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Corrections Officer Trainee - job post

Yukon Government
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Whitehorse, YT
$29.57–$34.17 an hour - Full-time
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Pay

  • $29.57–$34.17 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekends as needed
  • Rotating shift
  • Holidays
  • On call

Location

Whitehorse, YT

Full job description

Closing date extended to March 15, 2024

This competition is preferenced to female candidates.

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

Under the direction of the Manager, Correctional Services, and as part of a team, this position carries out the day to day operational and program activities of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre. The Correctional Officer will work various shifts and is responsible for maintaining security, safety, good order, discipline and care of adult inmates by providing orientation, direction, guidance and programming. The focus is to engage the inmates in a process by modeling pro-social behavior that provides maximum opportunity for change in an environment that is productive and supportive and in which they are treated in a respectful, fair and equitable manner. This position is classified as a Peace Officer under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Rate of pay for the first eight (8) weeks will be $26.71 per hour (IS06) and after successful completion of eight (8) weeks of training, it will increase to $36.11 per hour (IS12).



Selection Overview:

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Experience applying and enforcing rules and regulations
  • Experience giving direction, coaching, mentoring, and providing feedback to individuals and/or groups.
  • Post-secondary coursework and/or training in criminology, justice, corrections, social services, or another related field would be an asset.
  • Experience in Security, Law Enforcement, Supervisory or Customer Services roles may be considered as an asset.

Candidates who have education and experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Suitability

Candidates may be assessed on the following:

  • Expressing a genuine commitment to working with inmates and fellow corrections workers to create a positive change
  • Experience positively motivating others, including vulnerable populations
  • Demonstration of teamwork, problem-solving, and de-escalation through verbal communication
  • Ability to model safe, ethical, legal and fair behaviors
  • Good judgment and strong work ethic
  • Demonstrating personal integrity
  • Familiarity with demonstrating client-oriented services
  • Ability to manage conflicts

Conditions of Employment:

Have and maintain:

  • Valid security and vulnerable sector clearance
  • Successful completion of the Corrections Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT), FITCO, or PARE. We will accept test results obtained within the 1-year period prior to the start date.
  • Valid medical clearance (required prior to first day of work)
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence (required prior to first day of work)
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)

Job Requirements:

  • Rotating shift work including weekends and statutory holidays
  • Occasional travel within and outside the Territory
  • Heavy lifting
  • Wearing a uniform

Hiring Timeline:

  • Written Assessment (Online 1 hour): March 22 and 23, 2024
  • Interviews: March 26 to April 5, 2024
  • COPAT: April 19, 2024
  • Tentative Start Date: May 6, 2024
  • Six weeks of classroom training - Corrections Officer Basic Training (COBT)
  • A minimum of two weeks of shadowing, which may include day, evening, weekend, and statutory holiday shifts.

If you successfully complete this initial training & assessment, you may be given further paid on-the-job Casual employment to a maximum of six months (including these eight weeks of training), after which, you may be considered for hire as an Auxiliary On-Call Corrections Officer I and eligible for future Permanent Correctional Officer I opportunities.


The principles that guide us are:

Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as Department of Justice (DOJ) representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.

Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.

Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect, and professionalism.

Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.

Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public.


For more information about the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, please click here

For more information about living and working in the Yukon, please click here

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Mueller, Human Resources Consultant, at Jennifer.mueller@yukon.ca

For more information about this position, please contact Valerie Goodkey, Deputy Superintendent, at Valerie.Goodkey@yukon.ca


Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
22 February 2024
Close Date
15 March 2024
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