Job Posting 71344

Maintenance Assistant
BC Housing
North Coast / Nechako / North East
closed 8 days ago (Wed, 16 Jun)
full time

Reporting to the Regional Administrative Services Manager, the Maintenance Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of administrative duties relating to the region’s operation and maintenance activities. He/she/they performs tendering, contracting and project administration for Modernization and Improvement (M&I) capital projects undertaken in the region. The position acts as a resource and provides training and guidance to other administrative staff.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Secondary school graduation and completion of a number of post-secondary courses in business or program administration.
  • Completion of courses relating to program/project, contract and accounting administration.
  • Considerable progressive experience in a comparable and highly computerized environment. Sound experience in construction project and contracting administration.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Sound knowledge of program/project, accounting, and contract administration, including invitational and public procurement and tendering practices.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of accounting processes and excellent attention to detail.
  • Sound knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet, database and other relevant applications
  • Some knowledge of construction processes, cash flow, budgeting and scheduling.
  • Ability to read and review tender documents, change orders and other contract documentation
  • Ability to work independently as well as function effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment, while responding to numerous diverse and shifting challenges without compromising the quality of the work.
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment when dealing with a broad range of audiences.
  • Ability to find and implement creative and practical solutions to problems.
  • Ability to travel by car or airline on Commission business
  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong initiative and follow through skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with solid command of English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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