• COR SRV 18R - Correctional Officer Chilliwack
  • BC Public Service in Chilliwack, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Posting Title

COR SRV 18R - Correctional Officer

Position Classification

Correctional Serv (Growth>18)



Work Options



Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA

Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA

Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2S1 CA

Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)

Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA

Oliver, BC V0H 1T2 CA

Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 4W6 CA

Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA

Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range

$60,662.32- $79,322.69 annually which includes a Temporary Market Adjustment of up to $254.83 bi-weekly. In addition, eligible employees will receive a recruitment and incentive payment of $10,000 annually (payable in two semi-annual installments of $5,000 and pro-rated for partial periods of employment), as well as a benefits package worth up to $19,851 annually.” (New recruits are paid $57,422.29 annually during the 33-day training program).

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time


BC Public Service -> Public Safety ... Sol General

Ministry Branch / Division

Adult Custody Division

Job Summary

Be a Role Model, Be a Peace Officer - Join BC Corrections

As a Correctional Officer, you are responsible for maintaining the security and safety of those in custody through fair and equitable programming, guidance and direction. In this position, you will take an active role in creating a supportive environment by providing opportunities for positive attitude and behavioural change through community service work.

Adult Custody, part of the Corrections Branch, is responsible for the care of approximately 2,800 individuals in our care. This division plays a leading role in the criminal justice system through offender management and control.

Interested in what our Correctional Officers have to say about the role? View this video!

Job Requirements:
• 19 years of age or older
• Grade 12 or equivalent*
• Grade 12 English with a final grade of 70% or equivalent*
• Valid BC Driver's license (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)
• * For further detailed information on Grade 12 and Grade 12 English equivalencies, please view the “Applicant 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: (“Applicant Process” attachment below for more detailed instructions on How to Apply)

1. Short Questionnaire – YES

2. Resume – YES

3. Documentation in support of Grade 12 graduation, English language proficiency, Driver’s License and entitlement to work in Canada - YES

4. Cover Letter Required – NO

NOTE: Please ensure you have all required documentation noted in step 3 above (including results of evaluations for out of country education) ready to submit, PRIOR to applying for this position. If you do not, please wait to apply until you do. Correctional Officer postings are generally open all year.

About this Position

"Work Where you Live!" - Multiple full-time positions available at Correctional Centres located in Surrey, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Oliver, Prince George, Victoria and Nanaimo. An eligibility list may be established.

For important information about BC Corrections, our correctional centres and the application and recruitment process and requirements, please view the Job Profile and Applicant Process attachments located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of this posting and review our BC Corrections Career Opportunity Page. You may also contact our Recruitment Office to set up a personal information session with a Recruiter. To do so please email: BCCorrections.Recruiting@gov.bc.ca and specify which location(s) you are interested in (Prince George, Kamloops, Oliver (Okanagan), Victoria, Nanaimo or the Lower Mainland).

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status], Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

Assessment Process

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 and according to the tentative assessment schedule.
• Security Screening Questionnaire (SSQ)
• Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT)
• Interview
• Reference/Past Work Performance Checks
• Valid Occupational 1st Aid (OFA 1) or a Worksafe BC approved equivalent
• Enhanced Security Screening
• Medical Assessment

Assessment Schedule

If you are unable to attend assessments during these timeframes, please withhold your application and apply at a future time when you are available to attend. Correctional Officer postings are generally open all year.

Complete applications received by Apr 1
Complete applications received by May 7
Complete applications received by June 18

COPAT testing
April 22-26
May 27-31
July 8-12

May 13-24
June 17-28
July 29-Aug 9

Enhanced Security Screening
June 24-July 5
July 30-Aug 9
Sep 9-20

Medical Assessments
July 1-12
August 5-16
Sep 23-Oct 4

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Additional Information:

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.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category

Compliance and Enforcement, Correctional Services, Court and Judicial Services
Chilliwack BC


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