New job Probation Officer in Alberta

Probation Officer

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $4,522 - $5,844 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 16539

Ministry: Justice & Solicitor Genrl

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent, Temporary, Wage

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: September 22, 2021

Classification: Subsidiary 03B1 3625 Correctional Service Worker 2 / Correctional Service Worker 1

About Us

This competition will be used to fill current and future vacancies for Wage, Temporary and Permanent Probation Officer positions throughout various offices in Edmonton.


Do you thrive in a challenging and dynamic work environment? Are you interested in playing an active role in offender rehabilitation and community safety? Then our Probation Officer roles are for you!

As a Probation Officer, you will administer all community programs for justice involved adults. The Probation Officer provides information to the court to facilitate the sentencing process. The Probation Officer is also a role model and representative of Correctional Services in the community, and acts as a change agent while working to reduce recidivism.

An ideal candidate will possess:
  • Proven knowledge and experience in effective case management
  • Superior time management skills
  • Well-developed ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner
  • Strong ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of community and other government ministries/agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, interpret and process information for investigative and casework processes
  • Skilled ability to use goal-oriented thinking in problem solving situations and implementing resolutions
  • The ability to communicate professionally and objectively using a broad range of communication styles
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable legislation
  • Own transportation to travel into the community to collaborate with community stakeholders

Using your advanced interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) you will conduct investigations, prepare reports, and attend court as required. You will build and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and promote the positive image of community corrections. Exceptional time management skills are required and you must be self-driven for results.


Correctional Service Worker 1: University graduation in a related field; no experience required; or equivalent as described below.

  • Two year diploma in a related field plus 2 years related experience; OR
  • Completion of the in-service Criminal Justice Certificate plus 3 years related experience (applicable only to employees who have completed the certificate prior to it being discontinued on December 31, 2017).

Correctional Service Worker 2: University graduation in a related field plus 2 years related experience; or equivalent as described below.
  • Two year diploma in a related field plus 4 years related experience; OR
  • Completion of the in-service Criminal Justice Certificate plus 5 years related experience (applicable only to employees who have completed the certificate prior to it being discontinued on December 31, 2017).

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in community corrections. Experience in providing casework/ counselling services/ programming services (example: behavior management planning, community corrections programs) will be considered assets.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

Develop Self and Others: A commitment to lifelong learning and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others.

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.


Correctional Service Worker 1: $2,260.78 to $2,922.13 bi-weekly

Correctional Service Worker 2: $2,461.10 to $3,182.34 bi-weekly


There is currently one temporary position available of a duration of 12 months, working 36.25 hours per week Monday through Friday.

This competition is also being used to create a talent pool for future permanent, temporary and wage vacancies for the Edmonton Region.

The roles will be full-time positions either working 36.25 hours per week Monday to Friday, or a rotational six and three schedule. Temporary positions will vary in length.

Travel within the region may be necessary, therefore reliable transportation and a valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required.

In addition to your salary, please view the Government of Alberta’s:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

In your resume, please include date ranges (month and year) associated with all education and work experience. Please also indicate whether your work experience was casual, part-time (PT) or full-time (FT).
Ex: Legal Assistant: January 2016 – June 2019 (FT, 5 eight-hour shifts/week).

Tips for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations are most often sent out via email.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Tetyana Adamyk at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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