Administrative officers (NOC 1221)

Job titles

  • access to information and privacy officer
  • access to information officer
  • administration officer
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Nature of work

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 private and public sectors. Administrative officers who are supervisors are included in this group.

Fields of interest

  • Crunching numbers
  • Managing, organizing, administrating
  • Working in an office
  • Writing, working in communications and information

Main duties

  • Administrative officers perform 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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

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.

Skill type

  • Business, finance and administration occupations

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

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