Applicant Inventories

An applicant inventory is a pool of pre-qualified job seekers for positions where large volume hiring is anticipated (eg. a Clerk 9 position). These individuals then have the option to apply to these job opportunities.

As an applicant, when you qualify for an inventory you are are exposed to multiple job opportunities targeted to your qualifications.

As a hiring manager, when you use an inventory you have access to many pre-qualified applicants and can significantly reduce your time-to-hire.

  1. Applicants apply to inventory posting
  2. Applicants complete initial questionnaire and assessments
  3. Applicants who qualify are admitted to inventory
  4. Hiring Managers post their vacancies to the inventory
  5. Applicants apply to as many of these opportunities as they wish
  6. Hiring Manager may conduct assessments (interviews, reference checks, etc.) 
  7. Hiring Manager extends offer of employment to successful applicant

There are two types of applicant inventories:

  • Corporate Inventories (e.g. Clerk 9 Inventory) advertise job opportunities from across the BC Provincial Government
  • Ministry-specific Inventories (eg. Forest Technologist Inventory) advertise job opportunities specific to a single Ministry

Steps in applying to an inventory or vacancy

Inventory advantages for applicants:

  • Enables you to be pre-screened and partially assessed before applying to jobs
  • Provides you with exclusive access to multiple job opportunities
  • Expedites your application process

Inventory advantages for hiring managers:

  • Provides you access to a pool of pre-qualified, partially assessed applicants
  • Average time to hire is reduced, on average, from 100 days to 60 days (apx. 40% reduction)
  • Your hiring request is expedited and given priority
  1. Locate inventory within the Current BC Government Job Postings
  2. Review all information about the inventory application process
  3. Apply to the inventory according the steps outlined in the instructions. Refer to each inventory’s process for an intake schedule.
  4. Complete all required application screening and assessments
  5. Complete an inventory orientation session (if applicable)
  6. If you are successful, you will be notified confirming your assignment to the inventory
  1. Submit your hiring request as usual, your hiring request will be expedited and a Recruiter will contact you regarding your posting
  2. Since inventory members are already pre-qualified, you have the option of administering additional assessments or moving straight to the interview process, followed by any applicable past work performance checks
  3. Hire the successful candidate

 

Applicant Inventory Opportunities

Current hiring inventory postings can be found on the BC Public Service Job Postings page. There are inventories for vacancies in these positions:

Clerk 9 and Clerk Stenographer 9
Victoria and Metro Vancouver

Posting closed

  1. Apply to Clerk 9 Inventory
  2. Screening
  3. Assessment
  4. Orientation
  5. Member of Clerk 9 Inventory
  6. Vacancies are posted on the Current Job Opportunities
  7. Inventory members apply to as many of these opportunities as they wish
  8. Interview
  9. Past Work Performance Checks
  10. Offer/Onboard (Hired)

This inventory is used for administrative support or customer service (Clerk 9 and Clerk Stenographer 9) permanent full-time, part-time and temporary positions in Victoria and Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Gibsons, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Sechelt, Surrey and Vancouver). Vacancies in all other areas of the province are posted under Current Job Opportunities on the MyHR website.

  • Job seekers become a member of the inventory by applying on an Intake Posting.
  • You will be assessed on whether you meet the job requirements, pass a series of skills and abilities tests, and complete an orientation before being granted membership in the Inventory.
  • Membership status qualifies you to apply on inventory job postings
  • To qualify as a member of the Clerk 9 Inventory you must be legally entitled to work in Canada, have a grade twelve education, work experience either in an office environment or in a contact centre/customer service environment, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and have experience working with computers
  • If you are a Clerk 9 or Clerk Stenographer 9 in the BC Public Service and you are not yet a member, you must apply to the inventory to be considered for other Clerk 9 or Clerk Stenographer 9 opportunities in Victoria or Vancouver Lower Mainland
  • Current inventory members are not required to re-apply 

With a wide variety of positions and job responsibilities, the BC Public Service is a great place to begin or advance your career. As an administrative/clerical worker, you will have the opportunity to support teams and professionals who provide services to British Columbians. To learn more about clerical opportunities, including work environment, training and development, career path and benefits, visit the Clerical Career Opportunities.

