Watch Clerk (Regular)




Competition #:        72-COV-19

Closing Date:          Internal applicants – June 6, 2019

                                    External applicants – June 13, 2019

Rate of Pay:             $27.57 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement)

Band:                         4 – Schedule A (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement)   

Days/Hours:            Days vary / 11 hour shifts, 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am, working 2 day shifts, 2 night shifts, and 4 days off

Reporting to the General Manager, Municipal Support Services - RCMP, this position provides operational and administrative support to the General Duty watches of Vernon/North Okanagan Detachment, subject to the Members’ shift schedules.

Duties Include:

  • Performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties.
  • Performs transcription of police investigational data utilizing the Police Records Information Management Environment (PRIME).
  • Creates PRIME electronic records.
  • Performs officer safety Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) data entry such as, Accused, Missing Person, and Stolen Vehicles.
  • Monitors the CPIC vmail queue, answers the telephone and responds to enquiries from other agencies or the public on behalf of the Watch Commander.
  • Transcribes recorded statements such as but not limited to, complainant, victim, and accused.
  • Maintains shift schedules of police officers by entering leaves such as vacation, court commitments, and training into relevant software programs.
  • Retrieves and disseminates court related documents.
  • Prepares the shift summary report for the Watch Commander.
  • Maintains access to locked equipment and signs in/out RCMP equipment such as, guns, radios, flashlights, and conducted energy weapons.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • All persons employed by the City of Vernon will be required to assist in providing emergency services.  Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by typing and MS Office Suite courses.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a clerical and/or administrative support role.
  • A combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to type 45 wpm, and perform data entry with reasonable speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to use computerized software programs such as, CPIC, JUSTIN, PRIME and TEAM.
  • Ability to participate and complete the Canadian Fire Arms Safety course and exam.  
  • Ability to prioritize competing requests and tasks.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, including internal and external agencies.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a police information check.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an RCMP Enhanced Security Status.

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 on-line Application for Internal Posting 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!