Apply By: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 426 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

To learn about our recruitment process, visit our Hiring Steps.


Ministry of Finance
Tax Compliance and Benefits Division: Compliance Branch
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
20209 - Financial Officer 5 (B/U)
$1,422.31 - $1,826.24 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a strong communicator with a background in investigations? If so, then consider this opportunity with the Compliance Branch, Ministry of Finance.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• carry out intelligence probes
• carry out investigations, gather evidence and assist with investigations
• interview complainants, informants, witnesses, suspects and their representatives
• prepare and deliver presentations
• prepare reports, working papers and court documents
• prepare collection plans
• identify trends and develop investigative strategies

NOTE: This position requires extensive travel throughout the province and to work irregular hours

How do I qualify?


• You have a valid Ontario Class G driver's licence.
• You are able to travel extensively throughout Ontario.
• You are able to work irregular hours.
• You are able to pass colour vision screening (being able to distinguish hues and colour markings).

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have oral communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with various parties and interview suspects/witnesses who may be unwilling or evasive
• You have written communication skills to prepare complex intelligence reports, prosecution briefs and presentations
• You are able to prepare and deliver presentations and provide expert testimony

Analytical Skills:

• You have analytical, judgement, problem solving and organizational skills:
  - to gather data, prepare collection plans, research case law and analyze intelligence data from diverse sources
  - to identify trends and develop strategies
  - to independently prioritize and work in a team to collect/evaluate intelligence data and disseminate information

Technical Skills and Knowledge:

• You have in-depth knowledge of investigative techniques, judicial process, rules of evidence, court procedures and surveillance techniques:
  - to carry out investigations, gather evidence, prepare/assist with prosecutions, execute legal papers and appear in court
  - to collect and ensure integrity of intelligence information and maintain data files
  - to obtain legally admissible evidence
• You have thorough knowledge of the management, evaluation and analysis of intelligence data and processes
• You can effectively interpret and apply legislation administered by the division (e.g. Land Transfer Tax Act, Tobacco Tax Act, Fuel Tax Act, Gasoline Tax Act) and related regulations, guidelines
• You have working knowledge of related legislation, regulations and statutes (i.e. Provincial Offences Act, Ontario and Canada Evidence Act, Charter of Rights and Freedoms)

Other Skills:

• You have advanced computer skills and can use software, mainframe systems, and databases:
  - to conduct research, record and access information
  - to access and understand computerized records
  - to prepare correspondence and reports
  - to consolidate and manage information
• You have knowledge of computer crime investigative techniques
• You have knowledge of accounting theory, practices, policies and audit standards/procedures

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Fingerprint Based), Canadian Border Services Check, Credit History Check, Driver's License History, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, Social Networking Search, Special Constable
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • 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.

    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), 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. (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 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.
  • C-FN-141633/19(2)
    Error in job description corrected. Closing date extended by one day.
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.
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 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 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.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

Les annonces d'emploi pour les postes désignés bilingues sont publiées en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas désignés bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is

You must enable JavaScript in your browser to access full functionality on the OPS Careers website.

Vous devez activer JavaScript dans votre navigateur pour avoir accès à toutes les fonctionnalités du site Carrières dans la FPO.

Ontario Logo / Logo de l'Ontario
This site is maintained by the Government of Ontario
Ce site est mis à jour par le gouvernement de l'Ontario

Privacy | Important Notices
Confidentialité | Avis importants

© Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2007
© Imprimeur de la Reine pour l'Ontario, 2007