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Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education.

Click here for 2022 winners

(Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).

 

This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:

 

  1. The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think this legislation provides adequate protection for all workers? What changes would improve this provision?

  2. The current state of the world poses many challenges-from climate change, pandemics, war, racism, poverty, homelessness, and violence. It can feel overwhelming. Tell us why you have hope for the future. How can a democratic labour movement bring forward these changes? What is the role of workers in creating a different world?

  3. Tell us about a recent union action that inspired you (job action, strike, membership drive). What did you learn? How can those lessons be applied to create change for workers?

  4. What changes or resources can employers and governments provide to support the good health of workers and their families? What systemic changes are needed in workplaces, schools, and governments to support the mental and physical health of our communities?

  5. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action were released in 2015. In the past seven years, little significant action has been taken by governments. What steps should be taken to move this process forward in a meaningful and impactful way? What Call to Action do you believe should be prioritized and why?

 

You can read some of the top winning essays below: 

· Jasmine Burguillos

· Amy de Boer

· Tesnim Mtiraoui

· Kaia Nitchie



UWU/MoveUP

August 05, 2022

Staff Representative (Temporary) (2 Positions) - Lower Mainland Area Office -...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (2 Positions)
LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE

INTERNAL POSTING
August 5, 2022

The B.C. General Employees' Union requires two (2) temporary staff representatives to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office for up to 6 months. The effective date to be determined. 

DUTIES:  

  • Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparing and conducting ratification votes;
  • Advising union membership on union policy and procedures;
  • Negotiating collective agreements and contract administration through the handling of grievances up to and including expedited arbitration;
  • Teaching courses for stewards and local officers;
  • Assisting in or leading organizing campaigns, both internal and external;
  • Representing the union at local labour councils and conventions; and
  • Will be required to develop grassroots campaign plans to advance the interests of the union's membership as well as engage members and recruit activists.

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Experience in the trade union movement is essential;
  • Ability to deal with union leadership and employer representatives;
  • Ability to prepare concise written reports and handle a large volume of correspondence and ability to speak in public;
  • Must have an understanding of the goals and values of the labour movement;
  • Must have a solid understanding of organizing principles. Proven experience in union organizing drives will be an asset; and
  • Demonstrated ability to develop activist skills and maintain an effective working relationship with union and community activists.

Travel is required; therefore, applicants must hold a valid B.C. Driver's Licence.

The BCGEU is committed to the health and safety of BCGEU staff and members visiting our offices.  All employees with the BCGEU are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment. 

The BCGEU supports employment equity. Indigenous workers, workers of colour, women, 2SLGBTQI+ workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.

Submit applications no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, August 15, 2022.

Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to: [email protected], attention to:
Stephanie Smith, President, c/o Lisa Trolland

 

August 05, 2022

Staff Representative (Temporary) - Negotiations Department - BC General Empl...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)
NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT

INTERNAL POSTING
August 5, 2022

The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 6 months. The effective date to be determined. 

DUTIES:

Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining strategies; development and implementation of industry standard agreements; review contract administration problems in bargaining units; negotiation of collective agreements for single units and multiple units and with other unions in bargaining associations; participation in mediation to settle collective agreements; representing the union at various informal and formal hearings at the Labour Relations Board pertaining to collective bargaining, essential services and strikes or lockouts; conducting strikes; ratification of tentative agreements.

Classifications: To analyze job descriptions, job specifications and job evaluation plans in order to make determinations as to the appropriate classification level for a given position; to pursue classification appeals through the appeals process including expedited hearings and agreed settlements; to participate in Joint Job Evaluation Committees with elected and employer representatives to rate jobs; to provide training to elected representatives in various job evaluation plans; handle appeals covering a variety of classification groups; to communicate with union members and employer representatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other staff and elected members; to handle a large volume of correspondence and other communication; experience with administration of collective agreements, grievance handling and arbitration; knowledge of the operation of contract language; experience in servicing locals and members, familiarity with PSEC guidelines; drafting contract language, analyzing contract proposals, arbitration awards and other relevant decisions; good organization skills, including ability to produce collective agreements for signature and distribution in a timely manner. Experience in negotiating with non-profit agencies, for profit agencies and an understanding of public sector funding and delivery mechanisms would be an asset.

