- Date Posted: January 25, 2016
- Closing Date:
- Location: Sicamous
- Hours of Work: Casual
RCMP Guards monitor and safeguard person in custody. Applicant must live with a 30 minute drive of the Detachment.
Physical handling of prisoners is not a job requirement for Detention Guards. Any movement of Prisoners will be conducted by the RCMP. Guard duties are to monitor prisoners and to document prisoner movement/activities, as per RCMP policy guidelines.
- 4% vacation paid annually
- AD&D Insurance coverage portal to portal
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Monitor all prisoners to ensure their security and well being;
- Observe and check prisoners frequently and irregularly;
- Assist RCMP member when required to search prisoners (training provided);
- Organize meals, record prisoner activity and maintain a prisoner activity logbook;
- Watch prisoners while in hospital when required;
- Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of cells when vacated or arrange janitor assistance;
- Record and report any damages or repairs to cells;
- Conduct searches of cells prior to occupation and when cells are vacated;
- Maintain cellblock security (ensure cell doors are locked at all times);
- Ensure cellblock keys are tagged and stored safely;
- Ensure all personal effects removed from prisoners are properly secured;
- Monitor fire safety and be fully conversant with fire orders;
- Handle and dispense laundry items;
- Under the supervision of the RCMP Officer, dispense approved prescription medications to persons in custody and :
- Perform other duties particular to that station or detachment as outlined in the Unit.
Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
At a minimum, Guards must meet the following educational and training qualifications prior to commencement of Guard duties.
- Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak in English or French as appropriate;
- Valid level one First Aid Certificate c/w Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (must have upon hire)
- Basic level computer skills an asset;
- Vision: Visual standards are RCMP-V4 (eye glasses permitted);
- Able to use both hands;
- Occasionally required to manipulate/lift up to 20 kg;
- Able to bend at the waist and climb stairs without restrictions or the use of assistive devices;
- Bilingual Guards may be required for some communities;
- WHIMS is an asset
Duty-specific Guard training provided to successful candidates prior to commencement of Guard duties; and refresher training provided to RCMP Guards in accordance with RCMP directives.
Note: The RCMP Security Clearances is a process that can take up to three (3) months – a commitment to wait for this is an expectation of this position. Due to the casual hours of this position the ideal candidate is a person who is semi-retired or a person requiring supplemental income.