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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Inspectorate of Policing
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
XEXE3 - Executive 3
$164,910.00 - $211,910.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
The mission of the Ministry of the Solicitor General is to ensure that Ontario's communities are supported and protected by law enforcement and public safety systems that are safe, secure, effective, efficient and accountable.Does this mission resonate with you?

If so, the Ministry of the Solicitor General has an exciting and challenging opportunity for you to provide strategic leadership in establishing a new division as the centre of excellence for the delivery of inspection, investigation and advisory programs that ensure adequate and effective policing throughout the province and that satisfies the legislated requirements of the Community Safety and Policing Act.

As the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Inspectorate of Policing, you will have the opportunity to provide oversight, strategic direction, executive leadership and courageous decision-making that supports the development, implementation and enhancement to a new organization that ensures compliance and consistent application of the Community Safety and Policing Act.

The successful candidate for this position will also provide executive oversight to the development of systems that capture annual, thematic, issue-specific, and automated inspections that measure and ensure consistent application of policing. You will also ensure coordinated and effective oversight of legislation, regulations and standards, as well as strategies to maximize the safety and security of Ontarians.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As the ADM, Inspectorate of Policing you will have oversight of the following entities, with respect to compliance with the Act:

• Police service boards
• Chiefs of Police, including the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police
• Police services
• Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment boards
• First Nation OPP boards
• OPP Governance Advisory Council, which was established under the Act to advise the Solicitor General on the Solicitor General's use of powers with respect to the OPP
• Special constable employers

The position will also be responsible for:

• Providing overall executive leadership and direction that fulfills the requirements of the Act and supports the ministry's focus on community safety, efficiency and effectiveness through legislation that mandates compliance, and sanctions the monitoring of enhanced policing standards of service provision and the introduction of a systems approach to compliance and early risk identification and mitigation.
• Providing executive direction and oversight to the monitoring and inspection/investigation of the entities mentioned above and other policing providers to ensure compliance with the Act and its regulations.
• Promoting the strategic use of data, analytics and technological solutions to maximize the effectiveness of the Inspectorate of Policing's legislated requirements and to better predict policing issues.
• Fostering transparent and accountable policing in Ontario by providing executive direction and oversight to the preparation and public reporting of inspection/investigation reports and the annual Inspectorate of Policing report.

How do I qualify?

Executive and Transformational Leadership

• You have demonstrated strategic leadership skills to promote excellence, deliver results and manage risks in a challenging environment
• You have proven ability to build effective teams committed to serving the needs of diverse groups in a politically sensitive and high-profile environment
• You have demonstrated experience leading organizational transformation, modernization and change management initiatives
• You have success in building an organizational culture based on trusting relationships, staff empowerment and recognition

Relationship Management and Communications

• You have demonstrated executive experience in the policing and community safety sectors collaborating with existing partners and developing relationships with new internal and external stakeholders
• You are a politically astute, sophisticated communicator and decision maker that can effectively provide strategic advice and informed recommendations on high profile issues and work across the organization with other senior leaders to achieve results
• You have the proven ability to manage multiple stakeholders in highly urgent and sensitive situations and are comfortable operating in a high-impact environment requiring swift movement
• You have excellent diplomacy skills and can deal fairly, frankly, assertively and constructively with senior officials and stakeholders to resolve highly contentious issues

Operational Leadership

• You have broad knowledge and demonstrated experience in community safety and policing
• You have extensive knowledge of policing organizations, including Indigenous policing organizations, and community safety legislation, regulations, standards and programs including but not limited to areas such as discipline, inspections and investigations, professional standards, risk management, and training
• You understand government decision-making processes, accountability, policy development and program delivery in a large multi-stakeholder environment, such as Ontario
• You understand and have experience with modern regulatory concepts and best practices, including taking evidence and risk-based approaches to compliance and risk management and mitigation strategies
• You can provide the required leadership to the ongoing oversight, governance and relationships with regulatory organizations / agencies

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Friday, January 17, 2020
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, February 14, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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