Ministry of the Solicitor General - Kenora, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Community Services Division- Probation and Parole, is looking for their next Assistant Area Manager. Are you interested in working with various community stakeholders and criminal justice partners? Are you skilled in supporting front line staff to deliver excellent service in the supervision and rehabilitation of offenders and enhancing community and victim safety? If so, we want to hear from you!

The Assistant Area Manager will be responsible for providing support to the Area Manager and staff of the area offices. Your knowledge, skills and experiences in Probation Services are essential to this key role of Assistant Area Manager. Your sound technical background will give you the foundation needed to grow in this exciting and challenging leadership position.

Possible work locations:
810 Robertson Street, Kenora
227 Howey Street, Red Lake
340 Scott Street, Fort Frances
479 Government Road, Dryden
30 4th Avenue, Sioux Lookout

The Ontario Public Service 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 you!

The OPS is 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 and may include the following:

  • For these positions we offer a competitive salary package and the associated salary allowances
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which cover adoptive parents
  • Comprehensive health and dental plans
  • Life and disability insurance
What can I expect to do in this role?

As the Assistant Area Manager, you will:
  • Lead, manage, and coach Probation and Parole Staff
  • Implement and oversee service delivery and the case management review process
  • Monitor compliance with ministry operational, program, safety and security policies and standards
  • Directly supervise staff by providing technical guidance, support, coaching and expertise
  • Determine work priorities and approve and recommend training assignments
  • Complete the performance development plan process for assigned staff
  • Provide coverage when the Area Manager is absent
The keys to 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:

  • We commit to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
  • We lead for the future by embracing positive disruption, a future mindset and by developing each other, every day.
  • We are people centred by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centered outcomes.
How do I qualify?
Leadership and Management Skills
  • You demonstrate the ability to supervise, motivate, develop, coach and mentor staff
  • You have demonstrated values, knowledge and awareness of diversity principles
  • You demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret and apply human resources legislation, policies and guidelines within a unionized environment
  • You have knowledge of financial management practices to assist with managing operating budgets
Technical Knowledge
  • You have demonstrated working knowledge or experience with probation services
  • You have the demonstrated ability to effectively understand, interpret and apply relevant legislation and regulations governing adult probation and/or community supervision
Change Management and Organizational Skills
  • You are able to identify issues and develop proactive solutions to service delivery issues, and resolve internal inadequacies to avoid potential problems.
  • You have the ability to lead in a change environment, adapting to change and inspiring others to integrate changes within the work environment
  • You can work effectively within high volume and fast paced environment by organizing and prioritizing tasks and actions
Communication, Interpersonal, and Negotiation Skills:
  • You have proven oral and written communication skills to communicate complex and technical terms
  • You have negotiation, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to work collaboratively with staff to set standards and achieve high performance, while holding your team accountable
  • You have worked with teams of internal and external community and justice partners to achieve common goals and enhance community and victim safety.
Additional Information:Address:
1 Permanent - Full Time, 810 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group: Management Compensation Plan
Understanding the job ad - definitions
Schedule: 6
Category: Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on: Friday, January 17, 2020

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.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, 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. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

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.