Corrections Supervisor

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Closing date: Jun 24, 2017

Location: Fort Smith

Department: JUS FSCC

Job Code: 14440

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and aboriginal values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

The Corrections Supervisor, reporting to the Deputy Warden, is responsible for the frontline operations and administration of the facility, within departmental guidelines and in accordance with the operational standards set for the corrections division, to provide safe and secure custody, rehabilitation and reintegration of sentenced and remanded offenders.

The Corrections Supervisor supervises up to 20 shift workers during a given reporting period (day, evening or night shifts). They will operate in relative autonomy, supervising the facility offender population for safety, security and rehabilitation purposes, as directed by federal and territorial legislation. They also oversee orientation training for new employees.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensuring all staff are provided a safe and secure setting that contributes to the healthy living and therapeutic working environment while ensuring the safety of society, offenders and staff.
  • Supporting case management and programs, within established guidelines, in order to prepare offenders for reintegration into society.
  • Managing staff, within established guidelines, to ensure they are effective, efficient and motivated in providing a safe working environment.
  • Assisting in the management of offender and facility services within departmental guidelines.

The following knowledge, skills and ability are beneficial for the position:

  • Proven leadership, team building, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Strong management skills including financial reporting and labour relations
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and develop staff to their full potential
  • Ability to manage a diverse set of responsibilities and coordinate multiple activities
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment, specifically northern Aboriginal traditions and values
  • Ability to respond under pressure and to lead and direct during crisis situations
  • Sound problem solving, decision making skills and judgment skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of corrections policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of practical corrections techniques and the ability exercise soundly
  • Ability to interpret court documents

 Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a post-secondary diploma in Social Sciences related field with 5 year of progressively more responsible corrections experience, including 2 years’ experience corrections and 3  years of current experience in Corrections supervisory/management practices or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous supervisory experience of staff in an operational setting is required, as is recent experience in the direct supervision of staff.

The incumbent must be First Aid and CPR certified and possess a class 4 driver’s license.

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Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,262.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,435

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14440

Closing Date: June 24,2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 4 Driver's License


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.