Special Constable
City of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position: Special Constable

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52540158-01

Competition posting date: 2019.05.10

Competition closing date: 2019.05.27

Transportation Services Department, Transit Operations Service, Special Constable Branch
Multiple Full-time Continuous and Temporary Positions - 40 hours/week
Affiliation: CUPE 5500
Salary: $32.595 to $38.347 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 1500 St. Laurent

  • NOTE: Applications / resumes received will be used to staff current and on-going requirements until
December 31, 2019.

Category: Ongoing Inventories
Employment Group: Transportation

Job Summary

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:
Federal/Provincial/Municipal laws
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

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
  • 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:
  • Fingerprinting
  • 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

English 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

  • 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

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.