APEGA Career Opportunity: Investigator | APEGA

APEGA Career Opportunity: Investigator

Full-time, Permanent
Location: Edmonton
Competition #19-38

Want to be part of a team that makes a difference? Come be part of the change.

Since 1920, APEGA has been regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience to serve the public interest in Alberta.

We are looking for energetic individuals who thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and challenging environment. You need to be committed to serving the community with integrity, accountability, and innovation, and have a desire to deliver exceptional service. If you reflect these values, have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make a difference through your work, and are passionate about acting in the best interest of public safety – then come be a part of our diverse team!

Together we can help shape the present and future practices of professional engineers and geoscientists of Alberta.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Investigations, the Investigator is responsible to lead the investigation of complaints made against APEGA members and permit holders alleging unprofessional conduct or unskilled practice in contravention of the EGP Act and Regulations. This includes providing expert advice and support to the Investigation Panels and the Investigative Committee, who are the final decision-making body for dealing with complaints against members and permit holders. The Investigator will keep the Investigation Panel on course through the investigation process, remain unbiased, and always be ready to protect the interest of all in an objective manner.

The Investigator plays a leadership role in supporting the volunteer APEGA Investigation Panels and Investigative Committee by providing investigative skill, including recommending investigative strategies, coordinating and conducting interviews, gathering evidence, and drafting reports to be relied upon by the Investigation Panel in making recommendations to the Investigative Committee.

The role also provides leadership and guidance to the public who are engaged in the complaint process.

Responsibilities

  • The investigation of complaints is done to assist the Investigation Panels in making recommendations to the Investigative Committee on whether a contravention of the Act has occurred or if the case should be dismissed due to insufficient evidence.
  • This role will follow best practice and established investigative processes in the timely investigation of each and every complaint and will work with a high degree of independence throughout the investigative process.
  • Within these guidelines the role will determine, together with the Investigation Panel, how to go about investigating the complaint, interview complainants or members or witnesses, or visit sites or locations integral to the investigation to collect the required information and evidence needed by the Investigation Panel.
  • The role will respond to all inquiries and emails throughout the investigation process, ensuring those involved are kept up to date on the progress of the investigation.
  • This role must know when and where to seek expert advice or direction when investigating complex issues.
  • Where possible, the role will mediate a resolution with the complainant and member.
  • Will assist the Investigation Panel with the assessment of evidence prior to making recommendations to the Investigative Committee.
  • The Investigator must use personal knowledge experience and skills in making quick but sound decisions that could have significant impact on members and permit holders and the public’s perception of the profession.
  • If legal advice is required, the role will request approval from the Director, Investigations, prior to proceeding.
  • Investigation reports are required to follow a standard format.
  • The role is required to present evidence in a report in a logical and chronological manner clearly outlining the evidence gathered and potential breaches of the Act.
  • All reports are reviewed by the Director, Investigations, before they go to the Investigation Panels and Investigative Committee for decision.
  • This role directly supports the Investigation Panels and the Investigative Committee in their decision-making and recommendation process and attends the committee meetings as an expert resource.
  • Tactful leadership, communication, and coerciveness are crucial to guiding the Investigation Panels to appropriate recommendations.

Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to interpret the EGP Act, case law, and the ability to apply this to specific cases/situations.
  • Ability to utilize investigative and interviewing techniques and follow the investigation process to gather evidence and document evidence and data.
  • Ability to synthesize large and or complex evidence or data into rational and logical recommendations/decisions.
  • Superior communicator both verbally and in writing (i.e., ability to draft investigation reports).
  • Conflict mediation, resolution, and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to lead and influence others through process knowledge expertise.
  • Ability to empathize with broad/diverse groups of stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field, or an engineering and geoscience degree.
  • 5-8 years of specialized investigative experience in areas of risk or industry sectors (construction, oil and gas, municipal infrastructure, building development or permits, etc.).
    • This would include experience in quality assurance and/or investigative work (i.e., police training and detective/investigator experience, field inspection work, plant/site quality assurance or control work, etc.).
  • A demonstrated ability to conduct complex investigations or reviews and draw conclusions or make recommendations.
  • Experience working with legislation or regulated professions and/or providing support to boards or committees in the execution of good regulatory practices or processes is required.
  • Strong report writing is required.
  • Equivalencies may be considered.

How to Apply

Closing Date: Until successful candidate is found

If you are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume, including your salary expectations, as one pdf document (file name: LastName_FirstName.pdf) to Human Resources at HR@apega.ca.

Please note, each submission needs to clearly indicate the competition number of the position you are applying for. If you are submitting a resume for multiple positions, please ensure you send a separate submission for each competition.

Thank you for your interest in APEGA.
Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Email HR@apega.ca