Applicant Inventories

Applicant Inventories

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. Examples: clerical jobs, employment assistance workers, forest technologists. 

Inventory advantages for applicants:

  • Exclusive access to multiple job opportunities
  • Faster application process
  • Standardized and streamlined screening, testing and assessment

Inventory advantages for hiring managers:

  • Faster hiring request processing
  • Access to a pool of pre-qualified applicants
  • Efficient and streamlined hiring process

Inventory Process

Types of Applicant Inventories

  1. Corporate inventories advertise job opportunities from across the B.C. Provincial Government. Example: Clerical Inventory.
  2. Job specific inventories advertise ministry or job specific opportunities. Example: Forest Technologist Inventory.

Filling a Job from an Inventory

Inventory Posting

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.

Secondary Application

Vacancies in job specific inventories are advertised using an email invitation to complete secondary application. To apply, inventory members must complete a secondary application by the posting deadline. Only members of the inventory can view the job posting through their resume profile in the Recruitment Management System.

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 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.

Clerk 9 & Clerk Stenographer 9
Victoria

Status: Active

Next Inventory Intake Posting: TBD

This inventory is for administrative support or customer service permanent full-time, part-time and temporary positions in Victoria. To become a member of the inventory, you must apply to an inventory intake posting.

You must meet the minimum job requirements and pass a series of skill tests. Inventory members have exclusive access to job opportunities in Victoria.

Become an Inventory Member

  1. The inventory intake postings are posted on an "as needed" basis; check the intake posting status under each inventory section for details
  2. Apply to the inventory intake posting
  3. Complete online skill testing
  4. Become an inventory member (must pass online questionnaire and skill testing)
  5. Have access to Clerk 9 job opportunities in Victoria

Inventory Membership: Once you receive a permanent appointment, you'll be removed from the inventory. You'll have an opportunity to reapply to any future inventory intake posting. Periodically, you may be required to confirm your continued availability to accept clerical work. 

To be considered, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada, have a Grade 12 education, have administrative or customer service experience, or have completed an accredited post-secondary administrative program, BC Public Service internship, or a Co-op program with the BC Public Service, and have experience or training in MS Word, Google Docs or equivalent.

If you're a regular or auxiliary Clerk 9 or Clerk Stenographer 9 in the BC Public Service, you must apply to the inventory to be considered for Clerk 9 or Clerk Stenographer 9 opportunities in Victoria.

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’ll 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 Clerical Career Opportunities.

  • Vacancies are posted on the current Job Opportunities page. There are two distinct job groups: Administrative Services and Contact Centre Customer Service.
  • You must apply to the job vacancy posting to be considered. Review the posting and decide if your work experience and level of education match the job requirements.
  • You can apply for multiple jobs.
  • New vacancies are posted weekly:
    • Monday morning by 9:00 am with a close date of Wednesday at 11:00 pm.
    • Thursday morning by 9:00 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 doesn't guarantee a job offer.
  • Competition results are posted on the Inventory Results Notification Board.
  • Opportunities at other clerical levels and locations are also advertised on the current Job Opportunities page.
  • You can be in more than one inventory.

Watch the Clerk 9 Inventory Orientation three-part video series.

Part 1: Learn how Clerk 9 vacancies are filled from the inventory, how each option works for you, and how to find inventory competition results.

Clerk 9 Inventory Orientation - Part 1

Part 2: Learn how to successfully apply for jobs.

Clerk 9 Inventory Orientation - Part 2

Part 3: Learn how to succeed in the interview process.

Clerk 9 Inventory Orientation - Part 3: "Ace the Interview"

 

 

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

Status: Active

Closing Date: July 21, 2020

  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 business 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 administrative services in support of both clients and office operations.

  • You'll be notified of vacancies as they arise. 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.
  • Competition results are posted on the Inventory Results Notification Board.

 

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

Status: Active

Closing Date: July 21, 2020

  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 aren't 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 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 the Employment & Assistance Worker Career Opportunities.

  • You'll 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.
  • Competition results are posted on the Inventory Results Notification Board.

 

STO 18 Forest Technologist Applicant Inventory
BC Timber Sales - Multiple Locations

Status: Closed

Next Inventory Intake Posting: TBD

  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 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 B.C.
  • 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 Results Notification Board.
  • If an inventory members’ standing with the Association of BC Forestry Professionals (ABCFP) changes, please email the Hiring Projects team.