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CORRECTIONAL OFFICER 18 (GROWTH)
''Work Where you Live!'' - Multiple full-time positions available at Correctional Centres located in Surrey, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Oliver, Prince George and Victoria. An eligibility list may be established.
Be a Role Model, Be a Peace Officer - Join BC Corrections
Create change in your community as a Correctional Officer. In this role, you will rotate through various posts and departments. With leadership from department supervisors, you will be responsible for maintaining security, safety, good order, discipline and care of the adults in our custody by providing orientation, direction, guidance and programming. The focus is on engaging these individuals in a pro-social environment that provides maximum opportunity for change in a setting that is productive and supportive and where they are treated in a respectful, fair and equitable manner.
NOTE: The Correctional Officer position has a peace officer designation, so is held to a high standard of conduct, both on and off duty, by the employer, the public and the courts.
Interested in what our Correctional Officers have to say about the role? View this video!
For important information about BC Corrections, our correctional centres and the application and recruitment process and requirements, please view the Job Profile and Recruitment Process attachments located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of this posting, review our BC Corrections Career Opportunity Page and Applicant Guide. You may also contact a Recruiting Officer to set up a personal information session.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria outlined below:
19 years of age or older
Valid BC Driver's licence (minimum class 5), or equivalent from another province
Legally entitled to work in Canada (you must be legally permitted to work in Canada at the time you apply for a position either through citizenship or permanent residency)
Valid Occupational 1st Aid (OFA 1) or a Worksafe BC approved equivalent
Valid CPR C certificate, including AED is also required for positions at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. (Note to applicants applying for positions at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women: The privacy and dignity of women in our care is a fundamental aspect of supervision. As a result, Correctional Officer posts in this centre are staffed by female officers only)
Grade 12 or equivalent*
Grade 12 English with a final grade of 70% or equivalent*
Any fees associated with obtaining documentation in support of the above criteria are the sole responsibility of the applicant.
*For further detailed information on Grade 12 and Grade 12 English equivalencies, please view the “Recruitment Process” attachment located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of this posting.
Note: Current BC Correctional Officers are exempt from providing documentation already submitted, or undergoing assessments completed, when hired into the position.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS (see attached Recruitment Process Document for more detailed instructions on How to Apply):
1. Online Questionnaire - YES
2. Resume - YES
3. Documentation of Grade 12 graduation and Grade 12 English - YES
4. Cover Letter Required - NO
Applicants that meet the minimum requirements AND submit the required documentation for Grade 12 graduation and Grade 12 English will be invited to complete further assessments in the hiring process as noted below.
Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT)
REACT Test (NOTE: there is a $35.00 US fee associated with this test which is the responsibility of the applicant. Your result is valid for 12-months.)
Security Screening Questionnaire
Behavioural Event Interview
Reference/Past Work Performance Checks
Enhanced Security Screening
IMPORTANT: Qualified applicants who submit complete applications by November 1st will be invited to participate in the first round of assessments in the hiring process. Those who submit complete applications between November 2nd and December 16th will be invited to participate in the second round of assessments in the hiring process.
If you would like assistance navigating the Correctional Officer application and recruitment process, we encourage you to set up an in-person or telephone Pre-Application/Interview Consultation directly with a recruiter near you. Please contact a Recruitment Officer as follows:
Prince George - Courtney Deloume@ Courtney.Deloume@gov.bc.ca or phone: 250-961-2735
Kamloops and Oliver - Lyle Blomquist @ Lyle.Blomquist@gov.bc.ca or phone: 250-320-5318
Victoria - Chris Cataneo @ Chris.Cataneo@gov.bc.ca phone: 250-880-5357
Lower Mainland - Rod Johnston or Renee Dundas @ BCCorrections.Recruiting@gov.bc.ca or phone: 604-317-1480 or 604-319-6076
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Applications will be accepted until 11:00 p.m. on the closing date of the competition.
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