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Senior Commercial Officer (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 of Canada in Dallas to advance Ontario’s interests in the United States. We are seeking a Senior Commercial Officer who is an innovative and passionate professional, from public or private sector, looking to thrive and build their career in a unique, dynamic and entrepreneurial-like environment.

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

We are looking for a proactive individual who has strong networking skills, is a team player, and is committed to client success. The Senior Commercial Officer will support opportunities across the TIO territory, which includes the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

Position Title: Senior Commercial Officer (Ontario)
Section: Ontario Trade and Investment Office (TIO)
Location: Canadian Consulate General in Dallas
Position no: 00427297
Level: LE-09
Starting salary: $ 94,691 USD (plus benefits)
Competition no: ONT2020-02
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 the United States.
  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:

The Ontario Government has a network of representational offices, Ontario International - Trade and Investment Offices (TIOs), in cities around the world. They are co-located in Canadian diplomatic missions, composed of a Canadian Diplomat – Agent-General (Head of the TIO) and a locally engaged team. Measured by quantitative results, TIOs are mandated to build commercial relations between Ontario and the host country in 3 ways: 1) Export Promotion; 2) Foreign Direct Investment Attraction; and 3) Partnership Development. 

The Senior Commercial Officer – Ontario is a local employee of the Government of Canada but works with and reports to the Head of the TIO (Agent-General). The successful candidate will take a prominent role in planning, developing and delivering initiatives to fulfil the commercial objectives of the Government of Ontario in the US, including:

Condition(s) of employment (must be met):

Essential requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their cover letter how they meet the essential requirements listed below: Please be specific and provide examples for each of the requirements. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process: 

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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, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods. 



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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(s) 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. Reference verifications may also be carried out.

The Consulate General of Canada in Dallas offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a pension plan to name a few.

The Consulate General of Canada in Dallas is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes. 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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