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1221 – Administrative officers

Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and co-ordinate acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

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Example titles

  • Access to information and privacy officer
  • Administrative officer
  • Administrative services co-ordinator
  • Forms management officer
  • Office administrator
  • Office manager
  • Office services co-ordinator
  • Planning officer
  • Records analyst - access to information
  • Surplus assets officer
  • University admissions officer
Inclusions
  • Communications service co-ordinator
  • Exam invigilator - post-secondary institution
  • Exam supervisor - post-secondary institution
  • Implementation officer
  • Liaison officer
  • Public trustee
  • Regional services chief
  • Relocation commissioner

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures and review, evaluate and implement new procedures
  • Establish work priorities, delegate work to office support staff, and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed
  • Carry out administrative activities associated with admissions to post-secondary educational institutions
  • Administer policies and procedures related to the release of records in processing requests under government access to information and privacy legislation
  • Co-ordinate and plan for office services, such as accommodation, relocations, equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance and security services
  • Conduct analyses and oversee administrative operations related to budgeting, contracting and project planning and management processes
  • Assist in preparation of operating budget and maintain inventory and budgetary controls
  • Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence
  • May supervise records management technicians and related staff.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A university degree or college diploma in business or public administration may be required.
  • Experience in a senior clerical or executive secretarial position related to office administration is usually required.
  • Project management certification may be required by some employers.

Additional information

  • Progression to administrative service management positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
1 - Business, finance and administration occupations
Skill level
B - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
Major group
12 - Administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations
Minor group
122 - Administrative and regulatory occupations
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