Management Band 4
Update: Posting extended to March 13.
8 positions available.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.
Anticipated start date is Fall 2020.
Combine your client service, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning skills in this challenging role
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is an independent civilian-led agency with jurisdiction to investigate police-related incidents of death or serious harm to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence. The Police Act creates the IIO and defines its powers. The IIO reports to the Attorney General; however, investigations and decisions are operationally independent of the government. The IIO has jurisdiction over all provincial policing agencies, including municipal police agencies, the RCMP, the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service, and the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service. The IIO’s jurisdiction also extends to officers appointed as special provincial constables, municipal constables, and includes on- and off-duty officers. IIO Investigations have the potential to provide the evidentiary basis for a trial in criminal court. The legislation under which the IIO operates ensures the investigative approach is without bias, accountable and fair to citizens and to officers under investigation. The IIO works to build community confidence in police accountability.
The IIO Investigator is a collaborative member of a diverse investigation team conducting complex high-profile investigations into critical incidents in BC where it appears a person may have died or suffered serious harm as a result of the actions or inactions of a police officer. The investigator considers and acts on advice and direction received from the Team Director, Chief of Investigations, and Chief Civilian Director, understanding that the IIO is a civilian led organization where the Chief Civilian Director is required to oversee all investigations. All IIO Investigators are required to complete the mandatory Investigator Certification program.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Trent Rolfe. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Bachelor’s degree in a field related to investigation and enforcement, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, or equivalent.
Minimum five (5) years of related experience conducting investigations either in a criminal, legislative, regulatory, or other context requiring the use of both influence and authority. Related experience includes each of the following:
Substantial experience attending scenes for the purposes of identifying and securing evidence related to your investigation. Preference may be given to applicants with multiple cases.
Substantial experience as lead or primary investigator on investigative files. Preference may be given to applicants with multiple cases.
Substantial experience authoring and submitting reports to Crown Counsel in support of charges. Preference may be given to applicants with multiple cases.
Substantial experience testifying in provincial or superior courts. Preference may be given to applicants with multiple cases.
Experience working in quasi-judicial environments.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
Experience conducting investigations that included providing the evidentiary basis for a trial in criminal court.
Must hold a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s licence or eligible to obtain a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s licence.
Must be able to respond 24/7 province-wide in a scheduled rotation (e.g., every three weeks) as part of an on-call team.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
Enhanced – Enhanced Security Screening (including a polygraph examination) and successful completion of RCMP enhanced reliability screening will be required.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.