Apply By: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 216 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ontario Science Centre
Corporate Services
Job Term:
1 Temporary (4 months, with possible extension)
Job Code:
41303 - Security Officer 2
$24.17 - $26.32 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Join the Ontario Science Centre, one of Canada's most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned educational institution that attracts up to one million visitors per year. The Ontario Science Centre is seeking a Protective Services Officer who thrives on working with the public and seeks excellence in providing a safe and secure environment for our visitors and staff.

Please note: Work on weekends, holidays and evenings is required, in accordance with Science Centre's operating hours and special events/after-hours schedule.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will ensure the overall security of the Centre complex, its installations and exhibits, and the safety of the visitors and staff. You will promote the image of the Centre and uphold the corporate mission and values to the visitors and encourage their use and enjoyment of the facilities while requiring them to observe restrictions and procedures for their protection and safety.

How do I qualify?


• You must be in possession of a valid Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certificate
• You have the ability to work shifts, weekends and holidays, including after-hours event coverage
• You must have a Valid Security Guard Licence under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005

Technical Skills and Knowledge

• Demonstrated ability to render first aid and attend to visitor's comfort pending arrival of 911 (eg. illness, epileptic seizures, injuries, fainting, excess of alcohol and drugs
• Working knowledge of Fire Alarm Systems; Card Access Control systems; locking mechanisms (mag locks)
• Knowledge of Public Address systems; Security Cameras systems (CCTV)
• Knowledge of the powers of a Security Officer
• Knowledge of emergency procedures and fire evacuation plan in order to evacuate the building in the event of fire, bomb or power failure and as fire wardens under the direction of the Chief Fire Warden or Alternate
• Knowledge of WHMIS, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Trespass to Property Act
• Proficiency with a variety of computer software applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet, etc.)

Communication Skills

• Written communication skills to develop reports and keep a detailed log of incidents/emergencies to report to Central Control
• Communication skills to maintain communications in fire, bomb threat and other emergencies by relaying instructions to visitors by PA, to staff by radio or telephone, etc.
• Ability to respond to requests for information verbally and in writing
• Ability to work successfully in a team environment
• Tact and patience in dealing intelligently with irregularities and incidents, maintaining good public relationships and using authoritarianism as a last resort.
• Provides effective customer care services for visitors; promotes and upholds the OSC corporate mission and values

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills

• Ability to remain composed in stressful and potentially threatening situations
• Conflict resolution skills to reach peaceful solutions in volatile situations
• Ability to promote and influence compliance with related legislation and standards

Analytical and Investigation Skills

• Ability to gather information and evidence
• Analytical skills to identify problems and recommend solutions
• Ability to evaluate observed irregularities and incidents, taking immediate personal action to inform, remind, persuade visitors re: restrictions and safety rules etc.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 4 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Monday, May 9, 2022
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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