in the screening of applications.
Candidates will have to clearly demonstrate, in their covering letter (750 words maximum) as well as their CV, the manner in which they meet these criteria by explaining clearly and concretely how they meet each criterion of the essential qualifications and where appropriate, the asset qualifications. Please note that it is not sufficient simply to assert that one meets the requirements or to list current responsibilities.
Short-listed candidates will subsequently be assessed in relation to the qualifications with the help of tools such as written exam, interview, role-play, simulation exercises, reference checks and /or psychometric tests.
Education:
University degree (equivalent to French baccalaureate + 3 i.e. a level 6 French diploma or Canadian Bachelor’s degree)

Languages:
Bilingual (French/English), including excellent and professional-level writing, editing, and speaking capabilities

Experience:
• Minimum of 3 years of recent experience, i.e. acquired within past 7 years of work experience in an office environment
• A minimum of two years of work experience using knowledge of regulations, legislation, or other rules or guidelines to analyse cases and make recommendations / decisions or understand client enquiries and provide technical or expert advice
• Experience in report writing
• Experience using a computer, word processing and spreadsheet software, electronic mail and other web-based applications in an office environment
• Experience working in a client-service environment, including the delivery of courteous and effective in-person or electronic service.
Evaluated merit criteria
Knowledge:
• Knowledge of IRCC mandate https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate.html
• General knowledge of local laws i.e. family law, criminal law, etc.



Abilities:

• Ability to analyse and interpret information and problems, conduct research, identify key variables, and make logical decisions;
• Ability to work under pressure and with changing or conflicting priorities;
• Ability to plan work, direct and supervise employees;
• Ability to use office applications and to navigate the internet.
• Ability to follow instructions and be attentive to detail

Competencies:
• Teamwork and collaboration
• Judgement
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Strategic and innovative vision
• Recognition of the importance and application of Values and ethics https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/transparency/code-conduct.html
• Results orientation

Asset Qualifications:
A preference may be given to candidates who, in addition to the essential qualifications, also possess the following asset qualifications. It is incumbent upon candidates to explain and demonstrate in their motivation letter how they meet these asset criteria:
1. Experience in business intelligence, data analysis or operational research with ability to data processing using MS Excel and/or Access
2. Work experience in an international organization or environment
3. Work experience as a legal specialist
4. Work experience related to the administration of laws or regulations
5. Experience in providing analyses and complex reports related to the application of laws and regulations
6. Experience supervising employees
7. Experience working with IRCC’s Global Case Management System (GCMS)
8. Fluent in speaking, comprehension and written Arabic
9. Fluent in speaking, comprehension and written Spanish
10. Fluent in speaking, comprehension and written Portuguese

If candidates satisfy the criteria listed in the asset qualifications, they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these criteria in their motivation letter and/or CV in order for these to be taken into account.

Organizational Needs:
• Full-time position of 5 days a week from Monday until Friday.
• Regular hours of work: 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:30.
• Willing and able to work extended hours as required, late evenings and sometimes with little advance notice.
• Ability to travel when required.
• Open concept-working environment.
• Availability to start at the beginning of 2021.

Operational Requirements:
• Full-time position of 5 days a week from Monday until Friday.
• Regular hours of work: 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:30.
• Willing and able to work extended hours as required, late evenings and sometimes with little advance notice.
• Ability to travel when required.
• Open concept-working environment.
• Availability to start at the beginning of 2021.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Reside and be authorized to work as an employee in France on a permanent basis;
• Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance at the level of \"Reliability” from the Canadian Government.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who have their principal residence in France and are legally authorised to work in France permanently as an employee, and who meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all the essential qualifications and potentially the asset qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. Candidates must have their principal residence in France and their permanent work authorisation in France as an employee at the time of publication of this selection process. Important: The Embassy of Canada does not sponsor and does not assist people in any way in obtaining a residence or work permit. This position is also open to spouses and common-in-law partners of Canada-based staff* posted in the Canadian missions located in Paris (with diplomatic status) or spouses and common-in-law partners of Canada-based staff* posted in France in French governmental offices or international organizations or French military bases, who hold a valid Canadian or French social security number and meet all of the pre-requisites, i.e. all of the essential qualifications and potentially the asset qualifications, and whose applications are received by the closing date and time. *Please note that in case a spouse or common law partner of a Canadian based staff who resides in France obtains the position, the duration of the contract will correspond to the duration of the partner’s posting in France (CDD).

Important Notes:
How to apply
• Please complete the online application form. Candidates must also upload their covering letter (750 words maximum) and CV.
• Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their covering letter how they possess the essential qualifications and, if applicable, the qualifications considered to be assets, by explaining clearly and concretely how they satisfy each criterion related to education and experience and linguistic profile with respect to the essential qualifications and, if applicable, with respect to each asset qualification.
• In their covering letter, candidates must also include the names, titles, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three people, including at least two direct supervisors, who can serve as professional references for work experience acquired over the last three years.
• Third reference may be a client, academic reference or other supervisor.
• Any application missing any of the requested documents or requested information will be automatically rejected.
Important notes
• Communication for this process will be sent by email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the contact information provided is correct and updated as necessary.
• Candidates who apply for this selection process must include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited to participate in the following steps of the evaluation process, which will include one or several components. The assessment methods may include written exams, interviews, simulation exercise, role-playing, practical exercises, reference checks and psychometric tests.
• Depending on the sanitary situation, assessments will be held either in person (i.e. candidates will have to be present in person physically at the Embassy of Canada, 130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris 8.) or virtually. Candidates will have to adapt to the retained format, which will not be flexible.
• Assessments are planned as follows: written exam 15 and 16 December 2020 – interviews 18 December 2020.
• The costs associated with participation in this selection process will be the candidates’ responsibility. The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams, nor does it reimburse any relocation costs in the event of appointment.
• The Embassy of Canada in Paris does not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits and does not assist people in any way to obtain a residence or work permit.
• After the assessments, a list ranking the candidates according to the results obtained will be established. The position will be offered to the top candidate based on the ranking.
• The candidate will also be required to obtain a valid security clearance of the Canadian government to work at the embassy.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish a reserve list of candidates, valid for a period of twelve months, for openings of similar permanent or temporary positions at the same level to be filled at the Embassy of Canada.
• All employees hired locally are subjected to the LES Employment conditions booklet for France and required to pay into the French social security system. However, employees hired locally who are Canadian citizens will pay at source Canadian income tax according to the tax Convention between France and Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/programs/tax-policy/tax-treaties/country/france-convention-consolidated-1975-1987-1995-2010.html .
• For any question at any stage of the process, please send an email to paris-rh@international.gc.ca. This email address does not accept any applications, which must without exception, be submitted online.





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