Resource Management Support Clerks provide administrative and financial support to all military activities.
The primary duties of a Resource Management Support Clerk is to provide:
- Human resource administration and services
- Financial management support services
- Personnel support services
- Corporate and general purpose administration
Resource Management Support Clerks are employed at all Canadian Forces bases in Canada, on ships, and overseas, in support of Royal Canadian Navy, Army or Royal Canadian Air Force operations. They may also work with medical organizations, recruiting offices, schools, Reserve units, NATO/UN positions, specialized units throughout the Canadian Forces, and base financial counselling. Special opportunities are also available with embassies in countries where Canada has a military attaché.
The starting salary for a fully-trained Resource Management Support Clerk is $49,400 per year; however, depending on previous experience and training the starting salary may be higher. Resource Management Support Clerks who demonstrate the required ability, dedication and potential are selected for opportunities for career progression, promotion and advanced training.
The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades. A goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the Canadian Forces physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding.
Resource Management Support Clerks attend the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics in Borden, Ontario. Training takes approximately 11 weeks and includes:
- Fundamentals of a central registry
- Fundamentals of military writing
- Familiarization with military publications
- Administration in support of operations
- Fundamentals of Financial Management Accounting Systems
- Fundamentals of a pay system and basic accounting
- Fundamentals of personnel records
- Fundamentals of claims processing
- Fundamentals of personnel management
- Fundamentals of release processing
- Operation of automated personnel and financial systems
- Keyboarding skills
- Computer fundamentals
Resource Management Support Clerks may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including:
- Public Fund Cashier Functions
- Financial Accounting and Audit
- Release Clerk
- Deployed Operations
- Non-Public Funds Accounting
- Court Reporter
As they progress in their career, Resource Management Support Clerks who demonstrate the required ability and potential will be offered advanced training. Available courses include:
- Budgeting and Business Planning
- Civilian Personnel Management
- Personnel Management
The minimum required education to apply for this position is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Canada. Foreign education may be accepted.
If you already have a college diploma, the Canadian Forces will decide if your academic program matches the training criteria for this job and may place you directly into the required on-the-job training program following basic training. Basic training and military occupation training is required before being assigned.
This position is available for part-time employment through the Reserves. Reservists generally work part-time for a Reserve unit in their community. They are not posted or required to do a military move. However, they can volunteer to move to another base. They may also volunteer for deployment on a military mission within or outside Canada.
Reservists train with their home unit to ensure that they meet the required professional standards of the job. If additional training is required in order to specialize skills, arrangements will be made by the home unit.
Typically, Reservists work or train with their home unit for at least four evenings and one weekend per month, from September to May of each year. They are paid 85% of Regular Force rates of pay and receive a reasonable benefits package.