BC Corrections Correctional Officer (Growth Series) -ApplicantInventory Full Time in British Columbia

BC Corrections

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Correctional Officer (Growth Series) -ApplicantInventory
British Columbia

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Lower Mainland Correctional Officer Applicant Inventory


Salary: $21.24 – $30.91 hourly, plus a Temporary Market Adjustment

Multiple positions available

Positions may be full-time, part-time leading to full-time, or permanent part-time working 35-70 hours bi-weekly

This posting is to establish a pre-qualified pool of applicants (applicant inventory) who will be eligible to apply on full-time, permanent part-time, and temporary positions at the following Lower Mainland Correctional Centres.

Surrey Pretrial Services Centre

North Fraser Pretrial Centre

Fraser Regional Correctional Centre

Alouette Correctional Centre for Women

Ford Mountain Correctional Centre

Applicant inventories are used to streamline the recruitment experience. They are designed so applicants can be considered for multiple Correctional Officer opportunities within BC Corrections. Before you apply, please read this important information on Applicant Inventories and how they work – Applicant Inventories on MyHR .

An eligibility list may be established.

Be a part of a team whose goal is to maintain and enhance public safety – Inspiring Excellence, Changing Lives !

BC Corrections plays a leading role in British Columbia’s criminal justice system by protecting the community through offender management and control. Corrections Branch manages community work service and supports offenders to make positive changes in their behaviour and attitudes.

Adult Custody Division is one of four Corrections Branch divisions and is responsible for the care of approximately 2,800 male and female adult inmates throughout B.C. The Division operates correctional centres with various levels of security and control for individuals awaiting trial or serving a provincial custody sentence of up to two years less a day. Correctional programs address inmates’ thought patterns, behaviour and lifestyles that are known to contribute to crime. Correctional centres provide programs and additional services that balance risks and needs, ensure links with community corrections based on common core programming and integrated case management, communicate with stakeholders and participate as a pro-active partner in our criminal justice system.

As a correctional officer, 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 adult inmates by providing orientation, direction, guidance and programming. The focus is on engaging inmates 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.

We offer a variety of work schedules, providing staffing coverage on a 365/24/7 basis. Correctional officers work various shift patterns, including day, night, weekend and statutory holiday shifts. All positions are rotational.

We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits package, a pension plan that ranks among the best and a balance between work and other life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice, providing a professional environment where ideas work. For more information, please visit What We Offer.

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.

Note to applicants applying for positions at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women: The privacy and dignity of female inmates is a fundamental aspect of supervision. As a result, correctional officer posts in this centre are staffed by female officers only.

For more information about BC Corrections, our correctional centres and the application process, please go to our BC Corrections Career Opportunity Page .

For complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile. For more information about this posting, please contact: [email protected] . PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL .

For technical problems, issues with submitting your application, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the How to Apply section below.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria outlined below:

BEFORE submitting your on line application please ensure that you meet the selection criteria as below. Note that all documentation must be valid and in your possession at the time of application and dates will be verified. For example if your first aid ticket has expired, it must be renewed and valid BEFORE you submit your application. Current BC Correctional Officers are exempt from providing documentation already submitted or undergoing assessments completed when hired into the position.


19 years or older

Valid B.C. Driver’s license (minimum class 5), or equivalent

Legally entitled to work in Canada

Valid Occupational 1st aid (OFA 1) as endorsed by WorkSafe B.C. Only OFA 1 taken via approved first aid providers endorsed by WorkSafe B.C. will be accepted. WorkSafe BC First Aid Certificates

Valid CPR C certificate, including AED (requirement for Alouette Correctional Centre for Women positions only)

Grade 12 or equivalent as defined:
High school diploma (e.g. Dogwood Diploma B.C.); or

Adult graduation diploma (e.g. Adult Dogwood B.C.); or

GED certificate obtained between 1973 and 2014; or

Proof of post-secondary graduation with either a university degree or an associate diploma/degree.

English 12 with a final grade of 70% or equivalent as defined:

High school report card showing a final grade of at least 70 per cent in English 12; or

Post-secondary transcript showing a final grade of at least 70 per cent in a credit course in English that is at least equivalent to English 12 and qualifies the applicant for admission to a university that is a member of Universities Canada (it is the responsibility of the applicant to prove equivalency); or

Proof of graduation with either a university degree or an associate diploma from a Canadian post-secondary institution that is a member of Universities Canada, or a U.S. university that appears in the U.S. Department of Education’s Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs , or a United Kingdom university that is listed as a recognized body on the UK government website (the degree or diploma courses must have been taught in English); or

Achievement of a minimum score in one of the following English language assessment tests:

80 with no sub-score less than 19

TOEFL paper-based with TWE
55 each for reading, listening, writing & 4.0 on TWE

6.0 with no part less than 5.5


176 with 169 in each area


PTE Academic





4.5 with no part less than 4.0

80 in reading with WritePlacer of at least 6

Note: If the equivalent high school graduation, degree or associate diploma is from an institution outside of North America or the United Kingdom, the applicant may be required have this credential verified by the International Credential Evaluation Service http://www.bcit.ca/ices .

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
Related education and/or experience

A valid Class 4 B.C. driver’s license or equivalent

Experience with automated security and information systems

Experience using a variety of standard computer programs

Before submitting your on line application please ensure that you review the Lifestyle Questionnaire . Applicants who meet the stated selection criteria will be required to submit the Lifestyle Questionnaire directly to the hiring manager. A recruiter will contact you and let you know how and when to submit this documentation.


If you meet all of the above stated selection criteria, you will be asked to complete the Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT). BC Corrections COPAT Video

A recruitment officer will contact you with instructions on how to register for a COPAT test. You will need to bring a completed Medical Clearance Form (signed, stamped and dated by a medical practitioner), your valid driver’s license and valid first aid certificate to the COPAT. Successful completion of the COPAT is a requirement of the position.

You may also be required to undergo other skills assessments (e.g. REACT Testing ).


Applicants selected for an interview will be assessed on their competencies as outlined in the Job Profile (position description). Reference checks will be conducted after the interview for all successful applicants.


Applicants who are successful after their interview and reference checks will be made a conditional offer of employment. Those applicants accepting this conditional offer will be required to complete/provide the following:

Security fingerprinting

Police record check

Computer Voice Stress Analysis

Credit Check

Driver’s abstract


Applicants who successfully complete enhanced security screening will be required to undergo the following:

A Tuberculosis (TB) test prior to booking an appointment for a medical assessment

Successful completion of a medical assessment

At the conclusion of the medical assessment, applicants will be required to submit to a Criminal Records Review Act check.

1. Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the online application process you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job qualifications. You need to allot approximately 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You must complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.

2. Resume required: YES – A resume is required and will be reviewed for all applicants who are awarded an interview.

3. Documentation of Grade 12 graduation and English 12: YES – You must email documentation that demonstrates successful completion of Grade 12 graduation and English 12 as defined in SELECTION CRITERIA above to [email protected] by the closing date of the competition in order for your application to be considered. NOTE: Both documents must be submitted at the same time and the file size should not exceed 10MB.

4. Cover letter required: NO – Do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes. Applicants who do not pass the questionnaire are not able to participate in further parts of the competition.

Correspondence about this competition will be sent to you from @gov.bc.ca email addresses. Please add @gov.bc.ca to your safe senders list to avoid missing out on these emails.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: , BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-20
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