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Competition Notice

The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, California seeks to hire a competent and knowledgeable, task-oriented individual with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to provide administrative and operational support to the Consul General.

Position title: Assistant to the Consul General
Section: Head of Mission
Location: Consulate of General of Canada, Los Angeles
Position Number: EXT - 305449
Level: LE-06
StartinS Salary: 61,669 USD plus benefits
Competition No: LNGLS_2020_04
Posting date: August 27th , 2020
Closing date: September 10th, 2020

Open to:

*Relocation will not be paid in any circumstance.


Employees of the Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles or any Canadian Mission in the U.S. currently at this level may apply by requesting a transfer. You will be part of the competition and will be assessed against the rated requirements. You must advise your current supervisor of your interest. Relocation fees will not be paid under any circumstance.


Indeterminate (permanent) Full Time.

This competitive staffing process will also be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term and/or assignment/transfer at the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, which might arise in the twelve (12) months following the completion of this competition.

All applicants must:

Summary of duties:

The Head of Mission Program Assistant reports directly to the Consul General, and performs a range of executive and administrative support duties. Given the sensitive nature of the job, this position requires the utmost discretion.

The program assistant undertakes the following tasks:

Hours of work:

Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Locally Engaged Staff (LES) regulations of 37.5 hours per week. There may be an occasional need for paid overtime work.

Essential qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly, how they meet all of the Language, Experience and Education requirements listed below.

In your cover letter, please be specific and provide examples for each of the required qualifications.

Language requirement:

Work experience:


Rated requirements:

Candidates who meet the Essential Language, Experience and Education requirements will then be assessed on the stated requirements below. These requirements may be assessed though a combination of a written exam, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a knowledge-based aptitude test, and reference checks.




Asset qualifications:

These abilities would be considered additionally beneficial if all other qualifications are met:

Selection procedure:

The staffing process will consist first of a review of all applications to screen in applicants who meet the essential qualifications. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential qualifications eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Human Resources will only contact those applicants who meet these qualifications for an interview or other form(s) of assessment (a written test, an in-basket exercise, and/or a skills test) of the Rated Requirements for the position.

All candidates are required to show proof of legal status to live and work in the US. Proof of education will be required (if being assessed along with work experience). Reference checks will also be carried out.

The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles is an equal opportunity employer, actively looking to increase diversity in our office and we encourage applications from diverse segments of the community. The Consulate is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of their ethnic background, race, religious affiliation, marital status, family status, disability, gender identity or expression, age, or sexual orientation.

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.

The Consulate General offers a competitive salary, generous leave and a strong benefits package including medical, dental, long term disability coverage, and a pension plan.

Conditions of employment (must be met):

Method of application:

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to: by the closing date of September 10th, 2020. On the subject line of the email, write only your LAST NAME in all caps followed by this competition number: LNGLS_2020_04. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

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