  • Vacancies are posted on the Current Job Postings page. There are two distinct job groups: administrative services and contact center customer service
  • You must submit an application to be considered for a posting. Review the posting and decide if your work experience and level of education match the job requirements identified in the posting
  • You can apply for multiple jobs
  • New vacancies are posted weekly:
    • Monday morning by 9 am with a close date of Wednesday at 11:00 pm
    • Thursday morning by 9 am with a close date of Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • The hiring manager will conduct additional assessments before making the final hiring decision and extending an offer of employment. Inventory membership does not guarantee a job offer.
  • Competition results are posted on the Inventory Notification Board.
  • Opportunities at other clerical levels and locations are also advertised on the Current Job Postings page
  • You can be in more than one inventory

 

Financial Officer 18 Applicant Inventory
Victoria and Metro Vancouver

Posting closed

  1. Apply to FO 18 Inventory
  2. Questionnaire
  3. Resume Screening
  4. Assessments
  5. Orientation (optional – recommended)
  6. Membership in FO 18 Inventory
  7. Vacancies are posted on the Current Job Opportunities page. Inventory members are also notified via email when new vacancies are posted.
  8. Inventory members apply to as many of these opportunities as they wish
  9. Interview
  10. Past Work Performance Checks
  11. Offer/Onboard (Hired)
  • Applicants who successfully complete the questionnaire will have their qualifications confirmed through resume verification
  • Applicants who proceed through the resume verification stage are invited to complete online testing to determine their proficiency. Testing completion is required for applicants to be admitted to the Inventory.
  • Inventory members are encouraged to attend an orientation session
  • The Inventory will post quarterly, or as needed, intakes
  • Inventory membership is valid for six months, at which time members will be required to reapply through an expedited process
  • Applicants who are not successful may reapply in the future
  • Job opportunities for Collections Officers at the FO 18 level are posted outside the Inventory
  • The Inventory is open to anyone who is eligible to apply for positions in the BC Public Service
  • Job opportunities posted to this Inventory will be located in Victoria or Metro Vancouver
  • To be eligible for the Financial Officer 18 Inventory you must have a minimum amount of educational background (eg. degree, diploma) in either:
    • CPA/CA/CGA/CMA Designation
    • Enrolled or fully eligible for enrollment in the CPA Professional Education Program
    • Business Administration
    • Commerce
    • Public Administration
    • Financial Management
    • Accounting
    • Level 2 completion of the BC Public Service Financial Management Certificate Program (generally applies to internal applicants)
  • To be eligible for the Financial Officer 18 Inventory you must have a minimum amount of work experience in financial administration dependent on the level of your education. Examples of eligible work experience include:
    • Developing, implementing and interpreting financial policies and procedures
    • Implementing financial controls and working with financial systems
    • Preparing complex financial reports and/or financial schedules
    • Preparing, developing and monitoring budgets
    • Auditing financial transactions and records and/or tax filings
    • Financial analysis and forecasting, including variance analysis
    • Developing and preparing financial reconciliations
    • Preparing and modifying journal entries
  • BC Public Service employees who are currently at the Financial Officer 18 level must apply to the Inventory in order to be considered for a new Financial Officer 18 opportunity in Victoria or Greater Vancouver. Once in the Inventory members are eligible to apply on new positions.

With a wide variety of positions and job responsibilities, the BC Public Service is a great place to begin or advance your career as a financial professional.  As a Financial Officer, you will have the opportunity to support teams and professionals who provide services to British Columbians. Learn more about Finance Career Opportunities.

