Applicant inventories

Last updated: July 6, 2022

An applicant inventory is a pool of pre-qualified job seekers. Applicant inventories are used to fill auxiliary, temporary, and permanent high frequency, large volume or high-skilled worker vacancies in the BC Public Service.

Inventory applicants have access to multiple job opportunities, faster hiring process, and standardized screening, testing and assessment.

Managers hiring from an inventory have access to a pool of pre-qualified applicants and an efficient and streamlined hiring process.


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Inventory process

Types of applicant inventories

  1. Corporate inventories advertise job opportunities from across the B.C. government
  2. Job specific inventories advertise ministry or job specific opportunities

Filling a job from an inventory

Inventory postings are advertised on the BC Public Service job opportunities website under the category 'Inventory.' When a vacancy is posted, inventory members interested in the job must apply online to be considered. Only inventory members are eligible for consideration.

Some inventory vacancies may be advertised using an email invitation to complete secondary application. Inventory members that wish to apply must complete a secondary application by the stated deadline.


Competition results notifications

Competition results for vacancies filled from inventories are posted on the inventory results notification board.

  1. On the 'Applicant inventories' page, locate the inventory you're interested in
  2. Check the status of the inventory and information about the next inventory intake
  3. Review the information under each inventory heading to learn about the job and about the inventory application process
  4. To apply, follow the steps outlined in the 'How to apply' instructions and submit your application during the inventory intake window
  5. If you pass applicable screening and assessments, you'll become a member of the inventory
  1. Use the Careers & MyHR hiring request form to submit your hiring request
    • From the drop-down menu, select 'Which service do you require?'
    • Then select, 'I need to hire from an established inventory'
  2. The recruiter will contact you to discuss your hiring needs
  3. The recruiter will post the job to the inventory (if applicable)
  4. Inventory members are partially assessed
    • You may conduct additional assessments or move straight to the interview process, followed by reference checks
  5. Hire the successful candidate

 

 


Applicant inventory opportunities

You can find inventory postings on the current job postings page.

For information about the current status of the inventory, select an inventory from the list below.

Client services worker (CSW)
clerk 9 (salary rates)

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Provincial recruitment

Status: Active

  • Intake closed

1. Candidates apply to the inventory through the posting

2. Screening – the hiring manager will assess whether applications meet the job requirements

3. Assessment – candidates will complete a skills and abilities test

 

Applicants who pass the screening and assessment now become members of the inventory. Once a member of the inventory:

4. Invitations are sent by locations

5. Inventory members complete a secondary application

6. Interview

7. Past work performance checks

8. Job offer and onboarding (you’re hired!)

  • This inventory is for job seekers interested in becoming a client service worker. Opportunities are available in multiple locations across the province. Review the most current job posting for a list of communities and business areas
  • Applicants who meet the job requirements and pass a skills and abilities test are provided membership in the inventory
  • The ministry emails inventory members to advise of ‘Vacancy Notifications' for specific locations as needed
  • Inventory members may respond to invitations if they wish to interview for a position in a given location

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 administrative services in support of both clients and office operations.

  • Application to an inventory is made the same way applications are submitted for any other B.C. government job opportunities posting
  • Unlike other postings, competition results are posted on the inventory results notification board

 


Employment and assistance worker (EAW)
community program officer 15 (salary rates)

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Provincial recruitment

Status: Active

  • Intake closed

1. Candidates apply to the inventory through the posting

2. Screening – the hiring manager will assess whether applications meet the job requirements

3. Assessment – candidates will complete a skills and abilities test

 

Applicants who pass the screening and assessment now become members of the inventory. Once a member of the inventory:

4. Invitations are sent by locations

5. Inventory members complete a secondary application

6. Interview

7. Past work performance checks

8. Job offer and onboarding (you’re hired!)

  • This inventory is for job seekers interested in becoming an employment and assistance worker. Opportunities are available in multiple locations across the province. Review the most current job posting for a list of communities and business areas
  • Applicants who meet the job requirements and pass a skills and abilities test are provided membership in the inventory
  • The ministry emails inventory members to advise of ‘Vacancy Notifications' for specific locations as needed
  • Inventory members may respond to invitations if they wish to interview for a position in a given location

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 in your career.

As an employment and assistance worker (EAW), you have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives.

Working in either a virtual or face-to-face service delivery work environment, you'll 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 employment and assistance worker career opportunities.

  • Application to an inventory is made the same way applications are submitted for any other B.C. government job opportunities posting
  • Unlike other postings, competition results are posted on the inventory results notification board

 


Community integration specialist
community program officer 18 (salary rates)

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Provincial recruitment

Status: Active

  • Intake closed 

1. Candidates apply to the inventory through the posting

2. Screening – the hiring manager will assess whether applications meet the job requirements

3. Assessment – candidates will complete a skills and abilities test

 

Applicants who pass the screening and assessment now become members of the inventory. Once a member of the inventory:

4. Invitations are sent by locations

5. Inventory members complete a secondary application

6. Interview

7. Past work performance checks

8. Job offer and onboarding (you’re hired!)

  • This inventory is for job seekers interested in becoming a community integration specialist. Opportunities are available in multiple locations across the province. Review the most current job posting for a list of communities and business areas
  • Applicants who meet the job requirements and pass a skills and abilities test are provided membership in the inventory
  • The ministry emails inventory members to advise of ‘Vacancy Notifications' for specific locations as needed
  • Inventory members may respond to invitations if they wish to interview for a position in a given location

If you have experience delivering a high standard of customer service to clients who may be in distress or in a crisis situation, and are comfortable working directly in the community with individuals that may be experiencing homelessness and be suffering from trauma, mental illness, disability and/or addiction issues, we encourage you to apply.

 

Working as a community integration specialist

Community integration specialists are important links in their communities.

  • They create trust-based relationships to support people experiencing multiple barriers (such as substance use or mental health diagnoses, and/or may be experiencing trauma or homelessness)
  • They help people navigate systems and access support services
  • They act as a connection between people and a wide variety of community-based supports and services to help meet their needs, and to communicate available ministry services and programs through community channels

As a community integration specialist, you’ll work with government and community based non-profit agencies.

You’ll continuously build relationships and increase awareness of your role in the community.

In delivering service through outreach programs, you’ll consider each person’s unique needs and cultural wellness when making decisions and advocating and liaising on their behalf.

  • Application to an inventory is made the same way applications are submitted for any other B.C. government job opportunities posting
  • Unlike other postings, competition results are posted on the inventory results notification board

 


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