Reference number: PEN16J-016741-000005
Selection process number: 2016-PEN-EA-PRA-113397

Willow Cree Healing Lodge and Pê Sâkâstêw Center
Maskwacis (Alberta), Duck Lake (Saskatchewan)
$59,398 to $74,985

For further information on the organization, please visit Willow Cree Healing Lodge and Pê Sâkâstêw Center

Closing date: 30 June 2017 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: You must meet both of the following criteria:

For positions at Willow Cree Healing Lodge: Persons residing or employed in Duck Lake, SK, and within a 70 kilometer radius of Duck Lake, SK, extending to, amongst others, Rostern (SK) and Prince Albert (SK).

For Positions at Pê Sâkâstêw Centre: Persons residing or employed in Maskwacis (AB) and within an 80 kilometer radius of Maskwacis (AB), extending to, amongst others, Edmonton (AB), Rosalind (AB), Red Deer (AB), Winfield (AB).

Candidates within the identified radius of each centre/location will be considered for appointment to that location only.

The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada’s Geographical Names of Canada website. For information on how to use this website visit


Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

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Important messages

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.

Correctional Officers are essential to fulfilling the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC’s) mission of enhancing public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become lawabiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control.

The retest period for assessment as a Correctional Officer is 180 days from the date of elimination at either the written exam or interview/reference stage of the process. The retest period for the psychological assessment is 2 years. If you submit an application before the retest period has elapsed your application will not be considered.

We strongly encourage you to complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire, see following link . This questionnaire will give you a better idea of the role, requirements, skills and expectations related to a Correctional Officer position.

Applicants who are selected for further assessment will be required to complete and return the Pre-Employment Questionnaire.

Candidates must be willing to undertake training at the Correctional Service Canada Training Academy (Regina, SK).

Candidates who are found qualified will be considered for positions as they become available.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially qualified candidates will be established for selection to attend the Correctional Training Program (CTP) to qualify for appointment to indeterminate CX-2 positions.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Experience in direct interaction with individuals in an education, work, and/or volunteer environment.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

A secondary school diploma, or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission (PSC) test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or successful completion of a provincially/territorially approved secondary school equivalency test.

Degree equivalency

The candidates must obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ‘Level C’ with automated external defibrillator (AED) certificate from a qualified provider approved by any province/territory in Canada, and in accordance with Part XVI of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

The candidate must successfully complete a CSC Correctional Training Program (CTP).

Ability to acquire and analyse information.
Ability to use reasoning to assess problems and determine solutions.
Ability to make recommendations and take appropriate action.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to summarize information accurately.
Ability to motivate, positively influence, and assist people.
Ability to effectively intervene with offenders.

Sensitivity to diversity

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


Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree or a diploma in a field relevant to the work to be performed.
Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree or a diploma.
Certification in a field related to conflict resolution, such as mediation, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution.

Degree equivalency


Experience working in a correctional, policing, security, military, or emergency response environment.

Experience working with people in conflict with the law.

Experience in working with diversity issues.

Experience in delivering education programs.

Experience in coaching, mentoring or supervising.

Experience in working in the social services field, such as addictions, mediation, family violence, mental health, crisis centres or shelters.

Experience working with Elders, Aboriginal peoples, communities or organizations.

Recent and extensive experience in performing correctional operational duties in a Correctional Service of Canada institutional environment.

Note: The answers provided via the online asset screening questions will be validated during the interview process.

Knowledge of Aboriginal history, traditions and culture.

Ability to work in a culturally designed environment respecting aboriginal culture; including aboriginal ceremonies and protocols.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

Information on employment equity

Employees must be able to work shifts, variable hours, weekends, and statutory holidays.
Employees may be required to work overtime.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – Candidates will be required to be fingerprinted.

Prior to appointment, candidates must possess a valid unrestricted driver’s licence that conforms to provincial or territorial requirements. As a condition of employment, candidates must maintain a valid unrestricted driver’s licence throughout employment.

Candidates must meet the medical requirements of Health Canada’s Public Service Occupational Health Program (PSOHP) in accordance with Treasury Board Secretariat Occupational Health Evaluation Standard by the following link: . Information concerning the medical requirements can be found in the PSOHP Occupational Health Assessment Guide, Section 2 VIII(a) Law Enforcement Employees, as well as Annexes B, D, F and J by the following link: .

Candidates must also meet the psychological requirements determined by Correctional Service Canada.

Note: There is a retest period of 2 years for the psychological assessment.

Other information

Note for applicants who self-declare as Aboriginal:

An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Please note that you will be required to complete the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF)

Aboriginal candidates who are unable to apply on-line can send their application by: fax to (613) 992-7716, email to or mail at: Correctional Service Canada, Recruitment and National Initiatives, 340 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0P9. Please ensure to clearly quote reference/selection number: PEN16J-016741-000005/2016-PEN-EA-PRA-113397 and attach a completed and signed copy of the AAAF.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application on-line to take advantage of the many benefits in using this electronic recruitment system. Some of these benefits are that:

You can create a profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.

You can modify your application/résumé anytime BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.

You can verify the status of your application at any time.

For some jobs, you will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

In order to qualify for appointment to a Correctional Officer position, all candidates must successfully complete and pass the Correctional Training Program (CTP). Aboriginal candidates, may be eligible for an allowance for participation in CTP Stage 3 through either the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) or a local Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASET) stakeholder. For more information on how to access training support dollars please consult the NWAC website at or scroll through the following website to access a local agreement holder at

Persons entitled to a priority for appointment pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) or the Public Service Employment Regulations (PSER) MUST self-refer when applying to the Correctional Officer inventory via e-mail to For more information that describes the types of priorities of the PSEA and the PSER and additional details about each priority type, please visit the following website:

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.

All information pertaining to this process will be sent by mail and/or 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/or 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 who apply to this selection process 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).

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

At the interview stage, you will be required to provide proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit, education and driver’s license

Candidates will be required to be fingerprinted.

Applicants may be assessed through verification of the information/authorisation provided in preemployment questionnaire, written exams, interview/reference checks and psychological assessment. Successful candidates will be placed in a partially assessed pool of candidates for selection. Those selected will be invited to attend CSC’s Correctional Training Program (CTP).

A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage in the process in order to better manage the volume of candidates.

Interested candidates must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position.

A candidate may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Applicants are responsible for travel expenses related to this process.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. CSC has identified a need to improve representation of designated group members in the department.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

Recruitment and National Initiatives

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