Each job posting will indicate if a security clearance is required. It can take anywhere from 72 hours to several weeks depending on the type of security clearance conducted based on the position (it could be a simple police information check or a vulnerable sector search). For more information, visit http://www.calgary.ca/cps/Pages/Public-services/Police-information-checks.aspx and http://www.calgary.ca/cps/Pages/Public-services/Vulnerable-sector-searches.aspx.
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In addition to some basic knowledge questions, STAR is the screening process used to score a candidate on skills and personal traits such as conflict resolution, management, customer service, etc. The candidate must provide real life experiences by stating a past Situation, the Task at hand, Action taken, and the Result of their action. Sample questions can be found on the City of Calgary website.