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Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment

Advertisement name: Correctional Officer CX-1: Port-Cartier Inventory - Continuous Intake
Reference number: PEN13J-010820-000030
Selection process number: 2013-PEN-EA-NAT-71732

Essential Qualifications

Qualifications that are necessary for the work to be performed and that must be met in order for a person to be appointed.


Useful Information

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.

Occupational Certification

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.

The candidate must successfully complete a Correctional Service of Canada approved Correctional Training Program (CTP). There is NO REMUNERATION while on the Correctional Training Program.


Experience in direct interaction with individuals in an education, work, and/or volunteer environment.

Abilities and Skills

Ability to use reasoning to assess problems and determine solutions.

Ability to make recommendations and take appropriate action.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to summarize information accurately.

Ability to motivate, positively influence, and assist people.

Personal Suitability

Sensitivity to diversity

Official Language Proficiency

Useful Information

Various language requirements
This selection process will be used to staff French Essential and Bilingual Imperative --B/--B positions.

Asset Qualifications

Qualifications that are not essential to perform the work, but that would benefit the organization or enhance the work to be performed currently or in the future.


Useful Information

Graduation from a recognized university or community college with a degree or a diploma in a field relevant to the work to be performed.

Graduation from a recognized university or community college with a degree or a diploma.

Certification in a field related to conflict resolution, such as mediation, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution.


Experience working in a correctional, policing, security, military, or emergency response environment.

Experience working with people in conflict with the law.

Experience in working with diversity issues.

Experience working with Aboriginal peoples, communities or organizations.

Experience in delivering education programs.

Experience in coaching, mentoring, or supervising.

Experience in working in the social services field, such as addictions, mediation, family violence, mental health, crisis centres or shelters.

Note: The answers provided via the online asset screening questions will be validated during the interview process.


Knowledge of Aboriginal history, traditions and culture.

Other Languages

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

Operational Requirements

Current or future requirements of the organization for the proper functioning of the work unit or the organization.

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

Employees may be required to work overtime.

Conditions of Employment

Requirements that a person must meet or comply with for as long as they occupy the position.

Other Conditions of Employment


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


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


Candidates must also meet the psychological requirements determined by Correctional Service Canada.

Note: There is a retest period of 1 year for psychological assessment.

Security and Reliability

Reliability Status security clearance
Candidates will be required to be fingerprinted.

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