AU-03, Investigator, Criminal Investigations Division, FVTSO, Vancouver, BC, English
Canada Revenue Agency
Vancouver, BC
About the job
If you have already submitted an online application for the concurrent staffing processes 53876577 or 53823936, you are not required to re-apply.

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Investigator (AU0613):
The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is currently recruiting professional Investigators to join its dynamic team in Vancouver.

This exciting opportunity in a law enforcement environment will appeal to investigative professionals who like to be challenged, are adept at solving complex forensic and other problems, manage ambiguity and shifting priorities while meeting tight deadlines. We are seeking Investigators of high integrity and professionalism who work effectively with colleagues, partners and stakeholders in challenging tax evaders and non-compliance.

The CRA Criminal Investigations Program is committed to enforcing the Acts administered by the Canada Revenue Agency be detecting and deterring tax evasion. Working with Canadian and international partners, CRA Criminal Investigations strives to be a leader in criminal tax investigations in Canada. Our workplace offers professional challenges with extensive learning support and work-life balance. Come and be a part of our exciting and dynamic team.

Duties:
  • Conducts forensic investigations of complex cases of tax evasion and fraud against the Crown in relation to statutes administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), including cases where taxpayers are involved with criminal organizations as defined in the Criminal Code, or have participated in illegal activities or organized crime.
  • Conducts investigations into financial schemes of taxpayers suspected of tax evasion in complex cases of domestic and international tax fraud schemes, with a forensic approach, employing current and/or innovative investigative techniques and tools.
  • Establishes the theory of proof, conducts interviews, evaluates witnesses, procures, preserves and weighs all evidence and defences to determine whether a criminal prosecution recommendation is warranted and prepares a prosecution report including recommendations to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC).
  • Assists the PPSC lawyers in fulfilling the legal requirement to disclose all relevant information, documents and materials to the taxpayer and their counsel, in the preparation of evidence and witnesses for trial where fraudulent actions or financial benefits associated with tax evasion have been discovered and documented, acts as the primary witness in court regarding the conduct of the investigation and with the enforcement of court ordered sentences including fines.
To apply
Who can apply?

Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.

Preference for appointment will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order. Any expenses incurred by candidates from the general public in connection with assessments in the staffing process (travel for testing, etc.) will be borne by the candidates themselves.

Please note that this process will be used to staff positions in Vancouver only. As a result, we will expect candidates appointed from this process to relocate to this location. Candidates from the general public will have to pay any expenses related to relocation as well as any travel for assessments.

The area of selection includes individuals with preferred status who live or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position(s) being staffed.

Proof of Canadian citizenship will be required at the assessment stage.

We encourage you to submit your on-line application as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Assessment and appointment may take place prior to the poster closing.

The closing date specified on this Notice of Job Opportunity is subject to change, either to extend the notice period where insufficient candidates apply, or to shorten the notice period where an overabundance of candidates apply.

Please note that we will contact only the candidates selected for further consideration.

Essential Staffing Requirements

To be eligible, you’ll need to meet the following Education and Experience requirements.

Education

Meet the CRA’s Minimum education standard for AU positions.

Proof of Accounting Education

Candidates are responsible to ensure that clear and legible electronic copies of their education credentials are uploaded as attachments into the education factor(s) that they are to complete in the education section of their candidate profile. Failure to do so by the close of this notice of job opportunity may result in your application not being given further consideration.

Experience

Experience in public practice, industry, or with other external government agencies for a minimum twenty-four (24) consecutive months within the past five (5) years performing complex functions for one of the following:

forensic accounting and investigations;
internal auditing;
conducting criminal investigations;
conducting internal investigations of employee or client fraud;
conducting corporate or government regulatory compliance investigations; or
auditing or preparing Corporate financial statements, accounting records, income tax returns or GST/HST Returns pertaining to Medium to Large corporations*.
  • Medium to Large corporations generally refers to corporations with gross revenues exceeding $10 Million.
The onus is on the candidate to demonstrate that they meet the experience requirements. Insufficient information may result in your application not being considered further. Each experience submission will be assessed based on the information presented on a case-by-case basis for its relative complexity (difficulty level of tasks performed), variety (number or specific type of tasks performed), and period of time which the experience took place.

Candidates must have obtained the experience by the application closing date.

Experience demonstrated in your experience submission will be used at the screening for prerequisites stage and may be used at the assessment stage to assist the staffing board in evaluating a candidate’s requirements for the position. Assessment results may be used at appointment to select candidate(s) for employment opportunities.

Instructions on how to submit your experience information:
Please complete and upload your experience document on the same day that you submit your online application. We recommend that after submitting your application that you check your application to confirm that your submission includes your experience document as an attachment.

