Correctional Services 24
An eligibility list may be established.
Lead a team whose goal is to maintain and enhance public safety – Inspiring Excellence, Changing Lives
Corrections Branch plays a leading role in the criminal justice system by protecting the community through offender management and control. The Branch manages community work service and supports offenders to make positive changes in their behaviour and attitudes.
Adult Custody is one of four divisions of the Corrections Branch and is responsible for the care of approximately 2,800 male and female inmates throughout BC. The Division operates correctional centres with various levels of security and control for individuals awaiting trial or serving a provincial custody sentence. Adult Custody provides custodial supervision for adults sentenced to incarceration and those remanded to custody. Correctional programs address thought patterns, behaviour and lifestyles that are known to contribute to crime. It provides core programs and additional services which balance risks and needs; ensures linkage with Community Corrections based on common core programming and integrated case management; communicates with stakeholders and participates as a pro-active partner in the criminal justice system.
The supervisory team of a correctional centre works within unique operational imperatives: risk-based supervision, proven rehabilitation programs, fiscal efficiency achieved primarily through well planned staff and shift management, compliance with legislation, policy, security and safety standards, 24 x 7 operation, and positive interactions with government, local agencies and interest groups.
In this key position you will rotate through various Correctional Supervisor positions providing training, mentoring, coaching, instruction, supervision, and performance evaluation to Correctional Officers in different departments. You are a multi-faceted individual, ready for new challenges each day. You will also be required to respond and take command of critical incidents, and be involved in making decisions regarding staff, inmates and public safety as the front-line authority. Another important focus of this position is the promotion of programs, work programs and vocational programs ensuring these services maintain an appropriate profile within the correctional centre environment.
The position has a peace officer designation and as such is held to a higher standard of conduct, both on and off duty, by the employer, the public and the courts. Correctional Supervisors work schedules are 24/7. All Correctional Supervisor positions are rotational and are required to work various shift patterns including day, night and weekend shifts.
We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities; a competitive salary and benefits package; a pension plan that ranks among the best; and offer a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.
For more information about BC Corrections and our Correctional Centres please go to our BC Corrections Career Opportunity Page.
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.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Noel.Morris@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Secondary School graduation or equivalent
• BC Corrections Correctional Officer status plus completion of 25 hours of courses in the Correctional Officer Learning and Development certificate, OR 5 years of correctional experience, OR equivalent experience.
• Experience in unit operations and security systems.
• Experience working with corrections programs.
• Demonstrated experience working with the Corrections Act, Corrections Act Regulation, and Adult Custody Division policies.
• Additional training in areas of human behaviour and leadership techniques.
• Some experience working with automated security and information systems (computer applications).
• University/college courses in the humanities, sociology, psychology, criminology and computer and communications technology.
• Valid class 5 driver’s licence
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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
An enhanced criminal record check and criminal records review act check are required. A medical assessment by the BC Government Occupational Health Program department is required (Current BC Adult Custody Division employees are exempt).
Applicants who meet the stated job qualifications will be required to submit the Security Screening Questionnaire, complete the Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) and also complete the Computer Voice Stress Analysis (current employees of the Corrections Branch are exempt).
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.
Resume required: YES – A resume is required and will be reviewed for all applicants who are awarded an interview.
Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.