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Competition Notice - Common Services (Administrative) Assistant

The Consulate General of Canada in Boston is seeking to hire a dependable and motivated individual with a passion for client service and strong organizational skills to provide administrative and operational support to our team.

Position Title: Common Services Assistant (CSA)
Section: Common Services/Administration
Location: Consulate General of Canada, Boston, MA
Position Number: 424763
Level: LE-A2
Starting Salary: $57,930 USD per annum, plus benefits
Posting Date: April 6, 2021
Closing Date: April 13, 2021
Employment Tenure: Indeterminate full-time. This competitive staffing process may 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 Boston, which might arise in the twelve (12) months following the completion of this competition.

Open to:

All applicants must:

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Summary of duties:

The Common Services Assistant (CSA) provides administrative support services in the following areas: finance, human resources, materiel management, procurement, contracting, property and facilities management. Duties include, but are not limited to:

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.

Essential requirements:

Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet each of these essential qualifications:

Language requirement:



Rated requirements:

Candidates who meet the Language, 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. The cover letter may be used to assess these requirements.



Personal Suitability:

Asset Qualifications:

Condition of employment (must be 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 Boston 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.

Method of application:

Please submit your CV and cover letter by email to by the closing date. The cover letter must clearly specify how you meet the essential qualifications for this position, including language, education and experience.  Only applicants who clearly demonstrate through their application that they meet the essential requirements of the position will be contacted for further assessment.

On the subject line of the email, write only your LAST NAME in all caps followed by this competition number: BOSTN_2021_03. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

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