Chief Legislative Security Officer

XM2 Executive Director, Operations


Manitoba Justice

Operations, Public Safety Division

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 40081

Salary(s):   XM2 $101,544.00 - $121,441.00 per year

Closing Date:   November 15, 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 women, 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.

As a member of the Public Safety Division’s Operations Branch management team, the Chief Legislative Security Officer (CLSO) is responsible for leading and managing the Executive Security Unit and the Protective Services Unit, as well as providing advice and support to the Executive Director, Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister, and Minister of Justice. CLSO responsibilities include statutory duties under the Legislative Security Act, including the responsibility for designing security measures and leading security operations in the legislative precinct. The CLSO is also responsible for providing security services outside of the legislative precinct to members of the Legislative Assembly and government officials.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Satisfactory Child and Adult Abuse Registry Checks
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Security Screening
  • Valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License


  • Post-secondary degree in criminal justice, public administration or a related discipline, complemented by police/military leadership experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered
  • Knowledge of Manitoba’s criminal justice system and its delivery structure, including a thorough understanding of public safety 
  • Proven ability and experience as an operational police or military leader, preferably with training as one or more of: Accredited Team Commander, Critical Incident Commander, GSB Public Order Commander, Tactical Operations Commander or a combination of training and experience in tactical or major case investigations/operations
  • Knowledge and experience of applying law enforcement methods, tactics and procedures in police or military operational settings
  • Experience developing and implementing security strategies, policies and standards, including audit measures for system performance effectiveness
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong positive working relationships with officials and individuals at all levels of provincial, municipal and federal governments, outside policing and community agencies as well as the general public
  • Management experience with responsibility for human and financial resources
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues
  • Strong financial acumen with experience in budgeting and financial management
  • Understanding of relationships with Indigenous people and responsibilities of implementing the principles of reconciliation

  • Ability to leverage opportunities for innovation, find creative solutions to issues, and successfully manage change

Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, the Chief Legislative Security Officer is responsible for coordinating, aligning, and directing all security resources in the Executive Security Unit and the Protective Services Unit. This position functions with a high degree of independence to mobilize resources, review priorities, make decisions in the best interests of the department, develop security strategy, policies and standards to ensure the physical safety of all staff and visitors to the Manitoba Legislature and other government buildings, and the security of those properties and assets. 

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40081
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 for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. 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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