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Ministry of the Attorney General
Special Investigations Unit
Job Term:
5 Temporary (12 months with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
05716 - Fire Services Investigator 2
$1,483.25 - $1,811.24 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a strong communicator with high integrity, attention to detail with knowledge of the criminal justice system? Then consider one of these unique opportunities with the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the civilian agency that conducts thorough and unbiased criminal investigations where someone is seriously injured, alleges sexual assault or dies when involved with the police.

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 witness or supportive witness in criminal/civil proceedings, coroners inquests, or any other form of hearing
• provide all information obtained during the investigation the Crown Attorney considers relevant to the charge
• serve as the front line of the Special Investigations Unit and its face in the community

How do I qualify?


• You must have a valid driver's licence 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 analyse circumstances and make recommendations

Technical Knowledge

You have knowledge and understanding of:
• investigative theories and practices to determine investigation requirements by identifying likely and potential sources of evidence, providing direction to police personnel at scenes
• investigative methods, techniques, rules of evidence and court procedures to carry out complex investigative requirements and procedures
• relevant legislation and regulations (example: Criminal Code of Canada, Canada Evidence Act, Ontario Police Services Act, Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2018 – Schedule 4) 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

You can:
• 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 process

You have:
• presentation skills to deliver lectures, seminars and attend meetings
• effective organizational skills to gather and organize large volumes of evidence and maintain appropriately

Interpersonal Skills

With your strong interpersonal skills you can:
• reconcile differing interpretations of evidence, 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

Please note job may require candidates to work shifts and on-call 24hrs/7 days.

For more information on Special Investigations Unit's (SIU) Mission, Vision and Values and the Investigator Creed check out our website at

Additional Information:

  • 5 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 5090 Commerce Blvd, Mississauga, Central Region, Enhanced – CPIC Check, Local Police Check, Credit Check and OPP Investigation
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:
Monday, June 11, 2018
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    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 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 screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • T-AG-123840/18(5)
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 25, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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