Resource Management Support Clerk
National Defence - Canada
You will provide administrative financial support to all military activities. This career field is one of the largest in the military. Consequently, it offers a wide scope of employment opportunities in a variety of environments.
What They Do
Resource Management Support Clerks (RMS Clk) provide administrative and financial support to all military activities. This career field is one of the largest in the military. Consequently, it offers a wide scope of employment opportunities in a variety of environments.
Human resource administration and services
Financial management support services
Personnel support services
Corporate and general purpose administration
Applicants must possess a high school or college diploma. RMS Clks must be responsible, tactful, discreet, mentally alert, and possess a good memory. They must be capable of accurately performing repetitive clerical and financial tasks and, in the early stages of their career, be willing to work long hours to meet deadlines. RMS CLKs should be interested in dealing with the public; therefore, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. This occupation also involves working with numbers, drafting correspondence, and operating computers and other office equipment. Resource Management Support clerks must be attentive to detail and work in an organized manner. Reliability, honesty, and an ability to adapt to a variety of locations, conditions and management systems are also necessary attributes. Critical thinking skills are particularly important in the higher rank levels where RMS Clks perform management functions and are often responsible for supervising and managing large groups of people.
Resource Management Support Clerks are employed at all Canadian Forces bases in Canada and overseas. Depending on service requirement, RMS Clks will be posted to English and French Bases, throughout all 3 environments, land (Army), sea (Navy), and air (Air Force). An RMS Clk’s initial posting will normally be with the environment that was selected at time of enrollment, however, subsequent postings may be with any environment. If you are married to someone who is in the Regular Force, it is important that you select the same uniform as your spouse so that you may be posted to the same environment. For example, the enviro-centric model is fully utilized by this occupation in the early stages of the career. As an example, if you are issued a Navy uniform, you can expect to serve an initial tour of 6 to 8 years (minimum) on either coast (Esquimalt, B.C. or Halifax, N.S.). Following an initial posting to an operational unit (ship, combat arms unit, or air force base), a wider scope of employment opportunities is available.
RMS Clks may also be employed in support of medical organizations, recruiting offices, CF schools, Reserve units, NATO/UN positions, Joint Task Force 2, Security/Military Police sections, Area Judge Advocate General Offices, personnel selection, information system (IS) services, career management, training, and base financial counselling. Special opportunities exist for selected individuals to serve at embassy locations in countries where Canada has a military attaché.
Those who demonstrate the required ability and ambition may undertake advanced occupational training through formal courses or on-the-job training as they progress in their careers. Specialty training may also be available. Below are examples of training related to this occupation.
Advanced Military Occupation Courses
Budgeting and Business Planning
Civilian Personnel Management
Speciality Training Courses
Public Fund Cashier Functions
Financial Accounting and Audit
RMS Deployed Operations
Non-Public Funds Accounting
RMS Clks must be available for unrestricted postings as they encounter a wide variety of working and environmental conditions. When employed with army field units, they will experience operational living and working conditions and the same hazards as combat troops. On board ships, in addition to their primary occupational duties, RMS CLKs must stand duty watches and participate in damage control, ship cleaning and maintenance duties.
Appropriate training, environmental clothing and equipment are provided, and Resource Management Support Clerks’ health, safety and morale are closely monitored.