Relief Telecommunications Operator

Competition Number: 13.18

Job Title: Relief Telecommunications Operator

Department: Police - Police Administration - Telecoms

Position Type: 5 Auxiliary Relief (Police Association)

Salary: $31.29/hour plus 11% in lieu of benefits

Posted Date: January 19, 2018

Closing Date: February 2, 2018

Last Modified: February 3, 2018, 5:00 am

Status: Closed


Note: This competition is now open to external applicants and the closing date has been extended to Friday, February 2.

The Saanich Police Department is searching for applicants to supplement our Relief Telecommunications Operator’s team.

Telecommunications centre personnel must be extremely well trained, highly competent, and capable of handling a stressful work environment and shift work.  Candidates that are successful in the application process, which includes testing and a background check, will participate in a three week long "Basic Telecommunications Operator's Course" held at the Saanich Police Department.  During that time applicants will earn a training wage of $14.00 per hour.  We are anticipating the course will take place later this spring.

If the candidates are successful in passing the course and completing two blocks of field training, they may be offered a relief Telecom Operator position.

The starting wage for these Police Association positions is $31.29 per hour plus 11% in lieu of benefits.  This is a relief position only, meaning, the successful candidates will be responsible for providing relief during staff holidays, sick time, and supplement staffing levels on weekends and evenings on a regular basis. Therefore, it is important candidates are available throughout the week.  Flexibility is a crucial.

The minimum requirements needed to apply for these positions are:

  1. Completion of grade 12,
  2. Computer training and windows environment experience, and
  3. Typing skills (minimum 40 words per minute).

The successful candidates will be required to work varying shifts including evenings, weekends and nights (hours/shifts are subject to change).

*Testing will be conducted, however, applicants must provide proof of typing speed from a recognized educational institution or hiring agency*

Contact Information:

Applications must be received in Saanich Police by 11:45 p.m. on the closing date. 

Candidates interested in the position should email their covering letter and resume to and addressed to the:

Telecom Sergeant
Saanich Police Department
760 Vernon Avenue
Victoria, BC  V8X 2W6