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Job Title:
Maintenance Technician

1,337,333.00 GYD plus benefits

Vacancy type:

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

General Support


Georgetown, Guyana

Closing date for applications:
18-06-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Maintenance Technician's primary role is to provide general maintenance services and assist with repairs on crown owned or leased assets and equipment in one or more of the following areas: carpentry, masonry, painting, audio-visual, and various systems (including air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical). This includes preparing preventive maintenance schedules and assisting other maintenance team members on various projects, as required. The Maintenance Technician position normally reports to a Senior Maintenance Technician or a Common Services Officer position.

General services positions are positions involved in various services and mission operations, such as security, driving, and housekeeping services, mailroom operations, hospitality, and property maintenance in Canada's network of missions, which include official residences, Chanceries, staff quarters, Embassies/High commissions, Consulates and any other facilities abroad under Canada's responsibility.

Essential qualifications:
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 with at least 5 CSEC passes (Mathematics and English Language included)

• Working knowledge of English (oral and written)

- Evidence of at least two years recent* related experience working for a diplomatic or government organization. (*recent is defined as within the last 4 years)
- Experience in at least two (2) of the following areas -
• Carpentry, Masonry, Painting, Audio-visual, Air conditioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical systems
• Experience preparing equipment maintenance schedules
• Experience writing assessments for projects and maintenance/repair work

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 in-person interview and a practical test.

• Knowledge of repair techniques in at least two (2) of the following three (3) areas: electricity, plumbing, mechanical systems
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel & Outlook)

• Ability to pay close attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple priorities at once
• Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects including tools, equipment and hazardous materials
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Professional and personal integrity
• Sound judgement and honesty
• Strong client focus
• Adaptability and flexibility

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.

- Supervisory experience

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Hours of work: Normal work week 40 hours. (Mondays - Thursdays 07:30 - 16:30hrs, Fridays 07:30 - 13:30hrs.)
• Work Schedule is subject to change.
• Ability to work overtime is mandatory.

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Ability to retain a Government of Canada Enhanced Reliability Security Screening.
- Holder of a recent Police Clearance issued by the Guyana Police Force.
- Holder of a valid driver’s licence (manual vehicles is mandatory).
- Eligibility to live and work in Guyana.

The Conditions of Employment are mandatory requirements for continued employment with the High Commission of Canada in Guyana. These may be reviewed on a periodic basis and failure to meet any of the mandatory conditions may result in a change to employment status up to and including dismissal.

Area of selection:
This selection process is open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Guyana, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the High Commission of Canada in Guyana and Suriname 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 on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
Special Request from Mission / Additional Comments:

Verification: Any documents submitted in support of an application is subject to verification and the submission denotes consent to investigate authenticity.

How to apply:

• Applications will only be considered when received through our Job Opportunities Portal.
• Candidates are required to upload a CV and cover letter in English or French.
• Applications which do not include the requested documents or information 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 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 must provide an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• The Government of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the missions. This list might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• Later in the process, reference checks will be sought for candidates who succeeded all of the assessments.
• 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 with accommodation needs

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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