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Firearms Officers in all six offices of the BC and Yukon Chief Firearms Officer March 2020

Firearms Officers in all six offices of the BC and Yukon Chief Firearms Officer

Full Details and Job Opportunity: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?toggleLanguage=en&poster=1427601

Firearms Officer

Reference number: RCM20J-011491-000457
Selection process number: 20-RCM-EA-N-S-NCR-CFP-91003
Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Canadian Firearms Program
Kamloops (British Columbia), Prince George (British Columbia), Summerland (British Columbia), Surrey (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Whitehorse (Yukon)
PM-03 – PDM03
$61,558 to $66,324For further information on the organization, please visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Closing date: 31 March 2021 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

*** ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ***

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the jobs.gc.ca site.
To submit an application online, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

Persons who cannot apply online or persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to inform the contact persons responsible for this process and to contact 1-800-645-5605 prior to the closing date.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questionnaire how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the Essential Qualifications and Asset Qualifications if applicable. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as “refer to my attached résumé” will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

Duties

As a Firearms Officer, you will have the opportunity to assist in administering the Firearms Act Canada (the Act) under a designation of the authority from the Chief Firearms Officer. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Investigating, analyzing and making decisions to approve, refuse or revoke firearms licences and authorizations for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. Decisions are based on eligibility under the Act and potential risk to public safety.

Accessing police, court and other secure information databases, conducting interviews with a broad spectrum of people (e.g. licence applicants, licensee family members/employers/etc., medical professionals, police, Crown and others) in order to undertake thorough investigations.

Coordinating and carrying out inspections of firearms businesses, shooting ranges and some private dwelling houses to ensure compliance with the Act and Regulations.

Planning and implementing outreaches to clients and stakeholder groups (e.g. remote or indigenous communities, other government departments, police, public interest groups) to educate and assist with compliance.

Preparing and submitting legal documents such as notices of refusal or revocation, court briefs, affidavits and disclosure materials. Most decisions to refuse or revoke licences or authorizations can be referred to a provincial court for a review of the decision.

Intent of the process

A pool of candidates will be established and used to staff positions within the RCMP in Victoria (British Columbia), Surrey (British Columbia), Summerland (British Columbia), Kamloops (British Columbia), Prince George (British Columbia), Whitehorse (Yukon) on an indeterminate or specified period (including term, acting, or assignment) basis, with English Essential linguistic profiles and various RCMP security clearances.

Should a Public Service (PS) employee be found qualified and selected for appointment, notification regarding the PS appointment, if applicable, will be posted on www.jobs.gc.ca in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act.

Should a Civilian Member (CM) be found qualified and selected for appointment prior to May 21, 2020 (deeming date), the appointment will not result in a change of status to the Public Service (PS) category for the CM. Furthermore, CM staffing transactions resulting from this process will be administered in accordance with the Onboarding Transition Phase until deeming day.

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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)

*Significant experience conducting detailed investigations
*Significant experience conducting interviews to obtain detailed information
*Significant experience preparing correspondence that articulates detailed decisions or recommendations
*Significant experience interpreting and applying federal or provincial legislation or regulations
Experience building partnerships with internal and external partners
Experience working in a computerized or technological environment

NOTE:
*Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of the experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of complex related activities.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience in dealing with courts and court officials or providing court testimony
Experience handling, using or identifying firearms

The following will be applied/assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives

Degree equivalency

Ability to analyze complex issues and provide recommendations
Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Ability to communicate effectively orally

Effective Interpersonal Relationships
Judgement
Dependability
Initiative

The following may be applied/assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Fluency in a South Asian, Asian or Persian language or any language other than English or French.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – RCMP Enhanced Reliability security clearance

Successful completion of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.
Possession of a valid driver’s licence.
Must work overtime and variable hours as required.
Must travel to and work in remote, rugged terrain and other locations as required.
Must handle firearms, as required, throughout their time in the position.
Must lift and carry up to 25 kg (+55 pounds), as required, throughout their time in the position.
Must work in an environment that involves possible exposure to unsettling and/or graphic police files.

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

A written exam may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

You must provide proof of education credentials. If you obtained your degree outside Canada, it is your responsibility to demonstrate its equivalence, please take a look at the following link for more information: https://www.cicic.ca/

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.

Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

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

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.

Contact information

Andrée Boyling, Staffing Advisor
andree.boyling@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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