Custodial Guard - City of Burnaby

Custodial Guard

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$27.43 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits (2021 Rate)


Special Notes:


Last Updated:
8/30/22 2:35 PM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

Our Community Safety Department has a great opportunity available to join the team as a Custodial Guard. This role is responsible for guarding detained prisoners at the Burnaby RCMP Detachment. The Custodial Guard is assigned to a locked maximum-security area and is required to maintain surveillance over prisoners to ensure their security and welfare. Additionally, the incumbent searches and inspects cells before prisoners enter and after they leave, assists with search of or searches prisoner as requested; accompanies prisoner(s) and R.C.M.P. member(s) during prisoner transfers, requests cessation of damage to cells; verbally quells minor disturbances; maintains a prisoner log book; enters electronic data related to prisoner information; and performs minor janitorial tasks. This position also performs related work as required.

The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of policies and procedures involved in control, custody and the welfare of prisoners plus some experience in a policing environment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Custodial Guards have the ability to maintain alertness in confined areas and must be able to demonstrate the ability to act quickly, properly and calmly in emergency situations. Successful candidates will also have the ability to deal firmly and exercise discretion and diplomatically in maintaining control of the prisoners. Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform the work is required. Computer-related skills are an asset. A valid Safety Oriented First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) is required for this position, as well as the ability to obtain and maintain an RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance.

Check out our website at to apply! This position will be open until filled. 

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Police Services, Janitorial/Custodial Services, Security/Security Systems
Posted: September 22, 2022, 12:00 pm
Expires: October 22, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $27.43 Hour

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