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Deputy Superintendent

                                                                                                           

 

Competition # : 30525 

Department: Justice

Location: NEW GLASGOW

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/17/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

The Correctional Services division of the Department of Justice is responsible for the administration and operation of community and custody-based programs and services for adults and young persons. Within the Correctional Services core business area there are two programs: community corrections & correctional facilities. Each of these program areas is broken down into closely related activities that have a specific impact on the program’s target group. 

 

Community Corrections has 22 offices across the province from Yarmouth to Sydney and is responsible for the supervision of both adult and young persons serving community-based sentences. The sentences include probation, conditional sentence, custody and supervision, conditional supervision and Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision.  Probation officers also supervise those released from custody on conditional releases and prepare pre-sentence investigations to assist the Courts in the sentencing process.  Evidence based Program facilitation and supports to specialized courts in areas of domestic violence, mental health and wellness are also part of the role of a Probation Officer as well as Restorative Justice casework and collaboration with community justice agencies. 

 

Four (4) adult correctional facilities and one (1) youth centre provide the safety and security of person in custody while providing programs that address dynamic criminogenic factors to assist with their successful, reintegration back into the community. 

 

Nova Scotia Correctional Services utilizes an evidence-based approach in both Community Corrections and custodial facilities. Core Correctional Practices (CCP) is the foundational practice that drives  reintegration and rehabilitation practices deployed within Correctional Services. Utilizing CCP, Correctional Services staff can effectively interact, manage behavior, and help facilitate change, within target populations. 

 

About Our Opportunity

 

As the Deputy Superintendent, you are responsible for directing and controlling the daily operation of the facility.  This includes accountability for security related activities, program delivery, facility food services, offender canteen services and trust accounts.  You are also responsible for the supervision and coordination of staff services such as training, labour relations, staffing, attendance and performance management, and Occupational Health and Safety issues.  Other responsibilities include the development, implementation, evaluation, monitoring of all offender programs, and facility policies and procedures.  In addition, you are responsible for compliance, risk assessments and quality assurance utilizing audits and conducting internal investigations.

 

Primary Accountabilities

 

As the Deputy Superintendent, you are responsible for directing and controlling the daily operation of the facility.  This includes accountability for security related activities, program delivery, facility food services, offender canteen services and trust accounts.  You are also responsible for the supervision and coordination of staff services such as training, labour relations, staffing, attendance and performance management, and Occupational Health and Safety issues.  Other responsibilities include the development, implementation, evaluation, monitoring of all offender programs, and facility policies and procedures.  In addition, you are responsible for compliance, risk assessments and quality assurance utilizing audits and conducting internal investigations.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

To be considered for this opportunity, you have a University Degree in a relevant field of study supplemented with considerable experience in Corrections or other related law enforcement fields.  Progressive experience in a leadership or supervisory role is required, with managerial experience in a correctional facility (adult or youth) being considered an asset.  Other combinations of experience, education and training may be considered an acceptable equivalent.

 

Previous responsibility for budget/financial management and conducting investigations would be an asset in this role.  Your resume and cover letter should outline your practical and theoretical knowledge of operations management and/or public administration as these are required to effectively evaluate current services and functions at the facility.

 

During the selection process, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
 

  • Knowledge of administration, human resources and risk management
  • The ability to interpret legislation, Policy & Procedures, Collective Agreements, Standing Orders
  • Strong leadership, judgement and decision-making abilities
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills to develop a good rapport with employees in a unionized environment
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize

 

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:  Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

 

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

 

Equivalency

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

 

Benefits

 

Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. 

 

Working Conditions

 

  • Majority of time is spent in a comfortable office setting.
  • May be required to work overtime.
  • There may be occasional travel required.

 

Additional Information

 

  • This is a permanent, full-time employment opportunity based in New Glasgow.  
  • Candidates selected for an interview will be issued a pre-employment questionnaire.  If contacted for the next phase of the process, you will be asked to bring the completed questionnaire with you.  The questionnaire focuses on honesty and integrity and candidates must answer all questions accurately and truthfully.  Dishonesty or non-disclosure will result in the elimination of the candidate's application.  
  • Candidates who reach the final stage of the process will be asked to provide a copy of a valid driver's license, a driver's abstract, and proof of all stated education and training.  Candidates are also asked to submit results from a vulnerable sector check and child abuse registry check.

 

What We Offer

 

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules

 

 

     

Pay Grade:  EC 12 

Salary Range:  $3,368.38 - $4,220.16 Bi-Weekly   

 

Employment Equity Statement:

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 Indigenous 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 these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

 

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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 the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.