Administrative Assistant - RCMP

City of Coquitlam

Administrative Assistant - RCMP
Civilian Police Services
Regular Full Time

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced Administrative Assistant to join our Civilian Police Services Department. Reporting to the Civilian Police Services and Projects Manager, the successful incumbent will be responsible for providing senior level administrative assistance to the Civilian Police Services team and RCMP senior management. 

The successful incumbent to this position is highly collaborative and values the comradery of teamwork in getting the job done. Working within the Public Safety building, this position will is responsible for providing front-facing customer support and information; explaining and interpreting applicable policies, rules, regulations, and procedures as required; handling of confidential and sensitive information related to policing matters; scheduling and coordination of meetings including minute taking and transcription of confidential statements; and file management. In addition, this incumbent will have a keen awareness of managing departmental expenditures including invoice and purchase order preparation; reconciliation of actual to planned spending; monthly variance reporting; and providing onboarding and orientation support to new employees specific to Public Safety.

This work is characterized by someone who is driven to achieve excellence in customer-service; proven abilities to exercise sound judgment and leadership, especially as it relates to problem solving and proper handling of sensitive and confidential information; demonstrated business and political acumen; demonstrated strategic and analytical thinking on complex issues; strong verbal and written skills; is highly collaborative and functions well as part of a multi-disciplinary team; efficiently organized and is able to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines; and the ability to deliver on a wide range of responsibilities with little supervision.

The ideal candidate should possess at minimum a Diploma in Business or Office Administration supplemented by courses related to Finance or Accounting along with 3-5 years progressive experience working in a municipal government setting in a similar capacity.

The candidate should have intermediate Microsoft Office skills as well as knowledge of financial systems and reporting practices.

The City offers a very competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Note: This position requires an enhanced security clearance prior to employment being confirmed. This process could take 6-12 weeks to complete. 

Please apply online by 5 p.m. March 24, 2019 at

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Coquitlam
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Police Services, Office Administration, Customer Services
Posted: March 8, 2019, 1:54 pm
Expires: March 24, 2019, 5:00 pm

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