The B.C. General Employees Union is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.
Applicants should have an understanding of the goals and values of the labour movement.
We are currently seeking temporary administrative support staff at our BCGEU – Okanagan Area Office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties to include: processing a variety of documents on a personal computer, including collective agreements, meeting notices, bargaining bulletins, grievance letters, leaves of absence and general correspondence; calculating calendar deadlines for grievances, notice to bargain letters, appeals and expedited arbitrations; balancing and maintaining a petty cash fund, making purchases and issuing cheques from the imprest account, reconciling monthly bank statements, calculating charge backs to components/locals; coordinating, preparing and distributing materials for strike/ratification votes and elections; assisting component/local executive in performing their duties such as stewards'/retirees' banquets; arranging for union observers to attend selection panels upon members' requests; maintaining a filing system such as grievances, appeals, local, component, cross-component, stewards/officer information; responding to telephone inquiries and receiving visitors such as members, staff representatives, senior labour and management personnel, Provincial Executive; scheduling appointments; making travel and hotel arrangements; other related duties as required.
- 2-4 years administrative/reception experience
- High school graduation supplemented by administrative training
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills combined with a 40 - 50 wpm typing speed
- Database experience required
- Accounting/payroll experience a definite asset
- Good telephone manner
- An aptitude for organization, detail and the ability to set priorities and work within time limits.
- Knowledge of the trade union movement an asset
NB: General aptitude tests will be administered to selected applicants.
We regret in advance that we are only able to respond to those candidates that are selected for an interview.
The BCGEU supports employment equity. Indigenous workers, workers of colour, women, LGBTQ2SI+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $32.58-$34.67 per hour
Work Location: In person
Application deadline: 2023-10-03