Assistant Deputy Warden (ADW)
Management Band 3
2 Positions available: Surrey and Port Coquitlam
An eligibility list may be established.
Successful applicants may be appointed to any of the lower mainland centres.
Lead a team whose goal is to maintain and enhance public safety – Inspiring Excellence, Changing Lives
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 position has a peace officer designation and as such is held to a higher standard of conduct, both on and off duty, by the employer, the public and the courts.
As the manager on call, the position is required to be available immediately to attend the centre on a 24-7 basis. These duties can significantly restrict personal commitments and social behaviour.
While ADW’s can rotate through several roles, this posting is specifically targeting the ADW Standards positions at this time. This position reports directly to the Warden.
Policy Development/Contingency Planning
– Ensures that Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) for the centre are developed, maintained and archived in the correct standardised format; are consistent with Adult Custody Policy and current legislation.
– Develops, maintains and communicates Business Continuity Plans (BCP) for the centre, consistent with Branch standards for all centres.
– Responsible for proactively determining the level of compliance with policy within their Correctional Centre and ensuring staff awareness of, and familiarity with, accessing policy and policy requirements via training, mentoring, etc.
– Reviews and evaluates policy compliance during all significant incidents within the centre and all departments and advises the warden of findings and conclusions and advises the warden on compliance.
– Ensures regular communication with all centre staff, educating them in the value and utility of policy as a tool that can guide and ensure consistent best practice and ensure staff and inmate safety and well-being.
– Establishes a strong relationship and weight in on important provincial issues with the HQ policy team, primarily analysts, adult custody members and litigation coordinators.
– Maintains close contact with the JIBC to ensure SOT training reflects policy at the centre.
Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
– Oversees the collection, maintenance, and integrity of Centre KPI as required by the Standards committee and consistent with all other centres.
– Will act as the litigation coordinator for the centre in respect of all legal claims against the centre.
We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities; a competitive salary and benefits package; a pension plan that ranks among the best; and offer a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.
For more information about BC Corrections and our Correctional Centres please go to our BC Corrections Career Opportunity Page.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sukhdeep.Saini@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.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Experience in adult correctional environment or several years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Related university degree or diploma preferred
• Supervisory experience preferred
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.
An Enhanced Security Screening Check and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.
Cover letter required: NO – Do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application
Resume: 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 – 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.