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  • Position Title: Reg. Coordinator – B.C.
  • Branch/Section: Regional Offices Branch
  • Employment Type: Term – up to twelve months
  • Location: Vancouver Regional Office

Purpose of Position

Under the direction of the Director, Regional Offices Branch (ROB), the Regional Coordinator manages programs and staff in their assigned region; coordinates and supervises staff and, in consultation with the Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP), ensures the timely and effective delivery of PSAC programs and services in the regions.

Qualifications

  • Combination of education and experience in the field of labour relations; knowledge of union practices and programs;
  • Demonstrate management skills;
  • Ability to prepare and monitor budgets;
  • Ability to successfully deal with change and to effectively manage organizational, operational and people issues;
  • Understanding and commitment to union and equity principles;
  • Knowledge of the PSAC policies, constitution and objectives of its programs;
  • Ability to contribute to planning and priority setting;
  • Ability to understand and respond strategically to operational issues with innovative solutions and develop and monitor long- and short-term goals;
  • Ability to establish trust and cooperation amongst all employees and promote enthusiasm and commitment;
  • Self-confidence, action-oriented and tenacity;
  • Good judgment and diplomacy;
  • Well-developed time management skills to deal effectively with conflicting priorities and time sensitive issues while remaining focused in the face of multiple distractions;
  • Political acuity and respect for workers;
  • Well-developed communication, negotiating and conflict resolution skills;
  • Ability to communicate both effectively orally and in writing, in English;
  • Travel and evening / weekend work;
  • Ability to facilitate group discussion and decision-making

For more information, visit the careers section at the national website. Competition closing date is March 24, 2010.

Competition Number: 9580-0000A-010
Position Title: Reg. Coordinator – B.C.
Branch/Section: Regional Offices Branch
Employment Type: Term – up to twelve months
Classification: Band 14
Language: English
Salary: $99,178 – $111,627
Group: Excluded
Location: Vancouver Regional Office
Purpose of Position
Under the direction of the Director, Regional Offices Branch (ROB), the Regional Coordinator manages
programs and staff in their assigned region; coordinates and supervises staff and, in consultation with the
Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP), ensures the timely and effective delivery of PSAC programs and
services in the regions.
Qualifications
*Combination of education and experience in the field of labour relations; knowledge of union practices
and programs;
*Demonstrate management skills;
*Ability to prepare and monitor budgets;
*Ability to successfully deal with change and to effectively manage organizational, operational and
people issues;
*Understanding and commitment to union and equity principles;
*Knowledge of the PSAC policies, constitution and objectives of its programs;
*Ability to contribute to planning and priority setting;
*Ability to understand and respond strategically to operational issues with innovative solutions and
develop and monitor long- and short-term goals;
*Ability to establish trust and cooperation amongst all employees and promote enthusiasm and
commitment;
*Self-confidence, action-oriented and tenacity;
*Good judgment and diplomacy;
*Well-developed time management skills to deal effectively with conflicting priorities and time sensitive
issues while remaining focused in the face of multiple distractions;
*Political acuity and respect for workers;
*Well-developed communication, negotiating and conflict resolution skills;
*Ability to communicate both effectively orally and in writing, in English;
*Travel and evening / weekend work;
*Ability to facilitate group discussion and decision-making.
A detailed job description

  • Position Title: Secretary, Regional Office
  • Branch/Section: Regional Offices Branch
  • Employment Type: Indeterminate
  • Classification: Band 7
  • Language: English

Employment Equity Designation: As a result of the PSAC Workforce and Availability Analysis and in accordance with the PSAC Employment Equity Plan, the successful candidate for this appointment will be a qualified Racially Visible
person.

Purpose of Position: As part of the Regional Office administrative team provides administrative and secretarial support to the Regional Office and participates in the provision of comprehensive administrative services that enables the regional office to fulfill its role in a timely and credible manner. Under the direction of the Regional Coordinator, assists in the maintenance of the administrative aspects of the regional offices while carrying out a wide variety of administrative, secretarial and clerical responsibilities to ensure the efficient operation of the regional office.

More details are available in the job poster and work description. The competition closes February 26 2010.

Notice: Holiday Office Closure

Greetings everyone,

This is a reminder that the PSAC Vancouver & Victoria Regional Offices will be closed between December 28th and January 1st.

