Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 5218

Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General

Location: Calgary

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open

Closing Date: February 11, 2021

Classification: Manager 2


In Alberta, the Correctional Services division oversees youth who are:

  • serving a sentence in a youth custody facility
  • sentenced to community sentences

The division also works with other areas of government to provide programs to support youths' personal development including:

  • education
  • mental and physical health
  • addictions treatment
  • housing


Advance your career with this challenging and influential Manager role within Young Offender Branch.

As the Manager, you will report to the Director, Partnerships and Community Programs, Young Offender Branch. In this role, you will be accountable for managing a diverse group of staff including Senior Probation Officers, Probation Officers, and Administrative Support personnel. Utilizing your comprehensive knowledge of Branch initiatives and goals, you will champion the mandate of safe communities by requiring the accountability of young persons and staff.

The successful candidate will possess the key knowledge and experience for the role:

  • Staff management, recruitment, development, retention and advancement.
  • Prior supervisory experience and ongoing learning and development courses.
  • A strong working knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Criminal Code, Corrections Act, Corrections and Conditional Release Act, Victims of Crime and other relevant federal/provincial statutes and pertinent case law.
  • Develop and implement various strategies to target certain high risk/high profile/special needs client groups.
  • Technical and practical knowledge of legal documents, warrants, release orders to ensure legality and enforceability.
  • Knowledge of current political environment and structure.
  • Strong leadership, communication, organizational and planning skills.
  • Represent the Branch on various committees and/or attend local community agency and stakeholder meetings.

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, an aptitude for leading and developing others and an understanding of the changes in supervision being undertaken. They will be of diverse and innovative thinking and possess a strong understanding of the administrative needs required.


University graduation in a related field supplemented by at least four years of progressively responsible experience leading and/or developing a team is required. Experience within community corrections is an asset. Experience with stakeholder engagement and consultation is also desired.

Equivalencies will be considered.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Systems Thinking

  • understand how work contributes to the achievement of department goals and anticipates change in own area based on activities in other areas.

Creative Problem Solving

  • ability to assess options and implications in new ways to inform decision making in order to achieve outcomes and solutions.


  • Able to anticipate, quickly adapt, take advantage of opportunities, and make effective decisions by proactively seeking out new opportunities.

Build Collaborative Environments - Awareness that as the number and complexity of our stakeholder relationships continue to grow and the issues we face become increasingly complex, managing relationships and bringing diverse people together becomes increasingly critical to achieving our goals.

Drive for Results

  • Works collaboratively with the executive team and staff, ensuring efficiencies on all program levels. Makes changes to systems/programs to ensure future success.



  • $4,121.25 biweekly ($79,932
  • $107,565 approximately per annum)


Hours of Work for this position are 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo security and vulnerable sector screening. Expenditure Officer designation is required for the position.

Please note this competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta.

How To Apply

If you are unable to apply online due to technical difficulties, please submit a description of the technical difficulties along with your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job Requisition 5218 to Tetyana Adamyk by email at via Isarta.

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Tetyana Adamyk by e-mail via Isarta. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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Calgary, AB, Canada
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