Recruitment posting

Labour Relations Board

Competition #: 436
Ministry: Labour
Opening Date: 06/20/2017
Closing Date: 07/20/2017
Role: Board Members
Role Required

The Minister of Labour is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as Board Members of the Labour Relations Board.

Location
Hearings are held in the Board's Edmonton and Calgary offices
About the Agency

The Alberta Labour Relations Board is an independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day-to-day application and interpretation of Alberta's labour laws. The Board processes applications, holds hearings, actively encourages dispute resolution, employs officers for investigations, and makes major policy decisions.

The Board administers the Labour Relations Code, the Public Service Employee Relations Act, the Police Officers' Collective Bargaining Act and the Public Education Collective Bargaining Act. The Board offers informal settlement options to the parties, but it also has inquiry and hearing powers to make binding rulings whenever necessary.

Role Description

Board Members are part-time participants in Board proceedings and must be available to sit, as required, on a three-person adjudication panel composed of a Chair or Vice Chair and two Members. As an adjudicator, a member will fully consider evidence, both oral and documentary, submitted under oath by the parties to a dispute. In conjunction with the other members of the panel, and in consideration of the applicable legislation and case law, a member will assess the dispute before the Board and reach conclusions.

A Member is also required to mediate disputes, participate in Board caucus functions and act in public as a Board representative. Board Members are appointed for a term not to exceed three years.

Skills and Experience Required

Past or present participation in the labour relations community is required, as well as knowledge of the applicable legislation and labour relations practices. Board members must have relevant experience including a demonstrated ability to analyze evidence, exercise judgment, solve problems and work towards meeting consensus. Strong analytical skills, an ability to articulate views in discussion and the ability to mediate disputes will be key in this role.

In addition, recent legislative changes have created a need to expand the representative make up of Board membership. With the passage of Bill 7, An Act to Enhance Post-secondary Bargaining, the Board wishes to seek additional Board Members who are representatives of the public post-secondary sector of the economy. Also, the amendments to the Labour Relations Code added farm and ranch employees to the Board’s jurisdiction and accordingly, the Board wishes to seek representation on the Board from the farm and ranch sector.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

It is essential that members have a flexible schedule to be available to sit a minimum of two days per month and to commit to a lengthy Board hearing on short notice. Appointments to the Labour Relations Board are made by Order in Council and remuneration is paid on a per diem basis.

Honoraria is paid in accordance with Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (OC466/2007) effective April 1, 2009 is:

(a) $164 for up to and including four hours in any day, or

(b) $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or

(c) $427 for over eight hours in any day.

Honoraria is subject to review. Travelling expenses will be paid in accordance with the Travel, Meal and Hopsitality Expenses Policy.

Additional Documentation

In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download form.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

Contact Information

For additional information on this opportunity, please contact:

Executive Search, Public Service Commission

Phone: 780 408-8460

E-mail: executivesearch@gov.ab.ca

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short (maximum 200 words) biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should contain general information about your education, experience, community involvement, skills, etc. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Agency Website:

Alberta Relations Board

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Labour Relations Code