Tempest Development Group - Surrey, BC

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The Opportunity

As a member of the Tempest Professional Services team, you will provide training services to Tempest’s clients. This includes formal style classes at client’s offices as well as general training classes held at Tempest and informal or one on one sessions with clients and other Tempest staff. Trainers are also responsible for utilizing in-house and/or developing training materials and resources to meet training needs. Trainers can expect to spend 50% or more of their time away from the office, either traveling or at client sites. The goal of the position is to uphold Tempest’s standards for excellence in customer service. You will be working in a culture of collaboration and creativity.

The responsibilities for this role also include:

  • providing customer care by maintaining regular contact with Tempest’s client community
  • assisting the front-line Support staff with customer questions via telephone, email or fax when not actively involved in tasks directly related to training functions.
  • Other ad-hoc sales related activities:

o Clerical support for marketing/sales campaigns
o Participate in market surveys and other data gathering activities.
o Assist with client presentation and RFP/RFI responses.
o Assist in trade show and conference preparation.
o Participate in staffing of trade shows

Our Company

The Tempest Development Group Inc. was formed in 1993. We are a dynamic, fast growing and profitable company that develops and sells proprietary land management and revenue collection software to municipalities and local governments. Tempest targets mid to large size municipalities, local government and utilities in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington State. With StarDyne Technologies Inc. acquiring majority interest in July 2005, Tempest was able to implement a strategic plan for growth and focus on operations knowing that financing and capital was secured.

Our extensive suite of products has earned a reputation for flexibility, scalability, and ease-of-use. In addition, our track record for delivering on-time and on-budget continues to set a benchmark in the Software Industry.

The Individual
Your personal values are in line with Tempest’s core values of proactive professionalism, teamwork and commitment, and empathetic responsiveness. The complexity and comprehensive nature of Tempest’s solutions makes thorough and complete communication a major requirement for success. You will be an important market representative for the Company and therefore must be open, engaging and professional at all times.

In addition, you possess the following qualifications:

Experience / Skills:
o Excellent customer service skills and prior software training and or support experience.
o Experience using the Tempest software is considered a very valuable asset.
o Excellent inter-personal relationship and organizational skills.
o Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
o Working knowledge of Municipal Government Revenue Services job functions and responsibilities such as:
 Land Management (Re-zoning, Subdivisions, Building Permits, BCA / LTO integration with municipality)
 Taxes (including Pre-Authorized Withdrawals and Local Improvements)
 Utilities Billing (billing for metered sewer and water, garbage and recycling)
 Dog and Business Licencing
 Municipal Ticketing (bylaw & parking)
 Calls for Service/Work Order generation and Cash Collections
o Good PC technical skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and typical desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
o A self learner who is comfortable working independently and has the ability to adapt to new or changing software and training methods and rapidly changing priorities.
o An effective problem solver.
o Ability to process complex situations and recognize areas of emerging business opportunities.

o Grade 12 plus supplementary courses or experience in training, preferably in computer software.
o Working knowledge MS-Windows, fundamental concepts of databases (MS-SQL and Oracle), and html would be of value.

If you would like to join our team and become part of a successful company, please submit your resume and a cover letter by September 20th, outlining how your experience matches the requirements for this posiiton and we will see if you have what it takes to be the next Trainer for Tempest Development Group!

We wish to thank all applicants but will only contact those requested to attend an interview. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

No agencies please.