Integrity Commissioner-Integrity Officer, Investigation and Analysis

Job Title:  Integrity Officer, Investigations and Analysis

Salary Range:  $93,256.80 - $109,564.00 / Year

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reporting to the Integrity Commissioner, you will work closely with and under the direction of the Integrity Commissioner in fulfilling the statutory mandates required of the Commissioner under the City of Toronto Act and Chapter 3 of the Toronto Municipal Code. To provide professional expertise and support in the provision of advice to Members of Council and Local Boards about meeting applicable standards of conduct, and to plan and conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct.

About the Office:

The Office of the Integrity Commissioner (Toronto) is part of the City of Toronto's accountability framework.  It operates independently from the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Service.  The Integrity Commissioner performs the following key functions: providing confidential advice, education and outreach to members of council and local boards (restricted definition) about the Code of Conduct; providing policy advice to council and local boards (restricted definition) on matters of ethics and integrity; conducting investigations into allegations that the standards in the Code of Conduct have not been met. 

Major Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Integrity Commissioner, conducts or assists with investigations, in whole or in part, ensuring timely and proper adherence to relevant legal requirements, including investigation planning, gathering evidence, interviews, gathering and reviewing records, summarizing evidence and preparing investigation reports

Assists the Integrity Commissioner in providing advice to members of Council and local boards by receiving requests for advice, gathering information, reviewing and analyzing relevant Code provisions, legislation or City policies, making recommendations to the Commissioner about advice, assisting with drafting advice

Conducts research and drafts policy reports in the evolving field of ethics and codes of conduct or in response to requests by City Council or Local Boards, in order to advance the mandate of the Office

Develops and maintains a competence in the field of conflict of interest and ethics in Canada and internationally in order to inform the development of Office positions and practices on particular issues

Assists with the development and delivery of educational briefings regarding the Code of Conduct

Assists in the continuous review of frameworks, standards, procedures, processes and support systems governing investigations to ensure due diligence in the interpretation of the Act and Code and the proper conduct of inquiries and investigations

Maintains appropriate and effective communications with the public, the public service, members of Local Boards or City Council to ensure that the Office’s reputation is enhanced through all of its dealing with stakeholders

Keeps appropriate records to properly document the activities of the Office

Designs, implements and maintains an internal process for investigating alleged contraventions of the Code of Conduct

Liaises with and assists law enforcement agencies where applicable

Establishes and maintains relationships with counterparts in other jurisdictions

Key Qualifications:

Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience in: conducting complex regulatory or sensitive misconduct investigations; and/or fielding and responding to requests for compliance advice.

Experience drafting and preparing official reports and documentation underlying investigations including synthesizing and summarizing evidence in a timely and effective manner

Experience in research and analysis in the field of ethics and codes of conduct or related field with a proven ability to gather and analyze information.

Experience and knowledge of procedural fairness, practices and techniques in launching formal and informal investigations within the confines and best practices of the Canadian legal system.

Awareness of the principles, concepts and values of the Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Local Boards.

Demonstrated ability and commitment to be neutral and impartial.

Demonstrated understanding of the highly-specialized, confidential and discreet nature of the work of the Office.Commitment to advance the reputation of the Office through every interaction.

Understanding of the machinery of municipal government including knowledge of the City of Toronto Act, the role of City Council and in particular of elected and appointed officials.

Knowledge of the public corruption provisions of the Criminal Code.

Outstanding communication skills that can be leveraged to deal with highly sensitive situations and matters, with the ability to communicate persuasively and effectively at all organizational levels.

Proven skills in planning, organizing, managing case files with minimal supervision.

Ability to exercise discretion, sound judgment and problem-solve.

How to apply for this opportunity

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of July 18, 2017.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

The City of Toronto is committed to building an inclusive society and providing an accessible environment in which all individuals have access to the City's services and programs in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.

Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 5pm