While similar, the jobs differ since records managers are usually responsible for records from the creation of the record to the disposal (destruction or transfer to the Archives). Archivists are typically responsible for records transferred to the Archives and are concerned with the appraisal of records, their permanent preservation and the administration of their availability for consultation.
An officer is eligible for 14 days sick leave with pay within a calendar year.
Please complete an application form and submit to the Civil Registry & Passport Office, along with supporting documents evidencing the change. This applies to a change in your name, photo (including where you cannot be recognised from your current passport photo).
You must give at least 12 months notice to the Department of Human Resoruces before you can retire although in some cases 6 months notice may be accepted.
I have applied to several job advertisements and have not been invited for an interview. What should I do?
One reason may be that we are still in the hiring process. We review and screen every application that we receive which takes time. One of the advantages of applying online is that you can access the status of the job that you applied for at any time to see which step we are at in the hiring process. If your contact information has changed since sending your resume, and the hiring process has not reached the evaluation step be sure to provide the necessary updated information to the location where you submitted your application. If you have a contact name for the job competition, you can look the person up in the government directory. If you have applied to many job postings and are not getting invited to interviews, it may indicate that your resume is not expressing your skills and knowledge very well. See “Top Ten Interview Tips for Preparing for an Job Interview.”
Actually, we are all records managers to some degree. Whether in our personal lives or professional careers, we all manage records of some sort whether they are emails, bills, checks, vouchers, correspondence, proposals, music, videos, photographs or any other document that records what we do in our daily lives. As such, learning solid records management techniques can help enhance the quality of our life and those around us by giving us skills that make us more efficient, effective and helpful in whatever we do.
The decision to interview may depend on a variety of factors, including your ranking against other candidates, the number of positions being filled and the number of people who applied.
If I am required to travel to participate in a recruitment process, will I be reimbursed for my travel expenses?
The hiring manager will determine whether members of the public will be reimbursed for expenses. These decisions are made on a case by case basis. The hiring manager must balance the need to hire the best candidate with the need to make sound financial decisions. If you are contacted to participate in the selection process you can clarify your eligibility of reimbursement for travel expenses with the Hiring Manager.
Absolutely not. One of the advantages of working in the Public Service is that we are a large organisation where employees can move and develop their careers across many ministries. For example, you may begin a career in communications in one ministry and later work for another ministry in a different operational role, such as managing a government program. People who are interested in career mobility can move within and between career fields.