An ability to analyze complex benefit plans; to analyze classification appeals and negotiate resolutions to appeals; an understanding of classification systems, systemic wage discrimination and principles of pay equity.

The BCGEU is committed to the health and safety of BCGEU staff and members visiting our offices.  All employees with the BCGEU are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

The BCGEU is committed to employment equity. Indigenous workers, workers of colour, women, 2SLGBTQI+ workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.

Submit applications no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, August 15, 2022.

Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to: [email protected]
Attention to: Stephanie Smith, President, c/o Lisa Trolland

 

 

August 03, 2022

FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Temporary) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING
August 3, 2022

 

POSITION:         FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Temporary)

GRADE:              LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT

The BCGEU (Union) requires a temporary support staff to work in the Finance Department. Term of assignment will be up to 6 months or return of incumbent.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Will be required to perform a variety of duties within the Finance Department. Such duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  processing expense claims to ensure compliance with financial policy, coding expense claims, reviewing leave of absence computer data to ensure proper coding, processing leave of absence billings for accuracy and completeness, running and balancing monthly leave of absence reports, processing vendor invoices and matching invoices to purchase orders to ensure proper authorization, preparing non-government sector dues summary, processing payroll, preparing and reconciling monthly payroll analysis, preparing payroll-related remittances, printing reports and cheques, preparing journal entries, reconciling account balances to supporting detail or sub-ledgers, filing, preparing monthly and year-end component financial records, assisting non-accounting staff/members with a variety of issues related to the above, and other accounting and secretarial duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Applicant must have:

  • education equivalent of BCIT’s Diploma of Technology in Financial Management (Advanced Accounting Option or Professional Accounting Option)
  • a good working knowledge of basic accounting procedures and/or payroll
  • at least 2 years' experience in a related position
  • keyboarding 40 - 50 wpm
  • good working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • good working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) or a similar accounting software program

Hours of work are 32 per week, four days.

General aptitude tests will be administered to selected applicants. 

The BCGEU supports employment equity. Indigenous Workers, workers of colour, women, LGBTQ2SI+ workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.

The BCGEU is committed to the health and safety of BCGEU staff and members visiting our offices.  All employees with the BCGEU are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

Apply in writing with resume to Jennifer Ferguson, Human Resources Administrator, Headquarters, by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to:  [email protected]



UWU/MoveUP

July 28, 2022

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employee...

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST 
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING
July 28, 2022

 

The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.

The BCGEU requires an Application Support Specialist to work in the IT Services of the Administration Department, effective immediately. In this role, you will be responsible for the support and administration of a broad range of systems used by the union's staff and members.

As an Application Support Analyst, you will work directly with the union's IT Services and software development teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support to users in the identification and resolution of system issues.
  • Ensure application continuity and quality by owning the resolution of issues, tracking progress, and escalating as appropriate.
  • Provide thorough and timely communication to users throughout the resolution process.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues across a range of complex applications with diverse technology stacks. Must be comfortable resolving issues via logs and examining application source code.
  • Provide on-going monitoring, maintenance and capacity planning for the BCGEU's systems.
  • Contribute to process development and best practices with a view to improving system resilience, performance and supportability.
  • Work with internal development teams and 3rd party vendors to configure/upgrade applications and supporting infrastructure such as web, application and database servers.
  • Carry out some development and bug fixing tasks related to application code, SQL, scripting and reporting.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as an Application Support Specialist.
  • Post-secondary education and/or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Candidate must have a strong technical background and ideally have previous hands-on development experience. Our in-house applications are developed using JavaScript, Java and PHP technology stacks so knowledge of one or more of these technologies is desirable.
  • Experience working with and managing vendors to resolve support issues.
  • Familiarity administering tools from the Atlassian product suite including Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo and Bitbucket Pipelines or similar tools from another vendor.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and organizational abilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex system issues to non-technical users.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict de-escalation skills.

