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Community Service Clerk

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Community Service Clerk
Job Status Temporary Full-Time
About Us
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for five years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine-day fortnight and hybrid work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver is an exceptional place to work. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Position Overview
We are looking for a temporary full time Community Service Clerk to provide customer service and clerical support in the Planning, Properties and Permits division. As the public’s primary point of contact for the division, you will provide information and assistance via e-mail, on the phone and at the Development Services counter on matters related to departmental activities and procedures with an emphasis on the areas of permits, licenses, planning and environment. Proven excellence in customer service is essential.

Duties will include:
• Accepting, reviewing, processing and issuing permits and business licenses.
• Providing information related to permits, licences and relevant bylaws.
• Receiving and booking inspections.
• Calculating fees and processing payments.
• Receiving and processing requests for service.
• Providing staff support and performing general departmental activities.
• Preparing a variety of documents.

The successful applicant will have:
• The ability to deliver a high level of customer service and deal effectively and courteously with the public, staff, contractors, and other external contacts and agencies in processing inquiries and complaints.
• Provide a variety of factual information and related services in a professional manner and work under pressure and function effectively while dealing with contentious matters and tight timelines.
• The ability to perform assigned clerical, data entry and related duties; and make independent decisions in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Sound knowledge of business English, formatting of a variety of documents, and office procedures.
• Sound knowledge of the applicable sections of various bylaws and of departmental rules, policies and procedures governing the work.
• The ability to perform accurate mathematical calculations and be proficient with EnerGov, eDocs document management, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Adobe Professional and other software applications.
• Cashiering experience is an asset.

• Grade 12, supplemented by post-secondary business or business application courses plus sound related clerical experience involving public contact, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Ideally, you have experience working in a municipality or other high-volume customer service roles involving data processing, in which accuracy is critical; are able to work as part of a team and deal effectively and courteously with internal and external contacts; as well as have the ability to handle all interactions with positivity, promptness, tact and diplomacy.
• Adaptability and enthusiasm to take on new challenges are paramount.

The pay range for this unionized position is $29.48 to $34.63 per hour (2024 rate) based on a 35-hour work week.
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line at This posting will remain open until filled.

If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please inform us when we contact you.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

Compensation The pay range for this unionized position is $29.48 to $34.63 per hour (2024 rate) based on a 35-hour work week.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 23-30T
Job Open Date 12/06/2023
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other