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Ministry of the Solicitor General
South West Detention Centre
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M0712D - Social Services28
$64,468.00 - $93,791.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a strong leader with exceptional management and organizational skills? Do you exhibit sound judgment and thrive in a fast-paced or a correctional treatment environment? If so, consider this exciting and challenging opportunity as a Sergeant with the Ministry of the Solicitor General at the South West Detention Centre.

As a valued member of the management team, you will contribute to the establishment of a strong adaptive culture where correctional programs and operations are delivered in an integrated and co-coordinated manner. You will play an integral role in the operation of the institution, and contribute to public safety and security through the care, custody, control and rehabilitation of inmates.

Why join our team?
With this unique and challenging opportunity you will be part of a dynamic organization that values teamwork, staff development, diversity and inclusion. Each day will present new challenging and rewarding experiences, and opportunities for growth and learning. Above all else, you will play an integral role in making a difference for Ontario communities.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package including:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
• A comprehensive health and dental plan
• Life and disability insurance
• A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance
• Flexible learning and developmental opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Sergeant, you will:

• Oversee the administration and operations of an institution that functions on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week environment
• Ensure effective and efficient delivery of institution security and correctional programs and services
• Assist in, develop and review institutional standing orders and local operational policies and procedures
• Provide leadership and guidance to staff, and manage all shift activities
• Support and communicate a values-based and inclusive organizational model

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) defines what it means to be a leader by the following expected attributes and behavioural competencies:

• You are a responsible leader who demonstrates authenticity, accountability and courage.
• You lead for the future by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and by developing staff everyday
• You are people centered by leading your team with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centered outcomes.

How do I qualify?


Proficiency in English and oral and written French at the advanced level.

Leadership and Managerial Skills

• You have proven leadership skills to provide direction, coaching and mentoring to staff, and make sound operational decisions
• You have knowledge of human resources and labour relations practices to address employee issues, support performance and development, and promote an inclusive and engaged team
• You can plan and administer program operations and develop work plans to meet program objectives
• you can act with integrity even when it is difficult to do so
• you can interpret and apply related legislation to ensure compliance (i.e. Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Policy, Ministry of Correctional Services Act, Criminal Code, Mental Health Act, institutional standing orders)

Technical Knowledge and Crisis Management Expertise

• You have knowledge of correctional theory and practices related to admission and discharge procedures, care, custody, control and transportation of inmates
• You can oversee the daily operations of an institution, and ensure compliance with ministry standard, policies and security requirements
• Knowledge of offender behaviour and population moods in order to direct staff and determine appropriate interventions
• You have knowledge of the crisis management model, particularly the ‘use of force' policy, and the ability to effectively contain or act on emergency and challenging situations, determining best approaches to resolving recurring incidents

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can communicate effectively with staff, management, inmates, and the general public
• You can provide clear direction and guidance to staff and can communicate clearly and directly in difficult and stressful situations
• You have written communication skills to articulate issues and information in formal reports

Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism

The OPS is an innovative, responsive and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most under-represented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.

The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

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Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Friday, November 27, 2020
  • This ad is also available in French.
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    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, December 11, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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