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Are you an outgoing and enthusiastic individual that’s ready to take on a new challenge? Our client in North Vancouver is looking for an experienced Program Assistant to join their team for a 6 month contract, with the opportunity for it to go to permanent for the right individual.  This is a great opportunity for an individual who enjoys supporting a busy team with a willingness to take on anything.  If you feel this is something you would be interested in, please apply below.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assist in coordinating and facilitating activities related to legislative mandates
  • Track the processing of permits, approvals, and orders
  • Advise staff of pending deadlines and information requirements
  • Coordinate efforts to resolve issues of nonpayment of fees or appeals as well as reviews of fee assessments
  • Maintain and prepare time sheets for staff
  • Post, compile, check, process, maintain, and control a variety of records, files, and 
  • Reconcile and balance complex activity control information requiring procedural determinations
  • Generate lists, invoices, and other information from databases and spreadsheets
  • Monitor charges assessed for activities and issue purchase orders as required
  • New employee set-ups, maintain security key and radio custodian
  • Set up and maintain the janitorial services
  • First aid scheduling, travel authorizations, employee expense claims, minute taking for meetings
  • Develop and implement  new and/or improved office methods and procedures as well as prepare and maintain documentation on new procedures
  • Provides information and assistance to the public on a variety of matters 
  • Assist in planning and arranging information meetings, seminars, and workshops
  • Monitor divisional administrative budget expenditures and check that expenditures have been allocated to appropriate accounts

Candidate Qualifications
  • Certificate or diploma in Office or Business Administration
  • Five+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in an operations type environment
  • Some supervisory experience 
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) as well as tracking systems 
  • Keen attention to detail as they will be responsible for formatting various documents 
  • Self-starter and multi-tasker, strong organizational skills and ability to plan and schedule task efficiently.
  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills, a problem-solver and takes initiative to figure out issues 
  • Perform well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable working at an operations facility
  • First Aid Level 2 is an asset (or desire to obtain First Level 2)
  • Meeting support - booking, preparing agenda and minute taking experience would be an asset

People are the heart of every business. At BOWEN, we support that truth every single day. We champion inclusive cultures and harness diverse talent. We encourage applications from all, including people of any ethnic or national background, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Indigenous Peoples and persons with disabilities.


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