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WE'RE HIRING! Correctional Officer I : Atlantic, Quebec, Prairie and Pacific

Reference number: PEN19J-017336-000051
Selection process number: 2019-PEN-EA-NAT-147515
Correctional Service Canada
Various work locations
CX-01 - Correctional Officer I
$61,969 to $77,764

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Closing date: 10 May 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

The Correctional Service of Canada is seeking interest from persons looking for an exciting and rewarding career as a Correctional Officer I.

Once candidates are selected for the Correctional Training Program (CTP), they become recruits and must successfully complete the online phase and then attend a 12-week in residence phase at the CSC Training Academy in Kingston, ON (or possible other location). Upon successful completion of the CTP, an indeterminate full-time Correctional Officer I position awaits YOU!

As of April 9, 2019, Correctional Service Canada recruits receive an allowance* of $400/week, up to a maximum of $5,600 for 14 weeks, during the third stage of the Correctional Training Program (CTP). This allowance, paid bi-weekly, is in addition to the meal and hospitality fees already covered for recruits at this same CTP stage. Administrative procedures for payment of the allowance are initiated upon arrival at the Training Academy. *Individuals who receive a salary as a public servant are not eligible. Recruits who already receive a salary or financial compensation through another program while their participation at CTP are responsible to inform the parties concerned.

We strongly encourage you to complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire at the following link http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/careers/003001-3021-eng.shtml. This questionnaire will give you a better idea of the role, requirements, skills and expectations related to a Correctional Officer I position.

Work environment

Correctional Officers are essential to fulfilling the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) mission of enhancing public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control.

For further information on the department, work environment, careers at CSC and application process, please visit our website at http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca.

Intent of the process

This is an ongoing inventory and we will periodically access the applications received and contact applicants for further assessment. Organizational needs are in the Prairie, Quebec, Pacific and Atlantic Regions.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual Imperative --B/--B

Information on language requirements

A secondary school diploma, or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission (PSC) test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or successful completion of a provincially/territorially approved secondary school equivalency test.

Note: Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. For further information, please consult link below.

Degree equivalency

The candidate must obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 'Level C' with automated external defibrillator (AED) certificate from a qualified provider approved by any province/territory in Canada, and in accordance with Part XVI of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Demonstrating integrity and respect, including the CSC values*
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented


Ability to communicate effectively orally

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


Experience working with ethnocultural or Aboriginal peoples, communities or organizations.

Ability to communicate orally and/or in writing in a language other than English or French that is reflective of the offender population.

Employees must be able to work shifts, variable hours, weekends, and statutory holidays.
Employees may be required to work overtime.

Member of an Employment Equity group: Aboriginal people, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women.

Conditions of employment

The candidate must successfully complete the CSC Correctional Training Program (CTP).*

* http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/careers/003001-3004-eng.shtml

Prior to appointment, candidate must possess a valid unrestricted driver's license that conforms to provincial or territorial requirements. As a condition of employment, candidate must maintain valid unrestricted driver's license throughout employment.

For the province of Quebec: Possess a valid Class 4A driver’s license (Emergency Vehicle) granted by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ).

The candidate must meet the medical requirements of Health Canada in accordance with Treasury Board Guidelines.

The candidate must also meet the psychological requirements determined by Correctional Service of Canada.
Note: There is a retest period of two (2) years for psychological assessment from the date of elimination.

Enhanced Reliability status.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

We also promote the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/canadian-armed-forces-members-veterans.html.

Persons entitled to a priority for appointment pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) or the Public Service Employment Regulations (PSER) MUST self-refer when applying to the Correctional Officer I inventory via e-mail to cscrecruitment@csc-scc.gc.ca. For more information that describes the types of priorities of the PSEA and the PSER and additional details about each priority type, please visit the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/information-priority-administration.html.

All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line or persons experiencing other difficulties when applying on-line are asked to contact their respective Public Service Commission Regional Office or use the following toll free number: 1-800-645-5605.

If you wish to reapply to a Correctional Officer I selection process, the retest period for assessment is 180 days from the date of elimination at either the written exams or interview/reference stage of the selection process.

Candidates can only be assessed once in a selection process and if you reapply to this selection process 2019-PEN-EA-NAT-147515, no further consideration will be given to your application.

Candidates will be required to pay for their own travel expenses when attending all required assessments.

A top down selection and/or random selection may be applied at any stage of the selection process.

Aboriginal candidates may be eligible for an allowance for participation in CTP Stage 3 through either the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) or a local Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASET) stakeholder. For more information on how to access training support dollars please consult the NWAC website at http://www.nwac.ca/policy-areas/labour-market-development/aboriginal-skills-and-employment-training-strategy-asets/ or scroll through the following website to access a local agreement holder at https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/indigenous/agreement-holders.html.

All information pertaining to this selection process will be sent by mail and/or e-mail and/or will be indicated in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your e-mail account and your PSRS account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis and to advise of any change of address, phone number and/or email address. Applicants must provide a valid email address and ensure that it is always functional. Applicants must also ensure that their system accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

National Recruitment
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