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Deputy Commissioner, Indigenous Corrections

Reference number: PEN22J-023848-000091
Selection process number: 2022-PEN-EA-NHQ-173568
Correctional Service Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
$152,506 to $179,348

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Closing date: 18 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

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

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Overview of the assessment accommodation process
URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page/the-assessment-accommodation-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.


The selected candidate will be involved in shaping components of the work description and how the work is carried out.

What are we looking for?
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
• Ability to occasionally work extended and irregular hours on tight deadlines.
• Ability and interest in representing and promoting Indigenous perspectives at senior levels in the organization and with external stakeholders.

Your Challenge :
The Correctional Service of Canada is looking for a Deputy Commissioner, Indigenous Corrections to be the champion for Indigenous Corrections and ensure appropriate attention and accountability towards Indigenous issues, including the overrepresentation of Indigenous offenders, and help CSC to implement the many calls for justice.

The Deputy Commissioner, Indigenous Corrections (DCIC) is accountable for the strategic direction, development and monitoring of all aspects of the programs, interventions, and operations related to Indigenous Corrections across the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), including the development and implementation of operational policies, approaches, and processes.

The Deputy Commissioner, Indigenous Corrections is one of 16 positions reporting directly to the Commissioner.

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.

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill the above-mentioned position.

Positions to be filled: 1

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)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Experience providing strategic advice and briefings to senior officials (Presidents; CEOs, Chiefs, etc) related to Indigenous issues.
• Experience in managing or delivering social programs or services for Canadians.
• Experience establishing and maintaining partnerships and networks with various internal and external stakeholders (such as, province or territories, management committees, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
• Experience in managing human or financial resources.

In the context of this process, experience will be assessed based on the depth and the breadth of experience of the candidate, normally acquired by performing a broad range of various and complex related activities for a period of at least 3 years at a senior level.

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

Bilingual - Non Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of CSC’s mandate, programs and services as they relate to Indigenous offenders.
• Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System as it relates to the overrepresentation of incarcerated Indigenous Peoples.
• Knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice as they relate to CSC.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing
• Ability to communicate effectively orally

Competencies :
• 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)

Experience (asset)
• Experience in working with government departments at different levels (municipal, provincial, federal) and Indigenous governments.

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.

Various assessment tools may be used.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Human Resources Advisor of any preapproved leave throughout the duration of the process in order to facilitate scheduling of evaluations. An alternate date will be possible if requested for the following reasons:
1) Medical reasons with doctor’s certificate;
2) Death in your immediate family;
3) Confirmation of preapproved travel plans or training plans (made before the advertisement posting date);
4) Religious reasons.

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

The Affirmation of Indigenous Identity Form will have to be completed by the selected candidate prior to appointment.

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).

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


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

Isabelle Deslauriers, Manager, EX Resourcing
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