Administrative officers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures and review, evaluate and implement new procedures
B. Establish work priorities, delegate work to office support staff, and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed
C. Carry out administrative activities associated with admissions to post-secondary educational institutions
D. Administer policies and procedures related to the release of records in processing requests under government access to information and privacy legislation
E. Co-ordinate and plan for office services, such as accommodation, relocations, equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance and security services
F. Assist in preparation of operating budget and maintain inventory and budgetary controls
G. Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence.
1. Health care and social assistance - 12.0%
2. Public administration - 11.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 7.0%
4. Finance and insurance - 7.0%
5. Construction - 6.0%
6. Other services (except public administration) - 6.0%
7. Retail trade - 6.0%
1. You must have a high school diploma and usually a community college diploma or university degree in business or public administration.
2. You usually need experience in a senior clerical or executive secretarial position related to office administration.
3. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a manager in administrative services.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have a undergraduate university degree.
1. Computer-related courses
2. English (Communication)
The average hourly wages for Administrative Officers is $18.14/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector and are close to average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.