Posted on January 12, 2022. Primary Region: Winnipeg, MB

P8 Professional Officer 8
Manitoba Justice
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Corporate and Strategic Services
Winnipeg MB
Advertisement Number: 38518
Salary(s): P8 $73,307.00 - $89,686.00 per year
Closing Date: January 24, 2022

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.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), under the authority of The Fatality Inquiries Act (the FIA), investigates all violent, traumatic, unexplained, unexpected and suspicious deaths in Manitoba, including the deaths of all children and residents of personal care homes and developmental centres. The OCME determines the cause and manner of death for all reportable cases and attempts to identify situations of risk. Under the FIA, certain deaths require mandatory inquests. The purpose of an inquest, held by a provincial judge, is to make recommendations that may prevent future deaths under similar circumstances. Whether or not an inquest is called, the Chief Medical Examiner (CME) can make recommendations to the minister, government departments or agencies and others with respect to precautions or measures to prevent other similar deaths. The OCME also handles all reports of unclaimed bodies in Manitoba under The Anatomy Act.

The Manitoba government is recognized as one of the top employers within the province and provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package for its employees which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity and parental leave, family related leave and a defined pension plan.

Conditions of Employment:
• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
• Eligible for membership or membership (in good standing) with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Search
• Ability to travel within the designated area, be available for rotating work shifts (covering the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), handle stand-by designation (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and weekends) and respond to call-in situations in a timely manner

*Please note that this position is currently designated under current Public Health orders and is required to confirm COVID-19 fully vaccinated status or submit to regular COVID-19 testing.

• Bachelor of Nursing or Registered Nurse designation with significant related experience, preferably in an acute care/emergency role or an equivalent combination of education/experience including a related post-secondary education and medical knowledge
• Experience in a management role with responsibility for human, fiscal and operational resources
• Experience in strategic planning, including change management, and determining and setting priorities based on organizational objectives
• Experience in program development and policy analysis
• Experience in staff supervision, personnel management and development and recruitment, preferably in a collective agreement environment
• Experience supervising and conducting investigations
• Proven analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment
• Training and experience in medico-legal death investigations and the forensic sciences
• Experience working with, interpreting and applying relevant complex and interrelated legislation
• Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships and networks within government, and external agencies and other service partners
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet conflicting deadlines
• Excellent leadership skills with a proven ability to promote and support diversity, equity, professionalism and respect in the workplace
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Excellent written communication skills including the ability to prepare a wide range of materials, including annual reports, business plans, submissions and reports
• Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), using the internet, or equivalent applications

• Experience dealing with the media as well as general public relations
• Experience with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), The Fatality Inquiries Act (FIA), The Vital Statistics Act, The Anatomy Act, and The Human Tissue Gift Act
This Director position has a dual reporting relationship, reporting directly to both the Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate and Strategic Services Division and the Chief Medical Examiner (CME), which is a contractual relationship. The incumbent is responsible for the general operational and administrative management of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), and assumes a key role in program and policy analysis and development regarding The Fatality Inquiries Act (FIA). The incumbent supervises Medical Examiner Investigators (MEIs) as well as support staff. The incumbent may also be required to act as a senior investigator and consultant for provincial medical examiners, investigative staff, police agencies and physicians for all death investigation matters. The incumbent fulfills a public relations and liaison function by providing informational and educational presentations to other agencies and to the public. The incumbent plans and controls budget expenditures, prepares annual spending estimates and monthly forecasts of expenditures, and maintains a commitment accounting system. Is also responsible for purchasing and maintaining supplies and equipment and co-ordinates the personnel needs of the office including the selection and orientation of new staff, training, education, and performance evaluations. The incumbent serves on Inquest Review Committees and; as a Sub-Inspector of Anatomy, is responsible for the disposition of unclaimed bodies. The incumbent is also responsible for processing all requests for access to information under FIPPA and PHIA.

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Advertisement # 38518
Service Centre 1
Human Resource Services
1130-405 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3L6
Phone: 204-945-3204
Fax: 204-948-7373

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Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. 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.


Winnipeg, MB

Job type: Full-time

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