We know what we want. How about you?

Do you want to contribute to one of Canada's top research universities? Belong to a vibrant community making headlines with new knowledge? Do you want to be part of an organization that values collegiality, fresh ideas and enthusiasm? Do you want to develop your reputation, reach your potential and create positive change in your world?

If this is what you want, then become a Peace Officer with the University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS). Working with the many diverse stakeholders at the University of Alberta we collectively create a safe and secure campus community that directly contributes to the success of our students, staff and community.

UAPS is committed to the principle of Equity in Employment. As an employer we welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including Aboriginal peoples, and members of visible minorities.

Here's what we want…

We want to be indisputably recognized as one of the most professional and competent organizations anywhere. We want people who have a commitment to community service, are dedicated to self improvement and display ethical and moral behavior. We want people who share our vision.  Here’s what we are looking for…




The selection process for a Peace Officer with the University of Alberta is competitive.  Candidates should possess the basic qualifications set forth.  However, if the basic qualifications are not completely met, applications may be reviewed on a case by case basis for suitability.


Good moral character. Applicants cannot have been found guilty (including any disposition by discharge) of any criminal offence within the three-year period preceding the date of application.  If a criminal record exists, the applicant must obtain a pardon before the application will be considered. An application will not be accepted if there is an outstanding criminal prosecution against the applicant.

Applicants are required to submit a current (within the last three months) Police Criminal Record Check.  If successful, applicants must undergo an enhanced Criminal Record Check through the Solicitor General of Alberta prior to being appointed as a Peace Officer.

Health and Physical Condition

Applicants must submit a completed medical authorization from a physician. 

Excellent physical condition is essential. Do not underestimate this requirement. Applicants must have successfully completed the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE), with a time of four minutes and forty-five seconds (4:45) or better, current to within 3 months prior to the interview.  Applicants must bring proof of successful completion with them to their interview. 

P.A.R.E. testing is done by agencies throughout Alberta.  In the greater Edmonton area, please contact the R.C.M.P. K-Division Headquarters (780-412-5335) or Grant MacEwan University (780-497-5300).  Alternatively, Red Deer College also administers P.A.R.E. testing (403-357-3612).  A medical clearance must be produced to the practitioners prior to challenging the P.A.R.E. testing and the following link can be used to download the appropriate form: medical clearance form.


Applicants must meet an uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/40 (6/12) with both eyes open. Applicants who require visual aids (glasses or contact lenses) must have vision of 20/20 (6/6) with both eyes open. Applicants who are farsighted, the hyperopia must not be greater than +2.00 d, spheroequivalent in the least hyperopic eye. Applicants who are near sighted must have in excess of 5 eso or 5 exo. Lateral Phoria "Far" and Lateral Phoria "Near" applicants require additional information from an eye care professional, which documents that the person is unlikely to experience double vision when fatigued or functioning in reduced visual environments. All applicants must be able to pass the Farnsworth D-15 colour vision test without any colour corrective (e.g. x-chrom, Chromagen) lenses. Depth perception must be a stereo acuity of 80 seconds of arc or better.

Education and Experience

Grade 12 High School Diploma by Alberta Standards

Preferred Education and Experience Qualifications

A post-secondary diploma or degree from an accredited university or college.  Stronger weighting will be given to education and work experience related to law enforcement.  Equivalencies may be considered.

Other Requirements

Before an offer of employment is made, successful applicants must possess or complete the following:

