Director, Forensic Investigation Team

Treasury Board Secretariat
St. Catharines, Ontario
$130,930 - $178,580 Per Year
September 21, 2023
October 6, 2023
Job Type
Full-time, Permanent
CPA status

Are you interested in an impactful and meaningful career leading a dynamic team of internal investigative professionals supporting client ministries across the Ontario Public Service (OPS)? Are you an accomplished executive who wants to make a difference and has the proven ability to drive transformation, cultivate relationships, and deliver value-added services to clients, while leveraging technology and data analytics? Consider this exciting opportunity to join the OPS’ Treasury Board Secretariat as a Director for the Forensic Investigation Team in the Ontario Internal Audit Division (OIAD).


The OIAD is an integral part of the Ontario Public Service with a significantly positive impact on Ontario Public Service operations. The OIAD will provide valuable and responsive assurance, advisory and investigative services that support the achievement of government priorities and ministry strategic objectives.


The Forensic Investigation Team provides investigative services to ministries across the OPS related to fraud and employee conduct. It also liaises with ministry fraud prevention and investigation units that service program area specific needs. In addition, the Team provides tailored fraud awareness training, forensic audit and fraud risk consulting services.


An effective leader in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is responsible, innovative, and collaborative. A responsible leader is someone who demonstrates authenticity, accountability, and courage in how they interact with others. An individual who models ethical behaviour, and who is honest and capable of making difficult choices. An innovative leader is someone who leads with common purpose, embraces positive disruption, and has a future mindset. An individual who inspires others, values continuous learning, and encourages development and integration. A collaborative leader focuses on helping others to grow, drives people-centred outcomes and promotes an environment of inclusivity. A leader who consistently works to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace.


OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism


The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.


To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.


The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals and persons with disabilities. The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code . A dedicated team of employment accommodation specialists are available to discuss individual accommodation needs and ensure the hiring process is inclusive and free from barriers. Contact them at if you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. All information discussed related to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy , the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.


What can I expect to do in this role?


In this role, you will be responsible for:


• Providing leadership and direction to internal audit professionals accountable for enterprise-wide and ministry-specific investigative services, leveraging technology and data analytics.
• Directing the development and delivery of operational plans based on the concerns and priorities of the Corporate Audit Committee.
• Leading ministry and enterprise-wide investigative services that provide value-added advice and recommendations to ensure significant risks are addressed and to make a positive impact on improving client ministry business services.
• Developing and maintaining service level agreements between the Forensic Investigation Team and OIAD and ensuring all service level commitments are met.
• Leveraging and monitoring performance measures to evaluate investigative performance.
• Establishing goals and priorities which reflect ministry and government priorities.
• Providing support to senior management within the division on strategic planning initiatives.
• Managing and developing professional teams by promoting a productive team environment which reflects fostering a culture of excellence and creating an inclusive and diverse workplace.


How do I qualify?


Strategic Leadership


• You are a strategic change leader who can foster an inclusive and innovative workplace culture where new ideas are valued and team members are empowered to be their best.
• You have demonstrated the ability to manage high-profile and sensitive issues while maintaining independence and demonstrating strong political acuity, judgement, and tact.
• You have proven senior leadership experience in a fast-paced and complex environment to ensure work is performed in accordance with professional internal standards and practices.
• You are a transformational, innovative leader that can plan strategically and communicate a vision to your team.


Job Specific


• You have in-depth knowledge of current investigative methodologies, including the use of technology-based tools and data analytics.
• You have experience leading forensic investigations in accordance with professional standards.
• You have experience developing investigative/forensic operational plans.
• You have sound knowledge of risk management principles and methodologies for assessing internal control and business risk exposures.
• You have in-depth knowledge and experience in accounting, auditing and budgeting.


Communication and Stakeholder Management


• You have demonstrated experience managing expectations and effectively communicating high-profile issues and matters with senior leaders.
• You have experience briefing senior executives, including providing advice, recommendations, and solutions.
• You are a strategic and influential speaker who has experience leading complex and contentious consultations with diverse clients, and senior leaders such as Deputy Ministers.
• You have demonstrated results working across divisions/departments, and external organizations to build critical relationships.


Location: 301 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario


Salary: $130,930 - $178,580 Per Year


Job Term: 1 Permanent


Please apply online, only, by Friday, October 6, 2023, by visiting Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.


If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the Executive Recruitment Unit at Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.