Job Posting 72627

Administrative Assistant - Maintenance Department
BC Housing
Thompson & Okanagan
Prince George, BC
closes in 2 days (Thu, 29 Jul)
full time  •  To be discussed


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership. Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable, and quality housing.

The Maintenance team in the Northern Region at BC Housing plays an integral role in ensuring that buildings owned and operated directly by BC Housing, and those operated by non-profit organizations, as well as group homes, are well maintained and meet the codes and standards set by the province.

Reporting to the Regional Administrative Services Manager, the Administrative Assistant in the Maintenance Department is responsible for assisting the Maintenance Manager by performing a variety of administrative duties relating to the region’s operations and maintenance activities. They prepare work orders, change orders, and purchase orders; code documentation and costs appropriately, consult the budget to ensure purchases are within budget, and provide the Supply Chain Management team with requested information.

This role ensures that all of the administration related to building maintenance, is undertaken efficiently, within budget and on time.


CANDIDATE PROFILE The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Secondary school graduation, progressive experience in a highly computerized environment and experience in accounting administration. 


  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.



Key Experience Required:

  • Accounting administration experience including working with spreadsheets, databases, and other relevant applications
  • Strong word processing and document creation abilities
  • 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 coordinate the administrative aspects of the maintenance office, work independently and also function effectively in a team environment. Some experience with change orders, purchase orders and work orders.
  • Good understanding of IT systems and office applications, excellent computer skills, including a high level of technical proficiency with MS Office products including Word and Excel; plus an interest and willingness to learn new applications and systems as required
  • Some familiarity with project and contract administration, including procurement and tendering practices, checking the budget and scheduling.

Additional Work Style Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong initiative and follow through skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills; cxcellent oral and written communication skills, with solid command of English grammar, punctuation and spelling.


BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **

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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If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.

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