Manager - Court Services

Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT (30+ days ago)

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AMENDMENT - Extending the closing date to March 5, 2020.

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

We are looking for an experienced operations manager for the position of Manager, Court Services. This position leads a team of court administration professionals in a highly dynamic work environment. Reporting to the Director, Court Services and in cooperation with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the Territorial Court, you will provide operational management of Yukon court related programs and services across the Yukon Territory. You will align the operation of the branch with the priorities and mandate of government, to ensure access to justice for all Yukoners.

The principles that guide us are:
Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as Department of Justice (DOJ) representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.

Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.

Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism.

Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.

Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the general public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.

For information about applying for a Department of Justice position, contact Julie Jakesta, HR Consultant, at:

For more information about this opportunity please contact Mark Daniels, Director, Court Services at:

Please do not email resumes to either of these addresses; resumes may only be accepted through e-recruitment. If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, contact:

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Post-secondary coursework in justice, business or public administration, or related field (Degree would be an asset);
Experience managing the delivery of programs mandated by law;
Experience managing employees in an operationally dynamic environment, including coaching, training, and providing feedback;
Experience managing financial resources, including budgeting, contract management and financial reporting;
Experience working in a court, legal or regulatory environment would be an asset.

Candidates who have education/coursework and/or training along with considerable experience in the essential qualification listed above may be equally considered.

If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them in your resume. Prior to applying, refer to our sample resume to assist you in your application.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their competence according to the standards set within the Yukon Government Core Competency Framework. Candidates should also have and may be assessed on:

Knowledge of public sector budgeting and financial management;
Knowledge of effective personnel management and supervisory practices and procedures;
Skill in problem-solving and conflict resolution;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing;
Ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships;
Ability to provide leadership and develop consensus among stakeholders on internal and external issues;
Ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality.

Conditions of Employment: Have and maintain a valid security clearance and a valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s licence.

Job Requirements: Willingness to travel within Yukon via airplane or vehicle.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
12 February 2020
Close Date
5 March 2020