Correctional Officer I

Correctional Service of Canada
Date Posted:   Feb 13, 2023
Closing Date:   May 23, 2023
Competition Number:  PEN23J-019789-000037/ 2023-PEN-EA-NAT-178639
Location:   Canada
Status:   Full-Time
Number of Positions:  100


The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.


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Correctional officers (COs) maintain the safety and security of federal penitentiaries. They:
-supervise and interact with offenders
-regularly watch for signs that the safety of others or security of the institution might be at risk
-take appropriate security measures when necessary

Institutions operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. COs work in shifts, including some weekends and statutory holidays. They occasionally need to work overtime.

As a correctional officer, you will:
-conduct routine patrols and inmate count
-supervise inmate movement and escort inmates both inside and outside the institution
-search cells, offenders, visitors, vehicles, living units, and surrounding areas
-conduct security checks and perform other duties as necessary
-verify safety equipment
-draft daily logs
-submit reports
-brief visitors, volunteers, and other criminal justice professionals who enter the institution

Pay Rate

$66,974 to $84,045

Term Of Appointment

The candidate must successfully complete the CSC Correctional Training Program (CTP).**

How To Apply

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