New Job Chief Superintendent In Nova Scotia

Chief Superintendent
Chief Superintendent

Chief Superintendent

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $8,620–$10,775 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Justice

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 5/30/2023 (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

The Chief Superintendent reports to the Director, Correctional Services. The Chief Superintendent directly manages four (4) Superintendents and provides functional oversight to a Senior Superintendent in a variety of matters. The Chief Superintendent oversees Cape Breton Correctional Facility (capacity 96), Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (capacity 322), Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (capacity 196), and Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (capacity 38). The combined staffing complement of the four (4) facilities is approximately 466 employees. In the absence of the Director of Correctional Services, the Chief Superintendent will act in his/her stead. The Chief Superintendent will be involved in internal reviews, investigations, and make recommendations to the Director regarding corrective action (e.g. process improvement). Other direct reports include the Provincial Adjudicator and the Criminal Intelligence Officer (CISNS).

The Chief Superintendent recommends development or revision of policy & procedures and directs the development of standard operating procedures or post orders. The incumbent may be involved in writing draft P&P before sending to Executive Director for final approval. The Chief Superintendent may also prepare implementation plans and audit facilities to confirm Policy and Procedures are being followed. The incumbent must be willing to work in a division committed to the expansion of restorative practices through the Division's operations.

The Chief Superintendent establishes comprehensive planning, and priority setting. The incumbent also strengthens operations as a result of improved compliance with P&P and SOP through regular process reviews, audits, and follow-up. The incumbent will also promote cost effective operations that do not exceed budget authority.

Other Considerations

University degree in a relevant field of study, supplemented by a minimum of 10 years of experience in Corrections or other related field of law enforcement. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience in a management level position. Management experience in a correctional facility (adult or youth) is preferred. Other combinations of experience, education and training may be considered an acceptable equivalent.

The successful candidate will be a proven team leader with demonstrated effectiveness in leadership competencies, such as decisiveness, developing others, effective interactive communication, and self-awareness and personal impact. A sound understanding of security direct practices within a correctional setting, sound fiscal management and experience in providing programming services must be demonstrated.

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 behaviors 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.

Additional Information

At the job interview candidates will be issued a pre-employment questionnaire. If called at the final phase of the competition, candidates will be asked to submit the completed questionnaire prior to your appointment. 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. Click here to review the pre-employment questionnaire.

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

An offer of employment is contingent on the completion of all applicable background checks. These include employment references, a vulnerable sector check with fingerprinting and a child abuse registry check. Also required is the submission of a valid driver’s license, a driver's abstract and proof of education, and other stated credentials. The results of all checks must be satisfactory to the employer.

Correctional facilities are 24/7 operations. The incumbent may be required to respond at any time (nights and weekends) to incidents occurring on site.

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 14

Salary Range: $4,309.95 - $5,387.44 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].