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Investigative Specialist - Security Surveillance Operation Center

Etobicoke  |  Part-time (Non-union)  |  Security
Investigative Specialist - Security Surveillance Operation Center
Part-time (Non-union)
Security Operations
Our rich history is a big part of who we are.  With historic roots dating back over 135 years, Woodbine is steeped in tradition. We have been the engine that drives the Ontario horse racing industry, creating winning experiences for all our guests.

We are also currently on an amazing 20-year journey to ‘build a city within a city’ and transform the largest privately held land in Toronto into one of Canada’s premiere entertainment destinations.  This journey will unlock the value of approximately 700 acres of land, leading to job creation and the revitalization of our communities, while enhancing our ability to share the thrill of horse-racing and cementing our place as an entertainment powerhouse. 

We also take care of our PEOPLE. Here are some of the things we offer:

Full Group Benefits Plan
Paid Vacation
Discounts on Food
Ontario Attractions Discount
Free Parking
Opportunities for Advancement
Social Responsibility Initiatives
We need dedicated people to join our cause. Be part of Woodbine Entertainment and get inspired to make work awesome!

Our Values & Beliefs

The SSOC-Investigative Specialist works in a Security Surveillance Operations Center requiring 24/7 staffing.  This position is required to proactively monitor, in real-time, all surveillance cameras, motion alarms and access controls, then process any unusual activity to provide an appropriate response. This position will also receive information from the field and appropriately direct notifications guided by the Standard Operating Procedures. The SSOC-Investigative Specialist must adapt, utilize experienced judgment in order to function during time-urgent situations. Further, this position will be responsible for investigating and protecting the Woodbine Entertainment Group's security and integrity with discretion and confidentiality, ensuring company, employee and guest safety and security. 


  • Proactive monitoring of surveillance cameras specifically utilizing experience to identify and assess unusual activity that puts the business, people or property at risk
  • Report and investigate all matters affecting the integrity of Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing at all Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) facilities
  • Upon identification of any unusual activity, use sound judgment to respond and report appropriately, some of which includes further monitoring, sending a response team, escalating to Management, contacting proper authorities etc.
  • Document and conduct impartial investigations into all offences and criminal activity on WEG property
  • Thoroughly investigate any incidents reported, prepare accurate investigative reports and video evidence that are reliable and defensible in the event of any potential legal action
  • Attend court and hearing(s) and give evidence or observe and report on related matters
  • Provide support to special events, including retention program, surveillance, operational planning and risk assessments
  • Develop/enforce security measures to be followed and oversee covert and electronic surveillance
  • Investigate and report unlawful use of broadcast signals
  • Identify and track crime patterns affecting WEG properties and report to Management.  Inform Senior Manager of all active investigations and results of each investigation and apprise of any occurrences which may compromise or be damaging to the positive guest experience or departmental relations
  • Investigate and respond to integrity issues quickly and thoroughly, ensuring appropriate action taken. Coordinate and conduct all investigations into criminal activities and contravention of AGCO and WEG rules with complete confidentiality
  • Liaise with Municipal, Provincial and Federal Police Forces, AGCO Investigators, and Law enforcement agencies
  • Other related duties as assigned

Key Success Factors:

  • Must possess a valid Ontario Private Investigator License
  • Post-secondary education in a related field of law or law enforcement, security administration, investigations, surveillance, or an approved equivalent combination of education, certification/accreditation, or relevant experience
  • One to two years of experience in an investigative/surveillance type role       
  • Must be able to obtain a racing AGCO license
  • First Aid/CPR training or certification
  • Must have the smart serve certification
  • Advanced knowledge of investigation methodology and reporting with a good understanding of Federal, Provincial, and Municipal law
  • Requires general knowledge of safety regulations (OHSA, WHMIS), labour standards (ESA), and organizational policies and procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of surveillance methodology, including how to identify unusual activity and how to respond appropriately
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and night shifts
  • Valid G Drivers License is required as well as a safe driving record