Ontario Correctional Services

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Panther » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:57 pm

Mr.88 wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Panther wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:21 am
Mr.88 wrote:
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You had to re do the whole process for declining an offer? They don’t put you on a waiting list?
After applying again, I had originally received an email that I did not need to do any tests, just needed to schedule an interview, then VSC, FITCO, I believe now I'm waiting for the offer to COTA

Not too bad than. Looks like a few of us are in the same boat and just waiting, Good luck and keep us posted! I’m sure this pandemic is making things worse.
Thank you, good luck to you as well! Will update this thread if I hear anything

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Panther » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:27 pm

This may have been answered before but I couldn't find it in the thread.

Been with OPS for 3 years now and wondering what the process is like switching over to a career as a correctional officer.

Would this just be considered a secondment?

Thanks

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:10 pm

Panther wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:27 pm
This may have been answered before but I couldn't find it in the thread.

Been with OPS for 3 years now and wondering what the process is like switching over to a career as a correctional officer.

Would this just be considered a secondment?

Thanks
I believe a secondment is only for temporary. Example. You take a secondment from your job now then go to corrections then you don’t like corrections. You can go back to your original job.

You might luck out with the college being paid now, I would assume you would receive your full pay from your job.

Your union would have the correct answer.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Slovak4188 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:36 pm

Panther wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:27 pm
This may have been answered before but I couldn't find it in the thread.

Been with OPS for 3 years now and wondering what the process is like switching over to a career as a correctional officer.

Would this just be considered a secondment?

Thanks
If i may ask, why do you want to switch, it usually happens the other way around.
"Hard truths cut both ways"

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:03 am

Slovak4188 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:36 pm
Panther wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:27 pm
This may have been answered before but I couldn't find it in the thread.

Been with OPS for 3 years now and wondering what the process is like switching over to a career as a correctional officer.

Would this just be considered a secondment?

Thanks
If i may ask, why do you want to switch, it usually happens the other way around.
Yeah, makes no sense lol.

I would have to say. 100% that are from OPS and did a secondment and came to corrections, left to go back to original job lol.

Don’t come to this job looking to get rich as this job will ruin you

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Ecoboost365 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:17 pm

Mr.88 wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:29 am
Kaler wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:20 am
Mr.88 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:50 am
Update: Got an email to do the NO PI 3 personality test.

Seems to be a pretty basic test that you can’t really practice or study for.
Every CO that I’ve talked to have never done this part it must be new. Most COs I have talked to did the MMPI psychology test.
Where do you get the results.... on the NTN website?
Hi. I just booked my React test and just wondering how long it takes to get the results? For the wonderlic test, it took about 6 weeks to get the results. Is it about the same time for React as well?
Thanks
My time line is in my signature. 4-6 weeks usually for results
Ontario Corrections
Application 07/2020 ✅
Wonderlic 10/2020 ✅
REACT 11/2020 Pending

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Ecoboost365 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:19 pm

Where do you get the results for the REACT on the web site or is it an email?
Ontario Corrections
Application 07/2020 ✅
Wonderlic 10/2020 ✅
REACT 11/2020 Pending

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby RobLobster » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:06 pm

Panther wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:27 pm
This may have been answered before but I couldn't find it in the thread.

Been with OPS for 3 years now and wondering what the process is like switching over to a career as a correctional officer.

Would this just be considered a secondment?

Thanks
In what role are you currently serving with the OPS?

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Mr.88 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:16 pm

Ecoboost365 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Where do you get the results for the REACT on the web site or is it an email?
Everything has been email for me.
ON. Corrections
Application - 2020-04✅
Wonderlic - 2020-06✅
REACT - 2020-07✅
Interview/Reference check - 2020/08✅
Security Clearance - Mailed VSC 2020/10/05
NEO-PI-3 Test - 2020/08/30✅
FITCO - 2020/10/14✅
Offer 2021/01/18✅
COTA 2021/03/15
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Panther » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:39 am

RobLobster wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:06 pm
[quote=Panther post_id=851882 time=<a href="tel:1605727649">1605727649</a> user_id=51367]
This may have been answered before but I couldn't find it in the thread.

Been with OPS for 3 years now and wondering what the process is like switching over to a career as a correctional officer.

Would this just be considered a secondment?

Thanks
In what role are you currently serving with the OPS?
[/quote]

Parole and Probation support clerk is where I’m at now

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:09 am

Panther wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:39 am
RobLobster wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:06 pm
[quote=Panther post_id=851882 time=<a href="tel:1605727649">1605727649</a> user_id=51367]
This may have been answered before but I couldn't find it in the thread.

Been with OPS for 3 years now and wondering what the process is like switching over to a career as a correctional officer.

Would this just be considered a secondment?

Thanks
In what role are you currently serving with the OPS?
Parole and Probation support clerk is where I’m at now
[/quote]

Don’t leave.

If you want the money for the reason for the job then so it lol. Nobody does this job other then for the pay cheque nothing more nothing little

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Panther » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:00 am

Fonthill wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:09 am
[quote=Panther post_id=851942 time=<a href="tel:1605872347">1605872347</a> user_id=51367]
[quote=RobLobster post_id=851928 time=<a href="tel:1605820000">1605820000</a> user_id=37567]
[quote=Panther post_id=851882 time=<a href="tel:<a href="tel:1605727649">1605727649</a>">1605727649</a> user_id=51367]
This may have been answered before but I couldn't find it in the thread.

Been with OPS for 3 years now and wondering what the process is like switching over to a career as a correctional officer.

Would this just be considered a secondment?

Thanks
In what role are you currently serving with the OPS?
[/quote]

Parole and Probation support clerk is where I’m at now
[/quote]

Don’t leave.

If you want the money for the reason for the job then so it lol. Nobody does this job other then for the pay cheque nothing more nothing little
[/quote]

True appreciate the honesty lol

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby RobLobster » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:45 pm

Panther wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:39 am
Parole and Probation support clerk is where I’m at now
What are you ultimately working toward? Corrections can be a great stepping stone (depending on your final goal) but a 30 year career requires either desperation or a true passion for turning keys and shouting at orange people. I speak from personal experience when I say that despite how corrections actually functions and is perceived by the news media, people generally do consider being a CO as valuable experience for adjacent law enforcement roles. I have been told point-blank by two separate hiring managers that I was given offers solely because of Corrections being on my resume. That all being said, your mileage may vary. Not everybody views the profession with any level of distinction and there are a lot of folks who wouldn't give you the time of day.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:57 pm

RobLobster wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:45 pm
Panther wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:39 am
Parole and Probation support clerk is where I’m at now
What are you ultimately working toward? Corrections can be a great stepping stone (depending on your final goal) but a 30 year career requires either desperation or a true passion for turning keys and shouting at orange people. I speak from personal experience when I say that despite how corrections actually functions and is perceived by the news media, people generally do consider being a CO as valuable experience for adjacent law enforcement roles. I have been told point-blank by two separate hiring managers that I was given offers solely because of Corrections being on my resume. That all being said, your mileage may vary. Not everybody views the profession with any level of distinction and there are a lot of folks who wouldn't give you the time of day.
Great post and well said !

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Tornelco » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:33 pm

30 years of handing toilet paper through the bubble :roll:
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