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BC Public Service

SPO 24R - Adult Probation Officer (Growth) - Closing date extended

Full Time
3 days ago
65,844 to 86,668 per year
Posting Title
SPO 24R - Adult Probation Officer (Growth) - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Social Program Officer R24


Work Options

Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$65,844.70 - $86,668.39 annually which includes a 1 Grid Temporary Market Adjustment*

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Corrections/Community Corrections Division

Job Summary

Be part of a team whose goal is to maintain and enhance public safety

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.

Under the direction of the Local Manager of Community Corrections, a probation officer assesses risks and needs, case manages and supervises adult clients subject to community supervision; assists the Court and other decisions makers in determining appropriate dispositions; responds to client risk and needs through case management and the application of the risk, need, responsivity principles; encourages changes in thinking and behaviour through a variety of individual and group interventions; and acts as a community resource.

The Probation Officer functions relatively independently and is an 'officer' of the court. The Probation Officer may be one of several probation officers working as a team in an office, or working as part of a team from a remote location. The Probation Officer reports to the Local Manager who reports to the Regional Director, who is operationally responsible for several community corrections offices.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Probation Officer who is looking to be a part of a diverse team.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree (4 years; 120 credits) from a recognized Canadian Institution; PLUS
    • No recent job-specific experience = Growth Series Level One
    • 6-12 months recent job-specific experience = Growth Series Level Two
    • 12-18 months recent job-specific experience = Growth Series Level Three
    • 18-24 months recent job-specific experience = Growth Series Level Four
    • 2 years recent job-specific experience = SPO 24 Full Working Level
    • **Recent experience refers to experience obtained in the preceding five years: experience must be gained after completing the education required (not before or during)
  • Successful completion of the Adult Probation Officer pre-requisite course (CORR1000).
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. driver's license. A valid Class 7 may be considered.
  • Computer and keyboard skills (minimum 30 wpm).

IMPORTANT:Applicants must review the attached Adult Probation Officer Applicant Information package prior to applying. This 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 must scan and email the required pre-requisites and educational requirements to by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in you not moving forward in the selection process.

1. Transcript from your university degree and a copy of degree***
2. A scanned copy of your valid B.C. driver's license indicating class
3. Confirmation of completion of the JIBC pre-requisite course CORR 1000
4. Scanned screenshot from a typing test confirming your ability to type 30 WPM

***If you have a degree from outside of Canada or if your degree was taken in a language other than English, please refer to the additional requirements in the job profile.
Note:Applicants currently working as an Adult Probation Officer in B.C. do not have to submit the pre-requisites.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment (2023/11/17): Posting closing date extended to (2023/11/30).

This is currently a temporary opportunity available until approximately April 2025 that may be extended.

A permanent appointment may result from this temporary appointment.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future, temporary and permanent positions in Dawson Creek.

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week subject to an approved telework agreement.

Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .

Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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 Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career.Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: 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: 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.

Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a standard questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
Successful candidates must submit to and successfully pass a criminal record check and fingerprint screening 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.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Correctional Services, Social Services
Maintenance and Technicians