Public Employment Opportunity

Adult Probation Officer I

Competition Details

Referral Number
JPS.19.20.R0327
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
1 Temporary Position
Division
Corrections and Community Services
Position Group
NAPE - General Service
Department
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Location
Happy Valley - Goose Bay
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$34.36 - $38.45 hourly (CG-39)
Allowances

LABRADOR BENEFITS PACKAGE:

Labrador Allowance with dependent = $5,878, without dependent = $2,939.

Travel Allowance for dependent = $702, for employee = $911.

Benefits

Position Details (What is this?)

Context

The Department of Justice and Public Safety ensures the impartial administration of justice and the protection of the public interest through the dual offices of the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice and Public Safety. Responsibilities of the Department include family justice services, fines administration, support enforcement, policing, the sheriff’s office, adult secure custody, adult probation services, secure youth justice services, victim services, fish and wildlife enforcement, and administration of the courts. The Department also both represents and provides legal services to the Crown including legal advice to departments, litigation, prosecution and legislative drafting services. The Department of Justice and Public Safety aims to improve public protection and access to justice in a manner that is sensitive to the diverse needs of its clients.

Duties

The successful incumbent is committed to making a difference to offenders who require supervision and intervention to develop their potential as law abiding members of the community. This position is responsible for assessing and supervising adult offenders who are subject to Probation Orders, Conditional Sentence Orders, and/or Temporary Absence permits. The incumbent will utilize a best practice approach for case management; preparing pre-sentence reports; investigating violations and preparing legal documentation for breach purposes; developing and implementing case management plans targeting the criminogenic needs of adult offenders; providing interventions and referrals to individual or group intervention programs with the goal of reducing recidivism; and other duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Degree or diploma in behavioral sciences (equivalences will be considered)
  2. Experience in the delivery of social and community programs and services
  3. Experience in case management practices
  4. Experience in managing offender behaviour with a goal of reducing recidivism (asset)
  5. Demonstrated life and employment experience with Aboriginal cultures and traditions relevant to the Labrador community (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of social and community programs and services
  2. Knowledge of risk assessment and intervention techniques
  3. Knowledge of offender behavior (asset)
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures and traditions relevant to the Labrador community (asset)
  5. Case management skills
  6. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  7. Ability to think critically and make decisions
  8. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  9. Ability to work independently
  10. Relationship building

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
Offer
  1. Recent and satisfactory enhanced security clearance.
  2. Proof of Class 5 Driver’s License
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Willing to accept day and overnight travel (occasional)
  2. Acknowledges requirement for use of a private vehicle (with business insurance)
  3. Acknowledges requirement for travel within an aircraft (occasional)
Applicant Information
  1. The Adult Probation Officer I provides services to a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment. The Happy Valley Goose Bay office provides services to the communities of Sheshatshiu, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Mud Lake, North West River, Natuashish, Rigolet, Postville, Makkovik, Cartwright, Black Tickle, Port Hope Simpson, Forteau, Charlottetown, Pinsent’s Arm, Red Bay, Norman’s Bay, William’s Harbour, L’Ance au Clair, L’Ance au Loup and West St. Modeste.
  2. Relocation and/or subsidized housing WILL NOT apply to this position.
  3. For more information about this opportunity please call: Kevin Pierce (709) 637-2255.
  • This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.
  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting recruitment@gov.nl.ca, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number JPS.19.20.R0327, should be submitted

Online
By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

  1. The Adult Probation Officer I provides services to a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment. The Happy Valley Goose Bay office provides services to the communities of Sheshatshiu, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Mud Lake, North West River, Natuashish, Rigolet, Postville, Makkovik, Cartwright, Black Tickle, Port Hope Simpson, Forteau, Charlottetown, Pinsent’s Arm, Red Bay, Norman’s Bay, William’s Harbour, L’Ance au Clair, L’Ance au Loup and West St. Modeste.
  2. Relocation and/or subsidized housing WILL NOT apply to this position.
  3. For more information about this opportunity please call: Kevin Pierce (709) 637-2255.