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Correctional service officers guard prisoners and detainees and maintain order in correctional institutions and other places of detention. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments.
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- Observe conduct and behaviour of prisoners to prevent disturbances and escapes
- Supervise prisoners during work assignments, meals and recreation periods
- Patrol assigned area and report any problems to supervisor
- Observe behaviour of prisoners and prepare reports
- Escort prisoners in transit and during temporary leaves
- Prepare admission, program, release, transfer and other reports
- May supervise and co-ordinate work of other correctional service officers.
Outlook & Prospects for Correctional Service Officers in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Correctional Service Officers finding employment are considered to be limited in the local area. There doesn't seem to be a problem recruiting and retaining corrections workers in the province. Other than the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth, people looking to be employed in this occupation would have to look beyond Halifax Metro.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Correctional Service Officers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Correctional Service Officers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Oct 08 – Oct 12, 2012
- A three-person tribunal has awarded provincial and family court judges a 3% raise, increasing their salary to $214,000 for 2011-12. The national average for judges is $227,000. The tribunal also set increases for the judge's pensions and benefits were trimmed. According to the Courts of Nova Scotia website, there are 34 full-time provincial and family court judges in the province.
Week of Jul 16 – Jul 20, 2012
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