Bilingual Human Rights Officer (Investigator)

Bilingual Human Rights Officer (Investigator)

HO2 Human Rights Officer 2


Manitoba Justice

Manitoba Human Rights Commission, Crown Law

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36572

Salary(s):   HO2 $59,406.00 – $71,586.00 per year

Closing Date:   November 23, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form.  Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment. 

Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit a resume, references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration. 

Click here to access the application form.

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is an independent agency of the Government, responsible for administering The Human Rights Code. The Commission takes complaints of discrimination, investigates them and determines if there is sufficient evidence that The Code has been contravened to warrant a public adjudication of complaint.  The Commission also offers mediation services as part of the complaint process and conducts human rights education programs across the province.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check


  • Related post-secondary education (e.g. social sciences, law, human rights, etc.) or an appropriate combination of education and experience
  • Experience conducting investigative interviews
  • Ability to gather and assess relevant information leading to sound recommendations
  • Ability to perform case management
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work assignments and work under pressure to meet workload demands and deadlines
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent written communication skills with experience preparing written reports that contain analytical reasoning
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Word and Outlook or equivalents
  • Knowledge of human rights principles in Canada
  • Excellent French verbal communication skills
  • Excellent French written communication skills


  • Experience applying legal reasoning or interpreting legislation
  • Experience dealing with diverse members of the public including vulnerable persons
  • Experience investigating human rights complaints

Reporting to the Director of Investigations and Policy, the incumbent Investigates complaints of discrimination as required under The Human Rights Code (Manitoba) in both Official languages.  Prepares an investigation plan identifying relevant issues and conducting interviews and document review to include in a final report recommending that the complaint be dismissed or referred to a public adjudication hearing.  The incumbent may also participate in aspects of the Commission’s education mandate including youth education activities, presentations and seminars and other outreach and public relations activities designed to promote understanding of human rights issues.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36572

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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