BC Public Service
Public Safety and Solicitor General & Emergency BC
$100,000 - $125,000 annually
The warden is accountable for the overall management and operation of the correctional centre providing visible, constructive and engaging leadership. The warden is responsible and accountable for the levels, quality and range of security, services, programmes and care provided to those persons held in custody in the centre. The warden operates in an environment of decision-making autonomy and independence regarding the operations of the centre, and with respect to the kinds and quality of security and programme activities, their scope and the levels of service(s) provided to inmates. The warden makes timely decisions designed to preserve the security of the operation, thereby protecting against extreme threat to the life, health and safety of inmates, staff and the public. A major challenge for the position is stimulating a positive labour relations climate in the centre and the development and implementation of local and provincial policies and standard operating procedures for offenders. The position leads province-wide projects, initiatives, innovative programs and operational issues on behalf of the Branch that contribute to the quality and efficiency of correctional centre management in B.C. The position is responsible for the centre’s budget.
The warden must be prepared to be exposed to direct and very personal public scrutiny, sometimes over a protracted time frame. A small error or security breach that relates to high profile inmates can cause major embarrassment to the Minister and to the provincial government as a whole, as well as potential risk to the public. The warden anticipates and plans for these potential issues, and must be prepared to provide immediate advice to the Ministry so that an effective response to the media can be formulated.
For detailed information about the correctional centres, visit www.gov.bc.ca/bccorrectionscareers
Qualifications for this role include:
- Requires recent extensive (5 or more years) senior leadership experience in a correctional or justice related or complex service environment including experience in managing the delivery of programs and services. Previous experience in financial management, programme planning and implementation, utilization of computer systems/equipment, facility management, labour relations, and the management and supervision of staff.
- Related degree or diploma in the social sciences/public administration OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
For more information and to apply online by June 7, 2018, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/49483