- 31.329 - 36.858 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
Under general supervision and direction, the incumbent is responsible for security and law enforcement duties involving passengers, employees, Transit Services facilities/vehicles/assets and the general public.
Executes the duties of a Sworn Special Constable/Peace Officer, agent and occupier of City of Ottawa Transit Services*, in accordance with:
Special Constable contract with the Ottawa Police Services Board
Rules and regulations governing a Special Constable appointment (as amended from time to time)
Corporate/Branch/Division policies and standards
Corporate/Branch Code of Ethics, Core Values and Mission Statement, that is consistent and compatible with Ottawa Police Service policies and standards
*The Police Services Board grants an Officer's Special Constable status for Ottawa, with an approval from the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, in accordance with the Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990. Special Constables are Peace Officers as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada.
Education & Experience
Completion of secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent.
Successful completion of a recognized Community College Police Foundations or Law and Security Certificate.
Minimum 2 years of security experience in a transit environment. Related experience in dealing with people and enforcement procedures may be considered as alternate relevant experience.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Meet eligibility requirements for appointment as a Special Constable, which are:
- Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada
- Lawfully eligible to work in Canada
- At least 18 years of age
- Not been convicted of a criminal offence or been convicted of an offence for which a pardon has been granted.
- Proof of valid Standard First Aid Certificate and valid CPR-Level C
- Proof of valid Special Constable Applicant Testing Service (ATS) Certificate
- Must learn, meet and maintain Transit Special Constable Services standard in the use of oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, baton and the use of force continuum
- Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Certificate of Results for the Constable Selection System
- Candidates will also be required to undergo other investigations/checks to include:
- Driver's licence history
- Credit check
- Background reference check
- Written MMPI
- Interview with Psychologist
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.
Various language requirements:
English or Bilingual competencies
English oral, reading, writing required
French oral, reading, writing required
- Good knowledge of security or law enforcement operations, as well as the duties of a Special Constable with Peace Officer authority, including the use/application of the Criminal Code of Canada, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Trespass to Property Act, Provincial Offences Act, Liquour Licence Act, Safe Streets Act, MFIPPA, as well as related Federal and Provincial Statutes, and Transit By-law
- City/Branch/Division policies and procedures affecting affecting Transit Law Enforcement operations including standard operating procedures and emergency standing orders
- Court processes and procedures
- Investigative and evidence gathering techniques
- Crowd control and emergency response techniques
- Dispute resolution techniques
- Personal and physical security methods
- Electrical and computerized security equipment
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Work independently, with minimal supervision, and collaboratively with peers and managers as part of a team
- Capable of relating to transit customers, while working in a public environment, and of dealing with difficult or confrontational behaviors
- Possess leadership and negotiation skills
- Possess analytical and problem solving skills
- Possess demonstrated assertiveness and self-control
- Possess strong conflict/dispute/crisis resolution skills
- Able to deal with physical situations and physically control/restrain others when necessary
- Able to exercise sound judgement and to make authoritative decisions where time may not permit soliciting advice from senior staff
- Possess computer literacy in MS Office Suite in a Windows environment, including use of Ozone and the Internet
- Able to build and maintain relationships within the community, with stakeholders and other agencies
- Able to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of all people and cultures
- Possess organizational and time management skills to deal effectively with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, and deadlines
- Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and report writing skills
- Possess neat and legible handwriting
- Possess effective public relations and public speaking skills
- Able to use portable corporate communications technologies, such as 2-way radio, etc.
- Physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the job, having regard to personal safety and the safety of members of the public