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Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities and co-ordinate the acquisition of administrative services such as office space, supplies and security services. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
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- 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
- Assist in preparation of operating budget and maintain inventory and budgetary controls
- Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence.
Outlook & Prospects for Administrative Officers in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Administrative Officers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. This occupation is found across all industries, and the area has the largest population in the province, with a stable economy, a large government presence, and a high number of national, regional, and local firms. There are many working in this occupation, and therefore replacement of staff generates a lot of the positions. Administrative officers have a coordinating role, and are less likely to be negatively affected by technology than less senior administrative positions. Those who can perform a broad range of duties will continue to be required, while others may find the competition for positions a little stronger. Experience in a coordinating or administrative role is usually required.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Administrative Officers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Administrative Officers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The province’s biotech industry has taken over the Halifax-based medical research lab previously operated by the National Research Council to save it from closure. The lab employs 13 people.
- Conifer Fund Services, a San Francisco-based hedge fund company, will open an office within months in Halifax and could hire up to 120 workers over time. The company is attracted to the educated labour force in the area.
- Ressources Appalaches, a Quebec-based mining company, has secured funding and hopes to begin recruiting 50 to 60 people in the next month to restart operations at the Dufferin gold mine near Sheet Harbour
- Atlantic Gold hopes to begin production at the proposed gold mine in Moose River by the middle of 2015, although there are still hurdles to overcome
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Flight-simulation developer Atlantis Systems Corp., which employs 73 people in Dartmouth, will work with Calian Technologies Ltd. as part of a two-year technician training project for the Defence Department beginning in 2013
- The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax will get a boost in emergency funding from government which could result in additional hires
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Armco Capital Inc. expects to begin work on a subdivision near McCabe Lake in Middle Sackville in May 2013
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd. of Dartmouth, employer of 150 staff in Nova Scotia, has won a contract to inspect, repair, and maintain cranes for the military across Canada and will also do on-site machining on board the HMCS Halifax
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