Job Posting 78111

Operations Assistant
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 24 days (Thu, 23 Dec)
full time  •  To be discussed



Reporting to the Manager, Recycling and Waste Management, the Operations Assistant provides administrative and operational support for the Directly Managed Department. He/she/they conducts program evaluations of current waste management systems, assists with the development of tools and resources to reduce environmental impact of operating sites, processes documentation relating to accounts payable and contracts administration, and performs regular database entry and maintenance.


CANDIDATE PROFILE: The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Secondary school graduation plus completion of a number of post-secondary courses in business or program administration.
  • Considerable progressive related experience in office administration.
  • Completion of courses or sound experience in contracts and procurement, waste management or environmental sciences.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Sound knowledge of the rules, practices and procedures of office and program administration.
  • Some knowledge of basic accounting and procurement practices.
  • Some knowledge of procurement, sustainability, waste management practices, and/or recycling protocols
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to apply legislation, regulation, operating guidelines and other information sources for the purpose of assessing processes and facilitating knowledge workshops.
  • 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 find and implement creative and practical solutions to problems.
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgement when dealing with a broad range of audiences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to find and implement practical solutions to problems.
  • Ability to type 50 wpm.
  • Ability to lift up to 15kg to conduct waste audits and to undertake physical work for significant periods of time.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle. Occasional travel is required.


As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship.   


  • Due to the nature of this role, a valid class 5 driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Due to the nature of this role, access to a reliable vehicle will be required


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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