Job description Administrative Officer near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for an administrative officer in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Administrative officers (NOC 1221).

Administrative officers


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

Job duties

  • This group performs 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.

Job titles

  • access to information and privacy officer
  • records analyst - access to information
  • university admissions officer
  • administrative officer
  • administrative services co-ordinator
  • co-ordinator, office services
  • forms management officer
  • liaison officer
  • office manager
  • planning officer
  • surplus assets officer
  • office administrator

Related occupations

Source National Occupational Classification

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