Manager - Correctional Services

locationWhitehorse - Yukon (YT),

atYukon Government

Estimated salary $85,241 - $98,915 a year

Job Description:

Please note that Government of Yukon does not sponsor foreign workers for employment in Canada and does not participate in the federal nominee programs. Currently candidates who have the legal right to live and work in Canada in place at the time of the job posting are eligible for consideration on our employment opportunities.

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

As part of the correctional centre supervisory team, the incumbent works within a unique operational context: risk and need-based supervision, evidence and practice-based rehabilitation programs, fiscal efficiency achieved primarily through well planned staff and shift management, compliance with legislation, policy, security and safety standards, 24 x 7 operation, and positive interaction with governments, local agencies and interest groups. This position provides training, instruction, supervision and performance evaluation to Corrections Officers. In the absence of on-site management personnel, the position assumes responsibility the overall security and operations of the correctional centre and the arrest processing unit. This position is classified as a Peace Officer under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The principles that guide the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Corrections Branch include:

Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as Department of Justice (DOJ) representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.

Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.

Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism.

Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.

Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better

perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the general public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.

Least Restrictive Measures: the Corrections Branch uses the least restrictive measures with inmates, offenders, police prisoners and persons who have been granted judicial interim release that are consistent with the protection of those individuals, the public and staff members.

For more information regarding this position please contact Tania Beaudoin at: [email protected]

For more information about this opportunity please contact Joel Rogers, Deputy Superintendent, Operations at [email protected]

Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment. If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, contact: [email protected].

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Post-secondary coursework in criminology, justice, corrections, social services or other related field;
  • Considerable experience supervising a multi-disciplinary team, including instructing, directing, evaluating, and performance managing employees;
  • Experience enforcing policies, regulations, and procedures in a correctional center or remand facility;
  • Experience providing employee coaching, training and/or mentoring;
  • Experience performing investigations and conducting disciplinary hearings would be an asset.

Candidates who have education/coursework and/or training along with considerable experience in the essential qualification listed above may be equally considered.

If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them in your resume. Prior to applying, refer to our sample resume to assist you in your application.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates may be assessed on:
  • Strong supervisory, coaching and mentoring skills;
  • Ability to delegate effectively and assign tasks;
  • Ability to multi-task and triage situations based on priority/need;
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills;
  • Ability to work and support others in a team environment;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Well-developed conflict resolution skills.

Conditions of Employment:
Have and Maintain:
  • Valid Security Clearance including vulnerable sector (required prior to first day of work);
  • Valid Medical Clearance (required prior to first day of work);
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification (must be obtained within 6 months of hire);
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license (required prior to first day of work).

Job Requirements:
  • Rotating shift work including evenings, weekends and statutory holidays;
  • Occasional travel within and outside the Territory;
  • Heavy lifting;
  • Wearing a uniform.

Relocation expenses will not be provided for this position

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
29 April 2021
Close Date

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