  • Canadian citizenship or legal permanent residence (Certificate of Citizenship and/or Birth Certificate or Permanent Resident documentation)
  • Valid driver's licence (Alberta Class 5 or eqivalent). *GDL (graduated driver's licence) is not acceptable*
  • Obtained a Driver’s Abstract, showing a good driving record (maximum of four demerits)
  • High school diploma by Alberta standards (or equivalent)
  • Good writing skills and communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows based systems and Microsoft Office
  • Current Standard First Aid (minimum 16 hour course) Level C CPR with AED certification.  First Aid must be current within the last two years.  CPR must be current within one year
  • Completed portions of the University of Alberta application for driving privileges form
  • Completed Vision Report (available with application package - below)
  • Completed Criminal Record Check with Fingerprints according to the parameters outlined above (available from the EPS or any RCMP detachment)
  • Completed Medical Clearance - Physical Activity Readiness (available with application package - below)
  • Completed P.A.R.E testing with a time of 4:45 or better
  • Completed Psychological Testing (facilitied by UAPS)

Recruitment Process



Step One – Application Phase (3 weeks from job posting date)

The following documents are required. Applicants participating in the application process will be required to pay any associated expenses in obtaining the requested documentation. Application packages that are incomplete or do not include the requested documentation may not be considered.

Required Documents (Application package)

Available forms for download (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

  1. Completed Protective Services Peace Officer Application Form.
  2. Copy of High School Diploma or GED and official transcripts or for international applicants, IQAS certificate.
  3. Copy of Post Secondary Degrees, Diplomas and transcripts, if applicable.
  4. Copy of Current First Aid and Level C CPR Certificates.
  5. Copy of Valid Driver's Licence.
  6. Driver's Abstract (dated within one month of application date).
  7. University of Alberta Application for Driving Privileges Form Complete sections: Personal Information and Signature and Date.
  8. Current Criminal Record Check with Fingerprints (available through the police or RCMP Detachment).
  9. Pardons, if applicable.
  10. Copy of Proof of Citizenship / Residency (Birth Certificate, Citizenship or Permanent Resident documentation, etc.).
  11. Vision Report.
  12. Medical Evaluation (this form doubles as the P.A.R.E. medical clearance form).
  13. Resume.
  14. Two letters of reference (work, personal or education related).
  15. A list of five references (work or education).
  16. Consent for Collection of Information Form.
  17. Proof of P.A.R.E. registration.

Prior to the posting end date, documents must be received by email to or by mail to:

University of Alberta
Protective Services
11390-87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2R5
Attn:  Recruiting

Successful applicants will then move on to the next phase.

Step Two – Interview Phase (2 weeks)

Panel Interview - Applications are reviewed for completeness and the candidate's competitiveness is scored in order to participate in a panel interview. The following documents are required if the candidate is selected to participate in the panel interview:

  • Any unobtainable documentation required in Step One.
  • Applicants who can complete a P.A.R.E. evaluation (successful completion in a time of four minutes and forty-five seconds (4:45) or less are encouraged to do so.  If completed, bring documented results to the scheduled interview.

Step Three – Selection Phase (2 weeks)

The Selection panel will consult with the Director of Protective Services before a final selection is made.  The following documents are required for an offer of employment to be made:

  • Completed P.A.R.E. evaluation form.  Successful completion in a time of four minutes and forty-five seconds (4:45) or less is required.
  • Completed  Psychological Evaluation (confidential results will be sent to UAPS).

Step Four – Offer of Employment (1 week)

An offer of employment will be made to successful candidates. 

Successful candidates will complete formal applications to the Solicitor General to secure attendance in Induction Program training and to facilitate the Solicitor General of Alberta Enhanced Security Clearance.

Basic Recruit Training

Following the offer of employment, UAPS recruits will be required to successfully complete the following training components:



  • Six week in-class training program including successful completion of the Solicitor General Community Peace Officer Induction Program
  • Three week in-class UAPS basic recruit training
  • Twenty-two week Field Training Program with a qualified Field Training Officer

Current Pay Rates

Salary range for permanent full-time, continuing Support Staff:

Regular Pay:

Pay Grade 8 @ 40hrs per week (Salary of $4609 - $6260 per month)

Shift Differential:

$1.75 per hour shift differential premium between 15:00 and 07:00 hours.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits program.  For more information about working at the University of Alberta, visit our Human Resource Services website.

For more information on Recruiting, please email