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Deputy Warden, Operations

Rankin Inlet
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Union Status: 
This position is not 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.

The Department of Justice – Corrections plays a leading role in the criminal justice system by protecting the community through offender management and control. The Rankin Inlet Healing Facility (RIHF) provides custodial supervision for male adults sentenced to incarceration of less than two years. It provides basic and advanced programs as well as additional services which balance community risks against the needs of each offender.

Reporting to the Warden, The Deputy Warden of Operations manages all security systems, protocols and routines for the facility. This position has a central role in daily safeguarding the public, staff and inmates, consistent with a key objective of the Corrections Division. The Deputy Warden – Operations supervises correctional staff, directs observation and intervention procedures and evaluates the impact of any circumstance or situation that might affect safety and security, taking corrective action as necessary. The incumbent develops, applies, and enforces appropriate policies and procedures for staff and offender placement, supervision, control and security. The guiding principles of Inuit Societal Values will be incorporated into the facilities practices and will serve as a key connection between our operations and the community we serve.

To be selected for an interview, the ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or criminology or a related field, or 2 year college diploma in a Corrections Law and Security field, or Social Sciences or 5 years’ experience in a related field, with 3 years supervisory experience. Must have Class five (5) driver’s license & Current First Aid + CPR Certification. You should also have a theoretical and practical understanding of human behavior and adult offender issues, strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to assess and evaluate offender behavior, knowledge of offender assessment tools-such as risk needs assessments. .

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

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

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