Please carefully follow the instructions in step 3 of your application on how to properly upload and attach your submission to your application. Failure to properly upload and attach your submission may result in your application not being considered further.

The experience document should provide information regarding specific and detailed examples and timeframes that clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential experience requirements noted in this job posting. The onus is on the candidate to demonstrate that they meet the experience requirement. Insufficient information or information provided in the incorrect format, as described below, may result in your application being rejected.

In order to maintain taxpayer privacy when detailing your work experience, you must not provide the names of corporations, individuals or any other entities. Instead, describe the nature of the business as applicable to the type of work performed, the approximate annual gross revenues and the periods of time that you conducted this work.

This MS Word document cannot exceed two (2) standard sized (8 ½' x 11') single-sided pages. The document must be single spaced with 2.54cm margins, using font Arial at size 11. You must include your name, email address and the requisition number 53980628 at the top of the document.

The experience document must provide details, as applicable for each relevant work experience, using the following headings:

Job Title/Position: Provide the job title/position that you occupied at the time the work was performed. CRA employees are to include the job grade and level they occupied at the time the work was performed.

Relevant Work Experience/Job Duties: Provide specific details relating to your direct role and responsibilities associated with the experience being cited as it relates to the position.

Duration/Date of Experience Cited: Indicate when this experience took place and the duration (in months) for each example provided.

Supervisor: Provide the name and phone number of your immediate supervisor at the time the work was performed.

Assessment
Essential
Any essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed/applied at a later date.

The following staffing requirement will be validated:
  • Performance validation
Asset
Any asset staffing requirements indicated below may be applied/assessed at a later date.

The following staffing requirements MAY be assessed using a locally developed tool. Candidates must achieve the minimum required pass mark of 70% on each staffing requirement utilized:

Interviewing Skills
Dependability
Persistence
Initiative
Knowledge of investigative techniques and practices and related Canadian Federal legislation
Rules of evidence
Information seeking techniques
Decision Making
Interpersonal Skills
Ability to communicate effectively in writing in English
Ability to communicate effectively verbally in English
Ability to manage work and achieve effective results
Ability to use investigative technology such as database applications and data analysis tools, Open Source Intelligence tools and techniques, E-Discovery applications, and Forensic Examination applications.
The following qualifications may be assessed using an assessment tool developed by Psychometrics Canada Ltd:

Please note for the Psychometrics assessment tools there is a retest restriction of 10 months. If you have previously written within this timeframe, you will not be eligible to re-write.

ACER Test of Abstract Reasoning – pass score of 6
The ACER Test of Abstract Reasoning is a test of abstract or non-verbal reasoning developed by Psychometrics Canada Ltd., which can be defined as the extent to which a person can discover principles and rules, and apply them to solve problems using abstract visual patterns. Tests of abstract reasoning are primarily intended as a measure of general ability for selection into occupations that involve a moderate to high level of demand on reasoning ability and for other purposes where the ability to think clearly and solve problems is important. For information on this test, please access the following link: ACER Test of Abstract Reasoning.

Work Personality Index Job Match – pass mark of 75%
The Work Personality Index, developed by Psychometrics Canada Ltd., assesses 21 traits: Energy, Ambition, Leadership, Social Confidence, Persuasion, Multi-Tasking, Outgoing, Teamwork, Concern for Others, Democratic, Dependability, Persistence, Rule-Following, Attention to Detail, Planning, Innovation, Analytical Thinking, Self-Control, Stress Tolerance, Initiative and Flexibility. For information on this test, please access the following link: Work Personality Index Match.
NOTE: If you have written the Psychometrics ACER Test of Abstract Reasoning and/or the Psychometrics Work Personality Index Job Match within the last ten (10) months, you must attach your test results document(s) to your application.

The following qualifications may be assessed using an assessment tool developed by the Public Service Commission:

Judgement – Public Service Entrance Exam - Test of Judgement 375 – pass mark of 3461 out of 4000.
The Public Service Entrance Exam - Test of Judgement 375 is designed to assess the judgement required for solving problems in work-related situations and consists of 40 multiple choice questions. For information on this standardized test, please access the following link: Public Service Entrance Exam - Test of Judgement 375.

