Government of Alberta Manager, Professional Standards Unit Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Manager, Professional Standards Unit
Edmonton, AB

Law Enforcement, Social Sciences, Social Work etc.). Kayla Sieruga, Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E….

Reporting to the Director, Professional Standards Unit (PSU) the Manager of the PSU manages a unit of four full time investigators, seconded investigators and an administrative assistant, in compliance with Provincial legislation and Branch/Division policy. The Manager leads a team of investigators and administers:

The complaint process for all written and internal, non-statutory complaints. In all cases, the Code of Conduct and Ethics for the Public Service of Alberta is the foundation for investigations, which strive to impartially and professionally arrive at an understanding of events in question. These investigations could involve:

  • Peace Officers employed by Alberta Sheriffs Branch in keeping with the Code of Conduct, policies and related legislation;
  • Corrections Officers employed by Correctional Services Division (CSD) in keeping with the policies and related legislation. This includes employees assigned to Adult Centre Operations Branch (ACOB) or Young Offenders Branch (YOB) or Community Corrections and Release Program (probation officers);
  • Peace Officers employed by Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch in keeping with the Code of Conduct, policies and related legislation; and
  • Peace Officers employed by Alberta Fish and Wildlife Branch in keeping with the Code of Conduct, policies and related legislation.
  • Other investigations that may be assigned by the Law Enforcement and Oversight Branch.

Specific Accountabilities of the position consist of the following:

  • Providing advice to the Director while managing the Branch and Division needs and matters in regards to public complaints and internal discipline in accordance with provincial legislation, policies and procedures and the collective agreement
  • Acts as the first point of contact for citizens and Branch and Division employees interacting with PSU, who wish to put forth a complaint in regards to the conduct of an employee or the policy or services the Branch or Division is providing, in compliance with current legislation and policies and procedures
  • Manages the administrative functions associated with intake, investigation, disposition and record keeping functions in compliance with the legislation of the Branch and Division policies and procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring that all investigations are carried out in a timely manner while applying sound case management principles to ensure the quality and thoroughness of the PSU investigations
  • Responsible for providing quality control of all investigations and unit correspondence through effective review and approval processes to ensure the quality of investigations, and that investigative reports and correspondence meet the Branch and Division standards


University graduation in a related field (i.e.: Law Enforcement, Social Sciences, Social Work etc.) supplemented by a minimum of four years related experience is required. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on-for-one for one basis. The position requires several years? experience of conducting formal investigations, managing employees, experience in mentoring/training and the ability to write detailed and accurate reports. Significant knowledge and understanding of the Peace Officer Act, Corrections Act, Peace Officer Program/Correctional Services Policies and Procedures, Branch/Division Policies and Procedures, Corporate Human Resources policies and the Master Agreement between the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the Government of Alberta will be considered assets.


Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


Drive for Results
Develop Self and Others
Build Collaborative Environments
Develop Networks
Systems Thinking
Creative Problem Solving


$3,062.51 – $4,121.25 bi-weekly


This position requires travel within the province, more specifically between the Calgary and Edmonton office. The successful incumbent will be responsible for other travel during ongoing investigations.

This competition may be used to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies. Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. Please include a valid e-mail address in your application as interview invitations will be sent out via e-mail. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Kayla Sieruga, Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 – 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7 or via Fax: (780) 644-1395.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html. It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-27
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