Application Support Specialist 1 (1 year FTT)

(Burnaby, BC)

6911 Southpoint Dr.

Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Application Support Specialist 1 (1 year FTT)
Job Number: BCH-T-8916-230116E1
Job Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that’s where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.

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We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We’re proud to be ranked as one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.


* To provide first-level helpdesk support to users on the operation of an assigned IT application or applications that may be specific to Business Groups or functional groups across the organization. Participates in the end user level systems design, testing, and data quality processes.
* Provides help desk support on the use of assigned IT application(s) and provides first-level troubleshooting by phone and email. Logs new application issues and user queries in the help desk management system. Tracks common issues and updates scripts and online help as required to build a knowledge base.
* Monitors and ensures application performance, quality and other standards are maintained; contacts and/or refers second level problems to higher level technical staff.
* Participates in the design and development process for new or revised systems and enhancements by performing duties such as: providing input on enhancement and change proposals; testing enhancements for functionality and operational efficiency and effectiveness; providing feedback and recommendations based on test results.
* Performs a quality assurance process to correct data in system; reviews reported system errors and ensures the standards and the accuracy of information are maintained; follows up with data originators for further information or to provide technical advice and guidance.
* Generates regular reports indicating the number of requests received for help desk and IT infrastructure support.
* Carries out specific change management activities as assigned, such as identifying users of a particular system and the extent and nature of their usage.
* Meets with outside agencies and BCH business units to gather information required to clarify their business requirements.
* Attends various user group meetings to keep current on systems issues from both technical and system user perspectives.
* Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job.

* Completion of a Diploma or Certificate from a technical institute with a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with a large scale and complex application specific to a Business Group or functional group across the organization, such as McLaren, DAD, PassPort, SAP, SAM, ADCS (Itron OCE), MDMS (Itron IEE), where experience in the following has been acquired: application troubleshooting and correction procedures; quality control procedures and standards; problem escalation procedures; application design and development process; user documentation; and application testing; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
* Demonstrated proficiency with one or more computer applications assigned to the position (as determined by operational need), such as McLaren, DAD, Passport, SAP, SAM, ADCS (Itron OCE), MDMS (Itron IEE).
* Demonstrated capability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with peers, managers and external contacts.
* Requires a valid BC driver’s licence or demonstrated ability to meet travel requirements independently.
* Satisfactory performance on this job may require completion of BC Hydro’s Electrical Fundamentals within 12 months.

This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).
* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good standing:
Driver’s License Type = Class 5
* This is a hybrid position requiring two days in the office, Tuesday and Wednesday.
* This is an application support specialist position supporting the following applications: PassPort,
SAP EAM, ServiceLink, COPs, DesignHub, and STAMINA

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by January 24, 2023

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Flexible work model role definitions
Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.

IBEW/Field – No option to work from home
Resident – Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office.
Hybrid – May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week.
Remote – Works from home 4+ days per week

compensation: To Be Determined

employment type: full-time

job title: Application Support Specialist 1 (1 year FTT)

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