For issues of an urgent nature that cannot wait until the office re-opens on January 4th, please phone 604-430-5631, or, 1-800-663-1655 and leave a voice mail at my extension, 227.  I will be checking messages regularly throughout the holidays and will return calls.

Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

In Solidarity,

Joanna Schultz, Regional Coordinator PSAC BC
(604) 430-5631 / 1-800-663-1655 x 227

Greetings,

It is with great pleasure that I advise you that Patricia Mullin was the successful candidate in the recent Vancouver Regional Office Admin Assistant competition.

Patricia brings with her many years of experience in providing administrative support within the PSAC Vancouver Regional Office as a Secretary, and before that with CEIU.

Patricia is embracing her new challenge and will no doubt continue to make a positive contribution to the PSAC in her new role.

Congratulations Patricia!

Joanna Schultz, Regional Coordinator, PSAC BC

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  • Are you a PSAC Member?
  • Do you have administrative experience?
  • Would you like a chance to work as a Secretary in the Vancouver RO?
  • Would your employer grant you 2 months leave, commencing as soon as possible?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, please indicate your interest to BC Regional Coordinator Joanna Schultz by 4pm Friday, Dec 11/09.

Staffing update: Vancouver RO

Jayne Johns, Fraser Valley Coordinator on the BC Regional Council, will be working in the Vancouver RO starting June 15th. You may be hearing from Jayne over the next six weeks as she will be working on Political Action. She’ll be engaging members in BC in federal MP lobbying efforts and laying the groundwork for our federal election plan.

In addition, Regina Brennan has taken a position as a Grievance & Adjudication Officer lasting until January 2010. As the successful candidate, Garry Fraser will be backfilling and has taken over responsibility for Regina’s portfolio and Locals.

We are looking forward to working with Jayne, and continuing to work with Garry!

Position Title: Administrative Assistants
Employment Type: Full-time or Part-time
Classification: Band 8
Language: English
Location: Vancouver, Victoria

The purpose of this competition is to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill temporary unilingual positions as they become available. Please indicate clearly whether you are applying for a full-time or part-time position. This competition closes March 20, 2009.

Purpose of position:

As part of the Regional Office Team, the Administrative Assistant provides comprehensive administrative services that enable the Regional Office to fulfill its role in a timely and credible manner. Under the direction of the Regional Coordinator maintains the administrative aspects of the Regional Office, while carrying out the wide variety of administrative, secretarial and clerical responsibilities to ensure efficient operation of the Regional Office.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of business and/or secretarial training, OR equivalent experience normally provided through several years of providing administrative services relevant to the duties of the position;
  • Ability to effectively transcribe type and perform word processing functions using Microsoft Word;
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer including ability to use Windows, e-mail, FrontPage, and Internet;
  • Ability to use spreadsheets (ideally Excel) and database software (ideally Access);
  • Proficiency in spelling, vocabulary and in the application and usage of English;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English:
  • Ability to work independently and determine priorities under strict deadlines;
  • High degree of initiative, good judgment and problem-solving;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment;
  • Good knowledge of the Public Service Alliance of Canada;
  • Knowledge of the trade union objectives and activities and commitment to union and equity principles;

For more details and how to apply is available in the following documents.

psac new logo 2Competition Start Date: February 03, 2009
Closing Date: February 17, 2009
Position Title: Secretary (50%)
Employment Type: Term up to 2 years

Download the full job posting at the national website (pdf).

Purpose of Position

As part of the Regional Office administrative team provides administrative and secretarial support to the Regional Office and participates in the provision of comprehensive administrative services that enables the regional office to fulfill its role in a timely and credible manner. Under the direction of the Regional Coordinator, assists in the maintenance of the administrative aspects of the regional offices while carrying out a wide variety of administrative, secretarial and clerical responsibilities to ensure the efficient operation of the regional office.

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The Vancouver Collective Bargaining Branch (also known as the Satellite Office) has recently been relocated.

Effective immediately, the new address is 300-5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R6C9 (above the Vancouver Regional Office). The phone number remains the same (604) 430 5761 and fax (604) 431 6727.

Locals and other PSAC groups that had access to the former location should contact Lynn MacDonald regarding keys and access to the new boardroom. Lynn can be reached at (604) 831 5854.

Members wishing to book the new boardroom for meetings or other events are reminded to contact the Regional Office.

