BAND 3 - Assistant Deputy Warden

BC Public Service - Chilliwack, BC (30+ days ago)

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Assistant Deputy Warden
Management Band 3

1 position available.
The position may be located within a geographical location close to a BC Correctional Centre:

Alouette Correctional Centre for Women
Ford Mountain Correctional Centre
Fraser Regional Correctional Centre
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre
Nanaimo Correctional Centre
North Fraser Pretrial Centre
Okanagan Correctional Centre
Prince George Regional Correctional Centre
Surrey Pretrial Services Centre
Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre

An eligibility list may be established. Due to the evolving development of the program area, more positions may become available in due course.

Be part of the Leadership team at the Adult Custody divisional headquarters. The Division’s goal is to maintain and enhance public safety with a vision to – Inspire Excellence, Change Lives

BC Corrections plays a leading role in the criminal justice system by protecting the community through offender management and control. BC Corrections manages community work service and supports offenders to make positive changes in their behaviour and attitudes. Adult Custody is one of four divisions of BC Corrections and is responsible for the care of approximately 2,800 male and female inmates. Adult Custody provides custodial supervision for adults sentenced to incarceration and those remanded to custody. It provides core programs and additional services which balance risks and needs; ensures linkage with Community Corrections based on common core programming and integrated case management; communicates with stakeholders and participates as a pro-active partner in the criminal justice system.

The Leadership team at the Adult Custody divisional headquarters develop and effectively manage operational, program, offender management, human resources, fiscal and capital strategic plans that direct the operations of all adult custody correctional centres and the division as a whole. These strategies are developed and implemented to ensure that Ministry service plan objectives are met.

The Assistant Deputy Warden (ADW) provides expert advice, guidance, and recommendations to the senior managers on strategic issues and challenges, and recommends revised approaches. The ADW participates in the direction, development, evaluation, and integration of a variety of programs and services designed to promote and support Adult Custody initiatives and major provincial projects.

The position has a peace officer designation and as such is held to a higher standard of conduct, both on and off duty, by the employer, the public, and the courts.

There is currently one position available in the following area:

  • Quality Management
Positions in this developing area within BC Corrections will be responsible for developing and implementing a quality control process to ensure new polices and procedures regarding segregation reform are being adhered to and that they are being applied consistently province-wide. Quality assurance and a robust inspection process are requirements to support long-term change and compliance. As this portfolio develops, there may be additional responsibilities regarding use of force reviews and internal reviews of threat assessments.

The position may be located within a geographical location close to a BC Correctional Centre. Travel may be required.

For more information about BC Corrections and our Correctional Centres please go to our BC Corrections Career Opportunity Page.

We offer extensive training, growth and development opportunities; a competitive salary and benefits package; a pension plan that ranks among the best; and offer a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Experience in adult correctional environment or several years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Related university degree or diploma preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Review Act check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.