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Warden, Quebec Region

Reference number: PEN23J-021389-000194
Selection process number: 2023-PEN-EA-QUE183305
Correctional Service Canada
Donnacona (Québec), Port-Cartier (Québec)
$147,822 to $173,888

Closing date: 25 August 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Persons requiring accommodation preventing them from applying on-line should contact the contact person identified below prior to the closing date. Otherwise, your job application should be submitted through the GC Jobs System.

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Overview of the assessment accommodation process
URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-servicecommission/services/assessment-accommodation-page/the-assessmentaccommodation-process/overview-assessment-accommodation-process.html

The candidates MUST provide a short summary as to what they would bring to the job and they must provide a cover letter. In this document, you must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirements listed in the essential qualifications section.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate
examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

Work environment

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is part of the Public Safety portfolio, which includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Parole Board of Canada (PBC).

As part of the criminal justice system, CSC contributes to the public safety of Canadians in three distinct ways: by maintaining the safe custody of offenders serving sentences two years or more; by providing programs that prepare offenders for their safe return into the community, and, by supervising and supporting offenders who are conditionally released to the community.

CSC not only works closely with traditional criminal justice partners, such as the police, courts and the Parole Board of Canada, but also with other federal organizations, such as the Department of Justice and Indigenous Services Canada.

General accountability:
The Warden is accountable for managing and overseeing institutional operations and providing overall vision and direction to the correctional programs, services and operational activities of a correctional institution within Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). CSC is a department within the Public Safety portfolio. It operates within the parameters of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. This legislation mandates CSC to administer court-imposed sentences for offenders sentenced to a term of two years or more. CSC contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill the above-mentioned positions. As a result, only candidates willing to work in one of these two (2) locations should apply.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

•Acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

•Significant experience at the senior management level* in managing operations, programs or services within a correctional institution or community operational setting and in establishing or implementing operational policy and procedures.
•Significant experience in the management of human resources and financial resources**.
•Experience in managing labour relations issues.
•Experience in managing conflict including workplace incivility and harassment.

*Experience at the senior management level is considered significant in terms
of degree of depth, scope, complexity and duration. Clear and specific examples should be provided by candidates in their application and demonstrate evidence of accountabilities and deliverables.
**In the context of this opportunity, significant experience in the management of human and financial resources is defined by having delegated authority of human and financial resources for two (2) complete fiscal years in the past four (4) years.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

•Knowledge of the legal framework within which CSC operates, and its role in the Criminal Justice System.
•Knowledge of CSC’s priorities, the government priorities and policies associated with correctional agenda and the criminal justice system.

•Create Vision and Strategy
•Mobilize People
•Uphold Integrity and Respect
•Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
•Promote Innovation and Guide Change
•Achieve Results

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

•Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

•Experience in minimum, medium, maximum or multi-level security facility or in a community operational setting.
•Experience at National or Regional Headquarters.
•Experience working with the Indigenous Community and Elders.
•Experience in managing crisis situations.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Reference checks will be sought.
An interview will be administered.
A written examination may be administered.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Proof of your original education credentials will be required at the interview stage.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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