Royal Canadian Mounted Police
CS-02 – SP-CP-02
$66,360 to $81,222 (under review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Closing date: 12 April 2017 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Your responses to the screening questions will be used as the primary source in determining whether you meet the screening requirements. If you do not fully complete the screening questions as instructed, you may be screened out.
It is insufficient to state only that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities. Candidates must provide concrete examples demonstrating how they meet the requirements. FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT AND APPROPRIATE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR ELIMINATION FROM THE PROCESS.
All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
Intent of the process
This process will initially be used to staff one position on an indeterminate basis in Calgary, Alberta.
The intent of this process is to establish a pool of qualified candidates inclusive of Public Service (PS) employees and Civilian Members (CM) for similar positions with various tenures (i.e. indeterminate, term, deployment, acting, assignment and secondment).
Should a CM be found qualified and selected for appointment, the appointment will not result in a change of status to another category for the member.
Candidates from outside the federal public service will be required to pay for their own travel (including travel for assessment purposes), and may be required to pay for their own relocation expenses.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 500 words (maximum)
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
- Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.
1. Indeterminate period incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standards based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the CS group.
2. It is the recognized educational institution (e.g. community college, CÉGEP or university) that determines if the courses taken by a candidate correspond to two years of a post-secondary program at the institution.
3. At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum post-secondary education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.
- Experience extracting and conducting analyses of electronic data.
- Experience building, maintaining, repairing and upgrading personal computer hardware.
- Experience using at least three of the following operating systems to troubleshoot issues or problem-solve: Android, iOS, Windows, Linux or Macintosh.
- Experience preparing technical reports.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
- Possession of Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification, or industry equivalent.
- Possession of CompTIA Network+ Certification, or industry equivalent.
- Experience using forensics tool suites.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
- Knowledge of information technology fundamentals.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally.
- Ability to plan and organise work.
- Demonstrating integrity and respect
- Thinking things through
- Working effectively with others
- Showing initiative and being action-oriented
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
- Knowledge of the procedures used to document and preserve the integrity of evidence or exhibits.
Conditions of employment
Top Secret security clearance – • RCMP Top Secret security clearance.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically to attend training, or for work, as necessary.
- Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, overtime, on evenings and weekends, and/or on a shift schedule.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.
- Willingness and ability to be exposed to subject matter and/or material of investigations, which may be difficult to deal with.
- Willingness and ability to provide expert testimony in court.
- Participation in the Technological Crime Understudy Program.
Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. A person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications; however, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications may be applied.
A random or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
You may be assessed using one (1) or more of the following tools: written exam, interview and/or reference checks.
Applications will be accepted online only. Please apply online at www.canada.ca/government-jobs.
Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.
For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address, and ensure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CANDIDATE TO ENSURE ACCURATE CONTACT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AND UPDATED AS REQUIRED.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Public Service Human Resources