Investigator & Advisor - Human Rights (7748)
Job Type
Full Time
April 3, 2024 3:51PM
Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."


About the job


Requisition ID: 7748

Number of Vacancies: 4

Department: Human Rights & Investigations (20000019) - Human Rights (30000048)

Salary Information: $88,306.40 - $110,401.20

Pay Scale Group: 09SA (CAN/S/J/09SA)

Employment Type: Temporary Positions

Weekly Hours: 35, Off Days: Saturday/ Sunday Shift: Day

Posted On: March 15, 2024

Last Day to Apply: April 30, 2024

Reports to: Manager - Human Rights

Career Opportunity

Expansion within the Human Rights & Investigations Department has created a number of new opportunities! Come join our team at this exciting time!!!

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Manager – Human Rights, as an Investigator you will review, assess, investigate and resolve complex complaints from employees and customers regarding alleged contraventions of TTC policies and procedures, including but not limited, to the Respect and Dignity Policy, Workplace Violence Policy, and Accommodation in the Workplace Policy. To this end, you will conduct interviews, gather evidence, research, make findings of fact, and draft reports. You will also ensure that investigations are completed in a fair, thorough and timely manner. Where appropriate, you will conduct mediations and facilitate other methods of conflict resolution.

As an advisor, you will provide guidance and assistance to all levels of TTC management, staff, and employees on a wide variety of human rights, accommodation, accessibility, and workplace violence related issues. You will also develop, review and deliver education on human rights policies and legislative requirements.

What Skills Do You Bring?

  • Create and deliver presentations in various formats
  • Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
  • Use office technology, software and applications

What Qualifications Do You Bring?

  • Your application will demonstrate thorough knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and other relevant legislation combined with a strong knowledge of equity principles and jurisprudence related to human rights, diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Your application will also demonstrate interviewing, investigative, research, analytical and report writing skills, as well as thorough knowledge of, and experience in, alternative dispute resolution (conciliation/mediation/negotiation) techniques.
  • Your educational background in human rights or a related field (e.g. Law, Labour Relations, Human Resources, Public Policy and Administration) is integral and will contribute to the success in this role.
  • Your knowledge, involvement and familiarity with the history of and barriers faced by racialized, Indigenous and Black communities due to racism and anti-Black racism, issues of equity, and systemic change is required.
  • Excellent active listening, communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Ability to gather information, conduct research with superior analytical and writing skills
  • Manage conflict and ability to problem-solve
  • Effective organizational and case management skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with empathy and confidentiality

What We Offer

  • Commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that promotes a sense of belonging and represents and reflects the needs of the communities we serve.
  • A flexible, hybrid work approach that allows colleagues to find balance between their professional and personal lives and making the most of the benefits of working remotely and purpose-driven in-person collaboration opportunities.
  • One of the great benefits of being a full-time TTC employee is becoming a member of TTC defined pension plan.
  • A comprehensive package that covers health, dental, vision and more.
  • Support for professional development opportunities for all colleagues through a broad range of learning programs that include in-person and online training, leadership development, and support for colleagues’ well-being.

Commitment to EDI

The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQIA+ community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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