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Posting 22-43
Senior Investigator

Investigations Unit, Investigations and Hearings Department

Limited term appointment – up to one-year, Category 5 - Hiring Range $98,388 - $111,334

To assist the Manager, Investigations in supporting the Investigation Committee and in providing direction to and supervision of Investigators. Responsibilities include providing Investigators with initial and ongoing training, supervision of investigation progress, and review of relevant documents including investigation plans and investigation reports for the Investigation Committee. Responsibilities also include providing support to the Investigation Committee and its panels.

A proven investigator in the regulatory field with experience in sensitive and sometimes complex cases, you will have a good knowledge of the applicable legislation regarding the regulation of the teaching profession in Ontario, interact professionally with members of the public, members of the profession, employers, College counsel and defence counsel, are able to review a high volume of information in a timely fashion, attentive to detail, bring excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, produce exceptional written work product and adhere to timelines. You have also demonstrated a high level of productivity in your current or former roles. The ability to be self-disciplined when working remotely.

Complaint investigations at the Ontario College of Teachers are generally document-based given that concerns have already been investigated by another organization, such as the member’s employer or local police services. College investigations consist of obtaining relevant documents, analyzing the information received, identifying evidentiary gaps in files and conducting additional investigation as required, such as following up with employers and child and family services, and interviewing witnesses. After an investigation is complete, Investigators also prepare investigation reports for panels of the Investigation Committee. Investigations generally do not require off-site attendance, although this may be necessary when interviewing public complainants and witnesses.

Professional regulatory organization experience is an asset in consideration for this role. A legal background with sound knowledge of administrative law and its application in the regulatory setting is an asset for this role. Supervisory experience is also an asset for this role.

Responsibilities

Assistance to the Manager, Investigations
Training and development

  • Assist with preparation and updating of the resource manual for Investigation Committee and Roster members
  • Support initial and ongoing training of Investigation Committee panel members
  • Provide initial and ongoing training of Investigators

Allocation of Cases

  • Assign cases to Investigators and balancing of Investigator caseloads

Supervision of Investigators and Administrative Assistants

  • Provide direction on the conduct of investigations, including analyzing initial information to detect evidentiary gaps in files, identifying persons to be interviewed, others (for example, child and family services) to be contacted for relevant information, substantiating documentation, determining if legal advice is required, and setting time frames for investigations
  • Review investigation plans and proposed allegations of professional misconduct, competence or fitness to practise
  • Conduct quarterly file reviews of investigation files to monitor file progress
  • Review investigation reports with Investigators in advance of Investigation Committee panel meetings

Investigation Committee

  • Attend Investigation Committee panel meetings providing procedural advice to members as required
  • Provide background, legislative and policy information at Investigation Committee panel meetings as required
  • Review draft decisions and reasons prepared by the Investigation Committee Officer for review by Investigation Committee panels

Project management

  • Co-ordinate assigned Investigation unit projects such as the implementation of changes to the College’s governing legislation and the development and ongoing review of Investigation Unit policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, Investigations

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, Investigation Committee and Roster members, external counsel, employers and members of the public
  • Administrative law background is an asset
  • Good working knowledge of the Ontario College of Teachers Act and its relevant Regulations, the Education Act and the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume no later than October 7, 2022.


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