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General Duty Technologist

Reference number: RCM23J-018033-000198
Selection process number: 23-RCM-EA-N-S-NCR-SPS/FSIS-115026
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Forensic Science and Identification Services, National Forensic Laboratory Services, Biology
Edmonton (Alberta)
EG-02 - FSLT-01
$52,662 to $64,070

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

Closing date: 8 July 2023 - 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.

What makes inventories different from other job advertisements? You only need to apply once, but can be considered for different job opportunities. Don’t worry, even if your application is not selected for one job, your application remains in the inventory and can be selected again for the entire duration that the inventory remains open.

Extraction of applications will be conducted on an "as required" basis. Depending on the number of applicants, we may use a random selection process.

This inventory process will be used to fill current and future vacancies.

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.


-Assists in and/or performs quality control activities as specified for the forensic analyses conducted.
-Assists in and/or performs maintenance, calibration, verification and operation of scientific equipment and any accessories.
-Assists in and/or performs ordering of materials and prepares reagents for laboratory analyses.
-Assists in the conduct of routine forensic analyses, assesses results and reports observations in writing.

Work environment

Work is normally conducted in a laboratory environment where there is exposure to a variety of occupational hazards (biological, chemical, physical), some of which are not readily identifiable and as such an awareness of these risks must be maintained and appropriate safety procedures observed. As part of the criminal investigation process, there is lack of control over the pace of work and there is no tolerance for error.

Edmonton : 15707 - 118e Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Intent of the process

A pool of partially qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions within the RCMP in the National Capital Region, Edmonton AB and Surrey BC on an indeterminate or specified period (including term, acting, or assignment) basis, with various linguistic profiles and various RCMP security clearances.

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. Information regarding the CM appointment will be sent to all applicable candidates who are within the area of selection and participated in the advertised process.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Graduation with a diploma in a biology, biochemistry, chemistry or forensic science related area from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Candidates will be required to successfully complete an understudy training for the General Duty Technologist.

Degree equivalency

EX1. Experience working in a laboratory environment

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1. Knowledge of general laboratory techniques.
K2. Knowledge of laboratory safety guidelines

A1. Ability to communicate effectively orally
A2. Ability to communicate effectively in writing
A3. Ability to plan and organize
A4. Ability to work as part of a team

Personal Suitability:
PS1. Attention to detail
PS2. Effective interpersonal relationships
PS3. Flexibility
PS4. Initiative
PS5. Dependability
PS6. Self-sufficiency

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

EXA1. Experience preparing and disposing of various solutions and reagents
EXA2. Experience with the day-to-day maintenance, calibration and verification of instruments and equipment
EXA3. Experience ordering materials and supplies to contribute to uninterrupted service

KA1. Knowledge of the RCMP National Forensic Laboratory Services

(may change during the candidate’s term in section)
OR1. Willingness and ability to travel for work related assignments.
OR2. Willingness and ability to work in a police environment, including exposure to unsettling and/or graphic material, on a daily basis.
OR3. Willingness and ability to work shifts and overtime.
OR4. Willingness and Ability to complete the mandatory in-house training program.

This position is comprised of a mandatory in-house training program. As part of the Operational requirements, the appointed candidate must successfully complete the applicable mandatory in-house training program as dictated in the applicable policy approved Learning Guide and/or Training Plan

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - All applicants for positions within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be subject to a thorough security clearance process which includes an interview wherein questions may include (but not limited to), reference checks, previous employment, on-line activities, credit checks, alcohol and/or drug use.

(Cannot change during the candidate’s term in section)
• Work with chemicals and hazardous materials
• Work with and be exposed to biological samples
• Wear appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment
• Maintain standing and/or sitting positions for extended periods of time
• Move and/or lift items (up to 20kg)
• Adhere to laboratory safety standards and procedures
• Work in cold rooms for limited periods in order to retrieve samples
• Must be willing and able to testify in a court of law anywhere in Canada
• Work with and be exposed to material from crime scenes

Medical Profile: The candidate must obtain and maintain a valid medical clearance

Security Clearance: RCMP Enhanced Reliability Status

NOTE: Candidates must meet the applicable Conditions of Employments at the time of appointment and must continue to meet these during the period of appointment.

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

Candidates must meet all essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. This will be determined through the use of various evaluation tools.

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

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

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level, or equivalent may be considered for deployment, assignment/secondment prior to the assessment of other applicants.

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

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 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.

You will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Qualifications (Education and all Essential Experiences).

When answering the screening questions, it is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must provide concrete examples of tasks you have accomplished with significant details to explain the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and HOW you acquired each qualification.

For each experience criteria, please provide the following information:

1- Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2- Title of the position occupied, group and level and the period(s) in which you performed the functions (M-Y to M-Y);
3- Specific details of tasks or projects demonstrating how the experience was acquired (Situation/Challenge, Tasks, Action and Result).

Should your responses to the screening questions contain insufficient details to demonstrate that you meet the screening criteria, your application will not be given further consideration in this process. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

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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

Elaine Walsh, Staffing Advisor
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