Ontario Public Service Sergeant at the Sudbury Jail


Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!


The Ministry of the Solicitor General is embarking on a large-scale initiative to modernize Ontario's correctional system, putting safety, protection and security first. We need great frontline leaders who will engage staff, champion change, and help drive our priorities for a progressive new approach to the province's correctional services.

Join us in leading for today, creating a better tomorrow!

Are you a strong leader with exceptional management and organizational skills? Do you exhibit sound judgment and thrive in a fast-paced correctional environment? If so, consider this exciting and challenging opportunity to join a dynamic team of Sergeants delivering essential front-line services at Sudbury Jail.

As a valued member of the management team, you will contribute to the establishment of a strong adaptive culture where correctional programs and operations are delivered in an integrated and co-coordinated manner. You will play an integral role in the operation of the institution, and contribute to public safety and security through the care, custody, control and rehabilitation of inmates.


What a career in the OPS can offer you

We care about the wellbeing of our people.  That is why the OPS is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. In addition to collegial and professional work culture, career growth and development and on-the-job training to help you succeed, we offer a competitive total compensation package, which includes an attractive salary and may include the following:

·        A defined benefit pension plan

·        Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents

·        Comprehensive Health and Dental Plans

·        Life and Disability insurance

·        24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Program

·        Online and in-person workshops

·        Opportunities for advancement

·        Ergonomic assessments and accommodations based on needs


What can I expect to do in this role?


As a Sergeant, you will:

·        Provide leadership and guidance to staff, and manage all shift activities

·        Oversee the administration and operations of an institution that functions on a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week environment

·        Ensure effective and efficient delivery of institution security and correctional programs and services

·        Assist in, develop, and review institutional standing orders and local operational policies and procedures

·        Bring an innovative mindset to your work, enabling you to incorporate new tools, technology and practices to achieve results

·        Support and communicate a values-based and inclusive organizational model


Leadership in the OPS

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:

·        You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.

·        You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.

·        You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.


Visit the Leadership Talent Office on Yammer to learn more about the OPS Leadership Model and to view the application preparation guide for management competitions.


Location: Sudbury

How do I qualify?

Leadership and Managerial Skills

·        You have proven leadership skills to provide direction, coaching and mentoring to staff, and make sound operational decisions

·        You have knowledge of human resources and labour relations practices to address employee issues, support performance and development, and promote an inclusive and engaged team

·        You can plan and administer program operations and develop work plans to meet program objectives

·        You act with integrity even when it is difficult to do so

·        You can interpret and apply related legislation to ensure compliance (i.e. Ontario Human Rights Code, Ministry of Correctional Services Act, Public Service of Ontario Act, etc.), and work with staff to ensure their clear understanding and correct application of new policies


Technical Knowledge and Crisis Management Expertise

·        You have knowledge of correctional theory and practices related to admission and discharge procedures, care, custody, control and transportation of inmates

·        You have an understanding of offender behaviour and population moods in order to direct staff and determine appropriate interventions

·        You have knowledge of the crisis management model, particularly the “use of force” policy, and the ability to effectively contain or act on emergency and challenging situations, determining best approaches to resolving recurring incidents


Communication and Interpersonal Skills

·        You can communicate and interact effectively with staff, management, inmates, and the general public

·        You are a collaborative communicator, providing clear direction and guidance to staff, exercising sound decision-making skills to resolve contentious and time-sensitive matters, and communicating confidently in difficult or stressful situations

·        You have written communication skills to articulate issues and information in formal reports


OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.


Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy <https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-

policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint <https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-

diversity-blueprint> pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity,

accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.


We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment

consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code  <

http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if

you require a disability-related accommodation.


Salary Range: $64,468.00 – $95,676.00 Per Year


Additional Information:

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 168812, by Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.



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