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Psychologist

Reference number: RCM22J-014978-000249
Selection process number: 21-RCM-EA-N-N-NCR-CHRO/OHSB-99784-2
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Chief Human Resources Officer
Various Locations Across Canada : Calgary (Alberta), Surrey (British Columbia), Ottawa (Ontario), Regina (Saskatchewan), *NEW* Halifax (Nova Scotia)
PS-04 - PSY-04
$96,661 to $112,957 (In additional to the salary you will benefit from a terminable allowance (Master's Degree = $6,000; Doctoral Degree = $12,000. Also should this be your first appointment to the Federal Public Service, you may be eligible to negotiate the starting salary step with the hiring manager.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Closing date: 28 October 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Persons who cannot apply online or persons with disabilities preventing them from applying online are asked to inform the contact persons responsible for this process prior to the closing date. You may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605. The INFOTEL number for persons using a TTY/TDD is 1-800-532-9397.

Duties

While assigned to the RCMP’s Occupational Health and Safety Services:
• Actively support the deployment of a new mental health screening program for RCMP officers and provide referral assistance. We like to call this a check-up on their mental health vital signs!
• Develop and deploy psychoeducational content to support the mental health screening program. Content that includes promoting resilience and proactive strategies to bolster mental health in officers.
• Work closely within a team of professionals in Occupational Health Services, to ensure officer mental health is in-tact.
• Build a trusting relationship with our RCMP officers so that they are comfortable seeking mental health support when needed.

Assist RCMP occupational health services in meeting other responsibilities when needed (ex. critical incident response and support).

Engage in outreach activities and support research initiatives that bolster officer mental health.

Work environment

Top reasons to work for RCMP:

• Four-week’s paid vacation within a year of being hired
• Training opportunities
• Reimbursement of licensing and relevant association fees
• Worry-free parking. (Most locations)
• Free use of RCMP gym facilities (Most locations)
• RCMP offers regular working hours (37.5 hrs/week) with great benefits including sick leave, family-related leave, health/dental plans, a great pension plan, and the possibility of flexible work hours. For more information regarding benefits, please see the above link.
• As an employer of choice for over 26,000 men and women, the RCMP promises a career like no other. With almost 150 years of tradition and service, the RCMP is Canada’s national police service. Proud of our traditions and confident in meeting future challenges, we commit to preserve the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.

Intent of the process

A pool of candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions across Canada within the RCMP on an indeterminate or specified period (including term, acting, or assignment) basis, with various unilingual and/or bilingual linguistic profiles and a RCMP Top Secret security clearances.

LOCATIONS: Calgary (Alberta), Surrey (British Columbia), Ottawa (Ontario), Regina (Saskatchewan), *NEW* Halifax (Nova Scotia)

Should a Civilian Member (CM) be found qualified and selected for appointment, the appointment will not result in a change of status to the Public Service (PS) category for the CM.
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Positions to be filled: 9

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

EDUCATION:
Graduation with a master's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in personnel psychology, psychometrics, industrial psychology, clinical psychology or some other specialty relevant to the position.

Note:
1. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.

Degree equivalency

CERTIFICATION
Registration for autonomous practice of psychology by a province or territorial registering/licensing body in Canada.

EXPERIENCE:
EX1: Experience with provision of psychological services such as screening for mental health, psychodiagnostic and personality assessment, brief interventions, with adults, etc.;
EX2: Experience liaising with external mental health providers and specialists
EX3: Experience developing and deploying psychoeducational content.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
The language requirements will vary according to the position to be staff.

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:
K1: Knowledge of the theories and ethical principles guiding the professional practice of psychology.
K2: Knowledge of principles and applications of psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, treatment, programs and crisis intervention, with an adult population.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS
A1: Ability to provide psychological services (including mental health services), such as assessment, treatment, programs and crisis intervention, with an adult population.
A2: Ability to work under pressure.
A3: Ability to review and analyze medical information and provide appropriate and relevant recommendations.
A4: Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
A5: Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A6: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
PS1: Effective interpersonal relations
PS2: Reliability
PS3: Judgement
PS4 : Integrity

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

ASSET EDUCATION:
Graduation with a PhD degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in clinical adult psychology or forensic psychological.

Degree equivalency

ASSET EXPERIENCE:
Experience in forensic psychology.
Experience in working with policing or paramilitary agencies.
Experience in working in a multidisciplinary team approach in an occupational health context.

Conditions of employment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a RCMP Top Secret security clearance throughout their employment.
- Registration for autonomous practice of psychology by a province or territorial registering/licensing body in Canada.
- Must work overtime
- Must to travel
- Valid driver's license

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written exam may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

A simulation/situational exercise or role play may be administered.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

You must provide proof of education credentials. If you obtained your degree outside Canada, it is your responsibility to demonstrate its equivalence, please take a look at the following link for more information: https://www.cicic.ca.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.

If a qualified candidate has been selected and appointed on an indeterminate basis from the established pool, they will be removed from the pool. If a candidate is selected for a specified period (including term, acting, or assignment/secondment) appointment, they will remain in the pool for future offers.

Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Anick Rondeau, PS/CM Staffing Manager
anick.rondeau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Date modified:
2022-11-15