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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Community Services, Probation and Parole
Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout
Job Term:
1 Temporary ( up to 12 months with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
M1012G - Social Services53
$79,720.00 - $122,998.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a skilled leader interested in the challenge of working with a diverse workforce, leading correctional professionals in the field of community corrections who work with offenders to reduce recidivism? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of Ontarians and contribute to enhanced community safety through effective and productive partnerships with justice and community partners?

Consider the opportunity to join the Northern regional management team, as an Area Manager for Probation and Parole in a designated locale.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills, ability to collaborate, coaching skills, an understanding of correctional services in relation to the delivery of community services and programs to adult offenders, in addition to exceptional interpersonal, administrative and problem-solving skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills are an asset.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Your role as an Area Manager will include:

• Support correctional services and the Region, working in a diverse environment, where you will be responsible for the day-to-day operational and financial management of probation and parole services
• Directly supervise staff by providing technical guidance, support, coaching, mentoring and expertise
• Provide leadership in the implementation of policies, initiatives and operational plans for safe, secure, efficient and accountable delivery of programs and services
• Determine work priorities and approve and recommend training assignments
• Implement and oversee service delivery and the case management review processes and initiatives
• Monitor compliance with Ministry safety and security policies and standards
• Build and maintain relationships with community and justice sector partners
• Manage contentious issues and employee relations matters

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.

Visit theLeadership Talent Officeon Yammer to learn more about the OPS Leadership Model and to view the application preparation guide for management competitions.

How do I qualify?

Leadership Skills

• You have effective management, change management and leadership skills to manage human resources and provide team leadership to staff in a diverse environment
• You have the ability to supervise, motivate, develop, coach and mentor staff
• You have a strong commitment to human rights
• You are able to promote and model ethical and professional behaviours
• You are able to effectively conduct performance management and hold staff accountable for work and performance
• You can lead and manage a team(s) in the delivery of a program or service operation, strategic planning and evaluation processes.
• You have experience identifying, analyzing and managing labour relations issues

Organizational and Planning Skills

• You are able to plan, organize, develop and coordinate strategic directions for the ministry's community programs
• You are able to implement business and operational plans
• You have demonstrated flexibility, time management and administrative skills

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You have proven oral and written communication skills
• You have proven negotiation, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
• You have demonstrated flexibility, integrity, tact and discretion
• You are able to effectively partner with stakeholders, and understand the diverse and unique needs of community partners

Technical Knowledge

• You have knowledge of issues related to offenders to provide managerial leadership to staff responsible for effective service delivery
• You have the ability to provide expertise and advice to staff and stakeholders regarding the interpretation of legislation and policy and their application to complex or contentious cases (e.g. enforcement, mental health, special needs funding and high profile offenders), and the provision of programs and services for adults and young offenders
• You have demonstrated knowledge of financial planning and management to plan, develop, administer and monitor operating budgets and financial resources
• You are proficient with computers and technology, including video technology, for communications with staff and Regional/Corporate offices, and to produce reports and other documentation as required

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:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 810 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region or 479 Government Rd, Dryden, North Region or 227 Howey St, Red Lake, North Region or 30 - 4th Ave N, Sioux Lookout, North Region or 340 Scott St, Fort Frances, North Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Friday, July 16, 2021
  • 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.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
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, July 30, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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