Management Band 4
This position is currently under review for exclusion.
An eligibility list may be established.
A high profile leadership role for an experienced facilitator with outstanding collaborative skills
The BC Corrections plays a leading role in the criminal justice system by protecting the community through offender management and control. BC Corrections manages community work service and supports offenders to make positive changes in their behaviour and attitudes.
Adult Custody is one of three divisions of BC Corrections 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 Leadership 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 Leadership team at the Adult Custody divisional headquarters develop and effectively manage operational, program, offender management, fiscal and capital strategic plans that direct the operation of all adult custody correctional centres and the division as a whole. These strategies are developed and implemented to ensure that Ministry service plan objectives are met.
The Deputy Warden (DW) carries out the vision of Adult Custody division. The DW leads and participates in a variety of areas, 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 BC Corrections.
As a member of the centre leadership team, the DW participates in the Leadership of the centre 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 Warden, the DW acts in command of the centre.
As a member of the leadership team at Adult Custody divisional headquarters, the DW represents the division on intra and inter-ministry working committees formed to develop strategic policy concepts and supporting documents. They may also represent BC Corrections on federal/ provincial/ territorial committees of senior officials and may be involved in the negotiation of federal/ provincial agreements.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
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 Matt.Lang@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.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Five years’ experience leading people in a large, complex, safety sensitive and dynamic work environment; or six years related experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training.
- Related degree or diploma 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 located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
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 (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.