Probation Officer

locationFort Good Hope - Northwest Territories (NT),

atGovernment of the Northwest Territories

Estimated salary $92,000 - $111,000 a year

Job Description:

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

This position reports to the Regional Probation Manager or the Senior Probation Officer as directed by the Regional Probation Manager. Acts as agent for Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) for community supervision and assessments.Caseload and location will vary dependent upon the community to which the worker is assigned - up to 55 offenders per caseload. A significant portion of the offender supervision will occur at the community level and may include, school and facility visits. Supervision of male and female adult and young offenders who are under the authority of Territorial and Federal conditional releases or judicial sanctions.


  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs and procedures and control their implementation.
  • Proven theoretical understanding of human behaviour and offender issues.
  • Proven knowledge of community corrections techniques
with the ability to exercise sound judgment in response to situations and problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret legislation, policy and court documents (i.e. probation orders, prosecutor information sheet, etc.).
  • Proven leadership and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment.
  • Proven conflict resolution and negotiation skills.

  • Typically. the above qualifications would be attained by:

    A Degree in a Social Science related field.

    A Diploma in a Social Science related field combined with two (2) years current case management experience in the Corrections/Social Services field.

    A class 5 driver's license is required to perform the duties of the position. Awareness of cultural diversity, specifically, northern Aboriginal traditions and values would be an asset.

    Various combinations of education and experience may be considered.

    GNWT Inquiries

    Inquiries Only:

    Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
    Department of Finance
    Government of the Northwest Territories
    BOX 360
    Tel (867) 587-7150
    Fax (867) 587-2173
    [email protected]

    Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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