Reasoning – Public Service Entrance Exam – Test of Reasoning 373 – pass mark 21 out of 30.
The Public Service Entrance Exam – Test of Reasoning 373 is designed to assess reasoning and problem-solving abilities and consists of 30 multiple choice questions. For information on this standardized test, please access the following link: Public Service Entrance Exam - Test of Reasoning 373.
The following competency may be assessed using a CRA standardized assessment tool:

Writing Skills in English Multiple-Choice Test (B305) – Pass Mark Level 3

The following staffing requirements may be validated:
Employment Equity
Budget considerations
Minimize business disruption
Program Continuity
Rotational Assignment
Availability throughout the appointment
Start date
A recognized CPA designation (CPA, CA/CPA, CMA/CPA, CGA/CPA)
Additional education/training
Experience relevant to the position being staffed

Experience in one or more of the following:
forensic accounting and investigations
internal auditing
conducting criminal investigations
conducting internal investigations of employee or client fraud
conducting corporate or government regulatory compliance investigations auditing or preparing Corporate financial statements, accounting records, income tax returns or GST/HST Returns pertaining to Medium to Large corporations.

Experience using investigative technology such as:
Database applications and data analysis tools
Open Source Intelligence tools and techniques
E-Discovery applications
Forensic Examination applications
Results from the assessment of essential and asset staffing requirements may be used at the appointment stage to select candidate(s) for appointment.

Assessment results from standardized assessment tools are portable to other staffing processes. Assessment results from locally developed tools are not portable to other staffing processes except for common assessments in the concurrent AU3 Investigator staffing processes 53876577 and 53823936. Candidates will only be assessed once on any common assessments. Results obtained will be applied to all staffing processes noted above and candidates will be eligible to receive assessment recourse only once.

Required Candidate Availability during Assessment:
To help facilitate scheduling, candidates MUST notify the staffing board of any leave plans (pre-approved or otherwise) throughout the longevity of this staffing process.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the staffing board consider alternative assessment dates on a case-by-case basis. If for any reason you are unable to attend any scheduled assessment session, it is the responsibility of the candidate to inform the staffing board, in advance of the scheduled session, for approval to reschedule your assessment. Failure to do so will signify your withdrawal from this staffing process, and as a result your application will not be given further consideration.

Please note that rescheduling will be for extraordinary situations only. The manager will make decisions on a case-by-case basis.

Furthermore, please note that test administration may be conducted at the following locations and candidates will be expected to attend testing sessions in one of the locations listed below:
  • Prince George, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Surrey, BC
  • Penticton, BC
  • Calgary, AB
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Regina, SK
  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Toronto, ON
  • Montreal, QC
  • Halifax, NS
Any expenses incurred by candidates from the general public in connection with this staffing process will be borne by the candidates themselves.

Essential Conditions of Employment

Valid Full-Privilege Driver's License or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a valid full-privilege driver's license.
Travel Required
Overtime required
Work evenings and/or on weekends required
Work shifts or based on flex time (including weekends and statutory days) required
Capacity to regularly lift objects weighting up to 20 kg
Willingness to follow training and pass it, which includes attendance in several 1 to 3 week mandatory courses that are scheduled outside of the Lower Mainland, BC
Level of personnel screening: Reliability Status
McNeil Policy

Applicants should be aware of the following court decision: http://scc-csc.lexum.com/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/6614/index.do. The Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. McNeil imposed a legal duty on the Crown to disclose to the accused, acts of serious misconduct or criminal records of potential crown witnesses that either (1) are relevant to the investigation or (2) could reasonably impact on the case against the accused. The CRA recognizes this obligation to provide the Crown with records relating to such findings that could affect the credibility of the employee as a witness in the case against the accused. The onus is on any CRA employee involved in a criminal investigation, as a witness, to make the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) aware, in writing, of all items covered by this policy.

Want to know more?
For more information on staffing at the CRA and how to apply go to General information on staffing.

For a description of key terms used on CRA job notices, go to Definitions for job seekers.

The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.
  • The salary range is currently under review.
Upon your acceptance of a permanent offer of employment, you will no longer be eligible for appointments from this staffing process.

Candidate contact information

Candidates are solely responsible for ensuring that they read any messages related to this staffing process and meet any deadlines specified throughout the duration of this staffing process. Failure to do so may result in your application not being given further consideration at that stage of this staffing process.

Your candidate profile allows you to include a primary email address and a secondary email address. Your candidate profile also requires that you identify which email address will be your correspondence email address to receive courtesy message notifications related to this staffing process. When you do not have access to your correspondence email address, because you are out of the office, your email address changes, etc., it is your responsibility to ensure that you update your candidate profile so that you can receive courtesy message notifications and meet any deadlines specified.

Message notifications are issued as a courtesy. Even if you do not receive a message notification, you are responsible for meeting all deadlines specified throughout the duration of this staffing process. As a result, we recommend that you periodically access your candidate profile to ensure that you have read any messages related to this staffing process.

Contact
Name: Donni Kerr
Email address:CIDEXTAU3@cra-arc.gc.ca