Investigator, Investigative Services Division

RMS UofA Protective Services

Competition No.  -    S103944377
Posting Date  -    Jan 12, 2021
Closing Date  -    Feb 01, 2021
Position Type  -    Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -    $67,057 to $92,809 per year
Grade  -    10
Hours  -    40

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates.

University of Alberta, Protective Serves is looking for an Investigator to join the Investigative Services Division. While reporting to the Inspector, the Investigator conducts objective, thorough and unbiased investigations into matters of serious misconduct within the jurisdiction of Protective Services Investigative Services Division as provided under the Security Services and Investigators Act. 


  • Receives assignments and direction from the Inspector to conduct investigations; meets with the Inspector and Director on a daily bases to provide investigative updates; keeps the Inspector and Director apprised of any immediate concerns related to ongoing investigations
  • Assesses the scope of the investigation and determines the methodology to carry out the investigation, including the need to evaluate the demand for specialized assistance or support; prioritizes investigations based upon immediate circumstance and risk
  • Identifies issues and provides timely and appropriate strategies to mitigate risk; elevates identified issues/concerns to the Inspector and the Director
  • Explains the investigative process to witnesses and to those who are subject of an investigation which allege misconduct under University policy such as the Code of Student Behavior; coordinates a list of people to be interviewed
  • Interviews complainants, witnesses, those who are subject to an investigation and any other persons involved or associated with the investigation to determine their participation in the process
  • Gathers and analyzes evidence in accordance with rules of evidence and the law with respect to recognized investigative procedures and as prescribed by UAPS policy and procedures
  • Prepares comprehensive, timely reports of investigations and correspondence related to the investigations as required; makes recommendations to the Inspector regarding action to be taken regarding the investigation
  • Provides investigative assistance and advice to Deans/Chairs regarding allegations of academic misconduct
  • Provides assistance to the Inspector in the preparation of discipline files where nonacademic charges are laid by obtaining evidence as may be required to support the charge and preparing a Discipline File and Charge Letter for review by the Inspector and final approval by the Director
  • Identifies risks and develops a risk management strategy to mitigate risk
  • Testifies in court or other tribunals as required; provides group leadership to Patrol Services Division by providing expertise, guidance and training 


  • Minimum High School Diploma supplemented with Police & Investigations Diploma; a degree in Criminal Justice or Social Sciences is preferred
  • Capable of obtaining Community Peace Officer (level 1) status (required)
  • 5 or more years of law enforcement experience with 3 or more years of specialized investigation experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the various areas within the University community, its policies and procedures, etc.
  • Experience with quasi-judicial hearings or fair decision-making processes
  • Experience interpreting and applying legislation, policies, legal principles and laws of natural justice
  • Ability to analyze and interpret provincial and federal legislation
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), analytical and attention to detail skills

How to Apply


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.