We receive a number of enquiries about becoming a Corrections Officer in the BC Public Service, specifically asking about the qualifications and how to apply for a position.
Corrections Officer opportunities, when available, are posted on our Employment Opportunities website. Currently we have a Corrections Officer position available for the Prince George Regional Corrections Centre. You can see the posting here.
The application process for Corrections Officers positions includes completing a BC Government Employment application and Lifestyle Questionnaire sent via email to the Corrections Recruiting Officer listed on the posting, as well as submitting your on line profile directly to the specific posting on our Employment Opportunities website.
Two of the basic requirements to be eligible for further consideration as a Corrections Officer are Level 1 Occupational First Aid Certification and Level 4 Language Proficiency Index (LPI) testing. If you plan to apply for Corrections Officer positions, you should arrange for these requirements now. Both the LPI and the First Aid will require registering for classes and waiting for test results, which may take several weeks depending on class availability. Information on the LPI exam, including schedule of available exam dates can be found here.
For a full list of Corrections Officer qualifications, more information on careers with BC Corrections including salary ranges and how to contact a BC Corrections Recruiting Officer, check out the Corrections micro site.
Still have questions? Contact one of our Career Advisors at 1-888-944-3327, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.