Parole Officer
Government of Canada
Edmonton, AB
Correctional Service Canada
Edmonton (Alberta)
Who can apply : Persons residing or employed in Edmonton, Alberta and within a 150 km radius of Edmonton, Alberta.
$65,077 to $86,150
For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Closing date: 18 June 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

  • NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline how they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets) by RESPONDING TO THE SCREENING QUESTIONS IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS may result in your application being rejected.
**Please note that the following Parole Officer advertisements are posted simultaneously for positions in the Prairie region: Selection process no. 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-153066, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-153067, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-153069, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-153071, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-153072, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-153073, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-153383, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-153386.

If you apply to more than one Parole Officer selection process, you will only be assessed once.

Work environment
Correctional Service of Canada is seeking interest from persons looking for an exciting and rewarding career as a Parole Officer.

Parole Officers are essential to fulfilling the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) mission of contributing to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control.

The Parole Officer’s responsibilities include guiding the progress of offenders through a progression from most restrictive to least restrictive controls and from institutions to community supervision. They ensure that legal and policy requirements for reintegration are met as well as manage the reintegration of offenders throughout their sentences while trying to maintain public safety. Furthermore, they are responsible for assessing, analyzing and recommending potential transfer and release suitability of offenders as well as observing and interpreting the behaviour of the offenders/parolees.

For further information on the department, work environment and careers at CSC, please visit our website at

Intent of the process
A pool of qualified candidates may be established through this selection process to staff positions on an indeterminate and determinate basis.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree or applied degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field that focuses on understanding and assessing human behaviour.


Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution and acceptable correctional experience.

Note: Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. For further information, please consult link below.

Degree equivalency

  • Experience in formally assessing human behaviour.
  • Experience in structured intervention with individuals aimed at changing human behaviour.
NOTE: * Experience refers to a well-defined role within a social services or correctional organization.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the Mission of the Correctional Service of Canada.
Knowledge of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and Regulations.
Knowledge of the case management process.
**Knowledge of needs specific to women offenders, including Aboriginal women offenders, and gender specific programming.

NOTE: ** This element applies to candidates interested in positions in Women's Institutions.

Ability to analyze and summarize problem situations, identify options and develop an appropriate plan of action.
Ability to assess and report on the impact of interventions and supervision as it relates to the management of the offenders risk.
Ability to engage, support, motivate and direct offenders.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Sensitivity to diversity
Effective interpersonal relationships
** Sensitivity in intervention with women offenders

NOTE: ** This element applies to candidates interested in positions in Women's Institutions.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience in a correctional environment.
Experience in case management-risk assessment within a federal or provincial correctional facility.
Experience in case management-supervision within a federal or provincial community correctional office.
Experience in interviewing offenders within a federal or provincial correctional facility.

Ability to communicate orally and/or in writing in a language other than English/French that is reflective of the offender population diversity of the operational unit.

Member of an Employment Equity group: Aboriginal people, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women.

Willingness and ability to travel within Canada.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

DRIVER’S LICENSE: Some of these positions require possession of a valid driver's license or mobility usually associated with having a valid driver's license.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

We also promote the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel:

All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line or persons experiencing other difficulties when applying on-line are asked to contact their respective Public Service Commission Regional Office or use the following toll free number: 1-800-645-5605.

Candidates referred for further assessment will be provided with the online Parole Officer study package which takes approximately 60 hours to complete after which an on-line knowledge exam will be administered.

Please note that if you have previously participated in a Parole Officer selection process with the Correctional Service of Canada since 2014, your results may be applied to the current selection process. This will be confirmed during the assessment stage of the selection process. You are required to submit an application to this selection process to be considered for further assessment.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of education and driver's license.

Candidates will be required to pay for their own travel expenses when attending all required assessments.

A top down selection and/or random selection may be applied at any stage of the selection process.

Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.

All information pertaining to this selection process will be sent by e-mail and/or will be indicated in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your e-mail account and your PSRS account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis and to advise of any change of address, phone number and/or email address. Applicants must provide a valid email address and ensure that it is always functional. Applicants must also ensure that their system accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).Responses provided after the indicated deadline may not be accepted.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.