Investigator (Criminal Investigations), AU03 (AU0613) – Headquarters and Regions (Amended)
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About the job
Come work for the CRA, one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada!
The mission of the CRA is to administer tax, benefits, and related programs, and ensure compliance on behalf of governments across Canada, thereby contributing to the ongoing economic and social well-being of Canadians.
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CRA prioritizes diversity and inclusion and is firmly committed to providing a diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve. CRA’s National Employment Equity (EE) Staffing Strategy strives to eliminate EE gaps for the four EE designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Where an EE gap exists at the time of appointment, EE may be used as an appointment criterion for permanent and temporary appointments/staffing actions over six months made through this process.
The key duties of the AU03 Investigator position include:
- Conducting investigations into financial schemes of taxpayers suspected of tax evasion in complex cases of domestic tax fraud schemes, with a forensic approach, employing current and/or innovative investigative techniques and tools.
- Conducting research and forensic financial analysis to establish proof of tax offences and to document and prove beyond a reasonable doubt any fraudulent schemes detected.
- Establishing the theory of proof, conducts interviews, evaluates witnesses, procures, preserves and weighs all evidence and defences to determine whether a criminal prosecution recommendation is warranted and prepares a prosecution report including recommendations to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC).
To view the complete work description click here: Investigator AU0613. If you cannot access the link, you may contact the email listed at the bottom of the notice to obtain a copy of the work description.
This process is being used to staff positions with the following language requirements
- English Essential
- Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
- Bilingual Imperative CBB/CBB
The pool established from this staffing process may be used to staff similar positions.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations and restrictions are in place across Canada and may change as circumstances evolve. You may be required to temporarily work remotely (e.g. from home). Further information will be provided if you are selected for the position.
Who can apply
Persons living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad.
Preference for appointment will be given to veterans, Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Please note that this process will be primarily used to staff positions in Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Toronto (North York), Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax . As a result, if you are appointed from this process we will expect you to relocate to the location where the position is being staffed.
If you are a candidate from the general public, you will have to pay for any expenses related to your participation in this staffing process, as well as any relocation costs if you receive an offer of employment from this process.
Qualified members and former members of the Canadian Forces who receive an offer of employment are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.
We may give preference to the first 250 candidates for each location who meet the staffing requirements. Additional candidates may be considered as needed. If you are considered further, we will notify you in writing of the next step in this staffing process.
Essential staffing requirements
To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements.
- the CRA’s minimum education standard for the AU- Auditing group
Note: Candidates are responsible to ensure that clear and legible electronic copies of their education credentials are uploaded as attachments in the education section of your candidate profile. Failure to do so may result in your application not being given further consideration.
The CRA will accept foreign credentials as long as they are considered acceptable by one of the six members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada. Candidates with foreign education credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate. For more information, you may refer to the The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials. (www.cicic.ca)
Candidates with foreign designations must have their designation confirmed by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA). Any applicable fees are the responsibility of the candidate.
Experience* performing or conducting one or more of the following:
- Investigations** into financial fraud, or other offences of a penal or criminal nature
- Forensic accounting/audits as part of civil or criminal investigations
- Internal audits
- External audits and/or review engagements of corporate financial statements
Experience* providing support to investigators as an SP06 level (or higher) in the Criminal Investigations Division at the CRA.
Experience* in one of the following program areas at the CRA at the AU-01 level (or equivalent) or higher, or experience* in similar functions at other government departments at equivalent groups and levels:
- Criminal Investigations
- GST/HST Audit
- GST/HST Business Intelligence or Quality Assurance
- Income Tax Audit
- Income Tax Business Intelligence or Quality Assurance
- Scientific Research & Experimental Development
- Tax Avoidance
*Experience is associated with the performance of these functions as part of the major job duties normally accomplished for a period of eighteen (18) consecutive months within the last four (4) years.
**Investigations may include, but is not limited to, the following tasks:
- Research and analysis of evidence related to offences
- Gathering and analyzing evidence obtained from various internal and external sources
- Conducting interviews of witnesses and/or suspects
- Preparation, co-ordination, and execution of investigative plans
- Drafting affidavits in support of judicial authorizations
- Planning and participating in the execution of search warrants
- Preparing reports to a prosecution service
- Assisting the prosecutor in order to further legal proceedings
Please ensure that a copy of your current resume is uploaded to the Document section of your Candidate profile and attach it to your application at the time of submission.
The essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process and may be used to identify candidates for positions.
- Performance validation
- Second Language Evaluation (for bilingual positions)
- Standardized assessment tool: unsupervised Internet test on cognitive abilities, behavioral competencies and traits.
We may limit the number of candidates to be considered further in this staffing process by using a top-down approach to select candidates with the best results achieved on the standardized assessment tool.
The asset staffing requirements indicated below may also be assessed during the staffing process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. You will be notified in advance of any asset requirements to be evaluated.
- Specific experience/skills relevant to the position being staffed
- Additional education or training, such as:
- A certificate, diploma, or degree in Forensic Accounting or Financial Criminality from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution;
- One or more of the following designations:
- Certified in financial forensics (CFF)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
Other staffing requirements
- Budgetary considerations
- Duration of appointment
- Start date
- Minimize business disruption
- Employment Equity
Conditions of employment
- Security: Enhanced Reliability Status or higher
- Ability to testify as a credible witness in court (see McNeil policy below)
- Willingness to work overtime
- Willingness to travel
- Valid Driver’s license or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license
- Willingness to work on evenings and/or on weekends
- Capacity to regularly lift objects weighing up to 20 kgs
- Willingness to take and successfully complete training
- Virtual reporting may be possible, if operational requirements permit
Applicants should be aware of the following court decision: https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/6614/index.do. The Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. McNeil imposed a legal duty on the Crown to disclose to the accused, acts of serious misconduct or criminal records of potential crown witnesses that either (1) are relevant to the investigation or (2) could reasonably impact on the case against the accused. The CRA recognizes this obligation to provide the Crown with records relating to such findings that could affect the credibility of the employee as a witness in the case against the accused. The onus is on any CRA employee involved in a criminal investigation, as a witness, to make the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) aware, in writing, of all items covered by this policy.
Want to know more?
The CRA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. To find out more, consult Employment equity, diversity and inclusion at the CRA. We encourage you to complete the Employment Equity (EE) Staffing questionnaire as part of your application if you wish to be considered for staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. Your questionnaire response will be retained on file for the duration of the staffing process. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you will not be considered for any staffing actions using the EE staffing requirement in this process. If you decide to modify your response or fill out this questionnaire at a later date, please notify the contact listed at the bottom of this notice of job opportunity.
CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.
Information regarding the status of your application will be communicated via the candidate profile on the CRA Careers site. We strongly encourage you to verify the email address attached to your profile and to check your messages regularly for any updates.
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