Are you a strong communicator with high integrity, and attention to detail, with knowledge of the criminal justice system? Then consider one of these unique opportunities with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the civilian agency that conducts thorough and unbiased criminal investigations where a firearm is discharged at a person, or someone is seriously injured, alleges sexual assault or dies when involved with the police.
• Two (2) of the three (3) temporary vacancies are irregular on-call. Irregularly scheduled positions can involve working anywhere from 0 to 36.25 hours per week based on operational requirements. There is no minimum guaranteed number of hours per week, but it is not uncommon to work between 10 and 36.25 hours per week. Schedules are tentatively set in advance of the work week and management provides as much notice as possible, and changes can occur on short notice based on operational requirements.
• The positions' headquarters is Mississauga; however, work will be distributed throughout Ontario. Flexible work arrangements may be considered.
OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code . Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• carry out high-profile and sensitive investigations in a credible, fair and balanced manner by using your analytical/investigative and interview skills in conjunction with your good judgement, integrity, objectivity, tact and strong ethical values
• provide group leadership, guidance, expertise and technical support to field investigators, assigning work to field staff, setting priorities, monitoring work and reviewing for quality and compliance with investigative procedures, standards and techniques
• appear as a witness or supportive witness in criminal/civil proceedings, coroners’ inquests, or any other form of hearing
• provide all information obtained during the investigation that the Crown Attorney considers relevant to the charge
• serve as the front line of the Special Investigations Unit and its face in the community
For more information on the Special Investigations Unit's (SIU) Mission, Vision and Values and the Investigator Creed, check out our website at www.siu.on.ca
How do I qualify?
• You must have a valid class G driver's licence (or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario) to travel to investigation sites across Ontario, often on short notice.
Analytical and Reasoning Skills
• You have proven analytical and reasoning skills to conduct investigations, assess and interpret evidence, evaluate investigative results and determine cause
• You can analyze circumstances and make recommendations
You have applied practical knowledge and demonstrated understanding of:
• investigative theories and practices to determine investigation requirements by identifying likely and potential sources of evidence, and providing direction to police personnel at scenes
• investigative methods, techniques, rules of evidence and court procedures to carry out complex investigative requirements and procedures
• You have the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation and regulations (in particular: Criminal Code of Canada, Canada Evidence Act, Special Investigations Unit Act, 2019) to gather and interpret evidence as well as identify and explain evidence required to support tests/theories of cases and provide guidance to field staff
Communication and Organizational Skills
• explain and discuss interpretation of evidence and related legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines about the incident
• provide testimony in court or at coroners’ inquests
• prepare accurate and detailed reports and discuss them with those involved in both investigative and criminal prosecution processes
• presentation skills to deliver lectures, and seminars and attend meetings
• effective organizational skills to gather and organize large volumes of evidence and maintain appropriately
• reconcile differing interpretations of evidence, and persuade stakeholders for appropriate follow-up to ensure compliance with methods, models, and concepts of investigations
• deal effectively with people in stressful situations
Group Leadership Skills
• You can assign and coordinate work of field investigators, including coaching/mentoring, and provide training and guidance
Salary Range: $1,590.23 - $1,941.90 Per Week
- 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 5090 Commerce Blvd, Mississauga, Central Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Canadian Border Services Check, Credit History Check, Driver's Licence History, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search 2 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 5090 Commerce Blvd, Mississauga, Central Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Canadian Border Services Check, Credit History Check, Driver's Licence History, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS, Social Networking Search
- In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 203368, by Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.