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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 Northwest 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Northwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-12-10|
In the Northwest economic region, the employment prospects for administrative officers are expected to be average for the period 2012-2013. This is a large occupation in the region with a labour force of about 1,100 at the time of the 2006 census.
In Ontario, the outlook for administrative officers is expected to be average for the period 2012-2013. Demand for administrative officers will stem from the ongoing need for personnel to provide organisational support in offices. However this occupation will continue to be affected by office automation, with most of the clerical duties that were previously performed by other staff now consolidated into the job functions of these workers. Administrative officers will also be assigned more professional and technical responsibilties and expected to provide more direct support to management.
Job prospects will be more favourable for individuals with strong multi-tasking skills, proficiency in computer applications and the ability to learn and use new technologies. Individuals who are fluent in English and French languages and who have knowledge of industry-specific data management software, will have improved employment prospects. Many of the job openings will be for contract positions. At the time of the 2006 census, this was a large occupation in Ontario with a labour force of almost 72,000. Job opportunities are usually available year-round.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Havilah Holdings will establish a new manufacturing plant in Greenstone in Northwestern Ontario, creating 52 jobs
- Current construction to build a new bridge near Red Rock, outside of Thunder Bay, by LH North Ltd, creates 34 new jobs
- The Dryden Police Communications Centre will close effective March 31, 2014. Services are to be outsourced to the Owen Sound Police Service, resulting in the loss of 9 full-time and 4 part-time positions.
- The Ontario government awarded a $6.7M contract to Pioneer Construction Inc. to repave over 20 kilometres of Highway 11, west of Atikokan, creating 67 new jobs
- A new LCBO to be built in Thunder Bay by spring 2015 will be the largest in Northwestern Ontario
- LH North Limited and LH Crane & Rigging Limited has been awarded a $1.3M contract to remove an overhead rail line near Marathon, creating 13 jobs
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