Chief Coroner – PB7

Department of Public Safety
Chief Coroner - PB7

(Position Classification Currently Under Review)
Open Competition

The Department of Public Safety is seeking an individual to join the Coroner Services Branch as Chief Coroner.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Law Enforcement and Inspections, the Chief Coroner leads, directs, supports, monitors and reports on the province's fulfillment of statutory requirements defined in the Coroner's Act. These responsibilities are carried out by the Chief Coroner, the Deputy Chief Coroner, five Regional Coroners and more than thirty "fee for service" Coroners throughout the Province .

The Chief Coroner is responsible for classifying all unexpected deaths in the province and for determining if an inquest will be conducted to consider death prevention recommendations. The Chief Coroner conducts or oversees the conduct of inquests, and is the final decision making authority for all activities defined by the Coroner's Act.

The Chief Coroner leads, directs, supports, monitors and reports on the administration of the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee and the Child Death Review Committee.

Although positioned within the Department of Public Safety for administrative purposes, the Chief Coroner's legislative authority and direction is derived from the Coroner's Act. This is an independent body that is publicly accountable. Annually the Chief Coroner reports to the Legislature and appears before Committees of the Legislature to address questions and issues related to the administration of the Coroner's Act.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should possess a University degree in the Social Sciences, Health or Law and a minimum of 8 years of progressive related professional experience, at least 5 of which must include demonstrated experience in managing and developing people. Experience in managing and overseeing complex investigations would be considered an asset. The successful applicant must be skilled in organizing and multi-tasking according to priorities and display a high degree of initiative and integrity. Excellent leadership, network building, and research skills are essential as is superior interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in very emotionally charged situations.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability in your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates who have experience in death investigation.

The following operational requirements are also required: As a condition of employment, the successful applicant will be required to meet and maintain the requirements for an Enhanced Reliability in accordance with the Government of New Brunswick Security Policy. Committee work and travel within the Province and at times outside. Possession of a valid driver's license is also required.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies: Organizational Commitment, Effective Interactive Communication, Team Leadership, Developing Others, Results Orientation, Integrity, Relationship/Network Building, and Initiative.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies: Specialized Subject Matter Expertise, Presentation Skills, Planning and Organizing Skills, Written communication, and Knowledge of Conflict Management Practices.

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Salary: Annual from $78,728 to $95,238.

We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by January 20, 2020 indicating competition number: R78-2019 20-1284. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Public Safety
Human Resource Services
20 McGloin St.
3rd floor, Marysville Place
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB
E3A 5T8
Tel: (506) 453-2719

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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