BC Public Service
Ministry of Justice
Corre ctional Officer
Be a Role Model, Be a Peace Officer - Join BC Corrections
Okanagan Correctional Centre
Salary: $41,803.67 - $57,781.28 annually, plus a Temporary Market Adjustment
($39,575.90 annually for new recruits during the 33 day training program)
Multiple full-time positions available
Adult Custody Division, BC Corrections
BC Corrections plays a leading role in British Columbia’s criminal justice system by protecting the community through offender management and control. Corrections Branch manages community work service and supports offenders to make positive changes in their behaviour and attitudes.
Role of a Correctional officer
As a Correctional Officer, 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.
Why Work for us!
We offer a variety of work schedules, providing staffing coverage on a 365/24/7 basis. Correctional officers work various shift patterns, including day, night, weekend and statutory holiday shifts. All positions are rotational.
We encourage maintaining a healthy work-life balance and we provide shifts, on average, of 70 hours per pay period.
For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.
For more information about BC Corrections, our correctional centres and the application process, please go to our BC Corrections Career Opportunity Page, and/or attend one of our upcoming information sessions. Note: OCC Information Session on Saturday, Sept 16, 2017.
Qualifications for this role include:
19 years of age or older
Valid BC Driver’s license (minimum class 5), or equivalent
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) (Only OFA 1 taken via approved first aid providers endorsed by WorkSafe BC will be accepted. See WorkSafe BC First Aid Certificates.
To learn more, including how to apply online by September 26, 2017: