Staff - Non Union
M&P - Excluded M&P
XMP - Administration, Level F
Investigator, UBC Investigations Office
Office of Investigations | Central Human Resources
$10,429.92 - $16,272.67 CAD Monthly
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Posting End Date
November 24, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.
The Investigator requires experience and knowledge in investigations, including procedural fairness, interviewing, applying a trauma-informed approach, report writing, and legal and/or policy analysis. The Investigator will be responsible for investigating complaints under UBC’s Sexual Misconduct and Sexualized Violence Policy (SC17), Discrimination Policy (SC7), Retaliation Policy (SC18) and the Respectful Environment Statement. From time to time, the Investigator may conduct consolidated investigations under UBC’s Investigations Policy (SC8), applying other UBC policies such as the Student Code of Conduct or investigating breaches of UBC’s expectations as an employer.
This position requires a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse communities, including UBC students, staff and faculty, with a deep understanding and respect for the ways in which identity shapes an individual’s experience, and applying an intersectional lens. The Investigator must also exercise a high degree of diplomacy and tact in liaising with stakeholders internal and external to UBC.
The position requires a high level of emotional intelligence and maturity and the ability to maintain calm in challenging and complicated circumstances.
The Investigator reports to the Director of Investigations. The Investigator carries a high level of responsibility in the UBC Community, making difficult decisions in matters impacting students, faculty and staff. The Investigator must display diplomacy and tact at all times, including when engaging with other UBC offices and personnel, including senior leaders in the VP-Students and VP- Human Resources portfolios at both UBC-V and UBC-O.
- Conducts investigations as assigned by the Director of Investigations, including:
Collecting evidence, including interviewing parties and relevant witnesses using a trauma-informed approach
Making findings of fact
Applying relevant law and policy
Preparing written investigation reports
- Liaises and corresponds with all involved parties (including union and other representatives, as applicable) to gather information for investigations
- Responds to complaints and investigation-related inquiries from internal and external parties
- Conducts alternative resolution processes, where appropriate
- Collaborates with other UBC IO staff in communications, education, analysis and administrative support in development and review of IO internal processes and procedures
- Attends meetings for policy oversight and review, within the IO and with stakeholders as needed and/or requested by the Director
- Works in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, regulatory bodies, third parties, and federal and provincial agencies as required
Consequence of Error/Judgement
The incumbent is in a high-level position of responsibility and trust, receiving highly sensitive and confidential information. Sound judgment and sensitivity are imperative to engender confidence in the credibility and integrity of the complaint and investigation process. The incumbent is expected to exercise sound judgement and maintain strict confidentiality. The potential for negative impact on the University is significant. Error in judgement or procedure could lead to serious legal consequences and could result in the University's failure to comply with federal and provincial human rights legislation.
Works Independently under the direction of the Director, Investigations Office.
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, JD or equivalent is acceptable. Minimum of nine years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own
- Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Relevant degree disciplines include law, social work or social sciences.
Recent and significant experience conducting investigations, including interviewing, report writing, assessing credibility and applying policy and/or law
Familiarity with administrative law, labour and employment law, and human rights law
Competency in equity, diversity and inclusion, including applying an anti-racist lens to investigations and conflict resolution
Recent and significant experience in trauma-informed investigation approaches
Demonstrated ability to conduct investigations in complex environments
Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
High emotional intelligence and maturity
Effective organizational skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines
Effective evaluating, problem solving, analyzing and decision-making skills
Attention to detail to achieve accuracy
Ability to deliver results under pressure
Proven intercultural competencies and an ability to effectively communicate and interact with members from diverse communities
Ability to work well as part of a small, diverse and specialized unit
Commitment to continuous self and systems improvement
Ability to manage priorities and shift according to the needs of the Unit
Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong computer skills