Current Job Opportunities

 

Current Openings

 With over 1000 uniform and civilian members, the Waterloo Regional Police Service proudly serves a population of over 575,000 residents in one of the fastest growing areas of Ontario. The WRPS is committed to a leadership role in crime prevention and law enforcement in a community partnership to improve safety and the quality of life for all people. Police and civilian positions offer a wide variety of career opportunities along with competitive salaries and benefit packages.

Civilian Positions

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Currently, we are recruiting for the following positions:

Special Constable (Part-Time)

With a budget of over $150 million and more than 1000 sworn and civilian members, The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) is looking for Part-Time Special Constables to become part of our team.

The WRPS delivers exceptional police services to more than 575,000 residents.  The Waterloo Region is a vital and prosperous community in southern Ontario that offers the unique combination of a growing urban centre comprised of three municipalities, Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo surrounded by four rural communities, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.  You will work in a community proud of its diversity and within an organization focused on its people. 

 

As a member of the Court Services Branch, you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining courtroom decorum
  • Searching the general public within the courthouse in accordance with WRPS procedures
  • Providing assistance to police officers
  • Transporting, monitoring, controlling, and receiving custody of prisoners
  • Prisoner security in, during, and out of court and in custodial facilities
  • Serving of Summonses and Subpoenas
  • Fingerprinting and photographing criminally charged persons

 

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of the Test Results Profile or OACP Certificate from Applicant Testing Services (ATS) is required.  For more information on ATS, please visit:  www.applicanttesting.com
  • Basic knowledge of reading, writing, mathematical and communication skills, normally acquired through the attainment of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent as determined by the Ontario Ministry of Education. 
  • Knowledge of standardized office and filing procedures and processes, basic keyboarding and data entry skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills using tact and diplomacy required to respond to and take control of emergency situations in a sensitive manner.
  • Ability to meet government criteria for appointment as Special Constable.
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member and to support and project values compatible with the organization.
  • Ability to meet testing requirements for the position.
  • Valid CPR (Basic Rescuer Level) and Standard First Aid Certificates, from an accredited agency, with renewal as per police standards.
  • A valid Glass “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence with no more than six demerit points.
  • Ability to meet police security clearance requirements and to maintain confidentiality.

Previous Special Constable or security experience is preferred.

 

For further details about this position and a complete job description, please visit our website www.wrps.on.ca.

 

Why join WRPS? 

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Excellent benefits and pension
  • Dynamic, exciting work environment
  • Strong, supportive leadership
  • Employee fitness and wellness programs
  • Salary: $35.82/hr

 

Please submit your Application for Employment, Personal History Form, and your Applicant Testing Services Results by July 5, 2018 at 3p.m. to:

Email:    HumanResources@wrps.on.ca

Mail:      Human Resources Branch, Waterloo Regional Police Service

200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 5M1

Fax:        519-650-8587

 

If you require accommodation in completing the application process, or with any portion of the application process or interview, please email the WRPS at HumanResources@wrps.on.ca.

Diversity through inclusion – we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 

Finance Assistant (Temporary for Approximately 6 months)

With a budget of over $150 million and more than 1000 sworn and civilian members, The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) requires an experienced professional to fill the role of temporary full-time Finance Assistant  for approximately 6 months.

The WRPS delivers exceptional police services to more than 575,000 residents.  The Waterloo Region is a vital and prosperous community in southern Ontario that offers the unique combination of a growing urban centre comprised of three municipalities, Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo surrounded by four rural communities, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.  You will work in a community proud of its diversity and within an organization focused on its people. 

As a member of the Finance Branch, the Finance Assistant will be responsible to process accounts payable and receivable, employee expenses and other financial duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Bookkeeping/Accounting diploma or related field at a community college level with a minimum of three (3) years’ directly related experience in a general accounting field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices with a general understanding of financial accounting related to accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
  • General understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and legislation including the Police Services Act and Income Tax Act
  • Knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle Financial (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger), Crystal Reports, Banner, Kronos TAMS, and Niche Records Management Systems.
  • Ability to meet police security clearance requirements and to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member and to support and project values compatible with the organization
  • Ability to meet testing requirements for the position

 

For further details about this position and a complete job description, please visit our website www.wrps.on.ca.

 

Why join WRPS? 

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Excellent benefits and pension for permanent full-time employees
  • Dynamic, exciting work environment
  • Strong, supportive leadership
  • Employee fitness and wellness programs
  • Hourly Wage: $31.77

Please submit a resume indicating the position title by Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 3p.m. to:

Email:    HumanResources@wrps.on.ca

Mail:      Human Resources Branch, Waterloo Regional Police Service

200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 5M1

Fax:        519-650-8587

 

If you require accommodation in completing the application process, or with any portion of the application process or interview, please email the WRPS at HumanResources@wrps.on.ca.

Diversity through inclusion – we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 

Radio System Administrator

With a budget of over $150 million and more than 1000 sworn and civilian members, The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) requires an experienced Radio Systems Specialist to fill the role of Radio System Administrator.