  • Competitive process:
    • Vacancies for FO 18 positions located in Victoria and Metro Vancouver are open to inventory members only. These vacancies are posted on the Current Job Postings page, and Inventory members will be notified via email of new job vacancies. You must submit an application to be considered for a posting. Review the posting and decide if your work experience and level of education match the job requirements identified in the posting.
    • New vacancies will be posted throughout the week
    • Applicants are identified to the hiring manager and may proceed to additional assessment and past work performance checks. Inventory membership does not guarantee a job offer
    • Competition results are posted on the Inventory Notification Board
    • Opportunities at other Financial Officer levels and locations are also advertised on the Current Job Postings page

 

For further information please contact Financial.Inventory@gov.bc.ca

Clerk R9 - Client Services Worker
Provincial Recruitment - Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

Posting closed

  1. Apply to CSW Inventory
  2. Screening
  3. Assessment
  4. Orientation
  5. Member of CSW Inventory
  6. Invited to complete secondary application
  7. Interview
  8. Past Work Performance Checks
  9. Offer/Onboard (Hired)
  • This inventory is designed to attract job seekers interested in becoming a Client Services Worker at multiple locations across the province. See the most current job posting for a list of communities and service delivery areas.
  • The ministry advertises “intake postings” annually
  • Applicants who meet the job requirements and pass a skills and abilities test are provided membership in the inventory
  • When vacancies are available inventory members may choose to interview for the position

If you have strong organizational skills, experience in providing excellent customer service, willingness to take on new tasks, and the ability to work effectively as part of a strong team, we encourage you to apply.

The Client Service Worker (CSW) is expected to be knowledgeable, professional, and courteous by focusing their efforts on discovering and meeting the needs of their clients while responding to a high volume of citizen requests.   The CSW provides financial and caseload administrative services in support of both clients and office operations.

  • You will be notified of vacancies as and when a vacancy arises. Members interested in working at the advertised location are required to sign up for an interview. 
  • Applicants who are successful in the interview and past work performance checks are contacted by the hiring manager prior to extending any job offers

 

Community Program Officer R15 – Employment and Assistance Worker
Provincial Recruitment - Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

Posting closed

  1. Apply to EAW Inventory
  2. Screening
  3. Assessment
  4. Orientation
  5. Member of EAW Inventory
  6. Invited to complete secondary application
  7. Interview
  8. Past Work Performance Checks
  9. Offer/Onboard (Hired)

This inventory is for job seekers interested in becoming an Employment Assistance Worker at locations across the province. See the most current job posting for a list of communities and service delivery areas.

  • This inventory is used to fill Employment Assistance Worker permanent full-time, part-time and temporary vacancies greater than seven month job opportunities across the province
  • To become an inventory member, applicants must meet the posted job requirements, successfully complete a series of online tests of their skills and abilities and attend an online orientation session
  • Applicants who are not successful in being admitted to the inventory may reapply in the future

If you have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced service oriented environment, the role of Employment and Assistance Worker (EAW) with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction may be the next step you are looking for in your career.

As an employment and assistance worker (EAW), you have the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives. Working in either a virtual or face-to-face service delivery work environment, you will determine eligibility for income and disability assistance and make referrals to supports and services, including programs that support unemployed British Columbians in obtaining employment. If you have a desire to work in the social services sector while gaining excellent work experience this may be the role for you. Learn more about this rewarding role by visiting the Employment & Assistance Worker Career Opportunities.

  • You will be notified of vacancies as and when a vacancy arises. Members interested in working at the advertised location are required to sign up for an interview 
  • Applicants who are successful in the interview and past work performance checks are contacted by the hiring manager prior to extending any job offers

 

Court Clerk 13 Applicant Inventory
Vancouver Island & Powell River – Ministry of Attorney General

Posting closes on October 16

  1. Apply to Court Clerk Inventory
  2. Screening
  3. Assessment
  4. Orientation
  5. Member of Court Clerk Inventory
  6. Apply to Court Clerk Job Postings
  7. Additional Assessments (if required)
  8. Interview
  9. Past Work Performance Checks
  10. Offer/Onboard (Hired)

This inventory is used to fill vacancies in the Court Services Branch, Ministry of Attorney General, in Victoria, Western Communities, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay, Powell River, Campbell River and Port Hardy. This includes permanent full-time, part-time, temporary vacancies both greater and less than seven months as well as auxiliary job opportunities. To be considered for a Court Clerk position in these locations, you must be a member of this inventory. Vacancies in all other areas of the province are posted under Current Job Opportunities on the MyHR website.  

