- Date Posted: March 17, 2017
- Closing Date:
- Location: Merritt
- Hours of Work: Casual, On-Call: Mornings, Evenings, Graveyards
Detention guards-RCMP monitor and safeguard persons in custody. Applicant must live within a 30 minute drive of the Detachment and be flexible as this position is casual, call in as required.
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
· 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.
· Able to obtain and RCMP Reliability and Public Works Reliability Clearance (RCMP Clearance can take 4-6 months to obtain)
· Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak in English or French as appropriate;
· Bilingual Guards may be required for some communities;
· 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; and
· Valid level one First Aid Certificate c/w Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
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.