Inspector/Investigator

Inspector/Investigator
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Permanent / Contract
Moncton Region

Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine.

Who we are:

The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

The Early Learning and Childcare Services team is responsible for the licensing and monitoring of licensed early learning and childcare facilities as well as investigations of licensed early learning and childcare facilities and unlicensed operators.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) is seeking individuals to join the Early Learning and Childcare Services branch in the Moncton region, in the position of Inspector/Investigator.

What you will do:

Reporting to the Manager of Early Learning and Childcare Services, the main responsibilities of this position include:

  • Performing onsite initial and annual inspections of Early Learning and Childcare facilities in the Moncton region to determine and enforce compliance to all requirements under the Early Childhood Services Act and Licensing Regulation and all other associated legislation; issuing orders for compliance including corrective measures and deadlines; evaluating level of risk, and performing follow-up onsite inspections with a compliance plan in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Monitor.
  • Leading and conducting investigations of licensed and unlicensed early learning and childcare facilities following complaints and incidents related to the safety, security and development of children, or following an inspection with identified high risk or chronic noncompliance to the Early Childhood Services Act, Licensing Regulation and all other associated legislation; using or applying techniques such as interviews, observations, documentation review, note taking to evaluate the accuracy of statements provided and gathering and assessment of pertinent evidence.
  • Prepare investigation reports, briefing notes and other relevant documentation supported by legislation, and effectively manage information necessary for recommendation of immediate action or legal proceedings,
  • Recommending to the Early Learning and Childcare Services Manager the suspension or revocation of a licence, the issuance of a probationary licence to those facilities that demonstrate high risk and chronic noncompliance, recommendation for the reinstatement of a licence, and the order to cease operations in the case of an unlicensed childcare service.
  • Making recommendations to the Early Learning and Childcare Services Manager for the issuance and renewal of Early Learning and Childcare licences, the refusal to license, and the issuance of an interim permit specific to an unlicensed operator.
  • Preparing and maintaining records for all documentation related to investigations and inspections. Preparing inspection and investigation reports, briefing notes and other relevant documentation supported by legislation, and effectively manage information necessary for recommendation of immediate action or legal proceedings,
  • Communicating effectively and collaborating with partners and stakeholders.
  • Maintaining records.
  • Liaising with Early Childhood Development provincial consultants and staff.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

Work environment:

  • Office location: Shédiac 
  • Consists of field work within the Moncton region
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30, although some work outside these hours may be required. 
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment

Who you are:

You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to problem solve creatively and to think on your feet. You are organized and strive for high degree of accuracy and thoroughness. You have a respect for safety, you treat people in a polite and professional manner being courteous and always showing kindness.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Need to have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the Social Sciences, Criminology, Education or a related field and a minimum of four (4) years related experience, including interpretation and reinforcement of legislation and/or conducting inspections and investigations.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of related work experience in early childhood.
  • Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Nice to have:

  • Extensive experience and knowledge in early childhood programs and services.
  • Experience in investigative processes, including but not limited to, applying interviewing techniques, gathering evidence, and efficient file presentation.
  • Knowledge of and practice in the NB Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Frameworks

Behavioral Competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies:

  • Analytical thinking and judgment;
  • Client Service Orientation;
  • Relationship and network building;
  • Effective Interactive Communication;
  • Results Orientation.

Technical Competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Knowledge of conflict management practices;
  • Planning and organizing skills;
  • Ability to use office technologies, software and applications.

Operational Requirement:

  • Possession of a valid class 5 driver's licence as issued by the Province of New Brunswick.
  • Own means of transportation.
  • Travel within the province.

Wage:

Pay Band 4 - $1,938 to $2,708 Biweekly

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training. 
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services.
  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community. 
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation.

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at www.ere.gnb.ca, by mail at the following address or by email at HR.Competitions@gnb.ca by November 28, 2021 indicating competition number 21-2000-021. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Education and
Early Childhood Development
Human Resources Services
Place 2000, 250 King Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 1 506 444-4909

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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