ADMN O 21R - Ministry Investigator

BC Public Service -> Social Dev & Poverty Reduction
Posted 7 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary

Ministry Investigator Administrative Officer R21

There are currently five (5) regular full time opportunities available An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies This position can be performed at any of the locations listed subject to space availability and operational requirements

A unique opportunity for an investigative professional to safeguard BC against income assistance fraud

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we strive to ensure all employees contribute in meaningful ways, bring their full self to work and celebrate their differences. The ministry focuses on reducing poverty, creating opportunities, and increasing inclusion. The ministry provides strategic leadership and quality services that empower British Columbians to share in the province’s prosperity, with a vision to participate fully in their community and to reach their full potential.

The Service Delivery Division provides income and disability assistance services online, by phone, or face to face in our communities. We strive to ensure our services are reliable, responsive, inclusive, and accessible to all British Columbians who need our support.


The Prevention and Loss Management Services Branch (PLMS) is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the BC Employment and Assistance Program, to ensure that assistance is paid only to those who are eligible.


To act as Special Provincial Constable conducting investigations and special reviews of clients and former clients that are suspected of having committed criminal offences under the statutes administered by the Ministry of Housing and Social Development and related offences under the Criminal Code of Canada. The Ministry Investigator determines the appropriate enforcement action to be taken and makes recommendations to the Ministry of Attorney General. Ministry Investigators also evaluate loss prevention controls, analyze results and prepare reports on findings with recommendations for change to the Director, PLMS. Ministry Investigators also conduct internal investigations specific to the Ministry.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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

  • Degree in Criminology, Law, Business Administration or a related field and two years experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience and training in administrative and criminal law and advanced investigation techniques.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience in completing complex court briefs, search warrants and production orders in commercial/financial crime or other serious crime.
  • Criminal Investigative experience in commercial/financial crime or other serious crime.

Willingness Statements:

  • The acquisition and maintaining of  the BC Special Provincial Constable status is a requirement for this position.
  • Significant ongoing training and participation in educational opportunities such as Criminology, Law, Commerce and Business Administration.
  • Valid B.C. driver’s license.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • May be required to travel alone, in remote areas throughout the province, under a variety of road/weather conditions, often without cellular contact. Overnight absences and the use of own vehicle may be required, where a government vehicle is not available, to conduct investigations and gather evidence.
  • May be required to operate a variety of equipment.

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 located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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