Director, Workforce Planning and Policy Development

Director, Workforce Planning and Policy Development

P8 Professional Officer 8


Manitoba Justice

Winnipeg Courts, Courts

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36582

Salary(s):   P8 $73,307.00 – $89,686.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 23, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Corporate Services and Program Management provides leadership and management services to the Courts Division, Department of Justice. These services include, financial and administrative services, support to client programs responsible for the enforcement of court orders, provide specialized training, work force planning, and performance management expertise, in support of court program managers. Additional activities include, planning, directing and controlling the development and delivery of all corporate management services, as well as collaborating in the development and evaluation of information technology applications of the Courts Division, which includes, coordinating the implementation of legislation, and new or revised court programs or policies.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Security Screening


  • Management experience, such as responsibility for human resources, fiscal and operational resources as well as administrative policies, procedures and practices
  • Supervisory experience such as attendance and performance management, employee development/coaching and recruitment 
  • Experience in public sector policy development, including interpreting legislation, policies and procedures, conducting research and analysis, as well as the implementation and administration of government programs as they apply to legislation
  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to conduct analysis and develop solutions for complex issues
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong positive, collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to work in a high pressure and time sensitive environment to meet strict deadlines
  • Proven ability to work independently with a high level of initiative
  • Experience providing leadership in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to speak in a clear and concise manner
  • Superior written communication skills including experience developing and preparing original content as well as writing analytical documents such as project reports
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Outlook) or equivalent applications


  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Political acumen including the ability to manage confidential and politically sensitive material/situations in an appropriate manner, including an understanding of judicial independence

Reporting directly to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Courts Division, this position is responsible for the direction and management of the Workforce Planning and Policy Development Unit of the Courts Division. The Director is accountable for legislative, policy, program and operational initiatives at both the corporate and program levels by planning and leading complex assignments, often involving various justice system stakeholders, including the judiciary. This includes the design and implementation of projects that evaluate the viability, effectiveness and efficiency of existing and proposed legislation, policies, programs and services. In cooperation with policy analysts of the Unit, the Director manages significant legislative projects such as new acts and regulations or major amending legislation. The Director also manages policy analyses and special projects for the development of new or existing programs and policies of Courts Division.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36582

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

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.

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