Warden, Fort Smith Correctional Center

locationFort Smith - Northwest Territories (NT),

atGovernment of the Northwest Territories

Estimated salary $111,000 - $133,000 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

The Warden of the Fort Smith Correctional Complex (FSCC) reports to the Assistant Director Facility Operations of the Corrections Service and is responsible for the management, operation and administration of the financial, physical and human resources at the FSCC. The Warden is responsible for the delivery of the security operations and persons in custody programs so that persons in custody and staff are safe, secure and public safety is upheld.

The Warden reports to the Assistant Director Facility Operations, and is responsible for the management of $6,115,000 budget (salaries and O&M). The scope also includes the management of food services and is direct supervision of five full time permanent staff with a total of 44 permanent full time positions. The Fort Smith Correctional Center holds in custody a capacity of 20 female and 21 male persons. Other duties of the Warden include the management and oversight of all security, persons in custody programs and all human, physical and financial resources as well ensures persons in custody are managed in the least restrictive manner and provides opportunities for their rehabilitation and reintegration. The Warden develops effective linkages with community stakeholders, community corrections, RCMP, and

other Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) department as well develops and issues Standing Operating Procedures for the facility so that operations are in compliance with divisional directives and Territorial and Federal Legislation.

Some of the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position include demonstrated sustainable management skills, a demonstrated ability to manage labour relations issues.
Demonstrated communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and various special interest groups.In addition the incumbent should have a demonstrated knowledge of correctional practices and programs, demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills and exemplifies the values of the organization through actions and deeds.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Bachelor's Degree in Social Science or a related field with ten years of progressively more responsible corrections service experience, including five years direct correctional facility management experience. Awareness of northern Aboriginal traditions and values would be an asset.
Previous supervisory experience of staff in an operational setting is required. Experience in managing a budget and determining variances is required.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
[email protected]

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

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