New Job Investigator In Alberta



Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,176–$6,796 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 44084

Ministry: Public Safety and Emergency Services

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 19, 2023

Classification: Program Services 3 Market Adjustment / 023PSAMA

About Us


Are you interested in a position that is challenging, rewarding and focused on ensuring regulatory compliance and support of high professional standards for law enforcement-based services in Alberta? Then look no further as we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Investigator Team Lead, you will undertake investigations pursuant to the Public Security Peace Office Program and Peace Officer Act, and the Security Services and Investigators Act (SSIA). You will work with stakeholders to provide oversight, direction, and advice to ensure that effective government oversight of these programs is exercised.

Your key responsibilities will include:
Conducting professional standards and criminal background checks on applicants, investigations and appeal investigations in relation to public complaints and employer identified code of conduct and policy violations;

  • Conducting compliance audits on licensed private investigator and security guard agencies (SSIA) and peace officer (PO) agencies, as well as site visits throughout Alberta;
  • Advising and supporting the agencies participating under the legislation;
  • Auditing registered business to ensure their complying under the SSIA;
  • Review of complaints from license business or authorized employers under the code of conduct;
  • Auditing all Municipal Police Services who utilize Police photo radar

As this role works closely with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, you must have the ability to establish, foster and maintain professional working relationships. You have strong time management and organizational skills in order to meet the required timelines. You demonstrate strong decision making abilities based on sound judgement and fairness. You are able to adapt both your verbal and written communication to fit the needs of your audience.


A university degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement or related field plus two (2) years of progressively responsible related experience. A minimum of least two (2) years of conducting investigations (such as, but not limited to criminal and/or regulatory) is also required.

Preference will be given to those with the following:

  • Experience in law enforcement
  • Experience conducting interviews with witnesses and/or suspects
  • Experience composing analytical legal correspondence and/or reports
  • Experience interpreting legislation, policy and/or procedures
  • Experience conducting audits for compliance
  • Working knowledge of the Criminal Code, Peace Officer Act, Body Armour Control Act, Security Services and Investigators Act and the 2021 Automated Traffic Enforcement Technology Guideline.

Equivalencies will be considered based on the following:
1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

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.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

You formulate decisions based on facts. While considering client perspectives, dynamics and emotions, you research, verify, analyze, and reconcile relevant data and information from a variety of sources to gather pertinent facts, identify issues, and draw conclusions to determine an appropriate course of action.

You proactively build networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with a large and diverse stakeholder group. You communicate effectively, by educating stakeholders on legislative requirements, as well as providing and obtaining information of a complex, technical or sensitive nature, both verbally and in writing. Communication must be clear, logical, concise, and complete, while maintaining confidentiality.

You approach the investigation of complaints in a timely manner, and within legislative requirements. You also acknowledge organizational expectations and goals focused on client service excellence.

You have a strong ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities, while maintaining resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively working in a changing environment.


$2,588.06 to $3,397.76 bi-weekly ($67,548 - $88,682 per year)


This is a permanent full-time position working 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

This position will entail some travel to various locations within Alberta, as it is a requirement of some job responsibilities.

Please be advised that final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a criminal records security screening and must also have and maintain a valid Class 5 Drivers License.

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

Links and information on what the GoA have to offer to prospective employees:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

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

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

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.

Resources for applicants:

  • Apply for Jobs with the Alberta Public Service:
  • Understanding the Alberta Public Service Hiring Process:
  • ALIS:

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

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

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Sonya Bartley-Wynter at [email protected].

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