Director of Indigenous Relations

Civil Service Commission - Human Resource Operations

Posted Mar 11, 2019 at 05:00 pm Closes Mar 25, 2019 at 05:00 pm

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Director of Indigenous Relations
PCO Planning Consultant Officer
Manitoba Justice
Indigenous Court Worker Program, Courts Division
Winnipeg MB
Advertisement Number: 34771
Salary(s):  PCO $75,841.00 - $101,204.00 per year
Closing Date: March 21, 2019
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
This competition is designated for Indigenous people. Only applicants who self-declare at the time of application will be eligible for further consideration.
Note that this position is an excluded position.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Security Check
  • A valid driver’s licence 
  • Ability to travel by road and air, including overnight stays
  • Post-secondary education in social services, public administration, law or management discipline, with experience in public sector administration or equivalent.  A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Political acumen with the ability to use good judgment and keen insight when providing information, advice and recommendations to support effective planning, policy formulation, program reviews and decision making on matters related to Indigenous peoples and communities as it relates to justice services
  • Proven leadership and management skills combined with the ability to promote a healthy, respectful work environment and lead a group of professionals in a team environment
  • Ability to create strategic plans and implement those plans at the service delivery level
  • Experience interpreting and administering legislation, regulation and policies with the ability to acquire full knowledge of the Acts administered by the department and the laws affecting Indigenous persons such as; the Criminal Code of Canada, The Restorative Justice Act, The Victims’ Bill of Rights and The Correctional Services Act
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write complex reports/correspondences such as Ministerial correspondence, treasury board submissions and legislative proposals
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization as well as external stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven track record of liaison and relationship building within the community or government environments
  • Strong decision-making and dispute resolution skills in order to facilitate the resolution of issues in relation to Indigenous services
  • Organizational and time management skills including the ability to prioritize a diverse and unpredictable workload
  • Experience working independently, with minimal direction on matters such as complex policy issues

  • Knowledge of the Manitoba Justice Criminal Justice System Modernization Strategy
The Director of Indigenous Relations is a member of the Executive Management Committee of Manitoba Justice reporting directly to the Deputy Minister of Justice (on Indigenous Relations issues) and the Assistant Deputy Minister of Courts Division (Indigenous Court Work Program - ICWP).  The Director is responsible for building relationships and for Departmental consultation on matters of interest to Indigenous peoples and their communities as it relates to the services provided by Manitoba Justice.  The Director leads respectful and productive consultation and actively listens to the concerns of Indigenous people across our province.  The Director will establish, enhance and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations. The Director is accountable for a range of ICWP responsibilities that include: program operation; development and evaluation of services; staffing and resource management with the objective of ensuring that all Manitobans receive professional, effective, consistent services; long and short term organizational planning and programming. The Director manages and directs the administration of the ICWP along with the policies and directives that support it.
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Advertisement # 34771
Service Centre 1
Human Resource Services
1130-405 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3L6
Phone:  204-945-3204
Fax: 204-948-7373
Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

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