Investigator, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services


Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services 
$1,233 - $1,572 a week - Permanent
Are you passionate about delivering strong public service in a regulatory environment? Do you have applied experience in conducting objective, fair thorough and timely investigations? We are looking for a dedicated professional to apply their experience in initiating, coordinating and conducting investigations at the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional services. The ideal candidate will effectively enforce legislation/regulations and carry out the duties of an Investigator as appointed by the Registrar of Private Security & Investigative Services Branch (PSISB) under the provisions of the Private Security and Investigative Services Act (PSISA) of Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will conduct objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely investigations into matters within the jurisdiction of the PSISB as provided for in the PSISA and the Aassociated Regulations.
  • Receive assignment and direction from the Registrar or Deputy Registrar to cConduct and manage investigations and manage investigations independently, completely and accurately by applying the PSISA and using established investigation techniques/methods
  • Develop and provide written and oral briefings/presentations on contentious/ high-profile issues
  • Assess the scope and determine the methodology needed to carry out an efficient investigation
  • Coordinate the list of people to be interviewed and interview both civilian witnesses and police witnesses
  • Gather and analyze evidence in accordance with the prescribed Rules of Evidence and the law
  • Prepare comprehensive reports of investigations and make recommendations
  • Liaise with police services, Ministry Corporate areas and other governments, ministries and agencies to undertake investigations

**The position will be required to work extended and irregular hours with minimal or no notice. There will be requirements for extended travel (sometimes on short notice) through the Province including remote areas.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge and Experience

You have:
  • Thorough knowledge and practical experience in specialized investigative techniques, procedures, legislation and courtroom procedures to carry out investigations by gathering and interpreting evidence and making recommendations for follow-up (eg: Criminal charges).
  • Thorough knowledge of the Private Security and Investigative Services Act and associated Regulations, the Criminal Code of Canada to both gather and interpret evidence during investigations and ensure continuity of evidence.
  • Working knowledge of the Canada Evidence Act to identify and explain evidence as necessary to support charges and cases.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply basic theories to gather evidence and interpret findings by examining available evidence, identifying potential tests for proving theories and providing testimony in Court.

Analytical and Evaluation Skills

  • Experience in conducting investigations, assessing and interpreting evidence, maintaining the integrity of the investigative file, and making recommendations to the Registrar or Deputy Registrar.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify and assess trends and patterns requiring further investigation and the ability to report on trends and feed into strategic enforcement plans.
  • Experience in meeting priorities and operational requirements working with a high volume of files and dealing with sensitive issues.

Tact, Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Experience in explaining and discussing interpretations of evidence and related legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines, and theories about the investigation, using appropriate judgement in communicating confidential and sensitive information, and providing testimony in Court as necessary.
  • Ability to deliver briefings, presentations, lectures, seminars and attend meetings.
  • Exceptional writing skills to prepare materials, Crown Briefs and reports and the ability to generate statistics on enforcement activities.
  • Ability to engage stakeholders to increase compliance with established methods, models and concepts of investigation and undertake appropriate follow up/enforcement as required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to enable discussion among agencies involved in an investigation and reconcile differing interpretations of evidence and views.
  • High level of tact and discretion when dealing with highly sensitive information and evidence.
You have experience in working with law enforcement and regulatory agencies to plan, implement and evaluate enforcement strategies and activities.

Computer skills

  • Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft Office programs to develop briefings, create reports, presentations, review materials and create documents to organize your work. Experience in using the internet/social media for job-related searches and to gather information. Ability to effectively use email for work-related communication.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Grosvenor St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Enhanced – Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Check, Fingerprint-based CPIC Check, Police Record Check (Local)
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Posted on:
Wednesday, June 6, 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-SL-123977/18



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