OFF AS 07R – Office Assistant

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date December 2, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $39,879.58 - $44,918.47 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations, BC
Category Administrative Services
Client BC Public Service
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OFF AS 07R – Office Assistant

Posting Title: OFF AS 07R – Office Assistant
Position Classification: Office Assistant R7
Union: GEU
Location: Abbotsford, BC V5T 5E3 CA
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 CA
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA
Hope, BC V0X 1L0 CA
Mission, BC V2V1G3 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $39,879.58 – $44,918.47 annually
Close Date: 1/2/2020
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: East Fraser Service Delivery Area – Administration Float
Job Summary

Office Assistant
Office Assistant R7

There are multiple permanent vacancies and temporary/auxiliary vacancies which may become permanent.
Temporary/auxiliary appointments may work on a “As and When Needed” basis.
These positions will be floating within communities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Agassiz (sts’ailes) and Hope.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies.

Bring your strong administrative experience and superior organizational skills to this challenging position.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is responsible for the Provincial delivery of programs and services that support positive and heathy outcomes for children, youth and their families.  The Ministry utilizes a strength based developmental approach, promoting and supporting healthy child and family development with the goal of maximizing the potential of every child in BC.

As an Office Assistant, under the supervision of the Office Manager and the Administrative Float Coordinator, you are the first line of contact in our offices within our East Fraser Service Delivery Area.  In this role, you will provide clerical and administrative support to ensure an efficient and organized office.  Working in a highly confidential environment, your discretion is used when answering client enquiries, filing records, entering data into electronic systems and communicating with families.  Using your ability to multi-task and prioritize, you play an essential role to the daily operational activities.  Being eager to learn and with your outgoing personality that enables you to build positive relationships with coworkers, clients and other MCFD staff, you will be a vital asset to the administrative team.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 1-year recent experience (within the last 2 years) providing administrative support in an office setting.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license without restrictions.

Preference be given to applicants with:

  • Certification of keyboarding with speed and accuracy with a minimum of 40 words per minute by a reputable institution such as Douglas College, Sprott Shaw, CDI (Surrey/Abbotsford), Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
  • 6 months or more experience working in a computerized environment using computer applications and databases such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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