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Coordinator, Building Services

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Correctional Services - South West Detention Centre
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M0611B - Technical Services12
$57,398.00 - $86,017.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The South West Detention Centre is looking for a dynamic leader to manage the general building services. As the Coordinator, Building Services, you will oversee the in-house construction, renovation projects, and maintenance of building systems, and provide satisfactory environmental conditions for 24-hour operation. As part of the management team, you will support a values-based and inclusive team through technical, administrative, and operational direction to staff.

Join us at the South West Detention Centre where your leadership skills will play a crucial role in maintaining a safe and efficient facility.

*Note: This position will require the individual to be physically on-site five (5) days a week.

About us
The Correctional Services Division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General is responsible for maintaining and operating provincial correctional institutions for adult offenders, 18 years and over, who are serving a sentence of up to two years less a day or who are awaiting criminal proceedings. This ministry is also responsible for the community supervision of persons on probation, conditional sentences and provincial parole.

For more information, visit us at: Correctional facilities

About the Ontario Public Service (OPS)
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people. Every day we are modernizing government operations and improving public services. We have a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities in communities across Ontario. We welcome new ideas and new people, encourage learning and development, and reward achievement. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness.

What a career in the OPS can offer
We are committed to be an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. In addition to flexible work arrangements, collegial and professional work culture, career growth and development and on-the-job training to help you succeed, we offer a competitive total compensation package, which includes an attractive salary, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health and dental plan and much more.

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, 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 invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.
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, the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint, and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this management role, you will:

• Plan and manage the maintenance and electronic monitoring of mechanical and electronic equipment, systems, waste management, renovation and construction services and related service agreements.
• Support a values-based and inclusive team through technical, administrative, and operational direction to staff.
• Coordinate and evaluate the daily work activities of external service providers, internal tradespeople, housekeeping staff, and workers performing facility maintenance to complete projects that meet quality and customer service standards.
• Coordinate work on electronic security systems to conduct preventative maintenance, upgrades, and updates that fulfill warranties and service agreements required under purchase and lease agreements.
• Prepare and administer departmental budget estimates for maintenance projects, monitors budget adherence, maintains and controls equipment and tool inventories. Reviews electronic monitoring systems and reports.
• Review submitted plans, blueprints, and drawings for compliance with building codes. Inspects and monitors ongoing work for completion on schedule and within budget to meet contracted safety and quality standards, applicable legislation, and regulations, and reports significant occurrences and incidents.

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?

Leadership and Management Skills

• You can support a values-based and inclusive team by providing technical, administrative, and operational guidance to the staff.
• You can plan, manage, and coordinate maintenance, electronic monitoring of systems, waste management, renovation and construction services, as well as related service agreements.
• You can coordinate the daily work activities of external service providers, internal tradespeople, housekeeping staff, and workers responsible for maintenance, repair, laundry, grounds upkeep, solid and hazardous waste disposal, pest control, and housekeeping duties.
• You can estimate and recommend financial, material, and human resource needs, coordinate operations with other areas of the branch and division, develop work plans to meet program objectives, and provide input to the divisional results-based and strategic planning processes.

Technical Knowledge and Skills

• You possess knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and related regulations (e.g., fire safety, building codes, municipal by-laws, and other regulations), trade practices, safety standards, as well as ministry policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations, solid and hazardous waste management, WHMIS, and pest control to maintain safe facilities.
• You have the ability to acquire government and ministry financial and administrative procedures, allowing you to reconcile and report on allocated fiscal and material resources, as well as annual budgets.
• You can acquire Ministry program and operational objectives, policies, and service delivery models, which will enable you to supervise a team in a ministry program, service, or initiative area. This will help you identify and recommend program resource requirements and ensure adherence to program/service goals and objectives.
• Your experience with security practices and current construction methods for preventative maintenance and construction projects would be a valuable asset.

Operational and Project Management Skills

• You can coordinate work on electronic security systems to perform preventative maintenance, upgrades, and system updates. You also monitor warranties and service agreements, ensuring they are fulfilled as required under the terms of purchase or lease agreements.
• You can plan and coordinate major maintenance and renovation projects, including determining repair and renovation priorities, evaluating the implications of deferring repairs, estimating budget requirements, and fulfilling fiscal responsibilities.
• You can coordinate maintenance schedules in compliance with ministry and government standards, enabling you to determine appropriate courses of action in emergency situations and develop control systems.

Communication and Stakeholder Management Skills

• You can discuss procedural advice, purchasing needs, budgets, and other financial matters with the business manager.
• You can collaborate with contractors, equipment suppliers, and external consultants to schedule and oversee work, activate and maintain warranties, ensure timely asset servicing, and optimize security equipment emergency response times.
• You can effectively coordinate the daily work activities of external service providers, internal tradespeople, housekeeping staff, and maintenance workers responsible for facility upkeep.
• You can establish communication with inspectors from other government agencies to address health and safety concerns (e.g., fire safety, waste management, pest control, etc.).
• You can actively participate in various committees (e.g., the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee) as a member or chair.

Tools and Resources for Crafting Your Application

• The Ontario Public Service Leadership Model defines the expected leadership behaviours, attributes and mindset for leaders. Be sure to demonstrate these leadership behaviours in your application.
• Explore our Application Preparation Guide for valuable tips on crafting an impactful application.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 4819 8th Concession Rd, RR3, Maidstone, West Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Thursday, November 9, 2023
  • 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), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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.
  • W-CL-205516/23
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, November 24, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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