by Heidi Riley
“The RCMP has more than 29,000 employees across the country, including police officers and civilians who support operations,” says Cpl. Ellen Peters, the Pro-active Recruiter for RCMP on PEI.
“RCMP Civilian Members, Public Service Employees, and RCMP Police Officers work closely together in most offices/detachments across the country.”
Some civilian career opportunities as a Public Service Employee with the RCMP:
- 911 Telecoms Operator/Dispatcher
- Information management
- Strategic Planner
- Major Crime Unit Administrative Assistant
- Court Liaison/Assistant/Detachment Services Assistant
- Administrative Support
- Remote work opportunities
Mike Gallant, Digital Informatics Officer, talked about digital-based jobs at PEI’s RCMP “L” Division IMIT unit.
- There are approximately 15 staff in various units covering IT operations and radio support for officers.
- Staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and education, from community college to master’s degrees.
- Information management looks after electronic administrative and operational records.
- There will be future opportunities in data analytics and statistical-based reporting.
- “In the coming year, Officers will be using body cameras, and our unit will be supporting the security and storage of that data.”
- Momentum is gaining on the move to cloud-based offerings and desktop virtualization.
- National IMIT opportunities include computer support managers, team leads, digital evidence specialists who gather evidence from computers and cell phones, project managers, software developers, and more.
Requirements for civilian employment with the RCMP
Requirements differ, depending upon the security clearance needed for a particular job. Some jobs require permanent residency status for security reasons. “When you apply, we can work with you, and if it is deemed you can move forward, you will,” says Cpl. Peters.
Help with the application process
“If there is a learning disability or a language barrier, I am here to support people with their applications,” says Cpl. Peters. She emphasizes she is here to support applicants throughout the process.
To apply for RCMP police officer or civilian jobs, start by visiting www.jobs.gc.ca
“It is important to check the listings often, with new jobs being posted weekly. You can sign up for new job alerts to come directly to your inbox.
“For Police Officer applications, the process takes approximately six to eight months, so if you are interested, I suggest you start as soon as possible,” says Cpl. Peters. “It starts with your application on the Government of Canada website (www.jobs.gc.ca), and applications from PEI come to me.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
about a career with the RCMP, email Corporal Ellen Peters at email@example.com
Call or text her at 782-377-7146.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
about employment as a police officer with the RCMP, visit https://employmentjourney.com/rcmp-recruitment-ramps-up-2/
From left, Leroy Curry, Technologist in Infrastructure Operations and Electronics. James Warren, Supervisor of Operations Communication Center.
Amber MacCormack, Manager of Information Management Business Solutions. (Submitted photos)