New job Estates Investigator in Alberta

Estates Investigator

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $4,125 - $5,366 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 11444

Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 7, 2021

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Administration 1

About Us

The Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General helps ensure that all Albertans can live in safe and resilient communities while having access to a fair and innovative justice system. Working alongside its partners in law enforcement, family justice, health, the judiciary, criminal justice system and other stakeholders, the Ministry has a direct or shared responsibility in all elements of the justice system in Alberta. Follow the link to see what else we have to offer:

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) acts in the best interest of Albertans who are unable to make personal or financial decisions on their own, and administers the property of vulnerable Albertans including represented adults, minor children and deceased persons. We provide services to help all Albertans plan for the future and make the most of today if decision-making support is required. You can be part of creating a province where vulnerable Albertans can maximize their potential and live with dignity.


The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee is currently seeking a qualified permanent Estate Investigator for the Edmonton office. The ideal Estate Investigator will be dedicated to service excellence and have a strong sense of fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of clients of the Public Trustee.

Responsibilities focus on the investigation, inventory and management of personal property and real property including land, business interests and farm properties. The investigator will ensure the integrity of site investigations, complete estate inventories and continue to carry out required duties in compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, policies and procedures.

The Investigator is an ambassador for the Public Trustee and leaves a first impression of professionalism with every person dealt with during the course of performing estate investigations and other duties. This includes meeting family members, tenants, bank officials, neighbours, police authorities, hazardous goods specialists and other persons who may have contact on a file in which the Public Trustee is involved.

This role requires the following skill sets:

  • An investigative mindset
  • Ability to apply good judgment and problem solving to situations as they arise
  • Interpersonal and relationship management skills to resolve conflict
  • Commitment to confidentiality, discretion, flexibility and diplomacy
  • Ability to form and develop positive relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Ability to identify risks and develop mitigation strategies
  • Ability to assess information and circumstances and apply appropriate procedures and legislation
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to manage multiple requests and priorities
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail and strong written skills
  • Physical labour will be required when conducting on-site investigations
  • Ability to attend locations that may contain elements that are deemed hazardous that will require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to work overtime as needed while in the field and the ability to attend overnight investigations (1 to 4 days) where required

A positive attitude and a collaborative team approach are critical to our success. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Creative Problem Solving to assess options and implications that will reach the best solutions within policies and procedures
  • Systems Thinking to understand the broader impact of your work and to anticipate outcomes
  • Agility to quickly adapt to changing priorities and to respond effectively
  • Develop Networks to help you deal with a range of complex issues

If you are interested in a unique career path that makes a difference in the lives of others, apply today.


Two-year diploma in Security, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice or a related field with a minimum of three years related experience in private investigations, police investigations, case management or conducting asset investigations. Equivalencies will be considered.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

A valid driver's license and the use of a reliable vehicle is required as travel within the province of Alberta is a requirement for the role.

A valid Firearms License (possession and acquisition) is required along with experience safely handling firearms.

A valid First Aid Certificate is required.

Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation governing handling and transport of hazardous goods and firearms is required.

Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is required.

Experience in appraising personal property would be an asset.

Please outline your experience as it relates to the qualifications in detail in your cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The links below will assist you with understanding competencies:


$2,062.54 - $2,683.10 bi-weekly


Hours of work: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday). Overtime and overnight stays will be required periodically.

There is one (1) permanent position available in the Edmonton Office.

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo security screenings, which includes a Criminal Record Check and a Financial Risk indicator Check.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time.
For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

Online applications are required.

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Note: Internal employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit an application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Please ensure that your cover letter and resume documents are saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume).

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only the most suitable individuals will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Katelynn Kelly at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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