Police Communications Operator, PTR
Transit Police
Lower Mainland, BC
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.

Other Information
Number of positions: 1

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Please note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Once in the process, testing will be used to confirm this suitability and all internal applicants will be required to obtain a pass mark of 70% on each component of the testing to demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency in the position.

Work Schedule
The position is PTR X 1 Position.

Must be able to commit to 30 hours per week.

Must be able to commit up to 50% of all Stat Holidays.

Must be able to commit to working either Christmas Day or Evening, New Year’s Eve Evening, 1 x Celebration of Lights Evening, Halloween Evening.

Varied Shift Patterns to include:


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 bottom 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.

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

Closing date: January 25, 2019

Having trouble applying? Please view the System Requirements & FAQ's by going to http://www.translink.ca/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Transit Police are committed to employment equity