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Restitution Coordinator (Program Admin Officer 1-2) (Part-Time, 50%)

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 2L6

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 1/24/2019  




Restitution Coordinator (Program Admin Officer 1-2) (Part-Time, 50%), Term, HALIFAX  


Competition # 17780  



About Us


Victim Services has four Regional Offices and operates four core programs. Victim Services also provides expertise and policy advice and develops special initiatives in response to the needs and concerns of victims of crime.


About the Opportunity


The Restitution Coordinator supports the development of a provincial Restitution Payment Program.  The Restitution Payment Program increases support for victims of crime through the provision of information, assistance and referrals.  As our Coordinator, you will ensure restitution is requested in all appropriate cases with enforcement being carried out where possible.  In this role, you will report to and coordinate contact with the Department of Justice Restitution Committee, which includes membership from senior members of the Public Prosecution Service, Public Safety, Court Services, Corrections and Policy Planning & Research Divisions.


As Restitution Coordinator, you will be responsible for the establishment, effective implementation and coordination of a Provincial Restitution Payment Program.  You will use electronic reporting means to oversee all Court orders involving restitution to victims and ensures accurate, timely data collection and reporting.  This position coordinates research relating to restitution using internet and academic sources, as well as cross-jurisdictional review and consultation.  Such research is used to develop best practices for enforcing restitution orders and increasing payment.  In this role, you are expected to exercise a high level of confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and private information of victims, offenders and government.  You will also act as a resource to the Department of Justice on restitution issues, and be able to provide professional and appropriate responses to concerns raised by victims and offenders.


About You


Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and one year of related experience are invited to apply.  (Related experience includes experience in program development and client case management, along with demonstrated experience interpreting and applying legislation, guidelines, policy and program directives.)  An acceptable equivalent of training and experience may be accepted. 


Experience working with victims of crime, the criminal justice system and government is an asset.  Knowledge of computer software such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook is also considered an asset in this role.


As our successful candidate, you will be able to provide examples of your experience and specific knowledge, skills and abilities providing creative, ethical and workable solutions to politically sensitive issues in specific policy and program areas.  This would include recommending strategies to improve the department’s response to issues, research or program operation, and how to implement strategies that maintain or improve operational efficiency.


Other Considerations


This is a part-time (50%) term opportunity with an anticipated end date of March 31, 2021.



Pay Grade:  PR 06 - PR 10  


Salary Range:  $863.00 - $1,237.00 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).



If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:





Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  



External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.



Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.



We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact



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