COR SRV 18R_Correctional Officer
BC Corrections
Victoria, BC
2d ago

Correctional Officer


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 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.

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 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)

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 female inmates 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*

Note : Current BC Correctional Officers are exempt from providing documentation already submitted, or undergoing assessments completed, when hired into the position.

  • 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.
  • 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 outlined and per the tentative schedule below.

    Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT)

    REACT Test

    Security Screening Questionnaire

    Reference Checks

    Enhanced Security Screening

    Medical Assessments

    Complete applications received by

    March 22, 2020 COPAT / REACT TESTING March 29 - April 4, 2020 INTERVIEW & REFERENCE CHECKS April 7 - May 8, 2020 ENHANCED SECURITY SCREENING May 11 - 31, 2020 MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS June 1 - 5, 2020

    NOTE : BC Corrections has Correctional Officer job opportunities posted year-round.

    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 or phone : 250 960 3072

    Kamloops and Oliver Lyle Blomquist Lyle.Blomquist or phone : 250 571 2283

    Victoria Chris Cataneo Chris.Cataneo or phone : 236 478 1056

    Lower Mainland Rod Johnston or Renee Dundas BCCorrections.Recruiting or phone : 604 476 2661

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    If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre gov. before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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