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Casual Jail Guard

  • Type:Casual
  • Salary/Pay Rate:20.28 per hour
  • Posted Date:01/17/2022 3:00 PM

Casual Jail Guard - Internal/External Posting

Competition No. JP 22-022


The Taber Police Service is seeking a Casual Jail Guard.

As a member of the Taber Police Service, this position performs a variety of security   duties relating to the safeguarding and respecting of persons in custody and their property while in compliance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and police service policies.  This position falls within the scope of CUPE Local 2038.


  • Must be familiar with policies and operational processes relating to the job.

  • Must thoroughly check cell area both before and after occupancy.

  • Must monitor video systems in place to surveille those in custody.

  • Must assist police officers by informing them of any activities relative to the custody, assist the officers in the cell area, and pass along any prisoner’s requests.

  • Must maintain a detailed log.

  • Must be able to give court testimony when required.

  • Must safeguard property belonging to prisoners.

  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding information gained at work.

  • Must be familiar with emergency procedures.

  • Must be alert at all times.

  • Must treat all prisoners impartially by ensuring comfort and safety.

  • Participates in the workplace health and safety program, including worksite and hazard inspections.


  • A guard must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Must be able to work effectively with other people and have the capacity to consider and sort out relevant information as well as possess the ability to withstand provocation

  • Must be able to follow direction, work alone, be in adequate physical condition, and have a willingness to undergo training

  • To be on duty a guard must have First Aid/CPR training or willing to obtain

  • Must undergo a Police Security Clearance suitable to the employer

  • Must be able to be on call on a rotating schedule (12 hour day and 12 hour night) and have the ability to respond within 20 minutes


    DURATION:             Casual Position

    START DATE:         To be determined

    SUPERVISOR:         Dana Bell, Public Safety Communications Manager

    WAGE:                      $20.28 per hour

    HOURS OF WORK:  On call, shift work, casually as needed, up to 12hr shifts required

    CLOSE DATE:         Open Until Suitable Candidate is Found


Please submit resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Dana Bell

Public Safety Communications Manager, Taber Police Service

5700 50 Avenue

Taber, Alberta


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