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Assistant Deputy Superintendent, Operations

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: PICTOU, NS, CA, B2H 5C7

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 2/28/2019  




Assistant Deputy Superintendent, Operations, Permanent, PICTOU  


Competition # 17941 



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 adult offenders 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.


About Our Opportunity


Reporting to the Deputy Superintendent, the Assistant Deputy Superintendent, (ADS) ensures the smooth daily operations of the Correctional facility through the appropriate deployment of Captains and line staff. The ADS provides’ oversight and direction regarding inmate admission and discharge, warrant interpretation, inmate placement, program delivery, scheduled facility searches, temporary absences and in the management of facility emergency situations.  In addition, the incumbent is responsible for: liaising with Sheriff Services regarding the transfer of inmates; liaising with policing agencies regarding laying potential charges as a result of inmate criminal activity within the facility; and communicating reportable incidents to Correctional Services Senior Management.  In the absence of senior management the incumbent is responsible for the overall administration of the building. 


The ADS is responsible for human resource-related functions, including effective management of Captains and line staff; training; labour relations; recruitment & staffing; attendance management; and performance management. This position is also responsible to ensure compliance with the collective agreement and Occupational Health and Safety legislation. 


About You


A University Degree in a related field and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a Correctional facility; at least two (2) of which, were at the management level, is required.  An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience, such as work as a Senior Probation Officer, in the Policing or Courts fields or in other areas of Corrections or Criminal Justice, may be considered.


Knowledge of facility operations, including safety/security, case management, offender discipline, crisis management, human resource management and quality assurance and risk management would be an asset.  Knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Corrections Act, the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Workers’ Compensation Act and the OH&S Act, and the ability to interpret Collective Agreements would be an asset.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Action Management, Team Leadership, Initiative, 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.


Other Considerations


At the job interview candidates will be issued a pre-employment questionnaire.  If you are called for the next phase, the pre-employment interview, you will be asked to submit the completed questionnaire in advance.  The questionnaire focuses on honesty and integrity and candidates must answer all questions accurately and truthfully.  Dishonesty or non-disclosure will result in elimination of the candidate's application.   Click here to review the pre-employment questionnaire.


Candidates will also 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 with fingerprinting and a child abuse registry check.


The facility is a 24-hour operation and is a tobacco free environment.



Pay Grade:  EC 11 


Salary Range:  $2,652.79 - $3,315.98 Bi-Weekly   


All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here.


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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