New Job Assistant Deputy Superintendent - 90000111 In Nova Scotia

Assistant Deputy Superintendent - 90000111
Assistant Deputy Superintendent - 90000111

Assistant Deputy Superintendent - 90000111

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $6,288–$7,860 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Justice


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 2/28/2023 (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 adults 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.

Community Corrections has 22 offices across the province from Yarmouth to Sydney and is responsible for the supervision of both adult and young persons serving community-based sentences. The sentences include probation, conditional sentence, custody and supervision, conditional supervision and Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision. Probation officers also supervise those released from custody on conditional releases and prepare pre-sentence investigations to assist the Courts in the sentencing process. Evidence based Program facilitation and supports to specialized courts in areas of domestic violence, mental health and wellness are also part of the role of a Probation Officer as well as Restorative Justice casework and collaboration with community justice agencies.

Four (4) adult correctional facilities and one (1) youth centre provide the safety and security of person in custody while providing programs that address dynamic criminogenic factors to assist with their successful, reintegration back into the community.

Nova Scotia Correctional Services utilizes an evidence-based approach in both Community Corrections and custodial facilities. Core Correctional Practices (CCP) is the foundational practice that drives reintegration and rehabilitation practices deployed within Correctional Services. Utilizing CCP, Correctional Services staff can effectively interact, manage behavior, and help facilitate change, within target populations.

For more information on the Department of Justice Correctional Services please visit our website:

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Deputy Superintendent, as the Assistant Deputy Superintendent, Operations (ADSO) you will ensure the smooth daily operations of the correctional facility through the appropriate deployment of captains and line staff. You provide oversight and direction regarding persons in custody (PIC) admission and discharge, warrant interpretation, PICs placement, program delivery, scheduled facility searches, temporary absences and in the management of facility emergency situations.

In addition, you are responsible for liaising with: Sheriff Services regarding the transfer of PICs; policing agencies regarding laying potential charges as a result of PIC criminal activity within the facility; and communicating reportable incidents to Correctional Services Senior Management.

In the absence of senior management, you are responsible for the overall administration of the building. You are also responsible for human resource-related functions, including effective management of captains and line staff; training; labour relations; recruitment and 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 five years (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, adjudications, 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.

The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.

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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.

Candidates who have successfully completed the initial interview 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.

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.


An acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and experience in other areas of Corrections, Criminal Justice, Policing, or Court Services may be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


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. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • This is a 24-hour operation and a tobacco/drug free environment, must be available to work any and all shifts in a 24/7 operation. May be required to work overtime on occasion
  • Approximately 95% of your time is spent inside the facility consisting of physical rounds, interviewing, conducting meetings, planning, or overseeing the security risk management team
  • Responsible for considerable contact with individuals in custody and there is a need to be constantly alert during those interactions
  • Under constant pressure to meet deadlines, make decisions, frequently must deal with members of the public, staff and individuals in custody and other law enforcement agencies.

Additional Information

On 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: EC 11

Salary Range: $3,143.79 - $3,929.78 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.

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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].