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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
Job Term:
1 Temporary contract/assignment, up to 24 months with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
M1112C - Social Services26
$90,348.00 - $135,178.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a strategic leader who can engage staff, champion change, and foster a culture that is rooted in diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equality? If so, we want to hear from you!

The Institutional Services Division in the Ministry of the Solicitor General seeks a strong leader to drive a progressive approach to the province's correctional services. The Superintendent will demonstrate the exceptional ability to adapt to changing circumstances while maintaining positive and engaging relations with staff and stakeholders. As a Superintendent at Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, you will champion a divisional vision and have the opportunity to showcase your strategic mindset, human resources skills and expert corrections knowledge, while providing leadership and oversight of the daily operation and administration of the institution. You will make a vital contribution to the community and to public safety and security through the oversight of care, custody, control and rehabilitation of inmates.

OPS commitment to 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, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Make an impact
•You will provide strategic leadership and direction in the overall operation and delivery of programs and services of the facility.
•You will empower your team of management and staff to learn, grow and develop to their full potential, fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity and excellence.
•You will administer the facility's financial and material resources, and manage complex service level agreements and vendor contracts.
•You will build trusting relationships and foster community partnerships with other public sectors, the public, community agencies and advocacy groups, to create mutually beneficial solutions that improve service outcomes.
•You will bring your corrections knowledge, leadership and influencing skills to strengthen the capacity within your team and the institution.
•You will develop and manage business plan and priorities to ensure operations and programs are aligned with the ministry's priorities

Leadership in the OPS

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:

• You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.
• You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.

How do I qualify?


• Proficiency in English and verbal and written French at the advanced level.

Leadership and Management Skills

• You can communicate and champion a compelling vision for the delivery of programs and services that support the security, safety and treatment of offenders.
• You have strong knowledge of management principles and theories to build effective teams, hold staff accountable, and provide coaching and mentoring.
• You have demonstrated experience in managing the resolution of contentious and/or challenging operational, management and labour relations issues.
• You can build organizational capacity through effective human resources development, including recruitment activities, talent management, organizational design and succession planning.
• You have strong financial planning skills to prepare business plans, manage and control budgets.

Relationship Management and Communication Skills

• You can build effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
• You can communicate effectively and convey knowledge of correctional practices and programs through verbal and written communications.
• You have the ability to foster positive partnerships and working relationships with diverse social service agencies, Indigenous, religious and cultural groups within the community.

Corrections Knowledge

• You have expert knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of correctional institutions management and administration.
• You demonstrate knowledge of correctional policies legislation, institution systems and functions.

Strategic Thinking and Crisis Management Skills

• You have proven experience and skills in crisis management to successfully manage challenging situations and crisis.
• You demonstrate the ability to maintain self-control in high stress situations.
• You have effective problem solving skills.
• You can provide strategic advice on issues which impact the effectiveness of the institution, and provide recommendations to senior management on contentious issues that may have political implications or an impact on public safety.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 2244 Innes Rd, Ottawa, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • 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.
  • E-CL-173085/21
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, January 28, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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