Government of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
The Public Service Commissions Investigations unit is looking for people who have curiosity as their starting gate, enjoy a puzzle, understand "the grey zone", have patience in seeking information and clarity, a firm grip in neutrality and a natural enjoyment of writing.

If this sounds like you - read on!

This unit oversees, manages and conducts all employer investigations including complaints connected to the Respectful Workplace policy (RWP), misconduct, Code of Conduct, security breaches, and other potentially problematic issues.

There are two levels of positions available: an entry-level Investigator (Associate Investigator, Human Relations 1) and a full-working level Investigator (Human Relations 2).

Investigators, at either level, are responsible for executing full-cycle investigations, ultimately producing a highly comprehensive report, identifying the process, analysis and findings.

The organization places a high degree of trust and reliability in our Investigators' findings as they can impact employee relations matters in critical arenas such as disciplinary action, grievances, arbitration and legal proceedings. To reach sound findings, the Investigator exercises a high degree of critical thinking and analysis, while ensuring their methodology is fair, transparent, objective, and timely; and complies with existing legislation, policy, and investigative best practices. These roles must also keep accurate records and follow best practices related to secure storage and management of evidence.

A related university degree with related experience in employee relations or investigations is required.

A minimum of 1 year of experience is required for the Human Relations 1 level, and 3 years of experience is required for the Human Relations 2 level.

Experience working for a public service organization or a unionized environment would be an asset.

Equivalencies will be considered: A related diploma or certificate with additional years of related experience.

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:

Creative Problem Solving: the ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions. This is accomplished through asking questions to get a deeper understanding on the present issue and by looking for new ways to improve activities and results.

Agility: the ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience, and work effectively in changing environments. This is accomplished through taking opportunities to change how work is done, anticipating changing environmental demands and obstacles, and changing behavior to improve service.

Develop Networks: ability to proactively build networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with stakeholders. This is accomplished through proactively identifying relationships that need to be developed and ensuring a wide range of clients, colleagues, applicants, and stakeholders are contacted through informal or casual mediums.

Human Relations Level 1: $1,951.41 to $2,891.46 bi-weekly ($50,931 - $75,467 annually)
Human Relations Level 2: $2,524.91 to $3,462.47 bi-weekly ($65,900 - $90,370 annually)


What we offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs;
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Accessible career consulting services
This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government at the same or lower classification.

All Public Service Commission HR classifications will be confirmed through a coordinated HR Transformation process.

Travel within Alberta will be required for this position.

How to Apply
Please apply online. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the following naming convention (Last name, First name_Job ID Number). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Darlinda Rowbottom at

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact our Human Resource office at: 780-644-8837.

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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