Hiring Special Constable | $41.223 Hourly

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City of Ottawa, Department of Transit Services based in Ottawa, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Special Constable. The City of Ottawa’s Department of Transit Services oversees the efficient operation and maintenance of public transportation within the city. The department ensures reliable and accessible transit options for residents and visitors. Transit Services works to enhance the quality and sustainability of public transportation, contributing to the overall mobility and livability of Ottawa. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Ottawa
Department: Transit Services Department
Service: Safety, Regulatory, Training & Development Service
Position: Special Constable
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $35.040 - $41.223 Hourly
Employment Type: Multiple Full-time Continuous and Temporary Positions
Job Category: Transportation
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Job Location: 1500 St.Laurent
Work Hours: 40.00 hours per week
Shift: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Affiliation: CUPE 5500
Requisition ID/Job ID: 11136


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have completion of community college Police Foundations or Law and Security Certificate
Experience: Candidates should have minimum of 2 years of security experience in a transit environment

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be able to deal with physical situations and physically control/restrain others when necessary
  • The candidates should be able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • The candidates should be available for unplanned overtime, work a variety of scheduled shifts, including split shifts, weekends, and evenings

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have related experience in dealing with people and enforcement procedures may be considered as alternate relevant experience
  • The candidates must obtain and maintain a Special Constable designation
  • The candidates should have good knowledge of security or law enforcement operations, as well as the duties of a Special Constable with Peace Officer authority, including the use/application of various statutes such as the Criminal Code of Canada, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Trespass to Property Act, Provincial Offences Act, Liquor Licence Act, Safe Streets Act, MFIPPA, and related Federal and Provincial Statutes, and Transit By-law
  • The candidates should be familiar with City/Branch/Division policies and procedures affecting Transit operations, including standard operating procedures and emergency standing orders
  • The candidates should have knowledge of court processes and procedures, possess investigative and evidence gathering techniques, and have dispute resolution techniques
  • The candidates should be trained in crowd control and emergency response techniques
  • The candidates should be knowledgeable about personal and physical security methods, as well as electrical and computerized security equipment
  • The candidates should have knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
  • The candidates should be capable of working independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively with peers and managers as part of a team
  • The candidates should be able to relate to transit customers while working in a public environment and deal with difficult or confrontational behaviors, possess leadership and negotiation skills, and have strong conflict/dispute/crisis resolution skills
  • The candidates should have analytical and problem-solving skills and possess demonstrated assertiveness and self-control
  • The candidates should be able to exercise sound judgment and make authoritative decisions where time may not permit soliciting advice from senior staff
  • The candidates should have computer literacy in MS Office Suite in a Windows environment, including the use of Ozone and the Internet
  • The candidates should be able to build and maintain relationships within the community, with stakeholders, and other agencies
  • The candidates should demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of all people and cultures and possess organizational and time management skills to deal effectively with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, and deadlines
  • The candidates should possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and report writing skills, with neat and legible handwriting, and have effective public relations and public speaking skills
  • The candidates should be able to use portable corporate communications technologies, such as 2-way radio, etc
  • The candidates should be able to drive a City vehicle, have a work record of good attendance/job performance, and be of good moral character and habits
  • The candidates should be respectful, able to relate to Transit customers, co-workers, and the general public, and work in a non-confrontational manner
  • The candidates should possess cultural awareness, value diversity, and be sensitive to others
  • The candidates should be able to display tact and diplomacy


  • The candidates should be able to understand and adhere to federal, provincial, and municipal laws
  • The candidates should be able to comprehend the Special Constable contract with the Ottawa Police Services Board
  • The candidates should be able to follow rules and regulations governing a Special Constable appointment, as amended from time to time
  • The candidates should be able to adhere to corporate, branch, and division policies and standards
  • The candidates should be able to align with the Corporate/Branch Code of Ethics, Core Values, and Mission Statement, ensuring consistency and compatibility with Ottawa Police Service policies and standards

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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