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More Okanagan Correctional Centre hiring sessions planned for March

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February 18, 2015 - 10:49 AM

OLIVER - If you've been thinking of a job in corrections now is the time. Additional hiring sessions have been scheduled for applicants interested in a job at the new Okanagan Correctional Centre that's under construction in Oliver.

More than 700 people attended previous sessions, prompting the province to schedule four new information sessions in March. Construction on the jail is slated for completion in 2016 and is expected to create 240 full-time correctional officer positions. The sessions are designed to help applicants prepare for the next step in the process.

The free sessions will take place in Kelowna and Oliver with information about the justice system and corrections, roles and duties of a correctional officers and the specific needs of the offender population, as well as information on preparing to apply for jobs.

Sessions in Oliver:

March 14 and 15

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at South Okanagan Secondary School, 6140 Gala St.

Sessions in Kelowna: 

March 21 and 22

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Justice Institute, 825 Walrod St.

Those interested in attending can call 604-462-5170 or register by email at recruiter.occ@gov.bc.ca with REGISTER in the subject line. Include first and second choices of dates and locations to attend and contact information in the body of the email.

The Okanagan Correctional Centre — a 378-cell, high-security facility — will be located on a 14.5-hectare site in the Osoyoos Indian Band's Senkulmen Business Park, seven kilometres north of Oliver on Highway 97.

To contact a reporter for this story, email sarstad@infonews.ca, call 250-488-3065. To contact the managing editor, email Marshall Jones at mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was corrected at 3 p.m. Feb. 20. An earlier version contained an incorrect phone number.

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