Investigator (2 positions)
Law Enforcement Review Agency, Public Safety
Advertisement Number: 41223
Salary(s): XO3 $60,579.00 - $75,634.00 per year
Closing Date: June 9, 2023
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.
To be considered for this competition you must submit an application screening form and resume. The selection board may rely only on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment. Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration.
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The Law Enforcement Review Agency (LERA) is an independent civilian agency established under The Law Enforcement Review Act to investigate public complaints of abuse of authority by municipal and local police. A registrar, clerk and two investigators assist the commissioner of LERA in handling complaints about municipal and local police conduct that arise in the execution of police duties. LERA does not investigate criminal matters. Such matters are referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The Act provides several ways to resolve complaints: informal resolution (mediation); admission of disciplinary default by the respondent police officer; or where evidence exists, referral to a Provincial Court judge for public hearing.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
- Satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check / Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check
- Satisfactory Enhanced Security Screening
- Valid Class 5F Manitoba Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes
- Ability to travel within Winnipeg and surrounding areas as required
- Ability to work flexible hours / Ability to work overtime hours when required
- Extensive experience working in an operational policing environment conducting criminal, statute and other investigations
- Experience conducting in-depth investigative interviews
- Experience with conflict resolution and problem-solving with the ability to de-escalate volatile complainants
- Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative using discretion to make sound judgements
- Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to present to various stakeholder groups
- Excellent written communication skills with the ability to create letters, high quality detailed investigative reports and reference documents for executive management and other partners
- Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships with lawyers, doctors and personnel of various levels of government departments and agencies
- Experience conducting research, analysis and legal interpretation relative to investigations
- Experience managing highly confidential and sensitive material
- Working knowledge of the enforcement of applicable federal, provincial and municipal statutes and regulations
- Ability to pay attention to detail and ensure accuracy of work
The two LERA investigators are delegated the investigative powers of the Commissioner as provided by The Law Enforcement Review Act. An investigation includes all public complaints of alleged on-duty police misconduct to ascertain if there is evidence to support an allegation of misconduct (disciplinary default). The investigators may find that the complaint might require referral for a criminal investigator if evidence of a criminal offence committed by an officer is revealed during the LERA investigation. An investigator may also participate in public speaking engagements and training seminars to educate and enhance the public profile of LERA.
Advertisement # 41223
Service Centre 1
Human Resource Services
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3L6
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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.