Job description Supervisor, EDP (electronic Data-processing) Unit near Kitchener (ON)

Find out what work is like for a supervisor, EDP (electronic data-processing) unit in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers (NOC 1211).

Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers


Supervisors of general office and administrative support workers supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following minor groups: General office workers (141) and Office equipment operators (142). They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Co-ordinate, assign and review the work of clerks engaged in the following duties: word processing; record keeping and filing; operating telephones and switchboards; data entry; desktop publishing; and other activities involving general office and administrative skills
  • Establish work schedules and procedures and co-ordinate activities with other work units or departments
  • Resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress and other reports
  • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Requisition supplies and materials
  • Ensure smooth operation of office equipment and machinery, and arrange for maintenance and repair work
  • May perform the same duties as workers supervised.

Job titles

  • clerical supervisor
  • data entry supervisor
  • filing clerks supervisor
  • hospital admitting clerks supervisor
  • personnel clerks supervisor
  • registry supervisor
  • records office supervisor
  • supervisor, switchboard operators

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