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TALENT POOL - OFFENDER TRANSPORT OFFICER- ON CALL 12 MONTH CONTRACT (0-40 HR/WEEK) WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION

Organization:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Division:
Ontario Provincial Police
City:
Burlington, Lindsay, London, Midland, Milton, North Bay, Simcoe, Windsor
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
C0019 - Offender Transport Officer
Salary:
$37.89 - $41.51 Per Hour
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
183552
The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Bureau Commander of Field Support are seeking a qualified individual to join our Offender Transport Unit. In this exciting, rewarding and challenging opportunity, you will maintain the safe and secure custody and control of offenders being transported between detention/correctional and court locations, and to ensure the proper working order of security and restraining equipment and OPP vehicles used in the performance of duties.

About Us:

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 5,800 uniformed officers, 2,400 civilian employees and 830 Auxiliary officers. We provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario. The OPP is a division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the largest operational ministry in the province with a presence in every community across Ontario. We are the largest police service in Ontario and the second largest in Canada.

The Offender Transportation Program of the Ontario Provincial Police was formed in 2001. It is responsible for the transportation of male and female, adult and young persons, between secure institutions and the courts, on behalf of municipal police services as well as the OPP. The Offender Transportation Program is a cooperative between the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the OPP, and the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services.

The OPP Values promote always doing the right things for the right reasons, by:

• Serving with PRIDE, PROFESSIONALISM and HONOUR.
• Interacting with RESPECT, COMPASSION and FAIRNESS.
• Leading with INTEGRITY, HONESTY and COURAGE.

NOTE: Positions will be at the following locations:

MILTON: 203 Steeles Ave E, Milton, L9T 1Y1 ON
WINDSOR: 2560 Airport Rd Windsor N*V 1A1 ON
LONDON: 823 Exeter Rd, 2nd Floor, London, N6E 1W1 ON
LINDSAY: 440 Kent St W 1st Floor, Lindsay, K9V 5P2 ON
MIDLAND: 355 Cranston Crescent, Midland, L4R 0B8 ON
BURLINGTON: 1160 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington L7S 1C5 ON
SIMCOE: 548 Queensway W, Simcoe N3Y 4J9 ON
NORTH BAY: 911A Gormanville Road 1st Floor, North Bay P1B 8G3 ON

What can I expect to do in this role?

To maintain the safe and secure custody and control of offenders being transported between detention/correctional and court locations, and to ensure the proper working order of security and restraining equipment and OPP vehicles used in the performance of duties.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• Ability to pass an OPP background/ security investigation.
• Certification in emergency first aid and CPR.
• Must meet requirements of basic physical fitness testing and maintain basic level of fitness to provide required safety and security services.
• Ability to pass and maintain ongoing certification in Use of Force.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Constable status.
• Must be able to pass an OPP background security investigation, including a psychological assessment.
• Ability to work shifts and weekends.

NOTE: Unless you are a current Offender Transportation Officer you are required to attach; proof of First Aid and CPR Level “C” and a current Drivers Abstract (no older than one month prior to initial job posting date) with your resume.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of related policies and procedures and relevant sections of legislation, including Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Ministry of Correctional Services Act, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• Knowledge of secure handling of weapons and contraband to properly handle such items found on offenders. Knowledge of inmate sub-culture and prisoner jargon to understand offenders when observing and communicating with them during transport.
• Knowledge of traffic laws of Ontario, basic vehicle maintenance and safety, and standard transport vehicle safety checks (e.g., tires, lights, safety equipment) to ensure the safe transportation of offenders in OTP vehicles.
• Knowledge of computer/software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and database programs to input and retrieve data, complete reports and documentation, and to maintain accurate counts.
• Interpersonal skills to interact with offenders in a non-confrontational manner to elicit their cooperation while escorting them to and from court appearances and cells and comply with transport rules and regulations; to defuse disruptive behaviour of offenders and resolve conflicts in a non-confrontational manner.
• Interpersonal skills to convey and exchange information with police officers, Provincial Communication Centre, institutional and court staff regarding offender status/condition, incidents, breaches of security, vehicle or equipment breakdown resulting in delays in arrival, etc.
• Written communication skills to clearly, accurately and concisely document incidents and factual accounts for inclusion in reports. Oral communication skills to testify in court, providing factual evidence regarding incidents involving offenders, as required.
• Problem solving and evaluative skills to co-ordinate pick-ups/deliveries and respond to medical emergencies and situations involving injury, disruptive behavior and non-compliance with rules, which interferes with maintaining transportation schedule.

Additional Information:

Ensure that you read the job description to make sure you understand this job. Even if you don't meet every requirement in this job description, we still encourage you to apply.

At this time, all employees working in congregate living settings are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Employer's policy and will be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.

Application Instructions:

Resume / cover letter must be received no later than 11:59 pm on 06-Jul-2022. Submit quoting WIN ID # (if applicable) and file # 22-216 showing how your qualifications, training and experience relate to the position to: Staff Sergeant Kenneth Ferguson.

Please ensure that you indicate in your cover letter which locations you are interested in applying to.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Email: OPP.OTU@opp.ca

The Ontario Provincial Police is dedicated to ensuring open, accessible, equitable and respectful workplaces, and is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves. We encourage applications from members of our diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, persons from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s), and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service. The Ontario Provincial Police is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations will be provided in all stages of our hiring processes, as necessary. If you require accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact the hiring manager.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Milton, Central Region or Windsor, West Region or London, West Region or Lindsay, East Region or Midland, Central Region or Burlington, Central Region or Simcoe, West Region or North Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Provincial Police Association Civilians
Schedule:
4
Category:
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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