RCMP Dispatcher / Emergency Call-Taker
Government of Canada
Winnipeg, MB
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
PO-TCO-01, PO-TCO-02
Who can apply: Persons residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba or within a 250 km radius of Winnipeg, Manitoba
$51,673 to $60,453 / $56,837 to $66,496
For further information on the organization, please visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Closing date: 23 April 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


The RCMP offers an exceptional career, letting you make a real difference in your community and your country. No other police force in Canada provides the levels of services and variety offered by the RCMP, as well as opportunities for continued learning and growth.

As an employer of choice for over 26,000 men and women, the RCMP promises a career like no other. With over 130 years of tradition and service, the RCMP is Canada's national police service. Proud of our traditions and confident in meeting future challenges, we commit to preserve the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.

**PLEASE NOTE** Candidates are required to attend a Career Presentation (date to be determined). Only those who attend the Career Presentation will be able to register for the CritiCall exam. Candidates who are successful at the exam will be required to participate in an interview.

Work environment
Telecommunications Operators provide a critical service within the RCMP that support both public and police officer safety through the provision of information and assistance.

A Telecommunications Operator is responsible for responding to both Police and Emergency 911 calls for service while dispatching RCMP and other emergency responders to incidents in their respective province. This requires a level of multi-tasking simultaneously on a computer with multiple screens/programs while responding to calls on a radio/phone of which some may be highly stressful "life or death" situations. Telecommunications Operators are often exposed to emotionally charged clients and incidents which may be traumatic, violent and disturbing. Telecommunications Operators work shift work (24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year).

Intent of the process
The intent of the process is to establish a pool of qualified candidates at the TCO-01 and TCO-02 group and level.

Candidates who are qualified at the TCO-01 level and who are selected for the Telecommunications Operator Training Program will be appointed to a determinate (term) appointment at the TCO-01 group and level.

Only the TCO-01 Trainees who successfully complete the training program* will be placed in a pool of qualified TCO-02 which may be used to appoint determinately (term) or indeterminately (permanent) at the TCO-02 group and level.

  • The Training Program is comprised of in-class training followed by field coaching. The duration of the training program varies according to the location of the position.
Persons with a priority entitlement may self-refer if interested in the TCO-01 and TCO-02 position and will be considered in priority to all other applicants.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary School Diploma or employer-approved alternative

Degree equivalency

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual imperative, English Essential or French Essential
Profile(s) (e.g. BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, BBC/BBC)

Information on language requirements

(TCO-02 only)
Successful completion of a Telecommunications Operator Training Program recognized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

1. *Ability to read full written paragraphs and accurately enter that text word-for-word using a keyboard. Must be able to type/keyboard at 43 net w.p.m. with less than 5% error rate. (Keyboarding)
2. *Ability to read written data (such as name, telephone number, license plate sequence, etc.) and accurately enter that data using a keyboard. (Data Entry-MT)
3. *Ability to hear audible data (such as name, telephone number, license plate sequence, etc.) and accurately enter that data using a keyboard. (Data Entry-MT (Audio))
4. *Ability to hear and comprehend audible information while accurately entering that information using a keyboard. (Call Summarization 2-MT)
5. *Ability to hear data, retain it in memory, and then use a keyboard to accurately recall and enter the data. (Memory Recall: Numeric (Audio))
6. *Ability to use maps to for determining routes and locations. (Suburban-Rural Map Reading)
7. *Ability to correctly spell words that sound similar but are spelled differently and have differing meanings depending on the context in which they are being used. (Spelling (Audio))
8. *Ability to read and comprehend written passages. (Reading Comprehension)

  • These qualifications will be assessed using the software, CritiCall. Each qualification is directly linked to a test module in CritiCall and applicants must meet the established pass-mark of each test module to continue in the selection process. Applicants must re-apply if they fail the selection process in order to be retested.
Develops self
Problem Solving
Conscientiousness and reliability
Meeting client needs
Self-Control and composure

(TCO-01 only)
Ability to apply logic
Ability to type/keyboard at 43 net w.p.m. with less than 5% error rate

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Additional spoken languages, other than French or English (TCO-01 and TCO-02)

Conditions of employment
RCMP Enhanced Reliability Security Clearance or RCMP Top Secret Clearance

1. Ability and willingness to work shift work (24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365
days a year)
2. Ability and willingness to travel and testify in court of law.
3. Ability and willingness to travel for mandatory operational training.
4. Ability and willingness to work on short notice and overtime to meet operational
5. Exposure to emotionally charged clients and incidents which may be traumatic,
violent and disturbing
6. Meets and maintains the medical profile standards established for the position.
7. Meets and maintains any additional medical requirements for isolated posts, in
accordance with Treasury Board policy and definitions of locations.
8. Work in a confined or restrictive workspace, wear a headset, and exposure to
multiple computer screens, and noise disturbances for extended periods of time.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

** Top down selection, random selection, or other volume management strategies may be used during any stage of the selection process.**

  • CritiCall assesses the following:
Decision making, keyboarding (minimum 43 words per minute), data entry (multi-tasking), data entry (multi-tasking with audio), memory recall: (audio), call summarization (multi-tasking), map reading, reading comprehension, spelling.

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). Candidates who are unable to provide proof that they meet this essential qualification as requested may be eliminated from the process.

Testing/interviews will be conducted in Winnipeg, Manitoba and will require candidates to travel to the test/interview location. Virtual attendance such as teleconference or Skype will not be offered.

TRAVEL RELATED TO THE SELECTION PROCESS - Candidates, including employees of the Public Service, will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business. Travel expenses to attend the career presentation, Criticall exam, and interviews are the responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed.

If you are currently employed with the Federal Public Service, please let us know your current group and level as well as your tenure and the Department you are working for.

The successful applicant will have to obtain, as a minimum, an RCMP Enhanced Reliability Status. The candidate must not have a Criminal Record. The process also requires a Security/Reliability Interview, a field investigation in matters of credit/finances, education, employment, references, etc.

External candidates may be eligible for the initial appointment relocation entitlement of up to $5000 if they are not currently a federal public service employee.

Interested persons must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to the position, in a manner determined by the Selection Board. A person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Practical and/or standardized tests may be administered for screening and/or assessment purposes.

All communication relating to this process, including e-mail correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

A qualified group of candidates may be identified and may be used to staff future vacancies, similar positions, for term, permanent and acting, at full or part time hours within the area of selection.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

You MUST clearly demonstrate in writing how you meet the Language, Education, and Experience requirements. Provide examples and describe the work/duties you have performed. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered further during the screening process.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.

Successful candidates(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.