Correctional Officer I-II (CO 1-II)

Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine.

Department of Justice and Public Safety
Correctional Officer I-II (CO 1-II)
Provincial Candidate inventory
Open competition
Various Locations

Who we are

The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking individuals to fill existing and future permanent and permanent part-time Correctional Officer vacancies in New Brunswick Provincial Correctional Centers, located in Miramichi, Saint John, Shediac, St-Hilaire, Fredericton and Dalhousie.

What you will do

As a Peace Officer and member of the Correction Officers team, the successful candidates will be responsible for the custody and supervision of offenders, enforcing provincial and institutional policies and procedures, preparing incident reports and participating in the development and delivery of offender programs and case management. The use of a computerized system is an integral part of the daily activities.

In order to be considered for these existing and future vacancies, candidates must apply to this competition.

Work environment

  • Office location: Miramichi, Saint John, Shediac, St-Hilaire, Fredericton and Dalhousie
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

Who you are

You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to problem-solve creatively and to think on your feet. You have a respect for safety, you treat people in a polite and professional manner being courteous and always showing kindness. You are concerned for the wellbeing of New Brunswickers. 

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Behavioural competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Teamwork and Cooperation;
  • Effective Interactive Communication;
  • Self-Control and Stamina

Need to have

  • Successful completion of post-secondary education relating to Corrections, Social Sciences, Law Enforcement/Policing or a related field, a minimum of (3) three months experience as a Correctional Officer. Certificate of successful completion with regard to the qualifications must accompany the employment application.
  • Candidates must possess and present a valid NB Driver's license, a current Driver's Abstract, a valid First Aid certificate, and a valid Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certificate. Certificates of successful completion with regard to these requirements must accompany your resume.
  • Successful candidates will undergo a criminal history clearance and security clearance check.
  • Candidates will be required to complete the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 questionnaire and, if not previously completed, candidates will be required to attend the New Brunswick Correctional Services Academy Training.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Some positions require written and spoken competence in French and English. Others will require written and spoken competence in English only. Please state your language capability.

Candidates must demonstrate on their applications how they have acquired the education and experience for this position. Your résumé should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The following operational requirement(s) is also required:

  • shift work.

PLEASE NOTE As of Sept 7, 2021, any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) in order to receive a job offer.

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.


from $24.53 to $30.08 per hour

What can GNB offer you?

  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training. 
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services.

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at, by mail at the following address or by email at of by October 25, 2021 indicating competition number R78-2021-22-796.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Public Safety
Human Resources Branch
Marysville Place - 20 McGloin Street, 3rd floor
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8
(506) 453-2719

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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