RMS Clerk/Watch Clerk Training Opportunity – City of Kamloops (Kamloops, BC)

RMS Clerk/Watch Clerk Training Opportunity #192

C losing Date: February 12, 2021

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:

  • Operates current RCMP computerized information systems (CPIC, CABS, etc.) to input, edit, retrieve, print, and perform maintenance on files to ensure validity and completeness; makes corrections and brings to the attention of the Watch Commander.
  • Enters and confirms all CPIC records, including property and people’s records and arrest warrants when requested by an investigator or Watch Commander.
  • Performs 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 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.

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),
$31.47 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.


  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.

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.

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.

Pay Grade
CUPE Inside 7

Hourly Rate
$ 31.47

Hours & Days of Work
Shifts are Monday to Friday and can consist of any of the following: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hours will progress to 12 hour shifts, 4 on 4 off: 4×4 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 – 44

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

Position Type
Permanent, Full-Time

Reports To
Records Management Systems Supervisor

Close Date
February 12, 2021

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.

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