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Senior Manager, Investigations & Security Unit

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Quality Assurance and Oversight Branch-Investigation and Security Unit
Any City, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M1109A - Legal/Regulatory08
$90,348.00 - $137,895.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Youth Justice Division where you will provide leadership and policy/program design and implementation planning in the development and application of investigation and security strategies and processes.

About us:

The Unit manages, coordinates and develops the implementation and communication of both dynamic and static preventive security policies and programs, including the ministry's field intelligence program, to ensure consistency in the delivery of field intelligence services across the ministry/ government. It also develops preventive security strategies, policies, procedures and standards in order to enhance safety for residents and staff of youth facilities. Additionally, the Unit manages and develops investigation policies and programs; conducts administrative investigations on behalf of the employer within the Youth Justice Division; and provides strategic advice to Senior Management on preventative security strategies policies, programs, and staff training initiatives. Additionally, the Unit manages the development of the Division's crisis management and intervention programs (i.e. Crisis Response Teams, Negotiators, etc.), as well as providing strategic advice/ subject matter expertise to ministry senior management on issues related to crisis intervention management, planning, implementation and delivery.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We offer:

· A defined benefit pension plan
· Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
· Comprehensive Health Plan
· Life and Disability insurance
· Flexible work arrangements
· Collegial and professional work culture
· Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
· On-the-job training to support your success in the role

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.

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.

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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will
• provide leadership in managing a diverse, multi-disciplined team located throughout the province, carrying out investigations and intelligence led activities.
• lead the development and implementation of emergency interventions and security policies/programs in youth custody facilities and services.
• coordinate involvement in major investigations by determining the direction of the investigation and assigning support.
• provide advice and guidance to other children/youth sectors and ministries on all aspects of investigations, security best practices and crisis response models.
• contribute to safety of youth, staff, and public by collaborating and coordinating information sharing with law enforcement agencies.
• lead planning and training in emergency interventions and crisis management.

Be sure to check out the Manager Recruitment Unit's, Application Preparation Guide for Aspiring Managers for tips to help you prepare an impactful application!

Leadership in the OPS
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?


• Valid Ontario class "G" driver's licence.

Strategic Leadership Skills:

• You have leadership experience and the ability to inspire, engage, motivate, develop and mentor staff to deliver on results during on-going change and transformation.
• You are a collaborative leader and have incorporated the principles of inclusion and diversity across all elements of your management style.
• You have demonstrated success in fostering an environment of continuous improvement, creativity and excellence.
• You can establish and maintain strong working relationships in key partners and stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate information flow and identification of issues.

Communication and Stakeholder Engagement:

• You are recognized for your ability to build collaborative relationships; engage, cultivate, and sustain effective horizontal working relationships; and influence decisions that impact a large internal and external stakeholder base.
• You are skilled at providing advice and briefings regarding issues to senior executives.
• You foster a collaborative work environment that promotes and facilitates transparency and accountability.
• You are a polished, seasoned communicator and negotiator, effective problem-solver and consensus builder.

Technical Skills:

• You demonstrate understanding of investigations procedures related to confidentiality and judicial procedures, and records document management.
• You have knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures to identify criminal human intervention in occurrences and ensure confidentiality and conformity to judicial and records document management procedures; knowledge of Youth Criminal Justice Act and Family Services Act, Criminal Code, Canada Evidence Act, Rules of Search and Seizure, and the issuance of warrants to ensure investigations are carried out in accordance with existing laws. Court protocols/procedures to prepare for and present a credible position when acting as an expert witness as to investigative practices.

Judgment, Tact and Political Acuity

• You have a high level of political acuity to anticipate and respond to politically sensitive situations.
• You have flexibility and are open to new ideas that adapt to a changing environment.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario or 101 Bloor St W, Toronto, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:
Monday, January 9, 2023
  • 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.
  • T-SS-192319/22
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, January 31, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

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