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BAND 5 - Director, Investigations

Requisition #:  43579
Department: Ministry of Justice AG
Ministry Branch / Division: Independent Investigations Office
Posting Close Date: 2017-10-25
Location: Surrey
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Leadership and Management
Job Profile: 43579___Director__Investigations_05OCT17.docx
Job Summary:

Director, Investigations
Management Band 5
BAND 5 - Salary $100,000 - $125,000 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 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.
For more information on the IIO and current opportunities, please visit our Independent Investigations Office website.
Those eligible to be appointed are civilians with investigative experience, former members of a municipal police force or RCMP provided that the person has not been a member of a police force in British Columbia at any time during the 5 year period immediately preceding the appointment.

As the Director, Investigations you will manage and lead a team of IIO Investigators in conducting unbiased and professional investigations of police-related incidents that result in serious harm or death.  In this role you will provide guidance and support to employees and promote employee development.

Highly motivated, you thrive on planning and directing complex major crime investigations in accordance with the standards of the IIO. The Director reviews progress reports on investigations and ensures a timely and coordinated response to any incident, including determining the need for specialized assistance and support. An experienced Manager and leader skilled in change management, you ensure investigators are compliant with regulations and assign work, set priorities and provide technical guidance on complex investigations. The Director functions effectively in a high profile, politically sensitive environment and has the motivation and discretion this challenging role requires. If you are an experienced leader with extensive experience in complex major crime investigations, and have significant proven management of process change, performance improvement and cultural change experience, we look forward to your application

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:

  • Seven (7) years of experience with a recognized law, security enforcement agency or investigative body with legal adversarial processes.

  • Demonstrated management experience conducting complex criminal investigations, utilizing the principles of Major Case Management with proven experience in managing homicide and/or serious crime investigations.

  • Demonstrated extensive experience in specialized investigative techniques and procedures, and courtroom procedures including giving evidence in criminal court.

  • Minimum four (4) years of experience managing staff and operations with proven success as a mentor and a leader.

  • Experience in managing and implementing program or process change to achieve improvements in process, performance and efficient use of resources.

  • Demonstrated experience as an effective change manager, achieving performance improvements and cultural change.

  • Demonstrated experience successfully working in a multi-disciplinary environment in particular, with sensitive and high profile cases.

  • Preference may be given to those with a degree in a field related to law, investigation and enforcement, forensics, criminology or equivalent.


  • Must be able to work under pressure with frequent interruptions, be on call, and be available to travel.  The position requires a commitment to a 24/7 schedule.

  • Eligible to obtain a valid BC driver’s licence.

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.

An Enhanced Security Screening (ESS) 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 - Prior to submitting your application for this opportunity, update your resume profile by using the copy and paste function to add your resume. Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and experience including the job related responsibilities and the month(s) and year(s) for your education and for each job in your employment history. 

Online Questionnaire:  YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications.
IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply. Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are also available on the Apply for a Position page on MyHR.



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