Technical Investigations Unit (TIU) – Electronic Surveillance Civilian Technician
Closes 01/12/2023

The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) is a non-profit corporation that brings together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to investigate serious and organized crime. ALERT is comprised of personnel from municipal police agencies, RCMP, and civilian staff that work together on elite teams throughout Alberta focusing on organized crime, human trafficking, auto crimes, and child exploitation.

Under the direction of ALERT’s Technology and Investigative Support Director, the Technical Investigations Unit (TIU) was established in 2020 to support and enhance ALERT investigations by providing research, subject matter experts, installers, technicians, and custodians of high-value / high-tech software, hardware and surveillance assets.

ALERT TIU is looking to hire one (1) full-time, permanent Electronic Surveillance Civilian Technician located in our Edmonton office. This position reports directly to the ALERT TIU Sergeant and indirectly to the ALERT Technology and Investigative Support Director.

The salary range for this position is $98,592 – $110,968 per annum.

The work arrangement for this position is in-person, on-site (not hybrid or remote).


The Electronic Surveillance Technician (Edmonton) will report to and work closely with the Sergeant (Supervisor) of ALERT TIU along with Regional TIU, to ensure the technical and electronic surveillance needs of ALERT investigators are achieved.  Multifaceted covert installations, in-province travel, outdoor labor (in all environmental conditions), impromptu shift adjustments/overtime, and court attendance/testimony will be required in the course of regular duties.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Support, service, operate, and maintain covert software, hardware and surveillance assets, 3D printers, and other TIU equipment/tools/supplies;
  • Conduct vehicle and/or area reconnaissance in preparation of covert deployments;
  • Design and construct various props to mount and conceal covert equipment;
  • Research, evaluate, and validate procurement of various covert equipment;
  • Provide ongoing operational and technical support to ALERT personnel;
  • Prepare, distribute, and maintain equipment operational guides to assist investigators with daily operations;
  • Review and adapt to relevant and emerging electronic surveillance case law;
  • Prepare documentation for file disclosure and provide subject matter expert court testimony as needed;
  • Fulfill technical requisites (training and field experience) to maintain membership with applicable technical investigator associations (i.e. NATIA).


Secondary responsibilities include:

  • Assist partner police agencies with electronic surveillance needs when inhouse resources and/or equipment are unavailable;
  • Complete mandatory and/or discretionary technical training as needed;
  • Assist with development and training of ALERT investigators on various technical equipment;
  • Prepare and maintain all equipment inventory, procurement, and deployment logs;
  • Assist TIU supervisor with development and maintenance of TIU forms, reports, manuals, and guides;
  • Assist TIU supervisor with preparation of weekly, quarterly, and annual performance reports for ALERT Corporate.
  • Other duties as assigned.



The following qualifications have been identified for this position:

  • Completion of NATIA Certified Technical Investigators (CTI) course or equivalent is required;
  • Minimum three (3) years of related work experience is required;
  • Security clearance with the RCMP is required;
  • Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License with clean driving record is required;
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work in high stress environment is required;
  • Accommodating schedule and ability to adjust shifts / work overtime (based on emergent investigative needs) along with occasional Alberta wide travel is required;
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a positive work environment on a team and work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals is required;
  • Previous law enforcement experience is an asset;
  • Previous drug and/or organized crime experience is an asset;
  • Previous wireroom (Part VI) experience is an asset;
  • Previous covert surveillance (and counter surveillance) experience is an asset;
  • Previous undercover experience is an asset;
  • Previous experience working multi-jurisdictional investigations with partner police agencies is an asset;
  • Completion of Advanced Surveillance course is an asset;
  • Completion of Expert Witness Testimony course is an asset;
  • Completion of Search Warrant Drafting course is an asset;
  • Certifications in electronics, electrical, and/or mechanical are assets;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time management / organization and ability to work with minimum supervision is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, tactfully and diplomatically, both written and verbally is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical details to a wide variety of audiences with varying technical knowledge is an asset.



  • Competitive salary and group retirement savings plan with company matching contributions;
  • Group benefits and health/lifestyle spending account;
  • Health and well-being opportunities and an on-site fitness centre;
  • Flexible work schedules;
  • Advancement and training opportunities; and
  • Vacation and paid holidays.



Interested candidates should forward a resume by email to and indicate “TIU-Electronic Surveillance Technician” in the subject line.

The competition will close on December 1, 2023.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ALERT is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all candidates that meet above qualifications to submit their applications.


Competitive Salary

ALERT offers competitive salaries and participates in a group retirement saving plan.


Group Benefits

Regular full-time employees and their families receive a comprehensive benefits program following the prescribed waiting period and subject to the terms of the plans.


Health and Well-being Opportunities

Some ALERT facilities provide access to an on-site fitness centre accessible to all employees.
Full-time employees also benefit from a personal health spending account.


Flexible Work Schedule

Compressed work weeks are an option for employees. The number of daily hours an employee will work may vary, but all are expected to work 80 hours over every two-week period.



ALERT believes in an environment where all employees are given the opportunity to contribute and learn. We encourage personal and professional growth within ALERT, which ultimately depends on the desire to succeed.


Vacation and Paid Holidays

New employees start at two-weeks paid vacation. ALERT recognizes 12 statutory holidays, including National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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