Public Works Accounting Clerk
City of Cranbrook - Cranbrook, BC

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Reporting to the Director of Public Works or designate, the Public Works Accounting Clerk (Purchasing) undertakes and is responsible for a variety of purchasing, inventory, and administrative duties necessary to the day-to-day operation of the Public Works Department.

The Public Works Accounting Clerk (Purchasing) works closely with vendors, the general public, and staff and is expected to act on his/her own initiative in dealing with the complex nature of the day-to-day business of the Public Works Department. Specifically, the Public Works Accounting Clerk (Purchasing) sources goods and services, uses his/her judgement with specifications, delivery, terms, etc. and makes sound decisions on behalf of the City.

The incumbent handles a variety of telephone inquiries from City residents, staff and vendors, and provides administrative back-up support in the absence of the Public Works Clerk.


Grade 12 Diploma or G.E.D.
Applied Business Technology Diploma or equivalent training & experience (Office Administration/General Office Certificate)
Purchasing related courses leading to PMAC Level 1

Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License
Forklift Operation

Minimum of 3 years' experience including:

  • Face to face contact as a purchaser with vendors and the public
  • Sourcing of industrial materials & services
  • Prepare Tender & Quotation documents
  • Warehouse co-ordination
  • Stock/inventory control
  • Word processing/Spread Sheet/Database applications
  • Mobile radio, general office machines & equipment

Demonstrated ability to exercise considerable tact, courtesy and diplomacy in dealing with vendors, members of the public, other agencies, and staff
Demonstrated knowledge of inventory/storekeeping methods and procedures
Demonstrated knowledge of database systems, data input, maintenance of files and report production
Excellent organization and time management skills
Quick and accurate keyboarding skills
Quick and accurate data entry
Understand basic accounting principles and daily journal activities
Good working knowledge of accounting software

High degree of initiative and sound judgement
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to perform all of the duties outlined in a safe manner following established City policies and procedures; WorkSafe BC; Occupational Health and Safety Rules; WHMIS and TDG
Physical ability and agility to complete duties requiring physical effort in an industrial environment
Commitment to ongoing training and educational opportunities relevant to position
Willingness and availability to work various shift schedules on an “as required basis”
When and if a disaster occurs, willingness and availability to respond to an emergency callout and undertake responsibilities specific to Disaster Services
Criminal Record Check

This position is covered under the Collective Agreement between the City of Cranbrook and C.U.P.E. Local 2090 – Cranbrook Inside/Outside Workers.

Interested applicants are requested to submit a covering letter and resume. This competition will remain open until filled. Applications for the competition can be submitted using the Apply Now button below or addressed to:

Human Resources
City of Cranbrook
40 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M8

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.