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Organization: Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Division: Correctional Services

City: Monteith

Job Term: 20 Temporary

Job Code: 50561 - Correctional Officer 1

Salary: $25.09 - $29.50 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 107992

Do you have a desire to work for Correctional Services? If so, then consider this rewarding opportunity with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services where you will support the correctional system in Ontario and contribute to keeping Ontario's communities safe. The Correctional Officer position is a rewarding career in the justice sector and it is an opportunity to work with an employer that promotes diversity. This is an exciting time to join Correctional Services as it undertakes transformation!Note: Hours for these positions are irregular and can vary from 0 up to 40 hours per week, with no guarantee of hours.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:
• Perform a full range of duties including the care, custody, control and supervision of offenders
• Interact with offenders to maintain security and safety in the facility;
• Provide community escort duties to ensure the safety of offenders, staff, visitors and the public
• Maintain communications with a range of contacts, including offenders, co-workers, supervisors, clinical and medical staff

How do I qualify?


You must meet the following pre-requirements to apply:
• Be a minimum of 18 years age
• Able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada
• Be currently certified and/or able to be certified by first day of employment in Emergency First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Heartsaver (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator(AED)
• Must have original proof of Grade 12 completion or an equivalency (e.g. general equivalency diploma/certificate)
• Must be able to work rotating shifts, including days, afternoon and nights, and on weekends and statutory holidays
To be considered for the Correctional Officer position, you must successfully complete the following during the recruitment process:• Ministry administered aptitude, cognitive and psychological tests
• Candidates who are selected to participate in the Correctional Officer recruitment process will be required to successfully complete FITCO testing prior to a conditional offer of employment being made.
• Correctional Officer pre-employment medical exam
• Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) program
• Correctional Officer Enhanced Security Clearance process, which includes:
-CPIC Check
-Vulnerable Services Sector Check
-Out-of-Country Check (if applicable)
-RCMP Records Check
-NICHE/RMS File Check
-PIP (Police Information Portal) Check
-Internet Search
-Credit Equifax Check
-Immigration Status Check
-Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Check - last ten yearsFor further information in the Recruitment Process of Correctional Officers, please visit:
• Email:
• Phone: 1-855-927-CSRU (2778)

Communication (Oral and Written) skills

You have:
• Ability to communicate effectively via oral and written communication
• Ability to communicate in writing (e.g. complete detailed, accurate and clear written reports), and documentation
• Ability to communicate verbally in a clear and respectful manner to provide information, instructions and direction

Observation, Analytical and Problem Solving skills

You have:
• Ability to assess problems and determine solutions
• Ability to make recommendations and take appropriate actions

Team Work/Interpersonal and Persuasion skills

• You have ability to work cooperatively towards a common goal
• You have ability to motivate, positively influence and assist people
• You can foster open communication and treat others in a consistent, fair, firm and non-judgemental manner

Crisis Intervention and Conflict Resolution skills

You have:
• Ability to recognize and understand situations that may produce conflict and use strategies to resolve and or de-escalate
• Ability to recognize and assess a crisis or potential crisis situation, and implement appropriate solutions in an attempt to resolve the crisis

General Knowledge and Computer skills

You have:
• General knowledge of court procedures (e.g. to testify/present evidence at court hearings)
• Knowledge of different cultures and ability to understand and respect differences when interacting with others
• Ability to use computer software (e.g. database, excel, MS office) to input/retrieve data

Additional Information:


  • 20 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 3052      Rese Rd, Monteith, North Region, Enhanced - CPIC Check, VSS Check,      Intelligence Check, Local Police Record Check, Internet Search, Credit      Check, Immigration Status Check, MTO Check, Fingerprint-based CPIC

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Category: Corrections and Enforcement

Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening      Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security      screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address      section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this      position.
         You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your      own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the      Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to      evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent,      will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in      the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained      directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is      required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)
         A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s)      does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The      screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the      purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an      individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to      the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening      check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, May 29, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the
Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Job Specification

Position Title: Correctional Officer

Job Code: 50561 - Correctional Officer 1

Job ID: 107992

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