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Correctional Officer

B.C. Corrections

Langley, BC V3A 4B6
11 Jan 2018
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Job Details

Requisition #:  46820
Department: Public Safety & Sol General
Ministry Branch / Division: Adult Custody Division Posting
Close Date: 2018-01-28
Multiple Locations: Nanaimo, Kamloops, Maple Ridge, Victoria, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Chilliwack, Prince George
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Compliance and Enforcement, Correctional Services
Job Profile: Correctional-Officer-June-2016-revised.pdf
Job Summary: Correctional Officer Applicant Inventory CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (GROWTH SERIES)
Salary: $41,803.67 - $57,781.28 annually, plus a Temporary Market Adjustment ($39,575.90 annually for new recruits during the 33 day training program) Multiple full-time positions available at Correctional Centres located in the Lower Mainland, Kamloops, Prince George, Victoria and Nanaimo.
This posting is to establish a pre-qualified pool of applicants (applicant inventory). We are currently looking to fill full-time positions; however, this inventory may be used to fill future full-time and part-time positions as they become available. An eligibility list may be established. 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.
Be a Role Model, Be a Peace Officer - Join BC Corrections Adult Custody Division
 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.  
Role of a Correctional officer
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.   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.
Why Work for Us!  
We offer a variety of work schedules, providing staff 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 encourage maintaining a healthy work-life balance and we provide shifts, on average, of 70 hours per pay period.
We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes: Basic and Extended Health and Dental, Group Life Insurance, a uniform allowance, fitness training and facilities, an Employee and Family Assistance Program, subsidies for continuing education, and a Pension Plan that ranks among the best!
We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice, providing a professional environment Where Ideas Work.
To apply now click the link below;
For more information visit our website; and/or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.  
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 complete details on this opportunity, please review the attached job profile.
For more information about this posting, please contact: 
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m.
Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


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BC Corrections, Adult Custody Division

As corrections professionals, we provide safe and secure custody of adult inmates and deliver programs that promote public safety and reduce re-offending.

Corrections officers are needed in

Victoria, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Chilliwack, Prince George, Kamloops and Oliver

Please visit BC Public Service Job Postings for other opportunities.

A Critical Role

The correctional officer is vital to fulfilling the mission of the British Columbia Corrections Branch, Adult Custody Division. With nine provincial correctional centres across British Columbia, our correctional officers can work in a variety of settings. Whatever you're looking for, you might just find it with BC Corrections.

As the primary contact for inmates, the correctional officer works directly with offenders. This gives the correctional officer in-depth knowledge of an inmate's personality and behaviour—vital to maintaining the security of the institution. At the same time, this knowledge supports and assists in planning inmate's successful reintegration into society.

Privilege & responsibility of a peace officer

Provincial correctional officers are peace officers. They possess a belief in the values of the BC Public Service, the flexibility and desire to work within a team, the ability to thrive in a demanding work environment, and, most importantly, the motivation to work with offenders.

Is this role for you?

Find out if becoming a correctional officer is the right career path for you. Contact a recruiter by email to learn more about upcoming information sessions or book an information session now!

A closer look

  • Competitive salary
  • Envied benefit and pension package
  • Student loan forgiveness program and scholarships available
  • Training Partner with the Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Opportunity to make a difference in your community maintaining public safet
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