The WRPS delivers exceptional police services to more than 575,000 residents.  The Waterloo Region is a vital and prosperous community in southern Ontario that offers the unique combination of a growing urban centre comprised of three municipalities, Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo surrounded by four rural communities, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.  You will work in a community proud of its diversity and within an organization focused on its people. 

The Radio System Administrator will support the operation of the Waterloo Region P25 Radio Network for all system users, and identify and incorporate technological and system enhancements to continually improve business efficiency, quality, and availability of the communication system.  

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of P25 Simulcast radio system (Motorola experience would be preferred)  and Internet Protocol networking technology normally acquired through the attainment of a College Diploma in Electronics, Radio Maintenance or Repair, or related field is required.  Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in electronics or radio installation maintenance or repair may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive experience required working and administering P25 radio systems, planning and managing maintenance programs, performing radio repairs from the system to subscriber radio level which includes experience and working with software and hardware used in networking and radio systems, communication service monitor equipment and service utility programs, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, and programming software, embedded computers, firmware design and programming.
  • Experience with P25 system management software and integrated subsystems such as encryptions, programming, and reprogramming and voice logging, and system reporting.
  • Working knowledge of all sub-system components within radio systems and their inter-relationships including microwave, mobile, portable and base radios and repeaters, diesel generators, standby and back-up power systems, alarm reporting system, telephone and radio system switches, dispatch computer, communications consoles, voicemail systems, console and communications centre voice recording systems, network tie lines and order wires to ensure optimum operation of a public safety grade radio system.
  • Organizational skills required to adapt to changing conditions and shifting priorities while ensuring task deadlines are met utilizing available resources.
  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Communication skills required to be able to interact with members of all levels with diplomacy and tact, to convey detailed information to voice radio system users and explain implications, and to communicate with staff and equipment suppliers and representatives from outside agencies.
  • A valid Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s License with no more than six (6) demerit points required to travel within and outside of the Region.
  • Ability to meet police security clearance requirements and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to meet testing requirements for the position.
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member and to support and project values compatible with the organization.

 

 For further details about this position and a complete job description, please visit our website www.wrps.on.ca.

Why join WRPS? 

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Excellent benefits and pension
  • Dynamic, exciting work environment
  • Strong, supportive leadership
  • Employee fitness and wellness programs
  • Salary range: $82,865 - $97,488

Please submit a resume indicating the position title by Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4pm to:

Email: HumanResources@wrps.on.ca

Mail:    Human Resources Branch, Waterloo Regional Police Service

200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 5M1

Fax:     519-650-8587

 

If you require accommodation in completing the application process, or with any portion of the application process or interview, please email the WRPS at HumanResources@wrps.on.ca.

Diversity through inclusion – we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 

 Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Advisor
 

With a budget of over $150 million and more than 1000 sworn and civilian members, The Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) requires an experienced professional to fill the role of full-time Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Advisor.

 

The WRPS delivers exceptional police services to more than 575,000 residents.  The Waterloo Region is a vital and prosperous community in southern Ontario that offers the unique combination of a growing urban centre comprised of three municipalities, Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo surrounded by four rural communities, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.  You will work in a community proud of its diversity and within an organization focused on its people. 

 

As a member of the Emergency Services and Public Safety Branch, the Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Advisor will be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive emergency management and business continuity program, and providing strategic leadership and expert advice on emergency planning and management.

 

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Preparedness/Management, Risk Management or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in emergency preparedness required; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Experience as a Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) or a leadership role in Emergency Management is required
  • Successful completion of Incident Management System IMS 300 and IMS 910 courses (or      equivalent IMS Instructor Certificate) required
  • Successful completion of Emergency Management EM 200 and EM 225 courses required;      successful completion of Emergency Management EM 300 course is an asset
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation with respect to emergency management including the      Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and other related standards and regulations
  • Membership in the Ontario Association of Emergency Management and/or International Association of Emergency Managers is an asset
  • Certified Protection Professional credential is an asset
  • Working knowledge of the Incident Management System (IMS) for emergency preparedness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills to convey subject matter expertise, engage collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders,  deliver training programs and update the Major Emergency and Disaster Management Manual as required
  • Project management experience with a demonstrated ability to manage complex projects effectively
  • Ability to meet police security clearance requirements and to maintain confidentiality
  • A valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License with no more than six demerit points required to travel within and outside of Region
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member and to support and project values compatible with the organization
  • Ability to meet testing requirements for the position

 

Why join WRPS? 

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Excellent benefits and pension
  • Dynamic, exciting work environment
  • Strong, supportive leadership
  • Employee fitness and wellness programs
  • Salary range: $93,425.51 - $109,912.37

Please submit a resume indicating the position title by Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 3p.m. to:

Email:    HumanResources@wrps.on.ca

Mail:      Human Resources Branch, Waterloo Regional Police Service

200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario N3H 5M1

Fax:        519-650-8587

 

If you require accommodation in completing the application process, or with any portion of the application process or interview, please email the WRPS at HumanResources@wrps.on.ca.

 

Diversity through inclusion – we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

We thank all applicants; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Constable Positions

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Waterloo Regional Police Service.  We are currently processing applications for the position of Police Constable. Please check our website for further status updates.   

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