Job Posting Date: February 28, 2013
Competition #: 13-051N
POLICY AND BUSINESS INITIATIVES COORDINATOR
Halifax Regional Police
Under the direction of the Chief of Police, the Policy and Business Initiatives Coordinator provides facilitation, project management, report preparation, research and evaluation services. He/she also coordinates business strategies and plans, and acts as the coordinator for Police during corporate planning cycles. The Coordinator is also responsible for developing policy frameworks and solutions in support of Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and HRP/RCMP Integrated Unit administration and operations. The incumbent must at all times respect the confidential nature of the position and be able to work independently.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Collaborates with Office of the Chief to identify police implications and requirements for HRM initiatives and decisions (Regional Planning, Council Focus Areas, EMT Priorities, etc.) and prepares related recommendations.
- Coordinates business planning and budgeting cycles for Police, coordinates with corporate planning cycles and processes and collaborates with police Senior Management Team (SMT).
- Manages special projects and corporate initiatives, completing them on time, within budget and in accordance with established scope of work.
- Acts as a liaison to support inter-business unit cooperation, facilitating and building effective work relationships to promote cross-functional teams and collaboration.
- Participates on corporate and/or strategic committees where the mandate or work may have police implications.
- Ensures Chief and SMT are regularly briefed on policy issues, proposing policy changes and identifying areas that may require policy development.
- Researches, develops, revises and coordinates the distribution of policies/procedures and department orders to key internal and external stakeholder.
- Collaborates with various HRP and RCMP police officers and civilians, Probation Officers, Crown Prosecutors, Provincial Victim Services officials and various other Justice Department officials to facilitate the development of policies and procedures.
- Stays current with policing trends, liaising with Canadian and American police planners, law enforcement research agencies, and provincial Department of Justice officials regarding policing issues and trends.
- Prepares briefing materials for the Chief related to Council, Police Board of Commissioners, etc.
- Coordinates archiving of out-dated policies and procedures in compliance with applicable records keeping legislation.
- Delivers training and conducts presentations to a wide variety of audiences about planning, facilitation, policy development, etc.
Education and Experience:
- Undergraduate degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in Public Administration is an asset.
- A minimum of five years’ experience managing related projects/functions, with a focus on results, is required.
- Experience with research and data analysis is essential.
- Experience managing multiple, complex, multi-stakeholder projects with strict deadlines is required.
- Demonstrated high degree of confidentiality and discretion is required.
- Experience in a police environment is an asset.
- Demonstrated facilitation, collaboration, consulting, consensus-building and interpersonal skills are essential for this position.
- A suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Must successfully complete HRP security clearances, including a pre-employment polygraph process.
Technical/Job Specific Knowledge:
- Solid understanding and knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, the Criminal Code, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other federal, provincial and municipal statutes that impact on policing is required.
- Knowledge of the policy development process, research methods and analytical techniques, and implementation best practices is required.
- Knowledge of HRP and HRM policies and procedures, business practices, collective agreements and related legislation is an asset.
- Proficient with software applications including email and calendar programs, and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio) is required.
Security Clearance: Must successfully meet the Security Clearance requirements administered by Halifax Regional Police, which include, but are not limited to, a pre-employment polygraph.
Salary: Non-union salary compensation and level to be determined through job evaluation.
Closing Date: Applications will be received up until midnight on March 11, 2013
As an Employment Equity Employer, the Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking to increase the representation of qualified racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge and/or a unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.
Please Note: Once you have submitted your resume, an on-line questionnaire(s) will appear on screen and must be completed in order to be considered for this position.