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Investigative Manager

Ministry of the Attorney General
Special Investigations Unit
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M1109A - Legal/Regulatory08
$90,348.00 - $135,178.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a strong communicator with high integrity and attention to detail? Then consider this unique opportunity working with The Ministry of the Attorney General's Special Investigations Unit, 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.

About Us:
The Special Investigations Unit is a civilian agency that investigates circumstances involving police and civilians which have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or death. Under Part VII, Section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU has the sole authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the findings of a complete investigation. The Director's decisions are reported to the Attorney General.

Please note: this position requires the willingness to be on-call on a 24/7 basis. Some province-wide travel is required

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism
The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.  
The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.

The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario'sHuman 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:

• Provide professional and administrative management of day to day laboratory operations, including planning and developing unit initiatives to achieve program operational and strategic priorities and commitments
• Plan and coordinate research and development of analytical systems from original concept through final delivery
• Provide objective, independent expertise by participating as an advisor in the field of program examination during the investigative stage of police and other official investigations
• Assist in directing the course of the investigation by providing expert opinion or investigative test results which may alter or re-focus the direction of an investigation
• Provide testimony in courts on matter relating to the examinations performed

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours define what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:
• You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.
• You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.

How do I qualify?


• You have must a valid class ‘G' Ontario driver's licence to travel to investigation sites across Ontario

Strategic Leadership Skills:

• You have demonstrated management and leadership skills to develop, build and lead organizational capacity through values based leadership, inclusive and engaged teams and partnerships to coach, lead and manage staff
• You have knowledge of human resources principles, theories and collective agreements to develop organizational capacity including succession planning, talent management, organization and job design and labour relations management
• You can build key horizontal relationships with clients (e.g. Office of the Chief Coroner, OPP, municipal and regional police services, crown and defense attorneys, and other investigative agencies) to obtain and provide information, discuss examination findings, negotiate services, provide training and opinions in area of expertise at meetings

Technical Expertise:

• You have knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of contemporary investigation, discipline and oversight techniques to act as a senior expert on investigations, provide expert advice to senior management, and lead the development of multi-year strategic plans
• You have knowledge of advanced technology and emerging trends in program area and the principles and procedures to develop related methods, quality control processes and quality assurance practices for examinations to manage a program that meets and maintains accreditation requirements
• You have knowledge of the scene of crime and autopsy practices and protocol, legal issues such as the latest local, national or international landmark case decisions having impact on Canadian Law, to provide expert advice during a criminal investigation
• You have knowledge of relevant acts, legislation (e.g. Criminal Code of Canada, Identifications of Criminals Act, Rules of Evidence), legislative authorities and requirements for the security and continuity of evidentiary material

Communication and Consultation Skills:

• You have demonstrated oral communication skills to provide testimony in courts of law
• You can ensure effective and timely briefing on emerging issues relating to ongoing investigations, prepare briefing materials, issues papers and reports
• You are able to liaise with the public and media regarding the results of investigations, ensure decisions are accurately conveyed to the media, community groups and police groups
• You have demonstrated written communication skills to develop public reports of investigations, including recommendations for improved police conduct/actions
• You have presentation skills to deliver lectures and seminars
• Your consultation skills enable you to provide expertise, directions, information and resolve problems of mutual concern

Research, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:

• You have knowledge of advanced research methodology to design, construct, operate, evaluate and modify laboratory analytical systems to carry our research and investigations
• You can lead and manage the development of strategies, programs and processes for the investigation and resolution of complaints against police across Ontario
• Your analytical thinking skills enable you to develop and define unit programs, services and research and identify priorities to ensure an effective balance between casework, court appearances, professional development, lecturing, teaching and training
• You are able to interpret and draw conclusions and opinions within case and investigative discussions and in courts of law
• You can evaluate case and research reports, conclusions and opinions of staff who appear as witnesses

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 5090 Commerce Blvd, Mississauga, Central Region, Enhanced - Credit Check, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Check Screening Requirements
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • 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), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) 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.
  • T-AG-168539/21
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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