Workforce Investigator

Posting Date: Aug 29, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Workforce Investigator 

Job Requisition ID: 36908

Ministry: Public Service Commission

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: One Permanent and One Temporary Salaried Position

Scope: Open 

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate Found

Classification: Human Relations Level 2

About Us

The Government of Alberta (GoA) is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


The Public Service Commission ensures Alberta has a professional, non-partisan, diverse, and inclusive public service that proudly serves Albertans.


To learn more about Public Service Commission and what we have to offer, follow this link:


The Public Service Commission’s Workforce Investigations unit has a permanent and temporary vacancy available for a Workforce Investigator.


As a Workforce Investigator, you play a crucial role in promoting a safe and respectful work environment by conducting thorough investigations.  You will investigate complaints connected to the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP), misconduct, Code of Conduct, information security breaches, and other potentially problematic issues.  


The organization places a high degree of trust and reliability in your findings as they impact worksite management decisions, disciplinary action, grievances, arbitration and other legal proceedings.  To reach confident findings, you will:

•    Conduct fair, impartial, and timely investigations.
•    Analyze evidence and draw objective conclusions.
•    Consider the behaviour within relevant legislation, policy, and other frameworks.
•    Prepare comprehensive reports outlining factual findings and analysis.
•    Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as Labour Relations specialists, legal advisors, and management, to ensure compliance with relevant policies, regulations and legislation.
•    Provide information and impartial support to employees participating in an investigation, particularly in providing information related to the process, accessing supports, and maintaining confidentiality and sensitivity.
•    Stay updated on relevant legislation, regulations, policies and best practices related to workplace investigations.
•    Handle sensitive and confidential information with professionalism and discretion.
•    Use your strong interpersonal skills to engage employees at all levels of the organization.
•    Have high ethical standards and a commitment to conducting investigations with fairness, integrity and objectivity.


If you are passionate about promoting a positive work culture, ensuring fairness, and conducting thorough investigations, we encourage you to apply and join our team of dedicated professionals and make a difference in the lives of our employees.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Equivalencies will be considered) in a related field such as human resources, law, or a relevant social science discipline, plus two years of related experience.
  • Experience conducting workplace investigations, preferably within a government or public sector setting is an asset.
  • Experience in other types of compliance investigations will also be considered.
  • Experience supporting management with employee relations and/or labour relations matters is an asset.
  • Experience in a human resources discipline (staffing, classification, compensation) is an asset.


Equivalencies will be considered: A related two-year diploma in computer technology or a related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution and four years of related experience.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors 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.  This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


To be successful in this role, your strengths will be demonstrated through the competencies listed below:

  • Creative Problem Solving: Looks for ways to improve activities and results by doing something that may be new and different in the organization; continuously engages others to scope and solve issues and find best solutions; and encourages debate and idea generation from across the organization.
  • Building Collaborative Environments: Builds on the skills and knowledge of others to create results; promotes collaboration and positive relationships (even in challenging circumstances) within and across groups; and builds commitment to reach desired results. Drive for Results: Knows what outcomes are important and maximizes resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization; and maintains accountability to team and external stakeholders.
  • System Thinking: Utilizes a strategic approach and systems thinking to effectively identify business risks and root causes to develop solutions that result in greater efficiency; proactively identifies the right resources to uncover solutions when dealing with complex problems.


$2,594.83 to $3,558.35 bi-weekly. ($67,725 to $ $92,873/yearly)


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification and salary.


Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply” button.  


Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 


Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.


Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at


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It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information.  

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


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.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Cindy Zaiffdeen at


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.