University of Alberta

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA). 

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits .

Location – North Campus Edmonton

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Department/Faculty 

University of Alberta Protective Services (UAPS) is an operational unit within Facilities and Operations . As the public safety agency for the University community, UAPS works to ensure the safety and security of students, staff and the general public. 


University of Alberta Protective Serves is looking for an Investigator to join the Investigative Services team. Reporting to the Manager, the Investigator conducts objective, thorough and unbiased investigations into matters of serious misconduct or risk. 


  • Receives assignments and direction from the Manager to conduct investigations; meets with the Manager on a daily basis to provide investigative updates; keeps the Manager and/or Director apprised of anyimmediate concerns related to ongoinginvestigations 
  • Assesses the scope of the investigation and determines the methodology to carry out the investigation, including the need to evaluate the demand for specialized assistance or support; prioritizes investigations based upon immediate circumstance and risk 
  • Identifies issues and provides timely and appropriate strategies to mitigate risk; elevates identified issues/concerns to the Manager and the Director 
  • Explains the investigative process to witnesses and to those who are subject of an investigation which allege misconduct under University policy such as the Student Conduct Policy; coordinates a list of people to be interviewed 
  • Interviews complainants, witnesses, those who are subject to an investigation and any other personsinvolved or associated with the investigation to determine their participation in the process 
  • Gathers and analyzes evidence in accordance with rules of evidence and the law with respect to recognized investigative procedures and as prescribed by UAPS policy and procedures 
  • Prepares comprehensive, timely reports of investigations and correspondence related to the investigations as required; makes recommendations to the Manager regarding action to be taken regarding the investigation 
  • Provides investigative assistance and advice to Deans/Chairs regarding allegations of academic misconduct 
  • Provides assistance to the Manager in the preparation of discipline files where nonacademic charges are laid by obtaining evidence as may be required to support the charge and preparing a Discipline File and Charge Letter for review by the Manager and final approval by the Director 
  • Identifies risks and develops a risk management strategy to mitigate risk 
  • Testifies in court or other tribunals as required; provides group leadership to Patrol Services Division by providing expertise, guidance and training

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma supplemented with Police & Investigations Diploma  
  • Able to obtain Community Peace Officer Level 1 status 
  • 5 or more years of law enforcement experience with 3 or more years of specialized investigation experience  
  • Experience with quasi-judicial hearings or fair decision-making processes 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment and manage multiple investigations  
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policies and legislation 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Preferred Qualifications 

  • A degree in Criminal Justice or Social Sciences 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the various areas within the University community, its policies and procedures, etc. 
  • Extensive investigative experience

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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