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Senior Civilian Criminal Investigator – Financial Crime

Reference number: RCM22J-034495-000024
Selection process number: 22-RCM-EA-N-N-NCR-FP-109709
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Federal Policing
Calgary (Alberta), Surrey (British Columbia), Toronto (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec)
$97,478 to $118,351

For further information on the organization, please visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Closing date: 8 August 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Update: Please note the closing date has been extended to August 8th, 2022.

Important messages

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A Call to the Curious! The RCMP is currently seeking out top talent from across Canada for the civilian criminal investigator (CCI) role within Federal Policing financial crime. This function represents an opportunity like no other where as a civilian with limited peace officer status you will be tasked with a wide range of duties that will allow you to meaningfully protect Canada’s economic integrity.

For instance, as a CCI in Federal Policing you will be able to demonstrate your aptitude for leadership by leading a project team on financial components during major investigations. Similarly, your duties may require you to provide oversight and technical guidance to working level and junior staff.

Has your curiosity been captured yet? Perhaps take into account the ability to directly work on criminal investigations as a civilian given that assignments will require you to conduct investigations while also preparing investigative reports and disclosure. Moreover, you might be required for field operations in police over watch conditions.

In the capacity of a CCI strong abilities in communication will be equally valuable. This is because the role will require you to effectively communicate with professionals and partner agencies in the sphere of the criminal justice system but also outside of it. For example, you will need to establish and maintain contact with other law enforcement organizations domestically and internationally during major investigations. Meanwhile other cases may necessitate court testimony on the evidence collected and the methodologies used to acquire the evidence used in complex financial crime investigations and prosecution.

Importantly, these are only some of the duties which can be expected in the course of your work as a senior CCI at the RCMP. Therefore, to explore an opportunity with Federal Policing - apply today and join 5000+ inquiring minds!

Work environment

Are you looking for a work environment that is unique, ever-changing, and allows you to occasionally get away from your desk? If any of the previous points resonate with you then look no further as the work environment for a civilian criminal investigator (CCI) with the RCMP is unrivaled!

Like many roles in the public sector, working as a civilian criminal investigator will necessitate your presence in an office environment with daily computer use and associated peripherals. However, at other times you may be required to travel locally, nationally and/or internationally. Certain situations may require involvement in field operations such as search and seizure under police over watch while others may demand that you attend court and provide testimony.

Given the unique nature of the work, RCMP’s Federal Policing is seeking dedicated candidates as your work may require working extended hours on short notice or being away from home for extended periods of time. Concurrently, because distinctive circumstances may arise in the course of your duties you will need to be comfortable with the use of personal protective equipment and conscious of the possibility that psychosocial hazards may present themselves during field operations and/or court attendance.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff 8 positions on an indeterminate basis, with various linguistic profiles (English essential, BBB/BBB) and an RCMP Top Secret security clearance.

A pool of candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions within the RCMP across Canada on an indeterminate or specified period (including term, acting, or assignment) basis, with various linguistic profiles (English essential, BBB/BBB) and various RCMP security clearances.

Should a Civilian Member (CM) be found qualified and selected for appointment, the appointment will not result in a change of status to the Public Service (PS) category for the CM.

Positions to be filled: 8

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting, business administration, commerce, finance or some other specialty relevant to the position.

Note: When education is required, candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EX1 - *Recent and **significant experience performing at least one (1) of the following:
• conducting investigations related to compliance, trading or securities;
• conducting internal investigations of employee or client fraud related to compliance, trading or securities;
• investigating capital market misconduct

EX2 -*Recent and **significant experience investigating trading, market issues or other issues related to securities industry complaints

*Recent is defined as within the last three (3) years.
**Significant experience is understood to mean the depth and breadth of the experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various related activities which are normally acquired over a period of at least three (3) years.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English essential, BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

K1 – Knowledge of capital markets

K2 – Knowledge of securities industry rules and regulations

C1 - Dependability

C2 - Planning and Organization

A1 – Ability to communicate effectively orally

A2 – Ability to communicate effectively in writing

A3 – Ability to perform at least one (1) of the following:
• conducting investigations related to compliance, trading or securities;
• conducting internal investigations of employee or client fraud related to compliance, trading or securities;
• investigating capital market misconduct.

A4 – Ability to manage a team

A5 – Ability to work effectively with others

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

AEDU1 - Graduate degree (Masters or PhD) from a recognized university in a related field such as economics, finance, law and business administration.

AEDU2 – Completion of the Canadian Securities Course.

Degree equivalency

Eligibility for a recognized professional accounting designation. The recognized professional accounting designations are Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified General Accountant (CGA).

Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC)

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Chartered Investment Manager (CIF)

Certified Market Technician (CMT)

CA-designated Specialist in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (CA.IFA)

Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)

Chartered Business Valuator (CBV)

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI)

Certificate in Investment Dealer Compliance (CSI)

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Certified Forensic Investigator (CFI)

AEX1 – Experience conducting a criminal investigation

AEX2 – Experience conducting a regulatory investigation process

AEX3 – Experience in the use of tools used to collect, image, manage, analyze, summarize and/or illustrate data (e.g. Power BI, Tableau, IDEA, Relativity, Nuix).

AEX4 – Experience conducting investigations involving the use of crypto assets and platforms including crypto tracing.

AEX5 – Experience conducting investigations involving the use of social media to further capital market fraud schemes.

OR1 Maintenance of Peace Officer Status

Conditions of employment

Top Secret security clearance - RCMP - All applicants for positions within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be subject to a thorough security clearance process which includes an interview wherein questions may include (but not limited to), reference checks, previous employment, on-line activities, credit checks, alcohol and/or drug use.

Ability and willingness to travel, sometimes on short notice within Canada or potentially abroad.

Ability and willingness to work overtime, sometimes on short notice.

Ability and willingness to prepare and testify in a court.

Willingness to attend search warrant sites with investigators (police overwatch).

Willingness and ability to conduct investigations.

Willingness and ability to conduct/participate in interviews (complainant, witness, victim and suspect).

Possess and maintain a valid driver’s licence - dependent on region.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written exam may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

A simulation/situational exercise or role play may be administered.

Candidates must meet all essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. This will be determined through the use of various evaluation tools.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

You must provide proof of education credentials. If you obtained your degree outside Canada, it is your responsibility to demonstrate its equivalence, please take a look at the following link for more information: https://www.cicic.ca

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level, or equivalent may be considered for deployment, assignment/secondment prior to the assessment of other applicants.

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.

If a qualified candidate has been selected and appointed on an indeterminate basis from the established pool, they will be removed from the pool. If a candidate is selected for a specified period (including term, acting, or assignment/secondment) appointment, they will remain in the pool for future offers.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

You will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Qualifications (Education and all Essential Experiences).

When answering the screening questions, it is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must provide concrete examples of tasks you have accomplished with significant details to explain the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and HOW you acquired each qualification.

For each experience criteria, please provide the following information:

1- Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2- Title of the position occupied, group and level and the period(s) in which you performed the functions (M-Y to M-Y);
3- Specific details of tasks or projects demonstrating how the experience was acquired (Situation/Challenge, Tasks, Action and Result).

Should your responses to the screening questions contain insufficient details to demonstrate that you meet the screening criteria, your application will not be given further consideration in this process. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Stacey Vermette PS-CM Staffing Advisor
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