Protection Officers On-Call [Ottawa]

Protection Officers On-Call



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Protection Officers On-Call




National Gallery of Canada


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Bilingual BBC




Ottawa, Ontario


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Job Description:


Protection Officer, On-call

Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Duty Officer, the Protection Officer will be responsible to monitor and operate complex computerized security and protection-related consoles as well as identifying alarms and trouble conditions. They will initiate and coordinate responses and control security communications. They will conduct patrols, initiate investigations, and emergency response. The candidate will also be required to carry out physical security escorts with travelling exhibitions and will be involved with security functions during various Special Events and VIP functions. The incumbent will also perform other related duties.

• Post-secondary diploma/degree in a security related field; or an acceptable combination of education, experience and training;
• 1 year experience as a security agent or in a relevant field (law enforcement officer, military)
• 6 months experience working in a Security Operations Centre or in investigation role would be an asset;
• Ability to lift, move or carry equipment up to 25 KG in an emergency.
• Ability to do physical patrols in inclement weather and stand for extended periods of time.
• Possess a current Security Guard license in accordance with the Private Security and Investigators Act of Ontario;
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Possess good judgement and decision making skills under pressure.
• Possess a valid First Aid (Level C + Oxygen/Defibrillator) certificate and willing and able to obtain First Responder certification once on the job;
• Possess a valid driver’s license & driving record in good standing (proof will be required at the hiring date);
• Available to work weekdays and weekends on a rotational 12hr shift schedule, including last minute call in and statutory holidays.

Condition of Employment
Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.
Secret (Level II) reliability check - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.

Additional Information
• A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates;
• The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous persons, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
• The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request;
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

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