Department: Ministry of Justice SG
Ministry Branch / Division: Adult Custody Division
Posting Close Date: 2017-09-24
Location:* MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
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 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.
Be a Role Model, Be a Peace Officer - Join BC Corrections
Adult Custody Division, BC Corrections
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.
For more information about BC Corrections, our correctional centres and the application process, please go to our gov.bc.ca/bccorrectionscareers 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.
To apply for this opportunity and for more details visit;
https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=43470 Posting Code: TJVAN