Senior Investigator ( Anticipatory )
The Correctional Investigator Canada
Ottawa, ON
The Correctional Investigator Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
$77,961 to $97,859

For further information on the organization, please visit The Correctional Investigator Canada

Closing date: 30 September 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, Metis or Inuit residing across Canada.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

******Please indicate clearly on your resume, confirming that you self-identify as Indigenous, Metis or Inuit residing across Canada.*****

**New Process # 2019-OCI-EA-HQ-90022-3 has been created - If you previously applied to process number 2019-OCI-EA-HQ-90022 or 90022-01 or 90022-02 , no need to reapply.**


As a member of the investigative team, you are responsible for:

Investigating complaints received from federal offenders and their families and determining whether there has been a violation of law, policy and/or principles of administrative fairness.

Negotiating, using alternative dispute resolution techniques and mediation to address/seek resolution to offender complaints.

Initiating, planning, and conducting inquiries and investigations into offender complaints and/or areas of concern as identified by the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI), and also for individual issues and other concerns that may be symptomatic of more general problems in federal correctional institutions.

Preparing and coordinating visits to federal correctional institutions as per corporate objectives, meeting with offenders and Correctional Services Canada (CSC) staff and special interest groups within the institutions, monitoring correctional practice vis-à-vis law, policy and administrative fairness and following up to ensure corrective action is initiated.

Completing debriefing letters and comprehensive reports further to each institutional visit and ensuring necessary follow-up action.

Researching and formulating recommendations for change on policy issues.

Reviewing and completing reports on Section 19 investigations and on uses of force that relate to assigned institutions and monitoring the implementation of corrective measures at assigned institutions.

Participating and conducting investigations of more complex issues identified as priorities by the OCI and/or completing special projects and/or systemic investigations as assigned.

Work environment

The Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada acts as an ombudsman for federal offenders. A key priority for our government and our Office remains the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in prisons, and their reintegration into the community. Our office offers you a place behind the wheel to ensure a positive progression of this important priority from coast to coast by listening to the needs and challenges of our clientele and maintaining positive links with service representatives as well as Aboriginal correctional offenders.

All this is done thanks to our team of dynamic and talented professionals who:

  • Do great things within a small organization
  • Travel across the country
  • Establish and maintain relationships of trust and partnership with key stakeholders
  • Learn with hands on experience
  • Welcome new opportunities and challenges
That's who we are. If you could see yourself in this role, the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada could offer you the job you are looking for.

Intent of the process

The intent of the ANTICIPATORY process is to staff one (1) indeterminate position with a CBC/CBC profile.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Degree from a recognized university related to the position.

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience working with offenders, human rights professionals, mental health professionals and/or other professionals of the criminal justice system.

A minimum of 2 years experience conducting investigations and investigative interviews.

Degree equivalency

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

Functional competencies:
Effective written and oral communication
Stress management

Core competencies:
Respect for diversity and equality
Interpersonal skills
Thinking things through

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

In possession and maintain of a valid Driver’s License throughout employment.

Willingness and ability to travel to federal correctional institutions across Canada (approximately 1 week per month).

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

The Office of the Correctional Investigator is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and working environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the OCI or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent will be considered for
deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.

For appointment processes where the area of selection was limited to Aboriginal peoples or to members of designated employment equity groups that included Aboriginal peoples, the Aboriginal candidates proposed for appointment or appointed must complete and sign the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form as a condition of appointment prior to or at the same time as the offer of appointment, even if they have already self-declared as an EE member when applying.

You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.