Preference may be given to candidates with:

  • Knowledge and experience of AWS and Azure platforms and their cloud services.
  • Practical experience working with Infrastrucure-as-Code, such as Ansible, CloudFormation, AWS CDK or other similar technologies.
  • Experience with microservices architectures and automated deployment techniques in these environments.
  • Experience managing UnionWare, NationBuilder, Microsoft Dynamics GP, OmniRIM, Epicor HCM and/or ArkCase systems or similar tools.
  • Experience managing and administering Linux and/or Microsoft Windows based servers.
  • Database Administration experience working with PostgreSQL and/or Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Good understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • Familiarity creating and maintaining CI/CD pipelines.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Bi-Week: $4,009.04 - $4,355.48
Annual: $104,593.05 - $113,631.42

Regular full-time position. Paid vacation (5 weeks), comprehensive benefits package, enrolment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Travel is required; therefore, applicants must hold a valid B.C. Driver's license.

The BCGEU is committed to the health and safety of BCGEU staff and members visiting our offices. All employees with the BCGEU are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

The BCGEU is committed to employment equity. Indigenous workers, workers of colour, women, 2SLGBTQI+ workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.

Submit applications no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2022

Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to: [email protected]

Attention to: Stephanie Smith, President, c/o Lisa Trolland



UWU/MoveUP

July 28, 2022

IT MANAGER (COORDINATOR) - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employees' ...

IT MANAGER (COORDINATOR) 
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT 

INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING
July 28, 2022

 

The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.

The BCGEU is seeking an experienced IT Manager to join a team of dedicated staff supporting the union's core mission: uniting working people in BC in a democratic organization that acts on their behalf, promoting their social, cultural, and economic interests.

Information technology plays an increasingly important role in the BCGEU, which is in the process of rapidly modernizing its services and internal procedures. The union is in the process of building and implementing new programs and systems with the support of its in-house software development team.

The IT Manager will have extensive experience and knowledge in ITSM and governance, and a complete understanding of computer networks and servers. This position reports to the Director of Administration, Facilities, & Finance. Effective date to be determined.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in leading and managing teams of 10+ staff
  • Minimum 5 years of project management experience using standard project management methodologies
  • 5 years of security operations and incident response experience
  • 10 years of experience managing and designing enterprise networks and administering systems
  • 3+ years of Linux service deployment experience, with an emphasis on clustering and networking knowledge
  • 7+ years of Windows Server clustering and service deployment, including Microsoft Exchange, Hyper-V Datacentre clustering, Active Directory and Group Policy administration experience
  • Acute awareness of datacentre product offerings, from network equipment and servers to power systems and management tools
  • Research and proof of concept experience, procurement and vendor negotiation experience
  • Strong policy and governance skills, capable of integrating policies in a large enterprise
  • Data governance skills and 2 years of data management systems experience
  • Impeccable multi-tasking and time management skills
  • A history of working with social equity organizations with a strong understanding of unions

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following certificates:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management
  • Project Management Professional
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified Information Security Manager
  • Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT
  • Certified Information Technology Manager
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • Six Sigma

Preference may be given to project management, computer networking, systems administration, or cybersecurity post-secondary program undergraduates or graduates. Computer science graduates must hold a master's degree to be given preference.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direction and leadership to the union’s IT staff by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures
  • Align department goals with the organization's mission
  • Direct technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects
  • Effectively manage resources and report staffing concerns to the director
  • Identify key opportunities for growth and improvement
  • Manage end to end security operations
  • Lead security initiatives and direct staff during incident response
  • Evaluate risks across the organization, manage risk levels within the department, and report risks to the director where appropriate
  • Ensure disaster recovery and business continuity efforts are maintained and improved
  • Direct and support the documentation of systems, practices, and assets
  • Lead critical troubleshooting efforts with infrastructure staff
  • Maintain the organization's effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technology solutions
  • Monitor infrastructure activity and review performance reports and metrics
  • Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and data center activities
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Manage vendors and service providers, ensuring consistent delivery of SLA's

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Bi-Week: $5,153.95 - $5,616.67
Annual:  $134,462.95 - $146,534.90

Regular full-time position. Paid vacation (5 weeks), comprehensive benefits package, enrolment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Travel is required; therefore, applicants must hold a valid B.C. Driver's license.

