Probation Officer 14
Classified as Probation Interviewer 15
This posting is to create an Eligibility List of Qualified Applicants for Auxiliary “as and when” PO 14 opportunities in the Vancouver Region (Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, North Vancouver, Squamish, Sechelt)
Be part of a team whose goal is to maintain and enhance public safety
The Community Corrections Division of the Corrections Branch delivers programs and services to adult offenders or alleged offenders awaiting trial or sentencing, who are serving community based sentences of the court or conditional release from custody. The intent of these programs and services is to enhance public safety by assessing and managing the risk of the offender and providing intervention to change behaviour.
If you are a dedicated individual seeking a challenging and fulfilling role this maybe an exciting opportunity for you. As a Probation Officer, you report to the Local Manager and assist adults in conflict with the law by providing case management and case supervision of low risk sentenced offenders. You also supervise clients released on bail and assist the Adult Probation Officer in the supervision of medium and high-risk offenders. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Probation Officer who is looking to be a part of a diverse team.
If you have an understanding of the adult justice system and strong communication and interviewing skills, we encourage you to apply.
Overnight travel to remote locations and working outside typical work hours may be required and a valid BC driver’s license is required.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Bob.Basi@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Applicants will possess a Two-year diploma or two years of credit towards a related social science degree. Related social sciences include social work, sociology, psychology, criminology or education. Education equivalency: 60 credits of post-secondary will be accepted as equivalent to a diploma or certificate provided that a minimum of 36 credits are in the related fields of study listed above.
You have also completed one of the following pre-requisites courses offered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia or equivalent training:
– CORR1000) (formerly APO155): The Adult Probation Officer *; or
– Adult Probation Officer Employment Readiness Training.
All applicants must submit proof of Language Proficiency Index – minimum Level 5. Certain types of in-service experience will be considered equivalent.
Preference may be given to those candidates who possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s Degree (4 years: 120 credits) from a recognized Canadian Institution. Proof of ICES or PLA must be provided.
• Recent related experience dealing with adults involved with the Criminal Justice System.
• Recent related case management experience working with adults who have mental health or substance use needs.
• A valid class 5 Drivers License
IMPORTANT: Where there is a difference between the qualifications reflected in the posting and the job profile/description, those stated on the job posting will be used for shortlisting.
Prior to moving to the next stage of the selection process, those applicants shortlisted will be contacted via e mail and required to submit, electronically only, via e mail scanned attachments of the documentation numbered below:
2. Cover Letter
3. Results of Language Proficiency Index Test – Level 5
4. Proof of completing CORR – 1000 (formerly APO155)
5. Photocopy of Official Degree/Diploma
6. Photocopy of Official Post Secondary Transcripts
7. Copy of Valid Class 5 Driver’s License ( A BC Class 7 maybe considered)
In addition, there will be a selection process including an in person interview, typing assessment (candidates will have to demonstrate keyboard skills of minimum 30 words per minute) and reference checks with current and past supervisors.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the following criteria:
• The criminal justice system and basic court procedures.
• Knowledge of related acts, regulations, policies, procedures, and resources.
• Writing comprehensive reports; communicate orally in court proceedings and possess computer and keyboard skills (minimum 30 wpm).
Salary will be based on level of education, experience, and training requirements.
Applicants must review the attached Probation Officer 14 Applicant Information package prior to applying. The package provides detailed instructions on applying, a complete list of duties and qualifications including education and experience equivalencies. Please provide all corresponding information outlined in the applicant information package in your resume. You may scan and email the required pre-requisites to Bob.Basi@gov.bc.ca.
Note: Candidates who are currently employed as a Probation Officer 14 or Adult Probation Officer (auxiliary or regular) with the BC Corrections Branch are deemed to meet the education, experience, pre-requisite course, typing skills and language proficiency index qualifications and are not required to provide proof with their application.
Successful candidates must submit to and successfully pass a criminal record check and fingerprints by RCMP or municipal police, a Criminal Record Review Act check and JUSTIN and CORNET provincial database checks. New criminal record checks will be conducted periodically and at least every five years.
Cover letter required: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.