Administrative officers

Administrative officers

NOC
1221

Oversee the operation of large offices, establish work priorities and implement procedures. They also co-ordinate the use of office space, supplies and other administrative services.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

594
 

Median Hourly Wage

$20.00
$15.00
Low
$31.79
High

Median Salary

$40,166
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

4,290
 

% Working Full Time

90%
 

% Working Full Year

77%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

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 the 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.

Also Known As

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

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

83.4%
Female
16.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

3.3%
15-24
13.7%
25-34
26.6%
35-44
31.8%
45-54
20.5%
55-64
4.2%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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1.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
25.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
45.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
25.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

16.7%
Public administration
16.1%
Health care and social assistance
8.4%
Educational services
58.7%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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11.20%
Northeast
31.00%
Southeast
24.50%
Southwest
26.20%
Central
7.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$45,969
Northeast
$41,555
Southeast
$38,267
Southwest
$42,329
Central
$38,319
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$20.00
$15.25
Low
$26.56
High

Southeast

$19.23
$15.00
Low
$31.79
High

Southwest

$19.67
$14.50
Low
$34.87
High

Central

$20.71
$14.50
Low
$33.91
High

Northwest

$20.20
$18.00
Low
$28.00
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$40,166

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$43,954

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$40,166

Newfoundland

$42,689

Prince Edward Island

$38,919

Nova Scotia

$38,650

Canada

$44,263
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

594
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

590
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

2,036
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

33
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

2,004