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Correctional Supervisor of Operations

Rankin Inlet
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Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
01 September 2017


This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Warden Operations the Corrections Supervisor supervises 6 to 9 Corrections Caseworkers and up to 48 inmates within established guidelines in order to provide safe and secure custody, while at the same time encouraging rehabilitation and reintegration. Based out of the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility, the position also provides leadership, direction, supervises and coaches 6-9 Caseworkers on shift at any given time.

With the guiding principles of the Inuit Societal Values the Corrections Supervisor is a key position in setting professional and healthy work standards and ensuring that service delivery is timely, appropriate and reflects positively on the community, facility, division and Department of Justice. Responsible for all operational related aspects of the facility in the absence of the Assistant Deputy Warden of Operations, the Corrections Supervisor conducts ongoing patrols of the facility, providing guidance and leadership to staff and assisting with resolving issues that cannot be managed by staff; Responsible for the revision and authorization of all operational related paperwork generated during each shift worked; Processes new admissions to the facility that arrives outside of normal administrative working.

Good theoretical understanding of human behavior and adult offender issues are required for this position, as well as ability to assess and evaluate human behavior; strong understanding of corrections policies and procedures; excellent knowledge of various corrections techniques; ability to interpret and understand various court documents as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. A good understanding of Inuit Societal Values and Inuit cultural sensitivity will be preferred.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained from a High School Diploma (Grade 12); 3 years’ correctional experience; 1 year supervisory experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience that includes the leading and developing of staff; Class 5 driver’s license; Current First Aid + CPR certification.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

Proficiency in Inuktitut is also required for this position.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

A capacity to communicate in Inuktitut and/or Inuinnaqtun is an asset as the incumbent will work directly with inmates; Class 4 Drivers’ license or ability to obtain within the Probationary period as well as Mental Health First Aid will be considered assets.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097