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Correctional Program Officer

Organization Name: Correctional Service of Canada
Locations: Various Locations - View locations list
Classification: WP - 04
Salary: $59,513 to $74,647 (Plus applicable allowances)
Closing Date: July 24, 2011 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Reference number: PEN11J-009894-000007
Selection Process Number: 2011-PEN-EA-ATL-46144
Vacancies: A pool of qualified candidates will be established through this process to staff similar positions on an indeterminate and determinate basis with various language requirements and/or linquistic profiles.

Web site: For further information on the department, please visit Correctional Service of Canada

Who Can Apply

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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Language Proficiency

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Various language requirements and/or profiles

English Essential
Blingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Blingual Imperative CCC/CCC


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Essential Qualification:

A secondary school diploma or a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma.

Asset Qualifications:

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in a field that focuses on understanding and assessing human behaviour.

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university combined with training and experience related to the position.

Graduation with a diploma from a recognized college in a field that focuses on understanding and assessing human behaviour.

Graduation with a diploma from a recognized college combined with training and experience related to the position.


Essential Qualifications:

*Significant and recent work experience interviewing, motivating and/or counselling persons in individual and/or group settings aimed at changing human behaviour.

Note: *Significant and recent are defined as minimally the equivalent of one year of full-time work
experience within the past five years.

Asset Qualifications:

Experience with the case management process.

Experience in the delivery of structured programs to individuals with integration or behavioural problems.

Experience preparing and delivering training or presentations.

Experience assessing human behaviour in the context of program delivery.

Experience interacting with and assisting people with unique and challenging needs.

Experience working in a correctional environment.

Experience offering services or programs to people in conflict with the law.

**Experience offering services or programs to women in conflict with the law.

Note: **This element applies to candidates interested in positions in Women's Institutions.

Other Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment


Willingness to travel.


Selection is limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons and Visible minorities.



Reliability status.

Statement of Merit Criteria

Applicants who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria for this position.

Work Environment

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control. The majority of positions are located in a federal correctional facility. You will interact with offenders as needed.


The Correctional Program Officer (CPO) guides offenders to take accountability for their actions, while motivating them to learn the skills necessary to reduce their risk for recidivism. The CPO uses a range of motivational strategies to help the offenders see the value of program participation. The CPO identifies the offenders' risk factors, their deficits and strengths and uses this information to help the offender to develop a comprehensive self-management plan. The CPO evaluates the offenders on a regular basis to assess their progress.

Additional Requirements / Comments

Information to be provided:

You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Should your email address change during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us.

Important messages

Candidates must clearly demonstrate that they meet the education and experience requirements. Failure to provide sufficient information will result in the candidate being screened out.

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. A person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualification. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).

Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage in the process in order to better manage the selection process.

Proof of education will be requested.

The assessment of candidates could take the form of one or more of the following: written examinations, interviews, practical exercises, role-plays, behaviour-based questions, PSC tests, situational exercises and reference checks.

Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Questions regarding travel and relocation.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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