AMENDED - Deputy Warden, Operations

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Justice
Job ID: 19379
Salary: $97,325 - $116,240
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 4, 2020

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

Reporting to the Assistant Warden of the North Slave Correctional Complex, the Deputy Warden of Operations manages the frontline operations of the facility in accordance with the NWT Corrections Act, other Federal and Territorial Legislation and operational standards established in the Corrections Division, in order to provide safe and secure custody, rehabilitation and reintegration of sentenced and remanded inmates. As part of the facility management team, on day, afternoon or night shifts, the incumbent will ensure the ongoing provision of services within the spirit and intent of the Corrections Mission, Vision and Value statement.

The Deputy Warden of Operations is, in the absence of the Warden and Assistant Warden the manager of the Complex and is responsible for the day to day operations related to the provision of security, programs and services connected with facility operation. While working shifts, these managers are accountable for all that takes place in the facility during their shift as well as activities related to the general management of staff and resources. They may be assigned to be responsible for maintaining records of staff overtime usage, control of all keys, facility maintenance or security intelligence to name a few examples:

•    The facility is a $45,000,000.00 physical asset.
•    Total facility budget in excess of $16,000,000.
•    130-150 inmates resident at any given time.
•    20 - 30 staff on duty at any given time including up to 20 direct reports.
•    One of eight such

Completion of a Grade 12 (math and communications skills) coupled with 5 to 10 years of experience (variable according to size and complexity of facilities) working in a Corrections Facility as a Corrections Officer or other front line worker with significant inmate contact and where general familiarity can be gained with inmate programs and services outside of the strict security processes and procedures. Experience would be supplemented by significant leadership development coursework or lengthy periods (totalling not less than one year) in supervisory roles in the corrections environment. Incumbent must be First Aid and CPR certified.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Bona Fide Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is current and valid First Aid and CPR certification.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19379

Closing Date: December 4, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.91 per hour to $59.61 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00 per annum.