BC Local Government Job Posting Service

RMS Clerk/Watch Clerk Training Opportunity #172


Closing Date: August 10, 2020

At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates our employees who make it all happen. We are known as Canada’s Tournament Capital and are famous for our hospitality and community spirit, traits that make us a leader! Recreation, sports, arts and culture, health care, social activities, volunteerism, and affordable housing all meld to form a unique blend of big city amenities with small-town ambience. This is Kamloops!

Let’s make Kamloops shine! Join our team today.

Job Description

An exciting and challenging opportunity exists for a Training Opportunity as an RMS Clerk/Watch Clerk with the City of Kamloops! This position is responsible for handling and processing public complaints/files and processing police records applications and other fee for service matters.
Typical duties for this position include:

  • Operating current RCMP computerized information systems (CPIC, PRIME, CABS, etc.) to input, edit, retrieve, print, and perform maintenance on files to ensure validity and completeness; making corrections and bringing to the attention of the Watch Commander.
  • Entering and confirming all CPIC records, including property and people's records and arrest warrants when requested by an investigator or Watch Commander.
  • Performing basic file review of operational files to ensure appropriate information is captured and included on file as per PRIME policy.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  1. Completion of senior secondary school or its equivalent.
  2. Proficient in intermediate Word and intermediate Excel, as demonstrated through testing. A 70% pass rate is required.
  3. Proficient in alphanumeric data entry, as demonstrated through testing.
  4. Completion of a two year Diploma in Criminology, Administration or Business OR a minimum of two years' previous office experience that includes records management, document creation and review, creating and maintaining operational files, data entry, scheduling and administrative support.
  5. Demonstrated typing speed of 45 net words per minute.
  6. Ability to successfully complete and pass all required courses offered on the job (such as PRIME, CPIC, firearms safety or its equivalent, etc.).
  7. Ability to obtain and maintain RCMP Reliability Security Clearance.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check. Note that more than one may be hired. A comprehensive benefits package is included with this position.

Hourly Rate: $30.17

Hours & Days of Work: Shifts are Monday to Friday and can consist of any of the following:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
After approximately one year, hours will progress to 12 hour shifts, 4 on 4 off: 4x4 rotation - 2 days/2 nights
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

Hours per Week: 35 (approximately)

Department: City of Kamloops -> Community and Protective Services -> RCMP

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time Reports To Records Management Systems Supervisor

External job postings are open to everyone. We accept applications online only; be sure to carefully read the application instructions for each job you apply to.

We are an equal opportunity employer and thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that persons with disabilities who require assistance with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (250) 828-3439.

For further information on the RMS Clerk and Watch Clerk positions, please see the attached job descriptions for the fully qualified positions, and for further information on the details around a Training Opportunity, please see the attached terms and conditions.

Awarding of Training Opportunity:
To be successful for this training opportunity, senior applicants must meet the above requirements. Applicants are able to participate in a maximum of three training opportunities within the Department.

On-the-Job Experience and Training:
The most senior qualified candidate for this opportunity will be gaining experience towards becoming a fully qualified Watch Clerk or RMS Clerk. The exact length of the training opportunity may vary based on the previous experience of the successful candidate and the length of the position, but will be a maximum of two years.

Pay Rate:
The successful applicant for this training opportunity will receive the pay rate of Pay Grade 7 (inside),
$30.17 per hour until the full qualifications have been reached. After successful completion of the Training Opportunity, the incumbent will move to a Pay Grade 8 (inside) as an RMS Clerk or a Pay Grade 9 (inside) as a Watch Clerk, depending on vacancies.

The City of Kamloops encourages career development and professional growth for its employees. Training postings (including training opportunities and "in-training" postings) allow staff the prospect of moving into an area of the City operations that they may not otherwise have the experience or qualifications to bid into.
To support this, the parties have adopted the following terms and conditions for training postings.

    The City recognizes that there is a joint responsibility for the development and success of the trainee. It is management’s obligation to regularly monitor and assess the trainee’s work to ensure that he/she is
    completing the requirements of the training. It is the employee’s obligation to meet the commitments of the training posting, attend any training or educational sessions required and to participate in applicable duties at the workplace.

    Training terms may vary in length, based on the amount of experience that the successful qualified applicant brings to the position.

    Employees will be allowed to access a maximum of two of the training types (training opportunity and/or in-training) during their employment with the City. The third training type, apprenticeship, will have a maximum of one opportunity.
    Where the situation exists for an employee to pursue multiple opportunities related to a particular career path within a Division, consideration will be given on a case by case by the Employer to waive the access restrictions.


    Any employee who does not fulfill the commitments of a training posting through his/her own actions will not be allowed access to any other training types in the future.

    1. Employees must commit to the training term stated on the posting (two years).

    2. After completion of the training term, employees must remain in the position for the commitment term stated on the posting (two years).

    3. For a period of two years after completing the training term, employees (unless they are otherwise employed full time outside of the classification), must accept any vacant shifts that should arise in the classification they have been trained in if that shift remains vacant after a posting or bid meeting process.

    New employees hired for a training position will not obtain seniority during the training term. If confirmed in the position, seniority will be calculated as per the Collective Agreement and given to the employee at that time.

           The trainee will be laid off before junior, fully qualified incumbents in the classification. The trainee will be recalled last after junior, fully qualified incumbents in the classification.
           The probationary period for externally hired employees will be equivalent to the training term. As per Article 10(d), the employment of these employees may be terminated
           at any time during the probation period at the absolute discretion of the employer, provided however, that such discretion is not used in an arbitrary, perverse, or capricious manner.

           Employees with seniority who do not fulfill the commitments of a training posting or who are deemed unsuccessful after passing probation will forfeit the right to return
           to his/her former position but will be allowed to use his/her seniority for one year to bid on another position.

           The Union has agreed to consider requests for longer probationary periods based on the length of the training term and/or a trainee's progress.


          In the event of an overtime call out, fully qualified staff will be called first. Trainees may be considered at management’s discretion.

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Organization: Kamloops (City)
Professional Categories: Police Services
Posted: July 24, 2020, 2:55 pm
Expires: August 10, 2020, 4:30 pm