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Job Title: Leasing Assistant
Start Posting: 2019-06-12
End Posting: 2019-07-02
Description:
Ministry of Citizens’ Services
Victoria

There are currently two positions available.

Leasing Assistant
$48,182.24 - $54,518.81 annually

The next exciting step in your administrative career
Real Property Division (RPD) is within the Ministry of Citizens’ Services. RPD is the shared services provider for the Government of British Columbia, within which RPD provides accommodation and real estate services to government ministries and broader public sector (BPS) customers and clients.

This role will provide project management process expertise for large projects, including project development, change management, implementation, research, monitoring and reporting in consultation with lease managers and staff. The Leasing Assistant is also a representative on team projects.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Qualifications for this role include:
• Secondary school graduation (or equivalent).
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in contract administration specifically related to commercial real estate leasing contracts; including: determining contract terms and conditions, interpreting and explaining clauses to clients and staff, conducting research for new contracts and renewals. Preference may be given to applicants with 4 or more years of commercial real estate lease contract experience.
• Minimum 2 years’ experience using and maintaining databases and filing systems (data entry and integrity, query, run reports, access information, etc.). Preference may be given to applicants able to demonstrate experience and proficiency in using the @Real system.

For more information and to apply online by July 2, 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/61578

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

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To become registered as a mortgage broker, interested individuals must meet prescribed educational requirements. The Sauder School of Business Real Estate Division at the University of British Columbia provides a course offered through distance learning. For more information, please call 604-822-8444 or visit www.realestate.ubc.ca for the Mortgage Brokerage Licensing Program details.

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Yes, you must register and obtain a license from FICOM prior to working as a mortgage broker. It is an offence to carry on the business of a mortgage broker in British Columbia without proper registration and licensing. Please refer to paragraphs above for details on educational requirements.

Mortgage Brokers are compensated on a commission basis so incomes vary widely from one individual to another. A successful mortgage broker will earn an income similar to other successful sales professionals.

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