The BCGEU is committed to the health and safety of BCGEU staff and members visiting our offices.  All employees with the BCGEU are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment. 

The BCGEU is committed to employment equity. Indigenous workers, workers of colour, women, 2SLGBTQI+ workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.

Submit applications no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, August 19, 2022

Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to: [email protected]

Attention to: Stephanie Smith, President, c/o Lisa Trolland



UWU/MoveUP

July 28, 2022

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employees' Uni...

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING
July 28, 2022

The B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.

The BCGEU seeks an experienced Systems Administrator to join a team of dedicated staff supporting the union’s core mission: uniting working people in BC in a democratic organization that acts on their behalf, promoting their social, cultural, and economic interests.

Reporting to the IT Manager, the Systems Administrator will work alongside a team of administrators to continually improve service quality, availability, and resiliency. The Systems Administrator will be responsible for the maintenance and availability of services delivered internally within the union.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years administering systems, 8 years in ITSM
  • Experience deploying and managing Windows Server clustering, Hyper-V virtualization, performance monitoring, backup, and replication
  • Expertise in Windows Server, Windows applications, configuration, management, and maintenance
  • Proficiency in Linux servers, Linux applications, configuration, management, and maintenance
  • Experience with managing NAS systems and configuring iSCSI connectivity
  • Exceptional problem-solving and issue resolution skills
  • Strong knowledge of ITILv4 or ISO 20001
  • Complete understanding of file systems, including EXT4, XFS, ZFS, BTRFS, NTFS, APFS, ExFAT, and FAT
  • Experience in deploying and managing hardware RAID, ZFS RAID pools, BTRFS RAID pools, MDADM & Windows software RAID. Thorough understanding of file system, BIOS, and hardware encryption technologies for data at rest encryption.
  • Strong knowledge using Veeam Backup and Replication and Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
  • Strong understanding of Cybersecurity principles and best practices; working knowledge of antivirus and endpoint protection with Defender ATP
  • Microsoft and 3rd party patch and update management experience
  • Strong grasp on Microsoft Active Directory, Group policy, account setup, and templates
  • Experience managing Microsoft Exchange & SQL Server
  • Practical working knowledge of certificates, certificate authorities, encryption protocols, key types, and OpenSSL.
  • Deployment and management experience of Microsoft 365, Exchange online, Teams, Sharepoint, and Onedrive
  • Excellent experience with Microsoft Azure, cloud hosted virtualization, storage, access control, and Azure networking
  • Strong understanding of networking, firewalls, VPNs, WANs, MPLS, and routing policies
  • Working knowledge of SCCM/Intune or other MDM alternatives
  • Bash, sh, tsch, zsh, and Powershell skills desirable
  • Practical knowledge of SSH, RDP, X2GO, VNC, SFTP, SMB, AFP, and NFS
  • Ansible and other automation tools skills desirable
  • Supervision and mentoring skills of junior staff and helpdesk staff

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following certificates:

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator
  • Red Hat Certified Systems Engineer
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
  • VMWare Certified Professional Datacentre Virtualization Associate

Preference may be given to Network and Systems Administrator post-secondary program graduates.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of physical and virtual servers
  • Install and upgrade server components and software, manage servers, and integrate automation processes
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors, document problems and resolutions, prioritize problems, and assess impact of issues
  • Develop documentation of existing, upgraded, and new infrastructure and services
  • Collaborate with team and IT Coordinator in the architecture and design of new services
  • Monitor regular backup operations, maintain and test disaster recovery infrastructure, and verify backup data integrity
  • Support helpdesk department, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions
  • Responsible for system resource allocation, virtualization and storage planning, and service performance
  • Migrate data centre services to the cloud or vice versa as demands and requirements change over time
  • Support cybersecurity incident responses as requested and directed by the IT Coordinator
  • Collaborate with team on MFP & Workstation procurement and configuration
  • Maintain and upgrade high availability clustering of virtual services
  • Provision, maintain, and procure enterprise high performance servers and enterprise NAS

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Bi-Week: $4,355.48 - $4,795.46

Annual:  $113,631.42 - $125,110.19

Regular full-time position. Paid vacation (5 weeks), comprehensive benefits package, enrolment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Travel is required; therefore, applicants must hold a valid B.C. Driver's license.

