CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Job ID: 5062
Location: BURNABY, BC
To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.
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BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
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. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.
Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.
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 **
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE:
($45,449.88 - $51,540.17 - Annually)
Reporting to the Manager, Administration, the Customer Service Representative provides professional level customer service in responding to phone calls and emails, explains the Homeowner Protection Act and related regulations, and provides information regarding departmental policies and processes. In addition, he/she/they performs administrative and clerical functions to support Licensing & Consumer Services (formerly HPO) operations.
The successful candidate will have the following:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
High school graduation and completion of a post-secondary course in office or business administration or other relevant field.
Sound progressive experience in an office and/or highly computerized environment, including
experience working with the public, providing basic bookkeeping or accounting functions, working with a variety of software programs, and performing data entry.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Good understanding of the legislation, processes and procedures associated with licensing, license and renewal applications, amendments to licenses, new home registrations, owner builder authorizations, requests to sell, and reviews and appeals.
Good working knowledge of computer applications including MS Word and Outlook and ability to maneuver between applications with ease; ability to use the internet to locate relevant information/data.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with solid command of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills, with the ability to demonstrate patience and tolerance and exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgement when dealing with upset, angry or abusive clients with diverse cultural, educational and socio-economic backgrounds.
Good problem-solving skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality protocols.
Ability to apply legislation, regulations and other information sources for the purpose of assessing and explaining eligibility.
Ability to plan and meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities without compromising the quality of work.
Ability to work independently and also work co-operatively in a team environment.
Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact [email protected] to arrange a call.
How to Apply:
Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.
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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.
Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted
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 www.bchousing.org/careers
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 [email protected].
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.