Local Employment Requirements
A position as administrative officer usually requires a combination of education and experience. Common requirements include completion of secondary school and a college diploma in business or public administration, along with several years¿ experience in a related senior clerical or executive secretarial position. Many employers prefer to hire people with a good basic education (i.e., high school and some post secondary) and experience in the same sort of office, or to promote their own experienced people. As competition for employment increases, more people in this field have undergraduate degrees in business or commerce and several years of related experience.
Local Skills Requirements
Experience in a senior clerical or executive secretarial position related to office administration
Some accounting and proficiency using the Internet
Organized, with an attention to detail
Good oral and written communication skills
Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
Ability to lead, and motivate others is valuable
There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Ensure deadlines are met. Carry out administrative activities of establishment. Establish work priorities.
Delegate work to office support staff. Maintain inventory and budgetary controls.
Oral communication, working with others, computer use, problem solving, job task planning and organizing, writing, reading text, document use, finding information, critical thinking, decision making, continuous learning, numeracy and significant use of memory.
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