Sault Police Service hosts upcoming Hiring Event to expand Civilian Team

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Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, in partnership with the Sault Community Career Centre, is hosting a hiring event on Wednesday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sault Community Career Centre, 503 Queen Street East.

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is actively looking for professionals to join its team of Civilian staff members. Civilian members are integral to the service Sault Ste. Marie Police provide to the community.  They are often the first point of contact for people contacting the police. 

Approximately 70 civilians work in various areas, including 911 communications, court services, investigation services, and central records. Civilian members are responsible for many of the data entry and administrative tasks associated with policing, allowing officers to complete their tasks more effectively.   

Part-time (minimum 20 hours/week) Relief staff member positions are currently available. Part-time Relief staff members relieve full-time civilian positions as required, including, but not limited to, 12-hour shift clerks, 911 police communicators, and general clerical assignments.    

Essential duties include transcribing reports, data input into computer systems, and relieving 911 police communicators. Secondary duties include general office duties, typing, filing, document retrieval and distribution. The salary for Data Entry assignments ranges from $25.61 to $30.26 per hour, while other assignments, such as 911 Relief, range from $35.99 to $42.45 per hour.

Job Requirements include:

  • Grade 12 Secondary Diploma
  • Excellent typing and keyboarding skills (min. 35 wpm)
  • Dicta-typing
  • Computer awareness/Word processing
  • Good judgment and assessment skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Initiative, discretion, and the ability to work well under high-stress and pressured situations

Equipment Used: Personal computer, dispatch/telephone console, Microsoft Software, RMS NICHE, CPIC, Photocopier, Fax. 

This job description is only an outline of the major duties and responsibilities of the position. It is not a detailed list of every duty associated with the position; duties may be added at any time.

Please note that all successful applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be subject to an extensive background and satisfactory reference check
  • be prepared to participate in and successfully complete an extensive period of training
  • be prepared to work a flexible schedule, including short notice call-outs and a variety of shift schedules, after having successfully completed the period of training

Applications will not be accepted from persons whose occupation or lifestyle, in the opinion of the Chief of Police, may pose a conflict of interest with the duties of a civilian employee of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

Please bring your cover letter and resume to the hiring event. Interested candidates may be asked to complete two 5-minute typing tests. Laptops will be provided to complete the tests at the hiring event

To view the career listing on the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service website, please visit

Need help preparing for the hiring event? The Sault Community Career Centre offers FREE employment services like resume and cover letter building and interview coaching. Give them a call at 705.759.0909 or email [email protected] to get started.

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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