Job Opportunity

Position title:  Property Manager
Appointment Process Nº: BAIRS-2020-03
Type:  Indeterminate (permanent). Full time 37.5 hours/week
Department: Embassy of Canada in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Category: Management
Classification: LE-08
Salary range: Gross salary starting at $1,709,795 Argentinian pesos per year (plus aguinaldo, private medical insurance and other benefits required by local law).  This amount is before income taxes and other legal deductions.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Closing date: May 22, 2020

Summary of Duties

Under the direction of the Management Consular Officer (MCO) and the Deputy Management Consular Officer (DMCO), the Property Manager develops and implements the property management program for the maintenance and repair of all Government of Canada owned and leased properties, works and buildings; proactively identifies issues relating to properties; plans, develops and supervises renovations, alterations, modifications and installations at the Chancery, Official Residence (O.R.) and staff quarters and conducts onsite inspections; implements the local purchase of technical and electronic equipment for the Chancery, O.R. and staff quarters; draws up, negotiates and monitors long term maintenance contracts for building and fixed equipment; supervises the Property Team i.e. Handymen, Property Assistant and Material Assistant; supervises the chancery cleaning services; plans and recommends the implementation of a program for the acquisition and allocation of staff quarters and negotiates new lease contracts or renewals/extension of leases for properties; and performs other duties, as required.

Area of selection/Eligibility

This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Argentina, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date.

Essential Qualifications

Candidates will be screened against the Essential Qualifications listed below.  Candidates mustclearly demonstratein their covering letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

Education:

  • Successful completion of a university degree from a recognized university in one of the following valid professional accreditations:
    • Architect
    • Engineer (Civil, Mechanic or related fields)

or an acceptable combination of related education and experience.

Experience (Recent: in the last 15 years)

  • A minimum of 10 years of recent verifiable working experience related to the above listed education
  • Proven recent experience supervising employees or contractors (5 years minimum)
  • Proven recent experience in (3 years’ minimum each):
    • Building maintenance
    • Implementation of construction projects
    • Preparing or evaluating technical proposals for contract processes
    • Budget, procurement and contract management.

Languages:

  • Proficiency (oral and written) in Spanish. 
  • Proficiency (oral and written) in English.

Rated Requirements

The following 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:

  • Knowledge of mechanical/electrical/structure systems
  • Knowledge of management practices, including procurement, financial and contract management.

Abilities/Competencies:

  • Ability to set and manage priorities and work under pressure
  • Strong client focus
  • Focus on quality and details
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective interactive communication (oral & written)
  • Sound judgement
  • Self starter/Initiative

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.

  • Proficiency in French.
  • 10 years’ experience in building maintenance
  • Experience in international organizations

Organizational Needs

Operational Requirements:

  • Hours of work: Normal working week 37.5 hours
  • Willingness to work overtime on short notice

Conditions of Employment:

  • Obtain and Maintain a reliability clearance (Background check)
  • A probation period of one year
  • Candidates must demonstrate that they can legally work in Argentina

Candidates must meet the conditions of employment prior to appointment and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their employment.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must forward, before the closing deadline, an e-mail containing the following two attachments in PDF or Word format to: bairs.hr-rh@international.gc.ca

  1. An up-to-date electronic version of their CV, in English.
  2. A covering letter, in English detailing concisely how they meet each of the points under the essential qualifications and asset qualifications, when applicable.

Candidates must clearly specify the title of the position and their first and last name in the subject line of the email. 
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Important notes:

  • This position is a Locally Engaged Staff (LES) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Argentina.
  • Communication for selection processes will only be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
  • Candidates who apply to a selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
  • Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. 
  • Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
  • Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Argentina does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly for those applicants who do not have a valid working permit.
  • If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews, please let us know during the application process.
  • The results of the selection processes may also be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Argentina, which might arise in the months following the completion of the selection processes.
  • 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.

If you have any questions at any stage of the process, please send an email to: bairs.hr-rh@international.gc.ca