Inspection Officer (Investigator)
Manitoba Government
Winnipeg, MB
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Two positions available

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) is a provincial government Special Operating Agency that manages and protects the affairs of Manitobans who are unable to do so themselves and have no one else willing or able to act. This includes mentally incompetent and vulnerable adults. The PGT also administers estates of deceased Manitobans where there is no one else willing, capable and appropriate to do so.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check
A valid driver's licence with daily access to a vehicle to transport clients' belongings
Ability to travel within the service area (travel may include vehicle [paved and unpaved roads], aircraft and boat; travel may also include overnight stays in rural and remote locations)
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs (23 kg) and work in adverse environmental conditions
Ability to achieve and maintain Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
Ability to be bonded in Manitoba

Qualifications:Essential:
Experience working in a professional setting with people who have a mental illness, dementia or vulnerable people living with a mental disability as well as their families and service providers
Ability to work in hoarding environments, which may include rodent and insect infestations
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to effectively manage a high volume of work
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders such as other government departments, community police services, a variety of professionals and the general public
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to speak in a clear and concise manner
Excellent written communication skills including (but not limited to) report writing, letters and memos
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to make sound decisions
Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail
Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook or equivalent programs
Experience conducting interviews and investigations to locate financial resources, documents and property

Desired:
Experience working with culturally diverse populations
Experience interpreting and applying policies and/or legislation, such as The Public Guardian and Trustee Act (Manitoba) and other relevant policies or legislation
Experience conducting physical searches of property or residences, including preparing detailed inventories of goods and belongings
Experience with the safe-handling, transportation and storage of firearms

Duties:
The Investigator is responsible for the field work necessary to administer client’s affairs and deceased estates. The incumbent will conduct searches, prepare detailed inventories, take possession and control of movable items from a client’s premises, obtain appraisals for personal property and arrange for their sale or disposal. Also conducts interviews with clients' families and related contacts, liaises with stakeholders and service providers; may liaise with banks, trust companies and businesses.

Apply to:
Advertisement # 34687
Service Centre 1
Human Resource Services
1130-405 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6
Phone: 204-945-3204
Fax: 204-948-7373
Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca
Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.