What They Do
Resource Management Support Clerks (RMS Clk) 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 :
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.
Basic Military Qualification
The first stage of training for a successful applicant is the Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) course. 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 CF physical fitness standard, as a result, the training is physically demanding. BMQ covers the following topics :
Basic Military Occupational Training
On completion of BMQ, Resource Management Support Clerks attend Basic Military Occupational (MOC) Training at the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics (CFSAL) in Borden, Ont. Training includes:
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. Appropriate training, environmental clothing and equipment are provided, and Resource Management Support Clerks’ health, safety and morale are closely monitored.
Advanced MOC Training
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
Specialty Training Courses
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