The BCGEU is committed to the health and safety of BCGEU staff and members visiting our offices.  All employees with the BCGEU are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment. 

The BCGEU is committed to employment equity. Indigenous workers, workers of colour, women, 2SLGBTQI+ workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.

Submit applications no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2022

Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to: [email protected]

Attention to: Stephanie Smith, President, c/o Lisa Trolland



UWU/MoveUP

July 28, 2022

Network Administrator - Administration Department - BC General Employees' Uni...

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR  

ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT  

INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING
July 28, 2022

 

The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.

The BCGEU seeks an experienced Network Administrator to join a team of dedicated staff supporting the union's core mission: uniting working people in BC in a democratic organization that acts on their behalf, promoting their social, cultural and economic interests.

Reporting to the IT Manager, the Network Administrator will work alongside a team of administrators to continually improve service quality, availability, and resiliency. The Network Administrator will share the responsibility for the maintenance and availability of networks for the entire union.

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Minimum 3 years administering Linux systems or performing cybersecurity roles, 10 years designing and managing enterprise networks.
  • Expert knowledge in computer networking
    • Routing Protocols
    • Switching Protocols
    • Routing and Switching hardware operation
    • Fundamentals of hardware: Connector types, cable specifications, SFP/SFP+/QSFP/ SFP28/etc modules and compatibility, modular hardware upgrades, device roles, media conversion, media performance characteristics, etc.
    • Fundamentals of layer2: VLANs, Bonds, vPC/MLAG, Trunks, RSTP, ARP, Port Security, etc
    • Fundamentals of Layer3: IPv4/6, DHCP, DNS, DoT/DoH, ACL, QoS, SD-WAN, MPLS/VPLS, etc
    • Fundamentals of Layer4: TLS, Certificates, SSH, SFTP, SNMP, RADIUS, Kerberos, Syslog, etc
  • Exceptional Linux system administration skills
  • Strong Windows Server administration skills
  • Significant experience with commercial firewalls (Fortinet, Sophos, Sonicwall)
  • Expertise in network design and deployments
  • Working knowledge of centralized logging and SIEM applications (Splunk, Sentinel)
  • Skilled in risk analysis and cybersecurity, experience in performing penetration testing, threat identification, vulnerability assessment, and exploitation of vulnerable systems
  • Awareness of Cloud Service Providers and aptitude in managing cloud networking solutions including DDoS protection and Virtual WAN
  • Practical experience in wireless solutions design and deployment
  • Comprehensive understanding of directory and authentication systems, including Active Directory/LDAP, Kerberos, and RADIUS
  • Experience with hypervisors (KVM, ESXi, HyperV Datacentre)
  • Skilled in scripting and query languages (Bash, sh, Perl, JavaScript, SQL, Powershell)

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following certificates:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • HPE Aruba Certified Network Professional
  • Juniper Networks Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator Associate
  • VMWare Certified Professional Datacentre Virtualization Associate

Preference may be given to Network and Server Administrator post-secondary program graduates.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with peers to design and manage the union's networks, including campus networks
  • Troubleshoot and connect a wide range of operating systems to the union's networks
  • Support cybersecurity incident responses and report to the IT Coordinator
  • Support the development and implementation of processes, procedures, and automated systems to detect cybersecurity threats, collect forensic evidence, and prevent threats of affecting service delivery
  • Perform datacentre and edge infrastructure equipment refreshes and maintenance
  • Monitor, improve, and manage centralized logging services
  • Support business continuity and disaster recovery efforts, support peers in decreasing risks wherever feasible and suggest improvements to the IT Coordinator
  • Evaluate and improve security of networks
  • Maintain strong standards for hardware and software organization
  • Collaborate in maintaining exceptional documentation for all networks, configurations, and systems
  • Support the development and maintenance of policies and procedures surrounding network maintenance, network usage, security rules, and more Qualifications

