Executive Director/Superintendent, Legal and Regulatory Services Division

Posting Date:
Feb 11, 2019
City of Edmonton
Area of Law:
Civil Litigation, Law Enforcement, Police Discipline
Position Type:
Executive Director / Superintendent
Feb 22, 2019
12 years


 Executive Director/Superintendent - Revised

 Legal and Regulatory Services Division

Job Number: 35460         

Reporting to the Chief of Police, the Legal and Regulatory Services Division Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction and effective implementation of goals/objectives to the Legal Services and Professional Standards Branches within the Edmonton Police Service (EPS).  Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing executive and organizational strategic planning and management for the Legal and Regulatory Services Division including establishing Division objectives, monitoring standards of performance, priorities and final approval of policies and procedures for areas of responsibility.
  • General divisional administration including divisional staffing, budgeting and reporting.
  • Providing timely, accurate and relevant advice and recommendations to the Chief and Chief’s Committee on policy changes and new strategies, timely and professional provision of information and services to support the goals and priorities of EPS.
  • Participating on formal, executive level decision-making committees which develop and approve EPS wide policies, procedures, processes, plans and objectives.
  • Establishing and maintaining the financial accountability framework to ensure integrity of reporting and control procedures of an annual division budget.
  • Mentoring and supporting the divisional management team in achieving personal/professional and organizational objectives through a productive, healthy and customer focused team approach.
  • Leading and developing a team of sworn and civilian employees.
  • Actively participating in the planning and implementation of major corporate projects.
  • Liaising and collaborating with stakeholders.
  • Ensure Professional Standards Branch conducts thorough, fair, timely investigations and complies with the related requirements of the Police Act.
  • Ensure Legal Services Branch is aware of all legal issues that have an impact on the organization, and that legal information, advice and / or direction (risk management) is provided in a timely fashion to the organization, or smaller work groups or individuals, as appropriate.  
  • Ensure appropriate legal representation is provided (whether through the use of in-house or external counsel) for matters involving the EPS and its members.
  • Ensure financial and political risks to EPS are mitigated and managed in a reasonable and effective manner. 


  • Post-secondary degree in Law is required.
  • Active member of the Law Society of Alberta in good standing.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of progressively responsible legal experience with a focus and understanding in the area of civil litigation, law enforcement and police discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in criminal law and its application in a policing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in policing and administrative (discipline) related law.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team in a highly complex working environment.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with strong decision making ability.
  • Superior research skills, leadership and managerial skills, organizational skills, interviewing and questioning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability in providing sound advice, strategic direction, and guidance to senior executives.
  • Extensive successful experience in managing human, financial and material resources.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to gain and maintain trust.

Hours of Work:


36.9 hours per week, Monday – Friday.


40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

Salary Range:


95M, Salary Grade: BM2, $129,786.01 - $185,408.31 (Annually).


75M, $174,200.00 - $187,682.00 (Annually).


  • The City of Edmonton thanks applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Candidates considered for the position will be contacted.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
  • This position is currently under a review initiated by CSU52. This means that the terms and conditions may change at a future time if the review finds that this position properly belongs within the scope of CSU52. The review is ongoing with no current forecasted date of completion.

The Province of Alberta is a party to the Federal Agreement on Internal Trade, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility with British Columbia and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement with British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  All of these agreements promote labour mobility between the Provinces.  Applicants may obtain information regarding recognition of extra provincial credentials at www.newwestpartnershiptrade.ca.

HR Consultant:  DZ

Classification: Executive Director – BM2

Posting Date: February 11, 2019

Closing Date - 11:59 p.m. on: February 22, 2019

Number of Openings (up to): 1 – Permanent Full-Time

Union: Management

Department: Legal & Regulatory Services Division

Work Location(s):  EPS Headquarters 9620 – 103A Avenue



Contact Name: Human Resources

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