Applicants must meet the posted job requirements and successfully complete a series of online assessments (e.g. Administrative Support Skills, Proofreading, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, MS Office, and typing speed)

Inventory members are encouraged to attend an online orientation session

Applicants who are not successful in being admitted to the inventory may reapply in the future

  • The inventory is open to anyone who meets the following criteria:
    • A minimum of Grade 12 graduation or equivalent and two years of office experience (e.g. clerical, secretarial, receptionist or administrative support in an office an environment); OR one year office experience and education/training in a related field.
    • A Valid BC driver’s license (minimum class 7) or equivalent
    • Candidates with recent Legal Office Assistance training or certification may be given preference.
  • Internal employees who are currently a Court Clerk must apply to the inventory in order to be considered for Court Clerk opportunities in Region 1 of Court Administration (Victoria, Western Communities, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay, Powell River, Campbell River and Port Hardy). Lateral transfer opportunities may be considered

The Court Services Branch is responsible for the delivery of all court administration services in BC, including registry, trial support and Sheriff Services. As a Court Clerk you will gain extensive experience interacting with the judiciary, members of the legal profession, and justice system partners. Other features of this opportunity include flexible work schedules, a competitive salary and benefits package, career development opportunities, and more.

  • Vacancies are posted on Wednesday mornings by 9:00am and are available for 4 days
  • Inventory members who apply must demonstrate how they meet the preferences (if any) specific to the advertised position
  • Applicants are identified to the hiring manager and will proceed to additional assessments (e.g. testing, interview)
  • The hiring manager will conduct past work performance checks, consideration of years of continuous service, and make the final hiring decision 
  • Competition results are posted on the Inventory Notification Board.

 

Correctional Officer Applicant Inventory
Provincial Recruitment – Ministry of Justice

Posting opens on April 9

  1. Apply to Correctional Officer Inventory
  2. Screening
  3. COPAT and REACT
  4. Security Screening Questionnaire
  5. Interview
  6. Past Work Performance Checks
  7. Enhanced Security Screening
  8. Medical Assessments
  9. Offer/Onboard (Hired)

This inventory is used to fill Correctional Officer (COR SV 18) positions with BC Corrections, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, at Correctional Centres located in the Lower Mainland (Vancouver area), Kamloops, Prince George, Victoria and Nanaimo. This inventory is currently looking to fill full-time positions; however, this inventory may be used to fill future full-time and part-time positions as they become available. Vacancies at the Okanagan Correctional Centre are posted within the Current Job Opportunities.

Applicants must meet the posted job requirements, submit the required documentation, and successfully complete a series of assessments, security screening, and medical assessment to be considered for the role of a Correctional Officer.

Applicants who are not successful may reapply to a future posting. Some restrictions apply:

  • Applicants who were unsuccessful in the REACT test will be required to wait for 6 months from first failure, or 12 months from 2nd failure before their application will be reconsidered.
  • Applicants who were unsuccessful as a result of the assessment of their Security Screening Questionnaire will be required to wait for a period of 12 months from date of submission before their application will be reconsidered.
  • The inventory is open to anyone who is eligible to apply and meets the following criteria:
    • 19 years of age or older 
    • Valid BC Driver's license (minimum class 5), or equivalent
    • Legally entitled to work in Canada on a permanent  basis
    • Valid Occupational 1st Aid (OFA 1) - see WorkSafe BC First Aid Certificates
    • Valid CPR C certificate, including AED (*Only required for positions at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women) 
    • Grade 12 or equivalent
    • English 12 with a final grade of 70% or equivalent
  • Internal employees who are currently a Correctional Officer must apply to the inventory in order to be considered for opportunities in other locations.

