New Job Sentence Administrator In Nova Scotia

Sentence Administrator

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $3,496 - $4,106 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Justice


Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 12/1/2021 (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 incarcerated adults and youth. Within the Correctional Services core business area there are two programs: community corrections and 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

As the Sentence Administrator, you will Report to the Manager of sentence administration and are responsible for documentation of all admissions, releases, court appearances, transfers to other provincial and federal facilities and fines within the correctional facility. The Sentence Administrator also inputs and keeps information relating to individuals in custody in the Justice Enterprise Information Network (JEIN). This includes loss of remission, levels of misconduct, temporary absences, custody terms and interpreting warrants and other court orders. The incumbent calculates sentences for every individual in custody, using practices outlined in policy and procedures and following orders as outlined in various court documents. The Sentence Administrator maintains regular communication with Video court staff, Court services, Admission & Discharge staff, Justice Centre and Sheriff Services staff and facility management to ensure all parties are aware of potentially high-risk situations; performs information searches and prepares reports as necessary.

Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this opportunity, you completed Grade 12 and in addition you hold five or more years of related experience in the criminal justice field. You have related experience in Corrections, Court Services, policing, or experience working in a law office. An acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Experience in accounting and research and analysis will also be considered. You have experience and competency in typing, word processing and other standard computer applications as required.

This position experiences frequent interruptions and the incumbent will be responsible for managing a high volume of work, multiple demands, and priorities. During the interview, the candidate must demonstrate that they possess the self-motivation, initiative and organizational skills required to effectively handle multiple tasks and high-volume workloads. You must demonstrate well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, along with sound judgement and a solid respect and ability to work with highly confidential records and information. Previous experience using JEIN would be a definite asset.

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


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

  • Primarily administrative related work.
  • Mental strain from high volume of work, the need for accuracy, and meeting deadlines.

Additional Information

This is a permanent, full-time vacancy based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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

Employment is contingent on successful completion of appropriate background checks, which include a vulnerable sector check with fingerprints and employment references.

As of October 6, 2021, the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired.

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.
  • Countless career paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: ACC 02

Salary Range: $1,748.12 - $2,052.93 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.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

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 [email protected]