November 15, 2021 to January 31, 2022, approximately

Competition #: 129-COV-21
Closing Date: Internal applicants – November 13, 2021 
                        External applicants – November 20, 2021
Rate of Pay: $27.90 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement)
Band: 3 – Schedule A (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement)   
Days/Hours: Varies / minimum 14 hours per week

Reporting to the Manager, Administrative Support & Training – RCMP, this position transcribes oral recorded statements made to the RCMP.  Through the course of his/her duties, the incumbent will be exposed to graphic and disturbing information.  The work is routine and repetitive and requires a significant level of speed and accuracy.  Periods of concentrated attentiveness are involved.

Duties Include:

  • Transcribes witness and warned statements made to the RCMP.
  • Coordinates transcription work to ensure detachment priorities are being met.
  • Maintains a transcription log for all statements.
  • Reviews transcribed statements for completeness, accuracy, grammar, and ensures correct formatting.
  • Resolves incomplete information, inaccuracies, and similar inconsistencies within the established guidelines and refers to appropriate staff, when required.
  • Ensures statements are purged/deleted from the computer system, when appropriate.
  • Covers front counter and switchboard on an ad hoc basis.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • All persons employed by the City of Vernon will be required to assist the City in providing emergency services.  Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Completion Office Administration certificate, Legal Secretary certificate, or other related education.
  • Transcription or related experience.
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s License.
  • A combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum typing speed – 60wpm.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Possesses demonstrated interpersonal abilities and communicates effectively and tactfully with staff members.
  • Ability to operate transcription equipment and relevant software.
  • Ability to effectively manage exposure to graphic and disturbing information.
  • Ability to concentrate and focus for extended periods of time.
  • Sound knowledge and skill in the operation of computers with reasonable speed and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability using word processing software such as Word and Excel.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Police Information Check.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a RCMP Enhanced Reliability Status security clearance.
How to Apply

Please submit your resume, quoting the appropriate competition number to:  Human Resources, City of Vernon, using one of the following methods:

  • Online at (In MS Word or PDF Format) or
  • By Fax:  (250) 550-3551

Internal applicants are asked to complete the Internal Application Form located on Jostle and forward this along with a resume.

By making application, you are authorizing the City of Vernon to verify, through whatever means deemed appropriate, any information included in your applicant profile.

The City of Vernon wishes to thank all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!