Administrative officers

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Administrative officers oversee and implement administrative procedures, establish work priorities, conduct analyses of administrative operations and coordinate 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.

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Oversee and coordinate 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

  • Coordinate 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
  • access to information officer
  • administration analyst
  • administration officer
  • administration services coordinator
  • administrative analyst

Employment prospects

Source: BC Labour Market Outlook 2023 edition

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Education and training

Employment requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in business or public administration may be required.
  • Completion of secondary school is 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.

Additional information

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

Certification requirements

Optional: The following certification are optional to practice as Administrative officers in B.C.

  • Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) Designation - Administrative Officers

Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) Designation - Administrative Officers

To work as an administrative officer in BC, you may choose to earn the Canadian Certified Administrative Professional designation. The designation is earned by completing the Canadian Certified Administrative Professional (CCAP) program, for which you must be a member of the Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP).

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Work Experience

  • Work experience required

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