Competition # : 26078
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG
Closing Date: 7/16/2020
Please note this is a designated position for candidates that identify as an Indigenous Person, African Nova Scotian or other Racially Visible Person or as a Person with a Disability.
The Maintenance Enforcement and Victim Services Division provides program supports to Nova Scotian families and victims of crime. Operating under the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, the division assists families and children through the administration of child support and maintenance payments when a court order is enrolled with the Maintenance Enforcement Program, also with legislated authority to take steps to enforce maintenance orders when payments are not made. In addition, the division provides provincial-wide victim services supports for victims of crime, including crimes involving domestic or sexual violence.
For further information on services and mandates of these programs, refer to our websites at https://novascotia.ca/just/victim_Services/ and https://mep.novascotia.ca/
About Our Opportunity
The Department of Justice is searching for a change leader and innovator, who identifies as Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, other racially visible group or as a person with a disability to lead the Maintenance Enforcement and Victim Services Division.
As the Executive Director, you will provide guidance and strategic leadership to your team; responding to complex managerial, social and legal issues in a fast paced, intense and sensitive operation that provides a critical service to thousands of clients in a highly visible and public environment. Through the service delivery function of this position, you will directly and dramatically impact the fight against poverty in Nova Scotia and the emotional and economic well-being of children and families.
Reporting to the Associate Deputy Minister, you will be accountable for senior leadership, the effective operation and continual improvement of the Maintenance Enforcement and Victim Services programs within the Department of Justice. You will ensure the division’s programs are in alignment with Provincial and Departmental priorities and the effective management of financial and human resources.
This may be the right opportunity for you if you are a dynamic and innovative leader who understands the importance of establishing a strategic vision, promoting cross-divisional and cross-government collaboration, achieving substantial social outcomes and incorporating advanced employee engagement practices into a culturally diverse work environment. In addition to successes in these areas, you will have several years of progressively more responsible senior leadership experience.
Having a demonstrated ability in leading and engaging a large service delivery team is a must. You are a change and innovation-oriented leader who exhibits an aptitude and proven track record to deal with complex issues, strong analytical skills, tact and diplomacy, highly proficient communications skills and the ability to influence stakeholders.
You possess strong creative and solution-based problem-solving skills with exceptional time management skills, able to manage priorities with competing deadlines and able to work independently. You also have demonstrated experience formulating decisions within the scope of applicable policies and legislation, strategic planning for client service delivery organizations, and advanced business acumen for leading financial and case management-based operations.
Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Achievement Orientation, Self-confidence, Impact and Influence, Relationship Building and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Pay Grade: EC 16
Salary Range: $4,766.36 - $5,943.94 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.