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Commercial Assistant (Ontario)

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the dynamic results-oriented Ontario Trade and Investment Office (TIO) Team at the Canadian Consulate General in Dallas to foster more cross border trade, innovation and investment in various sectors. We are seeking a Commercial Assistant to provide program and administrative support to the Ontario Trade and Investment Office in Dallas. The successful candidate will need to be a bright, articulate, hard-working individual with good interpersonal skills.

Our employees benefit from working in a leading-edge foreign, trade and development ministry that is both innovative and accountable.

Position Title: Commercial Assistant (Ontario)
Section: Ontario Trade and Investment Office (TIO)
Location: Canadian Consulate General in Dallas
Position no: 00427296
Level: LE-05
Starting salary: $ 48,083 USD (plus benefits)
Competition no: ONT2020-01
Date posted: February 20, 2020
Closing date: March 9, 2020
Employment Tenure: There is one indeterminate position available. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position, with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas. 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.

Open to:

  1. Persons living in Texas.
  2. Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. and of any Canadian Mission in the United States. Relocation will not be paid in any circumstances.
  3. Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff at the Consulate of Canada in Dallas.

All applicants must:

Summary of Duties:

Under the supervision of the Head of Program (Agent-General) at the Ontario Trade and Investment Office (TIO) in Dallas, the Commercial Assistant:

Condition of employment (must be met):

Essential qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their letter how they meet the Education, Experience and Computer Skills qualifications listed below: Please be specific and provide examples for each of the qualifications:

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Rated requirements:

Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, a skills test, or any combination of these methods.



Personal Suitability:

Asset Qualifications:

Selection procedure:

All applications will be carefully reviewed against the essential qualifications. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential qualifications eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who fully meet all the essential qualifications will be contacted for further assessment, including: a personal interview with a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities, competencies and personal suitability for the position. In addition, tests may be conducted to assist the selection board in assessing the applicant’s knowledge, abilities, personal suitability and language ability. Reference verifications may also be carried out.

The Consulate General is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes. The Canadian Government 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. The Consulate General offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.

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