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Gross salary 33,830.00 Euro per year (14 x 2,416.00 Euro) for 40 hours/week

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Term Details:
This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Austria

General Support


Vienna, Austria

Closing date for applications:
18-01-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Common Services Assistant, the responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
• Providing transportation for all diplomatic and non-diplomatic staff in support of their daily activities, delivery and errand services to all mission programs;
• Providing basic administrative, maintenance and support services to the mission following established mission and departmental policies such as maintaining Embassy vehicle log and ensuring regular Embassy vehicle maintenance;
• Providing courier services for Embassy mail, including coordinating delivery and pick-up of diplomatic mail;
• Providing support to the property section during maintenance work at the Embassy and staff quarters.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• High School diploma from a recognized institution OR Federal Certificate of Competence (FCC)
• Valid class B driver’s license, obtained before 2010

• Fluency in German (oral and written); language abilities will be tested and must reach at least level C1
• Fluency in English (oral and written); language abilities will be tested and must reach at least level B2

• A minimum of three (3) years of recent* professional driving experience OR experience working for a diplomatic mission in any capacity
• Experience in Microsoft Office Suite; for example; Outlook, Word and Excel

*Recent is defined as within the last 10 years

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

• Thorough knowledge of Austrian and European driving rules and regulations
• Detailed knowledge of roads and destinations in Vienna and surroundings
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel) as well as Internet research skills

• Client focus
• Taking initiative
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Discretion and professional integrity
• Effective communication
• Preparing thoroughly (route research and vehicle preparation)

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.
• Previous experience working as a driver for a diplomatic mission or international / governmental organization
• Experience dealing with VIPs/ dignitaries
• First aid certification
• Knowledge of French language or any other European languages

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Availability and willingness to work overtime when required
• Availability and willingness to travel occasionally and on short notice
• Normal work week is 40 hours per week
• Must be able to do physical tasks such as lift heavy boxes, occasionally help in moving furniture, clean vehicles, etc.
• The majority of the driving will take place in and around Vienna, but occasional multi-day trips to other regions in Austria or other European countries may be required.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Able to obtain and maintain a Government of Canada Reliability Status Clearance. Please note that the Reliability Status Clearance must be maintained throughout your employment at the Embassy as failure to do so may result in dismissal
• Must possess a valid permanent driver’s license, issued before 2010
• Must be able to meet the medical requirements as defined by the employer. Successful candidate(s) will be required to undergo a medical evaluation

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Austria, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Austria does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
• Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

Important Notes:
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Austria does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar term, indeterminate, part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada in Austria which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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