Police Communications Operator, Casual

Transit Police - Lower Mainland, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Metro Vancouver Transit Police Service is the Lower Mainland’s newest police service and the only one of its kind in Canada. In joining the Transit Police, you will be playing a key role in the safety of commuters and members of communities throughout the Lower Mainland. You will be helping to build the image of transit as a safe and desirable alternative to the personal automobile, which will ensure that the Lower Mainland remains a livable region for generations to come.

Union Affiliation
Transit Police Professional Association

Performs a variety of telecommunications duties within the SCBCTA Police Service Operations Communication Centre to assist sections of Transit Police and members of the general public in dealing with incidents of a criminal nature. Responds to calls for service and public inquiries, and evaluates, prioritizes and dispatches calls. Takes reports and provides time-sensitive information to police. Maintains police databases such as CPIC, including data entry and modification, information removal and retrieval, and drafting of messages and sending them to appropriate agencies. Operates police radio and telephone systems, Translink subsidiary radio and telephone systems, and other police related databases. Monitors the deployment and maintains the status of the field units in assigned patrol zones.

Grade 12 graduation, plus successful completion of Justice Institute of BC or related courses in the methods and procedures used in the operation of radio systems, 10 code system, closed circuit television systems, and computer systems, as well as specific training in C.P.I.C operations and procedures. Requires up to two years of previous experience in a police like dispatching environment to gain knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, the Motor Vehicle Act, Transit Conduct and Safety Regulations, and other applicable provincial statutes. A further period of up to six (6) months in the position is required to gain knowledge of TransLink and its subsidiaries’ operations, security roles and responsibilities, communication and security equipment, and to memorize technical language, systems, codes and procedures. Must qualify for criminal records security clearance (fingerprinted) for C.P.I.C. access.

Conditions of Employment
Applicant will be required to possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain enhanced security clearance.

How to Apply
Please click the 'Apply' button at the top right corner
of the page or go to http://www.transitpolice.bc.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Closing Date: September 30, 2019 (midnight)

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

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