Office Manager
Clerk 11R

This position is located in Smithers, B.C.
An eligibility list may be established for future similar permanent and/or temporary vacancies in Smithers.

An excellent opportunity for a highly organized and ambitious administrative professional

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is the Province’s agency responsible for land and resource management in B.C., which includes the protection of the Province’s archaeological and heritage resources.  Operating on a provincial land base of over 94 million hectares, the Ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land based resources; works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversity their economies; and, supports activities that provide environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits.  The Ministry is responsible for wildfire management and facilitates safe public access to a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and access to B.C.’s wilderness and backcountry.  The Ministry oversees policy development, operational management and implementation, and administers all or part of over 60 statutes and associated regulations.

To be successful as the Office Manager for the Regional Operations Division’s Skeena Office, you are a highly organized, analytical thinker with keen attention to detail.  As an excellent communicator, you are able to easily understand and collaborate with the team to ensure the administrative functions of the office are seamlessly performed and supported.  Your role includes the coordination of all office administration functions, including those related to human resources, finance, contracts and records management.  A positive team member, your strong service orientation supports your ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with your co-workers, while focussing on completing high quality work and providing superior customer service in a dynamic office environment.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.

The people of Northern B.C. have a unique understanding of what it’s like to live and work in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world – they understand the phrase “Super, Natural British Columbia” in a way few others can.  The quaint town of Smithers, situated in Northwestern BC , offers a variety of outdoor activities for every season and the whole family.  If you enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, shopping and skiing [downhill and cross-country], Smithers is your destination community.  Explore what the community of Smithers , and its natural splendour, has to offer.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please visit What the BC Public Service offers You .

NOTE:   Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Four years of experience providing administrative and financial support services, ideally to a group of staff.  An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may be considered.
  • Experience and proficiency with keyboarding, data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic calendars, email and other standard computer applications (e.g. MS Office suite).
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have the following:
    • Experience in contract management;
    • Experience in managing a budget and/or providing financial services, preferably in a government office capacity;
    • Experience working with records management practices, procedures and systems (ideally with electronic systems);
    • Experience preparing and distributing meeting agendas and recording minutes.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.  Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month(s) and year(s) for your education and for each job in your employment history.

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