Investigator, Tobacco 19-055 RIE
Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC)
St. Albert, AB

Working within the Tobacco Enforcement Unit (TEU) you will be part of an investigative team conducting investigations into violations of Provincial Statutes and the Criminal Code of Canada.

As a Peace Officer you will be responsible for investigating offences and laying charges for contraventions of the Tobacco Tax Act, Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act, Fuel Tax Act, Tourism Levy Act and Criminal Code offences as they relate to these Acts. As a member of the TEU you will maintain close working relationships with Alberta Finance, police agencies, Canada Border Services Agency and other enforcement agencies to develop intelligence, investigate and charge individuals and corporations involved in the diversion and smuggling of tobacco products. Preparing judicial authorizations, court briefs and ensuring evidence is presented in a professional manner are all requirements in this position. Knowledge and compliance with the Peace Officer Act and Peace Officer Regulations is required.

Both superior verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of Criminal Code case law, the interpretation of legislation and thorough knowledge of; the rules of evidence; court proceedings; surveillance techniques; the cultivation and management of confidential sources; and undercover investigational techniques are required to be successful in this position. Experience in conducting open source investigations, surveillance and undercover operations would be an asset. Work conducted in this unit will be carried out in a team environment, thus strong interpersonal skills are required.

A valid Alberta Operator’s Licence and dependable transportation is required for independent fieldwork as you will be subject to travel throughout the Province of Alberta, with some overnight travel required.


  • Related post-secondary diploma (e.g. Law enforcement/ Police Studies) or equivalencies.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in regulatory inspections/investigations.
  • Experience as a Peace Officer will be considered an asset.
  • Successful completion of the Undercover Investigations Techniques Course along with experience as an Undercover Operator will be considered an asset.

NOTE: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

NOTE: To be eligible to work for AGLC, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or eligible to work in Canada. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits. As a condition of employment you will be required to obtain a satisfactory security clearance and clean drivers abstract (if necessary) prior to employment. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted. AGLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $70,772.76 to $92,634.12 /year


  • regulatory inspections/investigations: 5 years (Required)


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • Undercover Investigations Techniques Course (Required)