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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Senior Officer, Investigations (Position located anywhere in Canada)


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the Office of the Chief Information Officer Team, where we enable each employee to embrace strategic risks within established limits. In this role you will provide investigative expertise, under the functional guidance of the Manager, Security, to ensure CMHC appropriately meets its legal and moral obligations related to security breaches, fraud (criminal and otherwise), theft, program irregularities, employee misconduct or other inappropriate or criminal activity. Works closely with the Personnel Security Analysts to analyze security screening of Resolution of Doubt (ROD) files and conduct subject interviews, as well as with the Disclosure Officer to analyze files related to wrongdoing in the workplace.


•    Conducting sensitive investigations into allegations of administrative irregularities, impropriety, wrongdoing, and mismanagement or other fraudulent activities against CMHC. Also conducting investigations into conflicts of interest, theft, security breaches (including IT), health and safety incidents, and other malfeasance throughout CMHC, as assigned by the Manager, Security.
•    Performing a thorough analysis of facts, documents, financial data and other supporting evidence that is often of varying degrees of complexity and at times requiring substantial research.
•    Developing exhaustive investigative plans, which include a review of the allegations and interviewee lists, a determination of applicable laws, policies or directives, as well as the identification of key stakeholders and/or potential victims.
•    Conducting interviews, exploring additional avenues that may be put forward, reassessing investigative plans and conducting a final analysis of the evidence to support or refute the allegations.
•    Providing verbal briefings to Senior Management on key facts, findings and recommendations, as required.
•    Liaising regularly with police at the municipal, provincial and/or federal level.  Providing them with comprehensive investigative files in pursuit of criminal charges and court proceedings on behalf of CMHC. Ensuring timely follow-ups with the police agency of jurisdiction in the files transferred for further action or assists in the conduct of one of their investigations, as directed by the Manager, Security.


Minimum Qualifications
•    Post-secondary training in a related field such as law and security.
•    Certification in investigative techniques, subject interviews, evidence and report writing.
•    Minimum of five years of experience carrying out investigative techniques, specifically, investigative plans, interviews and comprehensive report writing.
•    Experience in handling sensitive information and carrying out thorough investigations that may require the assistance of a variety of policing, legal or other internal/ external agencies.
•    Strong familiarity with the Criminal Code, the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, the Financial Administration Act, and police procedures and requirements.
•    Strong oral and written communication skills, coupled with problem-solving skills and the ability to present complex information and findings to other investigative personnel and management.
•     Bilingualism (French and English)

Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


Job Requisition ID: 5589  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC 

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

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