Assistant Deputy Warden
Management Band 3
An eligibility list may be established.
An opportunity to apply your exceptional leadership, organizational and prioritization skills
The Corrections Branch plays a leading role in the criminal justice system by protecting the community through offender management and control. The Branch manages community work service and supports offenders to make positive changes in their behaviour and attitudes.
Adult Custody is one of two divisions of the Corrections Branch and is responsible for the care of approximately 2,800 male and female inmates. Adult Custody provides custodial supervision for adults sentenced to incarceration and those remanded to custody. It provides core programs and additional services which balance risks and needs; ensures linkage with Community Corrections based on common core programming and integrated case management; communicates with stakeholders and participates as a pro-active partner in the criminal justice system.
The management team of a correctional centre works within unique operational imperatives: risk-based supervision, proven 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 interactions with government, local agencies and interest groups.
The Assistant Deputy Warden carries out the vision of the Warden and leads teams of correctional supervisors and officers in maintaining safety and security of the centre, including authorizing use of force and implementing life saving strategies in the event of emergencies. In absence of the Deputy Warden, acts as second in command of the centre.
As a member of the centre leadership team, the ADW participates in the management of the centre and leads a variety of initiatives, including initiating and overseeing partnerships with justice partners, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups and other external agencies to impact public safety and maintain confidence in the correctional centre and Branch.
There are five Assistant Deputy Warden (ADW) positions: 1) Sentence Management, 2) Staffing, 3) Standards, 4) Regulation, and 5) Programs. Incumbents rotate through each department within their correctional centre/district. The details of each Assistant Deputy Warden position and their associated duties are listed herein.
For more information about BC Corrections and our Correctional Centres please go to our BC Corrections Career Opportunity Page.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Charlene.Arcuri@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition. The recruitment process for this competition will begin in January 2019.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Related university degree or diploma preferred
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Experience in adult correctional environment or several years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Experience with computer systems and software – Outlook email, internet, Word, Excel, Adobe
• Leadership courses from the PSA/Justice Institute completed on the job within 6 months
• Certification as a disciplinary panel chairperson upon hire
• Certification as a Provincial Classification Officer may be required upon hire.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
Cover letter required: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.