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Trade Commissioner - Information Technologies (IT)

AMRIS Reference No: 4293
Term Type: Indeterminate
Term Details: This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Atlanta, United States
Department: Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, USA
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Category: Trade
Level: Officer
Classification: LE-09
Salary: 92,562.00 USD plus benefits
Location: Atlanta, United States
Close date: Tuesday, January 28 2021 at 11:59PM UTC / GMT

Summary of Duties

Under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, the Officer contributes to the success-ful delivery of the International Business Development (IBD) program. The Officer will support Canadian companies in the IT and tech sectors that are seeking to grow their business and strategically work with a rich local network of potential American customers, investors and partners.

Responsibilities include:

Area of Selection/Eligibility

Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of United States, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, USA 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.

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.


Degree from an accredited college or university or an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position, including but not limited to business, economics and tech.


Fluency in English (oral and written).


• At least 5 years of professional experience working in business development or program management in the private and/or public sector, including direct experience in the Tech sector
• Experience conducting research and analysis and providing strategic advice, briefings and written reports to senior management and/or clients on business issues; and
• Experience in project management (including strategic planning, tracking/reporting results and budget management).

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.


• Knowledge of the factors that influence the technology business in the US generally and in the southeastern United States in particular, and how they may have an impact on Canadian business interests, especially in priority sectors covered by the position;
• Understanding of the role of the international business development section of the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta (the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service) in advancing Canadian commercial interests; and
• Knowledge of the Canadian tech sector (with an emphasis on the fintech and cyber security sub-sectors)
• Knowledge of the innovation economy/tech sectors in the southeastern United States


• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
• Ability to develop and maintain a network of Canadian clients and local contacts;
• Ability to identify local market needs and relevant business opportunities;
• Ability to analyze and provide strategic advice;
• Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines; and
• Ability to work independently in a proactive and accountable manner.

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.

Operational Requirements

Conditions of Employment

The successful candidate will be required to obtain Government of Canada Reliability Status (RS) which includes a criminal and credit background check
Having and retaining the right to live and work in the country (specify) (valid work permit for foreigners) for the duration of the employment
 Ability to travel domestically and abroad; admissibility to obtain and maintaining a valid passport (travel to Canada on occasion)

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