Position title: FPDS Program Assistant
Section: Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Services
Location: Consulate General of Canada in Boston
Position number: 415382
Salary: $54,321 USD per annum plus benefits
Competition no: BOSTN 2017-05
Date posted: October 23 2017
Closing date: November 13 2017
Employment tenure: There is one term position to be filled: it has a specified period of employment of five (5) years, with the possibility of a term extension or change in status to indeterminate as required by operational needs. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, and/or acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston.
All applicants must:
Summary of Duties:
Under the direction of the FPDS Manager, the FPDS Program Assistant manages a wide-ranging program of support services to facilitate the delivery of political, economic and public affairs activities in New England. Duties include providing financial management and administrative support services in the FPDS section by following Government of Canada financial procedures and policies and using our financial system (SAP); assisting with the Mission’s public affairs outreach by drafting content for the different digital platforms and the social media activities of the FPDS section; event planning and implementation; media monitoring and researching activities on legislation and other political or social issues.
Fluency in English (oral and written); the ability to work in French is considered an asset. Please indicate your level of knowledge in each language in your application.
Conditions of employment (must be met):
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Education and Experience requirements listed below:
Degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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, a reference check, or any combination of these methods.
This position requires some business travel within New England as well as rare trips to Canada and elsewhere within the United States.
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