Administrative Assistant - Office of the Chief Constable

Competition Number: 22361


Job Title: Administrative Assistant - Office of the Chief Constable

Department: Police

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (Exempt)

Salary: The annual salary range for this exempt position is $69,026.86 to $81,079.17 and offers an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: November 8, 2022

Closing Date: November 23, 2022

Last Modified: November 8, 2022, 3:43 pm

Status: Closed


The Saanich Police Department is a full service, community oriented Department consisting of approximately 165 sworn members that are supported by nearly 50 civilian employees.  Their mission is to provide the highest quality of service to ensure the safety and security of the community of Saanich.                                    

The Administrative Assistant will perform complex clerical, administrative and confidential work in support of the Office of the Chief Constable and the Professional Standards Division. The successful candidate will exercise considerable independence of action and judgement when providing secretarial duties and when dealing with officials, employees, and the general public.  The Administrative Assistant is called upon to give information to employees, Union representatives and the public, on a wide variety of departmental matters which requires a sound understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations of the Police Department and the Municipality.

Requirements include: two years post secondary education in disciplines such as business administration or public administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience in related disciplines; two years experience at a senior professional support level; accurate keyboarding skills of 55 wpm; proficient in using Windows-based word processing, database, spreadsheet, and email applications; experience taking minutes and transcribing dictation; considerable knowledge of the Saanich Police Department and municipal policies, practices and procedures; and the ability to pass and maintain the required police enhanced reliability security clearance check including a polygraph.

The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*As a component of the selection process testing will be conducted; applicants must also provide proof of typing speed from a recognized educational institution or hiring agency.*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.