University of Ottawa Assistant Facilities Officer Contract in Ottawa, ON

University of Ottawa

Branch Ottawa ON CA

Assistant Facilities Officer
Ottawa, ON

Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, environmental standards and WHIMIS. Knowledge of construction and ability to read and interpret plans….

Assists the Facilities Manager, researchers, employees, technical staff and the Health, Safety and Risk Manager to inspect and assess the Faculty of Medicine workspaces to ensure they comply with the necessary standards and meet the Faculty’s needs.
Assists employees in planning by carrying out needs assessments, determining optimal equipment configuration (based on the type of research and risk level) and recommending solutions or improvements.
Oversees external contractors and trades people in order to ensure the work is of the required quality and does not interfere with research activities or staff.

Essential Qualifications
College diploma in a related field or equivalent experience
Knowledge of research environments and
A minimum of five years’ experience in a role involving design of laboratory or physical spaces, preferably in a research setting
Knowledge of building systems (electrical power supplies, ventilation, water distribution systems, fume hoods)
Knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act as it relates to construction and the use of equipment and tools
Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, environmental standards and WHIMIS
Knowledge of construction and ability to read and interpret plans
Experience using office applications, such as word processing software, spreadsheets and the Internet
Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work as part of a team
Ability to lift 50 pounds and remain standing for long periods of time
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Temporary assignment or contract of 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring Applications from employees holding regular positions part of the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. The University also accepts external applications; they will be considered in second place. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-24
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