Correctional Peace Officer 1-2 (Casual on-call)

Government of Alberta - Lethbridge, AB (30+ days ago)

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Lethbridge - Do you believe in creating an environment of respect and integrity, being accountable for your actions and contributing to the excellence of the public service? Then look no further! Lethbridge Correctional Centre is looking for mature, self-motivated, reliable individuals to join their team! Apply now and make a difference.

As a Correctional Peace Officer, you will perform a variety of security functions to ensure the care, custody and control of inmates while also ensuring the safety of centre staff and the public. In this environment, you will monitor inmate movement, conduct patrols, manage inmate behavior, conduct counts, complete searches and complete all administrative duties associated with the Correctional Peace Officer role, including report writing and data entry. Lethbridge Correctional Centre houses both male and female inmates.

Well-developed interpersonal skills, sound judgment and a professional demeanor are essential to this position. You must have the ability to function in a high stress environment while working effectively in a team environment. Exceptional verbal and written communication, along with basic computer skills are necessary to ensure success in this position. Proven leadership skills and the ability to manage conflicts effectively are also essential.

Wage opportunities are on-call positions with no guarantee of hours of work. Interested candidates must be available for a variety of shifts: days, afternoons, nights, including weekends and holidays.

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High School diploma plus either a minimum of two years of related experience (which includes experience in law enforcement, security, emergency response, group homes, mental health and addiction services), or a related diploma or degree. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of 1 year of experience for 1 year of education or 1 year of education for 1 year of experience.

Note: In order to accurately reflect your related experience/education, in your resume please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example: February 2006 - June 2009: Loss Prevention Officer (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

You must submit your resume along with copies of the below documents at the time of online application in order to be considered for this opportunity, and will be asked to provide all original documents at the time of interview.

1) Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level-C Certification
2) Current Driver's Abstract
3) Current Criminal Records Check
4) Proof of successful completion of COPAT/PARE

Documents must be dated within the last six months, excluding Standard First Aid/CPR Level C Certification.

Physical and medical fitness are essential in successfully completing the branch sanctioned COPAT (Correctional Officer Physical Aptitude Test). Justice and Solicitor General (JSG) will offer COPAT assessments for candidates under consideration at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre (dates to be determined). Please note: medical consent from a physician is required to participate in the COPAT.


$25.87 to $35.30 per hour


All costs associated with the recruitment process including documentation fees and travel expenses are the candidate's responsibility. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the documents requested above from the province they reside in.

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This competition may be used to fill current or future wage, temporary or permanent vacancies.

Candidates will be required to attend in person interviews.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. Please submit your application on-line by clicking on the button "APPLY NOW" below. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.


If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID attention to: Kristen Meyer, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resource Services, 9th Floor John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7. Email:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed and only the most suitable candidate's will be selected from this competition. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not able to provide confirmation upon receipt of application.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact . If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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