Court Officer

November 20 2023
Expected expiry date: December 11 2023
Industries Public administration
Categories Management, Administration, Professionals, Support staff
Geraldton, ON • Full time
The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Provincial Police, and the Commander of North West Region are seeking a qualified individual to join our Detachment. In this exciting, rewarding and challenging opportunity, you will manage court case files for a Detachment, providing liaison services with the court and monitoring the progress of files through the court system. To provide court security services for the detachment and court and to participate in the escort of offenders.

About us:

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 5,800 uniformed officers, 2,400 civilian employees and 830 Auxiliary officers. We provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario. The OPP is a division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the largest operational ministry in the province with a presence in every community across Ontario. We are the largest police service in Ontario and the second largest in Canada.

Greenstone is located in the District of Thunder Bay and has an area of 3,172 sq. km. (1,224 sq. mi.) making it one of the largest municipalities in Canada. Detachment officers patrol approximately 210 kilometers of Highway 11, over 230 kilometers of secondary highways, and in excess of 1,600 kilometers of public forest access roads. Located along the Trans-Canada Highway 11 in the heart of Northern Ontario, Greenstone is an amalgamated municipality made up of the former municipalities of the Township of Beardmore, the Town of Geraldton, the Township of Nakina, the Town of Longlac and the communities of Orient Bay, MacDiarmid, Jellicoe and Caramat. In addition to providing policing to those above areas, Greenstone provides reactive policing services to Long Lake #58 First Nation as well as policing support services to Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) (Marten Falls and Aroland First Nation) and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) (Ginoogaming #77 First Nation).

The OPP Values promote always doing the right things for the right reasons, by:

• Serving with PRIDE, PROFESSIONALISM and HONOUR.
• Interacting with RESPECT, COMPASSION and FAIRNESS.
• Leading with INTEGRITY, HONESTY and COURAGE.

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 and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion 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. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

To manage court case files for a Detachment, providing liaison services with the court and monitoring the progress of files through the court system. To provide court security services for the detachment and court and to participate in the escort of offenders.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• Ability to pass an OPP background/ security investigation.
• Ability to attain and maintain Special Constable status.
• Ability to pass and maintain ongoing certification in Use of Force.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of relevant sections of legislation such as the Criminal Code, Young Offenders Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Family Law Act, provincial offenses and municipal by-laws to coordinate court proceedings, prepare briefs and other court documents. Knowledge of court processes, procedures, operations and scheduling to coordinate and monitor court proceedings.

Knowledge of application software programs to prepare, update and maintain court-related records and to register sex offenders.

Organizational skills to coordinate and track all arrangements and documentation pertaining to detachment case files being processed in court.

Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to liaise with and communicate, relay and exchange information, much of which is sensitive and confidential, with Judges, Justices of the Peace, Crown Attorneys, defense lawyers, uniformed officers, witnesses, victims, probation and parole officers, court staff and the public. Ability to interact with prisoners to elicit their cooperation while escorting them to and from court appearances and cells.

Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team with internal and external partners to meet mutual goals.

Problem solving skills to prioritize tasks in order of importance, identify potential alternative approaches or actions and take routine/usual actions quickly and decisively in a situation. Ability to assess documentation and information requirements for crown prosecutors et al, and follows up with paperwork that has not been included in crown briefs or has not been prepared, in the process of managing case files. Ability to make decisions regarding day-to-day case management and document composition, processing and routing.

Ability to maintain the highest degree of integrity and professional discipline. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Additional information:

Note: During this selection process, candidates are required to undergo mandatory requirements of psychological evaluation, background investigation and security clearance check. Top candidates who have successfully completed the psychological evaluation, background investigation and security clearance check will be invited to attend four (4) weeks of in person training in Orillia. Training will include: First Aid & CPR, Provincial & Federal legislation, Use of Force and Police Powers training. All mandatory requirements as listed must be completed prior to assignment to the detachment.

Application instructions:

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet every requirement in this job posting.

Resume / cover letter must be received no later than 11:59 pm on 06-Dec-2023. Submit quoting WIN ID # (if applicable) and file # 23-372 showing how your qualifications, training and experience relate to the position to: S/Sgt Gaston St Onge - 8054 Hwy 11, Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Email: C/O - gaston.stonge@opp.ca

The Ontario Provincial Police is dedicated to ensuring open, accessible, equitable and respectful workplaces, and is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves. We encourage applications from members of diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, persons from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s), and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service. The Ontario Provincial Police is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations will be provided in all stages of our hiring processes, as necessary. If you require accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact the hiring manager.

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