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The Niagara Regional Police Service is comprised of over 300 civilian employees who work in various operational and administrative roles.  Our civilian members play an important role in ensuring that the services mission in providing quality policing with integrity, diligence and sensitivity is met.  Civilian members provide support to our service in many areas such as:

  • Communications (call taker, dispatch, 911, switchboard operator)
  • Court Services (court escort officer, cell security, summons server)
  • Central Records
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Administrative Support
  • Technology Services

In addition to our full time employees, we maintain a pool of temporary employees. Temporary employees are hired to cover positions that cannot remain vacant during periods of absence. These identified positions require significant training, and the individuals who hold these contracts are required to be fully assessed and demonstrate the competencies required to perform all aspects of the job. As a temporary employee, you can expect the following work environment:

  • Must be available to work all shifts, supporting a 24 hour, 7 day a week operation
  • Flexibility to work in a variety of units at all locations across the Niagara Region
  • Opportunity to apply to permanent job postings within our Service
  • Opportunity to participate in our comprehensive benefits program, once you have completed 480 hours of work
  • Opportunity to participate in our OMERS pension plan, once you have completed two consecutive years of 700 hours of work

NOTE: Hours and frequency of work are not guaranteed and will vary

Minimum Requirements

Age                 18 years of age

Education      Minimum grade 12 or equivalent

Residence     Canadian citizen or permanent residency

Required Skills                   

  • Includes a minimum keyboarding speed of 40 words per minute for most positions
  • Demonstrated computer skills, using Microsoft Office products
  • Specialized testing if required by the position

Selection Process

Screening Applicants

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in employment with the Niagara Regional Police Service.  Applicant resumes will be kept on file for a minimum period of six months.  We invite you to resubmit your resume as often as you like to express your continued interest in employment with our service and to keep your contact information and employment experience up to date.  Only those individuals who meet the minimum requirements of the position will be contacted as openings or needs arise.

Pre-employment testing

Initial testing is conducted that measures the candidates' primary knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the functions of the position.

Specialized testing may be required for certain positions.

Behavioural Interview

An interview based upon the essential competencies identified for the position is conducted.   Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the essential competencies for the position through their previous experience.

Background Security Clearance

The background and security clearance process may include, but is not limited to a check of criminal history, employment reference checks, verification of educational qualifications and employment history.

Civilian Employment Opportunities

Civilian employment opportunities will be posted on our Civilian Employment Opportunities page.

 

Location and Contact Information

The Niagara Regional Police Service Human Resources Department
5700 Valley Way
Niagara Falls, Ontario  L2E 1X8
Phone: 905-688-4111 Extension 5136

Fax: 289-248-1015

Email the Human Resources Unit