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BC Public Service

SPO 24R - Adult Probation Officer (Growth)

Full Time
6 days ago
59,288 to 75,884 per year
Posting Title
SPO 24R - Adult Probation Officer (Growth)

Position Classification
Social Program Officer R24


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 CA

Salary Range
$59,288.72 - $75,884.38 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Correction

Job Summary

Adult Probation Officer Growth
Social Program Officer R24

There are two permanentpositions available, 1 in Vanderhoof and 1 in Smithers.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and permanent opportunities.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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 .

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 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.

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , 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.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

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, experience, pre-requisite course, typing skills and language proficiency index qualifications and are not required to provide proof.

1) Minimum Degree Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree (4 years; 120 credits); Applicants with transcripts from foreign countries must contact the International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES) which will evaluate the credentials and determine comparable levels in BC or Canadian terms. Documentation must be provided to the closing location by the closing date.

2) JIBC pre-requisite course:
You must have completed the following pre-requisite course offered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC):
- CORR-1000 (formerly APO155): The Adult Probation Officer.

Note: that candidates who have worked as an Adult Probation Officer in another Canadian jurisdiction or as a Youth Probation Officer in BC within the previous two years, for a period of at least two years, are not required to complete the JIBC prerequisite. Candidates who completed Corr1000 (or a previous version of this course) more than 3 years prior to the closing date, may be required to satisfy the hiring manager they remain familiar with the role and responsibilities of a probation officer in BC.

3) Valid Class 5 B.C. driver's license. A valid Class 7 may be considered.

4) Keyboarding Skills: Applicants must achieve a score of 30 words per minute on a typing test. (30WPM)

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.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

This position has been designated as a position of trust, and therefore, requires enhanced security screening as a condition of employment. The checks include a police information check and fingerprints by the RCMP or police, a Criminal Records Review Act check and JUSTIN and CORNET provincial database checks. Criminal record checks are conducted after an offer of employment is made. Candidates are not required to submit criminal record check information with their application. New criminal records checks will be conducted periodically and at least every five years.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

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 (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category
Correctional Services
Maintenance and Technicians