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Make a difference! Become a Correctional Officer II at Pê Sâkâstêw Centre

Reference number: PEN23J-019789-000047
Selection process number: 2023-PEN-EA-NAT-181415
Correctional Service Canada
Maskwacis (Alberta)
CX-02 - Correctional Officer II
$70,958 to $89,068

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

Closing date: 19 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: You must meet both of the following criteria:

For positions at Pê Sâkâstêw Centre: Persons residing or employed in Maskwacis (AB) and within an 100 kilometer radius of Maskwacis (AB), extending to, amongst others, Edmonton (AB), Strome (AB), Innisfail (AB), Buck Lake (AB).

Candidates within the identified radius will be considered for *possible* appointment to that location only.


Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

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.

With more than 20,000 employees, CSC plays a key role in contributing to public safety, working around the clock at our 43 correctional institutions, 91 parole offices and 14 community correctional centres across Canada. Join us to help change lives and protect Canadians!

Correctional Officers II - Healing Lodges play a vital role as the first line of contact for offenders. In addition to performing static and dynamic security, Correctional Officers II - Healing Lodges incorporate a healing component into the offenders case management in collaboration with the Elder/Spiritual Advisors, and other members of the case management team. They have an understanding of the transitory aspects of Indigenous life, assist offenders to follow their healing path/journey, listen and respond to offenders' concerns, document information and events, participate in case conferences for decision-making and prepare a variety of reports and recommendations.

The Correctional Service of Canada is seeking interest from persons looking for an exciting and rewarding career as a Correctional Officer II in a Healing Lodge. This is similar to the role of Correctional Officer I in a men’s institution, however, the position is classified at a higher level and includes additional responsibilities with respect to case management.

We also strongly encourage you to apply for the position of Primary Worker/Kimisinaw who have direct and daily contact with Women Offenders and for the position of Correctional Officer I.

For screening and assessment purposes, all communications related to this selection process will be by email. Therefore, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email) and frequently check their inbox and JUNK/SPAM folders. It is also the candidate's responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.

Candidates who have passed all stages of evaluation and who are selected must complete the Correctional Training Program (CTP), which includes two online training phases, and a 14 week in residence training phase at the CSC Training Academy in Kingston, ON, Summerside, PEI or another training site.

Correctional Service of Canada recruits receive an allowance* of $400/week, up to a maximum of $5,600 for 14 weeks, during Stage 3 of the Correctional Training Program. This allowance, paid bi-weekly, is in addition to the meal and hospitality fees already covered for recruits at this same stage of CTP.

Indigenous candidates may be eligible for an allowance for participation in CTP Stage 3 through a Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ISET) stakeholder. For more information on how to access training support dollars, please consult the following website to access a service delivery organization at https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/indigenous-skills-employment-training/service-delivery-organizations.html.

If you wish to reapply to a Correctional Officer II - Healing Lodges selection process, the retest period is 180 days from the date of elimination at the written exercise and interview/reference stage. There is also a retest period of two (2) years for the psychological assessment from the date of elimination. The psychological assessment for Correctional Officer II - Healing Lodges is also used for Primary Worker/Kimisinaw (women’s institutions) and Correctional Officer I; as such the retest period would also apply to those selection processes.

You will not be assessed more than once in the same selection process.

Work environment

We believe that our employees are the cornerstone of achieving our goals. This is why we offer them a positive and inclusive work environment that is worthy of their dedication and professionalism. We promote career advancement by providing opportunities to develop and acquire new skills and competencies. We value diversity as well as the use of both official languages.

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.

For an overview of the Correctional Officer II position for Healing Lodges, please visit the following website: https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/careers/003001-0004-en.shtml.

Intent of the process

This is an ongoing inventory that will be used to establish a pool of partially or fully qualified candidates. The applications received will be periodically accessed and applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

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)

English essential

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 candidates 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.

Knowledge of Indigenous history, traditions and culture.

Thinking things through
Ability to work in an environment that is respectful of Indigenous cultures, ceremonies and protocols
Ability to engage, support, motivate and direct offenders
Demonstrating integrity and respect, including the CSC Values*
Working effectively with others
Effective communication skills

* https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/acts-and-regulations/001-cd-en.shtml#1

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


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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

Information on employment equity

Member of an Employment Equity group.
For positions at the Pê Sâkâstêw Centre - In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Correctional Service of Canada and the Samson Cree Nation, preference may be given to Samson Cree members.

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

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.

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. **

**This condition of employment will be used to assess external candidates and internal employees who have never met the psychological requirements determined by Correctional Service of Canada.

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.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of education and driver's license.

Applicants are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

An Indigenous person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Please note that you will be required to complete the Affirmation of Indigenous Identity Form (AIIF): https://canada-preview.adobecqms.net/en/public-service-commission/services/appointment-framework/guides-tools-appointment-framework/affirmation-indigenous-identity-form.html.

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

Please note that candidates’ overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence with CSC or third-party organizations, throughout the entire selection process may be used in the assessment process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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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