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BC Public Service

SPO 24R - Probation Officer (GROWTH) - Amended

Full Time
4 days ago
61,681 to 78,814 per year
Posting Title
SPO 24R - Probation Officer (GROWTH) - Amended

Position Classification
Social Program Officer R24


Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$61,681.11 - $78,814.47 (Growth) annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General

Ministry Branch / Division
Community Corrections

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 behavior.

If you are a dedicated individual seeking a challenging and fulfilling role this maybe an exciting opportunity for you.As an Adult Probation Officer, you are responsible for a broad range of duties that include working with diverse community partners delivering numerous services within the community, ensuring that a multi-disciplinary approach is applied in complex cases and balanced with the maintenance of community safety. Working both independently and as a part of a collaborative team, you assess, manage and supervise adult clients subject to community supervision, assist the Court in determining appropriate dispositions, respond to client needs through the application of risk assessment and case management (including core programming) and act as a community resource. You must be willing to participate in the supervision of clients convicted of sexual offenses and domestic assault.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Adult 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
  • 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)

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Experience working as a Probation Officer in a Community Corrections office in British Columbia within the last two years

Note: Where there is a difference between thequalifications reflected in theposting and the job profile/description, thosestated on the job posting will be used for shortlisting.

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 following 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:Candidates who are currently employed as an Adult Probation Officer (auxiliary or regular) with the BC Corrections Branch are deemed to meet the education, pre-requisite course and driver's license criteria and are not required to provide proof with their application.

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.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment March 13, 2023: Closing date extended to March 29, 2023.

There is currently one (1) regular, full time position available.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary full time or part time opportunities in Fort St. John.
Applicants will be appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their qualifications.

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.

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 be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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:
A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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
Social Services
Community and Social Services