Position: Director of Justice & Public Safety
Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2022
Start Date: ASAP
Salary Range: Negotiable
Ref #: NCN 2022-07-21-001


Under direction of the Chief Executive Officer and working collaboratively with the NCN Executive Management Team, the successful candidate is expected to plan, direct, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the NCN Justice and Community Safety Department. She or he will coordinated assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible support to the NCN Government. This position is domiciled in the community.


  • Has full management responsibility for the Justice and Public Safety Department including all NCN FNSO’s, and Justice staff
  • Manage and administer Community Safety Plan and administer relevant Laws and Policies to ensure effective implementation within the community and is communicated to relevant NCN departments and external agencies
  • Responsibility for assisting all members of the NCN RCMP Detachment and coordinate and administer all Restorative Justice, Crime Prevention Programs or other Community Based programs where applicable


  • Establish, within NCN policy, appropriate service and staffing level needs; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly; and, approve annual Department budget
  • Working knowledge of NCN Administration and NCN Laws such as the NCN Community Protection Law, the Emergency Management Laws, Peace Keepers Tribunal, Offences and Enforcement Law.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate through Department staff, the Justice and Community Safety Department’s work plan; assign projects and program areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems
  • Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures
  • Oversee the acquisition and maintenance of department equipment and vehicles; maintain safety standards for personnel and equipment
  • Provide staff assistance to the Department Boards, including various NCN Justice and Community Safety Committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attend Department Board and other meetings as required
  • Represent the Justice and Community Safety Department to other NCN departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations
  • Respond to resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; explain, justify, and defend Justice and Community Safety Department programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues
  • Participate on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; serve as the NCN representative to committees and community organizations concerned with the improvements in law enforcement, justice, public education, and departmental public relations
  • Liaison with other organizations such as Manitoba CFS, NCN CFS, MKO and Public Safety Canada.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of law enforcement, crime prevention, and related support services; incorporate new developments as appropriate
  • Perform related duties as required


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a relevant field
  • Ten years of increasingly responsible justice and/or law enforcement experience including three years of management and supervisory responsibility
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license – an abstract may be required
  • No criminal record or outstanding criminal charges
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of NCN Laws and Policies.
  • Knowledge of the NCN Nehetho language.
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment

*Note – only those who qualify and are selected will be contacted for interviews.

If you are interested, please forward your cover letter, child abuse and adult abuse record,  Criminal Records Check and resume to:

Kim Linklater, Executive Director of Human Resources
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Phone: (204) 484-2604

Cell: (204) 307-2107

Fax: (204) 484-2588