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HPS POLICE CONSTABLE - NEW RECRUIT [1] At City of Hamilton

Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Job Description

HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE

TOGETHER | STRONGER | SAFER


The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) provides policing to over 540,000 residents in the City of Hamilton. In 2018, HPS answered over 199,430 emergency calls for assistance from our community. We have over 1,240 employees in Sworn and Civilian roles. Our mission is to be a trusted partner in delivering public safety.



JOB POSTING


HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE (HPS)
|TOGETHER|STRONGER|SAFER

POLICE CONSTABLE – NEW RECRUIT

Job Title: Police Constable – New Recruit

Department: Hamilton Police Service

Hours of Work: 12-hour shift rotation, 24 hours/day, 365 days/year

Salary Range: Officer in training (4th - 1st Class Constable) $70,426 - 100,609 per annum (As of January 1, 2020)


The Police Constable New Recruit posting is available year-round. The cutoff dates for applying to a specific intake are as follows:

May 2020 Intake – Apply by March 16, 2020
September 2020 Intake – Apply by July 20, 2020
January 2021 Intake – Apply by November 23, 2020

As a Hamilton Police Constable, your role will be to serve and protect in partnership with our communities. A Police Constable must work closely with people from all races, cultures, and backgrounds to ensure public safety through proactive crime prevention and law enforcement. You will have the opportunity to build relationships in the community, show sensitivity to others, and demonstrate concern for the needs of others. Together we are stronger and together we are safer – join our family.

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Improve and maintain the safety, security, and quality of life for residents of the City of Hamilton through the application of proactive community-based and problem-solving policing methods
  • Preserve the peace
  • Prevent crimes and other offences, and provide assistance and encouragement to other persons in their prevention
  • Assist victims of crime
  • Apprehend criminals and other offenders and others who may lawfully be taken into custody
  • Lay charges and participate in prosecutions
  • Execute warrants that are to be executed by police officers and perform related duties
  • Perform the lawful duties that the Chief of Police assigns

REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS:

  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Minimum grade 12 Diploma (or equivalent); Post-Secondary education is considered an asset
  • No criminal record/convictions for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform the job, having regard for their own safety and the safety of members of the public, and maintain a good level of physical fitness
  • Advanced English communication and comprehension skills; additional languages are an asset

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Class G Driver's Licence, or the equivalent, with no more than six (6) accumulated demerit points (must be permitted to drive automobile in Ontario with full driving privileges)
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR (Basic Rescuer Level C) certification (must be obtained before offer of employment)

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-Secondary Education (Trades, College, University, or Military experience considered an asset)
  • Continuous learning/self-improvement (e.g. post-secondary courses, workshops, seminars, or any ongoing personal development activity)
  • Commitment to community involvement (e.g. volunteering)
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Policing in the City of Hamilton

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES:

Analytical Thinking


Self-Confidence


Communication


Flexibility



Self-Control


Relationship Building


Physical Skills/Abilities


Dealing with Diversity


RECRUITMENT PROCESS

All applications must be submitted online via the City of Hamilton Job Portal. If you are successful in the screening process, you will be contacted to participate in the following recruitment stages:

  • Personal Information Questionnaire [PIQ] & Pre-Employment Security Check (Submitted Online)
  • Aptitude Testing
  • Interview Day
    • Informational Session (30 minute meeting with Recruitment Officer
    • Behavioural Interview (60 minute interview – focus on desirable competencies)
  • Physical Test – Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Panel Interview
  • Medical Assessment (Completed by your family doctor)
  • Offer of Employment

Note: Applicants who have a valid Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Certificate of Results (including PREP), will be exempt from Aptitude and Physical Testing (#2 and #4).

APPLICATION DEADLINE & INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered for the May 2020 New Recruit Class, all applications (i.e. cover letter and resume – all one document) are to be submitted via the City of Hamilton Careers (www.hamilton.ca/careers) website before 11:59 PM on March 16, 2020. Please note: The Police Constable New Recruit Posting is available year round.

As an organization we are committed to reflecting the demographic we serve. We encourage applications from our diverse community, including, but not limited to, Aboriginal Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Visibly Racialized Persons, LGBTQ Members, those who are able to speak another language(s) fluently, and all others committed to the call of policing as a life-changing career.

The Hamilton Police Service is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for testing and/or an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

If hired, the incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for their position and the workplace. By applying, you agree that the statements made by you are true, complete, and correct to the best of your knowledge. Further, you understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, and/or deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for dismissal.