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Requirements and Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following minimum requirements in order to have their application accepted.

CITIZENSHIP Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
MINIMUM AGE 19 years of age or older
DRIVER’S LICENSE Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
PHOTO Two current passport style photographs in color
HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION High school graduation certificate or GED
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION Post secondary education with a minimum of 30 credits in academic, university transferable courses. Other course work of an equivalent level and amount may be considered; or possess a Red Seal trade certification, have military service, or has owned and managed their own business,

Education completed outside of Canada must be evaluated by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

 

FIRST AID CERTIFICATE Must possess and maintain a current basic first aid certificate

Acceptable First Aid Certificates include: Emergency, Survival, Standard, Level 1, or First Responder 1 or 2

A CPR Certificate alone does not suffice

VISION Minimum unaided vision 6/12(20/40) in one eye, 6/30(20/100) in the other

Correctable to 6/6(20/20) and 6/9(20/30)

Depth perception must be normal

For color vision: Applicant must pass the Ishihara test or Farnsworth D-15 test. If necessary, an ophthalmologist’s opinion will be requested to determine the type and severity of a deficiency.

Excimer Corneal Laser Surgery is acceptable – must have been performed at least three months prior to application

Radial Keratotomy is not acceptable

 

HEARING Hearing loss in one ear not greater than 50dB and the other ear not greater than 30dB in the 500 – 3000 CPS range
PHYSICAL ABILITIES Must be able to complete a rigorous physical fitness test and a comprehensive medical examination
BACKGROUND Ability to successfully complete a thorough background investigation
LOCATION At time of enlistment, you must live within a 60-kilometer radius of New Westminster city limits

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants possessing any of the preferred qualifications noted below, in addition to all of the required minimum qualifications, will be given preference in the selection process.

WORK HISTORY We are looking for employees who are the top performers in their present work role, whose work history is stable, dependable and discipline free

Experience interacting with the public in both positive and negative situations is an advantage

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Demonstrated commitment to the community through preferred volunteer experience

Police Reserves/Auxiliary, Victim Assistance, Crime Watch, Blockwatch, and Community Police Office Volunteer, or any service club participation would be an asset

POST SECONDARY EDUCATION Post-secondary education beyond the minimum, particularly, completion of a university degree is a definite asset

Preferred areas of study include Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Recreation and Service/Hospitality

SECOND LANGUAGE Fluency in a language other than English is a definite asset
FIRST AID Industrial First Aid or Level 3 First Aid
COMMUNICATION SKILLS Excellent verbal and written communication skills
SENSITIVITY Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to people of diverse cultures, lifestyles and ethnicity
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS In previous work, volunteer and social settings, candidates must have consistently demonstrated the traits of tact, diplomacy, and common sense

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