 

SALARY & BENEFITS

 

Bi-Week: $4,355.48 - $4,795.46

Annual: $113,631.42 - $125,110.19

 

Regular full-time position. Paid vacation (5 weeks), comprehensive benefits package, enrolment in the Public Service Pension Plan. Travel is required; therefore, applicants must hold a valid B.C. Driver's license.

 

The BCGEU is committed to the health and safety of BCGEU staff and members visiting our offices. All employees with the BCGEU are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

 

The BCGEU is committed to employment equity. Indigenous workers, workers of colour, women, 2SLGBTQI+ workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions with the BCGEU.

 

Submit applications no later than 5:00 pm, Friday August 19, 2022

 

Resumes will be accepted by e-mail to: [email protected]

Attention to: Stephanie Smith, President, c/o Lisa Trolland

 

 



UWU/MoveUP

July 20, 2022

New polling shows that a majority of British Columbians support stronger inve...

Poll also shows a plurality of support for land value capture tax to fund affordable housing
 
Burnaby - A Research Co. poll has found that a majority of British Columbians support progressive policies to address the housing affordability crisis. The poll was commissioned by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as part of Affordable BC – the union’s ongoing campaign to address housing affordability.

The soaring cost of housing is the single biggest component of the affordability crisis in B.C. This poll showed that an overwhelming number of British Columbians believe all levels of government need to do more to address this crisis – with 78 per cent, 81 per cent, and 73 per cent respectively saying that the federal, provincial, and municipal governments need to do more.
 
“While high inflation is now affecting economies worldwide, years of inflated land values in B.C. have created the housing crisis we have today,” said Paul Finch, BCGEU treasurer and chair of the union’s Affordable BC campaign. “This polling underlines what has become a divide in our society – between creditors profiting on the housing market and working people who must pay significant portions of their income on rents and mortgages. Unless we take action now, what is increasingly becoming a generational gap will only grow.”
 
The poll’s findings include the following:

  • 76 per cent of British Columbians support stronger investments in public housing.
  • 67 per cent support mandatory municipal inclusionary zoning policies – where a set number of below-market rate housing units are required when properties are up-zoned for development.
  • 62 per cent support tying the provincial cap on rent increases to units rather than individual tenancies – also known as vacancy control.
  • 47 per cent support land value taxation to recover and reinvest land value increases that result from public investments.

“All levels of government can implement proven solutions to make our communities more affordable but year after year they fail to take the action needed to make a difference,” said Kari Michaels, BCGEU executive vice-president. “Public support for expanded housing affordability measures is strong and BCGEU members are working with community allies to urge action on proven solutions now.”

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation defines housing as “affordable” if it costs less than 30 per cent of a household’s pre-tax income. Among those who are paying rent or a mortgage, more than half of respondents spend more than 30 per cent of their income on housing. Of those who do not own their homes, 50 per cent of respondents do not believe that homeownership is achievable for them.

Recognizing that wages cannot keep up with runaway housing costs, the BCGEU’s Affordable BC campaign was launched in 2017 after members directed their union to push for housing affordability at the 2017 convention. Since then, the BCGEU members have engaged with experts to research and develop housing policy solutions that, if implemented by local and provincial governments, will make housing in communities across B.C. more affordable.

Read the Affordable BC Plan here:https://www.affordablebc.ca/

Results are based on an online study conducted from June 29 to July 1, 2022, among 804 adults in British Columbia. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and region in British Columbia. The margin of error—which measures sample variability—is +/- 3.5 percentage points, nineteen

Link to Factum
Link to Data Tables
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About BCGEU: 
BCGEU is one of the largest unions in British Columbia, with over 85,000 members in almost every community and economic sector in the province.

For more information contact: [email protected]

UWU/MoveUP