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BAND 6 - Chief of Investigations

Requisition #:  43008
Department: Ministry of Justice SG
Ministry Branch / Division: Independent Investigations Office
Posting Close Date: 2017-08-20
Location: Surrey
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Compliance and Enforcement, Leadership and Management
Job Profile: req_43008_Chief_of_Investigations_job_profile.docx
Job Summary:
Chief of Investigations
BAND 6 - $115,000.07 - $137,999.87 annually

This position is excluded from union membership
An eligibility list may be established

Bring your strong leadership and investigative skills to this critical role

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is an independent civilian-led agency with jurisdiction to investigate serious harm and fatal incidents involving police, including municipal police departments and the RCMP.  The Police Act creates the IIO and defines its powers.  The IIO reports to the Attorney General, however, investigations and decisions are operationally independent of the government.

The IIO has jurisdiction over all provincial policing agencies, including municipal police agencies, the RCMP, the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service, and the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service.  The IIO’s jurisdiction also extends to officers appointed as special provincial constables, municipal constables, and includes on- and off-duty officers.

The Chief of Investigations (COI) manages a province-wide program that has a significant public profile.  The COI is responsible for developing, implementing and managing rigorous independent investigations into police-related incidents that result in serious harm or death. The COI is accountable for consulting and collaborating with external stakeholders, including First Nations groups, special interest groups, affected families, and policing and law enforcement agencies.  The COI participates in activities related to investigations such as high-level discussions and meetings, and establishing and/or modifying investigation protocols, MOUs and other types of agreements with stakeholders.

The COI has statutory authority under sections 38.07 and 38.01 of the Police Act.

The COI is a member of the IIO’s Executive Committee that establishes the overall direction for the organization.  The COI is relied upon to provide specialized advice on investigation issues affecting the IIO, including advice to the CCD on critical investigative policy and practice issues. The COI provides leadership and is accountable for the investigative section (Operations) of the IIO, and ensures that all investigative responses are consistent, unbiased, and compliant with legislation, policy and legal precedent.

The COI is one of three members of the Executive staff reporting directly to the Chief Civilian Director (CCD).

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Vicki.Yeats@iiobc.ca  DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below: 

  • Minimum of 7 years of senior management experience in leading professional staff
  • Experience working in demanding roles requiring the highest level of tact, diplomacy, confidentiality, discretion, impartiality, respect, professionalism, and integrity.
  • Extensive experience in developing, directing and mentoring teams of professional and support staff in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in performance, human resources, fiscal, information, and project management; demonstrated experience formulating policy, strategies and business plans
  • Demonstrated experience in making critical decisions
  • Preference may be given to applicants with a relevant degree or designation

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile.
Enhanced Security Screening and RCMP Enhanced Reliability Screening will be required.


Cover letter required:  NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Please read the instructions on how to complete the Online Questionnaire below.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. You need to allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
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NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes. 



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