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Recruitment posting

Insurance Adjusters' Council

Competition #: 533
Ministry: Treasury Board and Finance
Opening Date: 03/26/2018
Closing Date: 04/22/2018
Role: Public Member

It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies

Role Required

The President of Treasury Board, Minister of Finance, is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a public member of the Insurance Adjusters' Council (IAC).

Location
Meetings are held in either Edmonton or Calgary, with teleconferencing and videoconferencing options available.
About the Agency

The IAC is responsible, through delegation from the Minister of Finance, for the licensing and discipline of insurance adjusters in Alberta. The IAC also establishes educational standards and approves examination materials for individuals wishing to enter the insurance adjusters profession.

Role Description

Applications are currently being sought for one public member on the IAC, to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The appointee must be a resident in Alberta and must not hold a certificate of authority nor be employed by an insurer or a person who holds a certificate of authority. The term of appointment is a maximum of three years, with the possibility of reappointment for one additional term.

Public members play a stewardship role in advancing the IAC’s mandate of licensing and disciplining of insurance adjusters in Alberta. Public members:

  • review insurance adjusters’ applications for certificates of authority, to ensure compliance with the Insurance Act and associated regulations;
  • receive and review complaints regarding insurance adjusters’ non-compliance with the Insurance Act and associated regulations. Additionally, members participate in the adjudication of penalties; and
  • review and approve examination materials for insurance adjuster applicants.
Skills and Experience Required

An ideal candidate will have familiarity with the operations of Government of Alberta agencies, boards and commissions, and have experience with board governance, principles and best practices.

A commitment to governance and accountability practices, a reputation for integrity and the ability to work collaboratively are essential.

Experience with arbitration or mediation, as well as with the enforcement of legislation, is considered an asset.

The appointment process recognizes the importance of reflecting the diversity of Alberta in the composition of the council, and invites applications from candidates with diverse community backgrounds and work experience.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

Council member remuneration, including that for public members, is governed by Alberta Insurance Council bylaws (Article VII), which are approved by the Superintendent of Insurance, through delegation by the Minister. Public members are also entitled to be paid travelling and living expenses in accordance with the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Policy, as amended, or any order made in substitution thereof. Remuneration is:

  • $500 for attendance at each meeting of the IAC.

This opportunity requires a time commitment of approximately four half-days per year for attendance at half-day council meetings.

Meetings are held in either Edmonton or Calgary, with teleconferencing and videoconferencing options available.

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

Jean Easton, Executive Search Consultant, Public Service Commission, can be reached at jean.easton@gov.ab.ca, by telephone at (780) 408-8460, or by fax at (780) 422-0468.

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 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. 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.