When applying for a Custody Service Employee (CSE) position, all mandatory documents must be included. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Read the entire job advertisement to determine what information to include.
Stage 1: Application
To qualify, you must meet the basic requirements and follow the process outlined in the job advertisement posted online through the Careers website.
The following locations are where CSE job advertisements that are available to the public will be posted:
Your application package must include:
- a cover letter;
- your resumé; and
- confirmation of successful completion of the Saskatchewan COPAT within the past six months.
Note: These documents must reflect that you possess the competencies required, as well as how you gained/developed the competencies. Applicants failing to do so will be screened out of the process.
Stage 2: Screening
Your application package will be reviewed to determine if you possess the competencies sought, including the COPAT or equivalent, as well as first aid/CPR certification and a driver's licence. If screened in, you will proceed to stage 3. If not, your application will not be considered further; you will not be contacted.
Stage 3: Aptitude Test
Candidates screened in for front line positions in correctional facilities will be required to complete an aptitude test. This test measures a candidate's reading comprehension, counting accuracy, and inductive and deductive reasoning ability. It requires approximately two hours to complete. Candidates will be contacted regarding time and location of testing. If you pass the test, you will proceed to stage 4. If not, your application will not be considered further, nor will you be contacted.
Stage 4: Interview
If screened in, you will be invited to attend an interview to further discuss your qualifications and experience. Candidates who are unsuccessful in the interview will be discontinued from the process.
Stage 5: Potential Candidate Pool
Successful candidates will be placed in a pool for the facility (or facilities) they expressed interest in. As opportunities become available, candidates will be drawn from the pool.
Stage 6: Conditional Offer of Employment
You will receive a conditional offer of employment and be placed on a list to attend the next scheduled Induction Training Program.
The offer will be conditional upon you:
Note: Candidates will remain in the pool for a maximum of six months. If not offered employment in that period, they are required to resubmit an application along with proof of COPAT within six months.
Applicants Previously Employed in a Saskatchewan Correctional Facility
The process for re-hiring individuals who were previously employed in a provincial facility varies depending upon the length of time that has lapsed since they left their position. Generally speaking, any absences of greater than two years will require the completion of the entire recruitment and training process. The requirements for absences less than two years will be determined by a formal "gap analysis" to determine appropriate requirements.
Applicants Currently Employed with Corrections in Another Jurisdiction
Applicants currently employed in a correctional facility in another province or country cannot transfer to a position in Saskatchewan. They must apply through the process outlined above and will be required to satisfy all associated requirements.
Reapplying for a CSE Position
If you have been screened out at any point in the recruitment process, or if you do not successfully complete the training, you may not reapply for a position until six months have elapsed. You need to consider whether any of your circumstances have changed that will increase your success in attaining and retaining employment during that time period.
Applying Simultaneously for Positions in Different Facilities
Applicants are permitted to apply simultaneously for positions in different facilities. One interview may suffice to make you eligible to work in any facility. However, depending on the situation, each facility may require a separate interview.