Organization: Ministry of the Attorney General
Division: Office of the Independent Police Review Director
Job Term: 2 Temporary assignment/contract of 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code: 6A009 - Legal06
Salary: $71,243.00 - $104,983.00 Per Year
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• conduct investigations of public complaints about police from inception to completion
• assess the investigation scope, determine required evidence and information, and identify best investigation methodology and specific interview techniques
• consolidate investigation data and evidence, and prepare written summary and reports of the investigation to address key issues, facts and investigation findings
• prepare written investigation analyses, interim reports, biweekly case reviews, briefing notes, chronologies and input for presentations to the public and community groups
• contribute to the OIPRD committees, task forces, meetings and special initiatives on investigation-related planning, issues and problem solving
Please note the following: these positions require regular travel, including overnight stays, in order to conduct investigations
How do I qualify?
• You have demonstrated knowledge and skills in practical and theoretical contemporary investigation principles, theories, practices, standards and tools.
• You have the ability to acquire knowledge of the principles, processes and procedures of the police, legal and court environment to plan and execute impartial investigation gathering, analyses, reports and recommendations.
• You have knowledge of investigative techniques, judicial process, rules of evidence and court procedures, and related legislation (e.g. Independent Police Review Act, 2007, Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990), and investigations-related regulations, statues and precedents (e.g. constitutional law, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canada Evidence Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Public Inquiries Act, and regulations governing the OIPRD) to ensure the integrity and compliance in fulfilling the investigation role.
Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:
• You can gather, interpret and assess the details of evidence required to support complainant investigations.
• You can lead investigation analysis reviews, synthesize information from multiple sources, develop, write and deliver in-depth analytical reports.
• You can evaluate, assess and determine the usefulness, relevance and admissibility of evidence.
• You are able to assess each individual situation, and make recommendations for resolution based on specific investigation findings.
• You can compile evidence and conduct a detailed summary analysis of findings.
Communication, Consultation and Investigation Interview Skills:
• You can conduct interviews and obtain information and evidence from complainants, representatives and witnesses during investigation interviews.
• You can explain investigation principles, needs, findings, legislation and analysis of evidence.
• You can develop and write investigation complainants who may exhibit emotional, irate or confrontational behaviour, and to defuse potentially volatile situations.
• You are able to discuss and disclose case-related information which may be sensitive and/or confidential.
• You can apply tact, discretion and diplomacy to gather, discuss and disclose sensitive and/or confidential case-related information, demonstrate objectivity, patience and sensitivity to persons involved in the investigative process.
• You can demonstrate sensitivity, impartiality and empathy to interview complainants.
• You are proficient with common office software (e.g. MS Office, Internet, email) and case management systems to develop analytical reports, prepare case summaries and recommendations.
If you are interested, apply here.