Summer Employment Opportunity – one position in Vancouver & one in Victoria

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is looking for students to work on our Think Public campaign over the summer. The successful candidates will work with the political action coordinator to organize public outreach. They will assist in researching specific issues, tailor messages to specific audiences, help set up and staff booths at public events, distribute leaflets in crowds, engage the public in discussion about the value of public services, and attend community group meetings with a regional representative.

Energetic self-starters who are students of Marketing, Communications, Political Science, Economics, Community Development, Education or Women’s Studies who believe in social justice and want to develop their activist skills are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified aboriginal and racialized students. The wage rate is $15/hour. It is a full time 35 hour/week job for a 10 week period between June 15 and Labour Day weekend. Some weekend work is expected.

Please send your resume to Luc Guevremont at guevrel@psac.com. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday June 3, 2008.

The PSAC Vancouver Regional Office recently switched from drinking bottled water to tap water … here’s why.

Our union recently identified Defending Quality Public Services as one of our key priorities.

Water is the most important public service in the world. It is also a fundamental human right and according to the United Nations, “the human right to drinking water is fundamental to life and health.”

Unfortunately, the majority of people in the world do not have access to this fundamental human right. Over 1.7 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and each year, millions of children die of disease caused by unsafe water. The numbers are increasing as multinational companies turn water into a commodity that is being privatized, bottled and sold back to us in the guise of being “purer, healthier and safer,” even though much of this water is re-filtered from our municipal supplies.

We need to defend and keep water as a quality public service that everyone in the world has the right to access without paying for it.

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Greetings. This to let you know that there will be some changes in the PSAC regional offices in BC.

Regional Rep, Jack Rudd, will be retiring in May. Colette Savarie, will be transferring from the Saskatoon Regional Office to replace him. Some of you will remember Colette from her days as the BC/Yukon Regional Vice President for National Component before she came on staff as the regional rep in the Yellowknife RO.

Janelle Ho-Shing, formerly the Regional Organizer, was the successful candidate on the competition to fill the regional rep position vacated by Joanna Schultz.

James Little, Regional Rep – Health and Safety, will be working out of the Victoria Regional Office for the next two years. His assignments remain the same. Please note that the Victoria Regional office now has a toll-free phone number – 1 866 953 1050

Please join me in welcoming them all to their new challenges.

Janet Routledge, Regional Coordinator – BC

Greetings. There are going to be some big chances in the Vancouver Regional Office. Brother Jack Rudd will be retiring in May and Sister Regina Brennan will be going on self-funded leave for six months as of June 2007. Jack’s position has been posted and the deadline for applications is January 29. From that competition we will establish an eligibility list from which to backfill Regina in her absence.

If you are interested in applying in this competition and want to find out more about what qualifications we are looking for and how we assess them, then come to a meeting at the Vancouver Regional Office, 5238 Joyce St., on Wednesday January 24 at 5:45 pm.

Light refreshments will be served so please RSVP to Patrick or Patricia at 604-430-5631 no later than noon on January 23.

Janet Routledge, BC Regional Coordinator

psac new logo 2Regional Representative

Branch/Section: Regional Offices Branch
Employment Type: Permanent
Classification: Band 12
Language: English

Duties

Under the general supervision of the Regional Coordinator and as part of a regional team that includes other regional office staff, the Regional Council, and regional union bodies such as Area Councils, the Regional Representative builds the union and fosters membership solidarity by delivering union programs and services in the region.

For more information visit the national website. Note the closing date for PSAC members residing in the BC region is January 29th.

PSAC BC logoJanelle Ho-Shing will be acting in the position of Regional Representative until the staffing action to replace Joanna Schultz has been completed. She will be assuming responsibility for the locals previously assigned to Joanna. She can be reached at 604-430-5631 extension 234 or by emailing hoshinj@psac.com.

TERM ASSIGNMENT – ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT
BAND 8, B.C. REGION, VANCOUVER REGIONAL OFFICE, LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, ASSIGNMENT FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO MARCH 2007

As part of the BC Region, this individual will work closely with the Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) providing support in the day to day work and assisting the REVP in responding to a wide range of requests. The individual will possess good organizing skills and will be able to work independently, as well as part of a team; will be able to keep informed of issues sensitive to the union and to the office of the REVP, sort the information and bring important issues to the attention of the REVP; will have good research skills and excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

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