Correctional Service Canada - Pacific Region
Abbotsford (British Columbia), Agassiz (British Columbia), Harrison Mills (British Columbia), Mission (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia)
$54,746 to $63,642 (Plus up to $2000 Penological Factor Allowance per annum)
For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada
8 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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.
When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
An inventory advertisement allows a continuous intake of applications, over as long a period as desired. This inventory has no closing date, although one may be added in the future. Once a candidate has submitted their application it will stay active in the inventory (assuming it meets the essential screening criteria) for 180 days. At the end of that period, candidates will need to refresh their application to ensure it stays active in the inventory. 15 days prior to the end of the 180 day period, candidates will receive a notice to their PSRS profile instructing them that their application will expire unless it is refreshed. Candidates are also able to withdraw their application from the inventory anytime they desire.
If you are found unsuccessful during any point of the process your application will not be considered again until 120 days has elapsed from the date of your elimination notification. After 120 days, you may submit a new application.
** Persons who have already been found qualified in the following selection process need not apply again: Reference number: PEN17J-018363-000104; Selection process number: 2017-PEN-EA-PAC-129731 . **
Intent of the process
Results of this process will be to create a pool of qualified candidates from which future indeterminate, specified period and/or casual vacancies may be filled. This process may be used to staff similar positions in the Pacific Region.
Positions to be filled:
Number to be determined
Information you must provide
Contact information for 3 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
- Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in Library Sciences, Economics, Sociology or Statistics or graduation with a diploma in Library and Information Technology from a recognized university or college.
Recent experience in the provision of library services.
“Recent” is defined as within the last 4 years. “Experience” also includes library technician practicums.)
Experience in the use of various software programs such as Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
- Experience providing library services in a correctional environment.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy related to institutional libraries.
- Knowledge of library management.
- Knowledge of community organizations as it relates to provision of support for clients in areas such as social services, education, training or employment.
- Ability to autonomously manage a library program.
- Ability to train and supervise inmate workers.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- Sensitivity to Diversity
- Effective Interpersonal Relationships
- **Sensitivity to women’s issues: to have a willingness to effectively intervene with women offenders and have the capacity to work in a women-centered environment.
For appointment only at Fraser Valley Institution
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Information on employment equity
- These positions may require working at more than one institution and may include working evenings.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
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
Your resume and responses to the application questions must demonstrate how you meet the essential EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE qualifications. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described skills, experience, etc. provided in screening questions should be supported by your resume. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process. Although the asset qualifications are not mandatory, they may be an important factor that will be considered for specific positions being staffed. Therefore, if you meet the asset education and experience, it is to your advantage to demonstrate this in your application as well.
Please note that all communication throughout the process may be used to assess the following merit criterion:
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- Personal Suitability
When providing references, please include contact information (name, title, email address) of 3 supervisory references, including your current supervisor.
- Your referees will be asked to respond in writing to a number of questions that demonstrate your competency in the areas to be assessed.
- Ensure that your referees are prepared to provide comprehensive responses in writing.
All communication for this process, including test results, will be by e-mail or via your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. Please ensure that your e-mail address is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly verify your e-mail, spam and PSRS account for all communications regarding this selection process.
Candidates must be prepared to provide original proof of education (including equivalencies), and citizenship when requested. Failure to do so, by the deadline requested, may result in you not being considered for this pool.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/
A written exam will be administered.
Interviews will be conducted.
Reference checks will be conducted.
Ensure that you read the invitation to the examination and interview thoroughly and follow any directions for documents that may be required at the time of the assessment.
Only on-line applications submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) will be accepted. To submit an application on-line, please click on the button "Apply Now" below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
The Correctional Service of Canada is dedicated to supporting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes for all candidates. At any time during a selection process, candidates may request an accommodation to facilitate their assessment in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/publicservice-jobs/information-candidates/accommodations.html for additional information on accommodation in a selection process. Alternatively, you may direct any specific enquiries to the departmental contact identified on this advertisement.
For general information when applying on a selection process, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-servicecommission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/information-candidates.html .
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.