BC Corrections plays a leading role in British Columbia’s criminal justice system by protecting the community through offender management and control. To learn more about BC Corrections, visit this link. As a Correctional Officer, you will rotate through various posts and departments. With leadership from department supervisors, you will be responsible for maintaining security, safety, good order, discipline and care of adult inmates by providing orientation, direction, guidance and programming. The focus is on engaging inmates in a pro-social environment that provides maximum opportunity for change in a setting that is productive and supportive and where they are treated in a respectful, fair and equitable manner.
 
The Correctional Officer position has a peace officer designation, so is held to a high standard of conduct, both on and off duty, by the employer, the public and the courts.

  • Applicants must submit documentation that demonstrates successful completion of Grade 12 graduation and English 12
  • Applicants that meet the minimum requirements and submit the required documentation are invited to complete further assessments:
    • Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) – View the BC Corrections COPAT Video
    • REACT Test – Visit REACT Testing for more information
    • Security Screening Questionnaire – Applicants who pass the COPAT and REACT tests will be asked to complete a Security Screening Questionnaire
    • Interview – Applicants will be assessed on the competencies in the job profile 
    • Reference Checks – Applicants will be required to provide references 
    • Enhanced Security Screening – Applicants will be required to complete/provide the following: Security fingerprinting, Police record check, Computer voice stress analysis, Credit check, Drivers abstract, Criminal Records Review Act check 
    • Medical Assessments – In addition to a medical appointment, a Tuberculosis (TB) test must be completed.

 

STO 18 Forest Technologist Applicant Inventory
BC Timber Sales, locations across the province

Posting opens on October 15

  1. Apply to STO18 Inventory
  2. Screening
  3. Written Assessment
  4. Interview
  5. Orientation
  6. Member of STO18 Inventory
  7. Invited to complete secondary application
  8. Additional Assessments (if required)
  9. Past Work Performance Checks
  10. Offer/Onboard (Hired)

Questions about the Forest Technologist Inventory should be sent to Hiring.Projects@gov.bc.ca

  • Anyone who is eligible to apply and who are registered (or immediately eligible to register) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP)
  • Graduates of Forest Technology Diploma Programs (accredited by ABCFP) with experience towards becoming an RFT, or  University graduates from a forestry or resource management program (accredited by ABCFP) with experience towards becoming an RPF, may be under-implemented at the STO 15 level and grow into the full STO 18 working level
  • Jobs will be located across the province; at this time the majority of positions are available in Northern BC
  • Internal employees who are a STO18 Forest Technologist must apply to the inventory in order to be considered for STO18 Forest Technologist opportunities in other locations.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) markets crown timber to establish market price and capture the value of the asset for the public. Working at BCTS presents employees with the chance to positively impact B.C.’s economy, forests, communities, and residents. Forest Technologists support the planning, engineering and reforestation activities of the Timber Sales Office. Applying their knowledge of technical forestry management and field operations, Forest Technologists estimate and compile resource needs, cost requirements, and conduct resource assessments.

  • Inventory members are notified by email of vacancies on Friday mornings by 9:00 am and are available for 10 days. The subject line of the email notification reads “Invitation to Complete Secondary Application”.
  • Each vacancy notification is for a new competition and includes the requisition number in the email notification
  • To apply, you must complete a Secondary Application for each requisition by no later than 11:00 pm, on the Sunday closing date stated in the vacancy requisition
  • Use the Secondary Application Instructions (PDF, 330KB) to complete the application
  • Applicants are identified to the hiring manager in ranked order, based on membership status with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP), test score and interview score
  • Inventory members who apply must demonstrate how they meet the job requirements specific to the position
  • The hiring manager will conduct past work performance checks, consideration of years of continuous service, and make the final hiring decision 
  • Competition results are posted on the Inventory Notification Board.
  • If an inventory members’ standing with the Association of BC Forestry Professionals (ABCFP) changes, please email the Hiring Projects team