Recruitment posting

Alberta Human Rights Commission

Competition #: 694
Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General
Opening Date: 04/02/2020
Closing Date: 04/30/2020
Role: Tribunal Member
Role Required

The Minister of Justice and Solicitor General (JSG) is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as Part-time Tribunal Members of the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Location
Offices are located in Edmonton and Calgary.
About the Agency

Established under the Alberta Human Rights Act, the Commission is an independent body that reports through the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General, with a mandate to foster equality and to reduce discrimination. It fulfills this mandate through public education and community initiatives, through the resolution and settlement of complaints of discrimination, and through human rights tribunal and court hearings.

The current membership of the Alberta Human Rights Commission is formed by the Chief Commission and Tribunals, and 14 part-time tribunal members.

For more information please visit the Alberta Human Rights Commission website.

Role Description

Members of the Commission (part-time Tribunal Members) conduct mediations through Tribunal Dispute Resolution process and chair hearings to adjudicate human rights complaints under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

Skills and Experience Required

The ideal candidate's background includes:

  • Previous tribunal and/or court experience in a decision-making capacity such as adjudicator, mediator or board solicitor, or practice before board or court.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human rights law gained in an academic environment, courts or tribunals.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely. Experience in drafting decision documents is preferred.
  • Demonstrated mediation skills, preferably in a statutory rights based environment.
  • Experience conducting hearings in an administrative law context (ie. hearing preparation, adjudication, decision making and decision writing), including knowledge of evidence and procedural rules.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting diverse communities.

A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) is required and candidates must be eligible for membership with the Law Society of Alberta.

The Government of Alberta is committed to offering qualified Albertans the opportunity to be considered as public members on Alberta’s public agencies, boards and commissions. To help ensure that Albertans are well-represented on boards, we invite applicants from all backgrounds who embody a range of knowledge, skills and expertise to apply.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

Appointments are made by an Order in Council of the Lieutenant Governor in Council for a specified term. Part-time Tribunal Members are paid honoraria pursuant to Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (OC 466/2007):

A member of a committee, other than the chair, shall be paid:

  • $164 for up to and including four hours in any day, or
  • $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or
  • $427 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

The chair or person acting as the chair of a committee shall be paid:

  • $219 for up to and including four hours in any day, or
  • $383 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or
  • $601 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

The mediator or chair of a Tribunal panel will be reimbursed at the chair rate noted above. Travel expenses will be paid in accordance to the Government of Alberta's Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Policy.

Candidates should be available for up to 60 days per year, and able to travel throughout the province as required.

Additional Documentation

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

Once the forms are completed, save them to your PC. When you click on submit application, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop or upload your completed biography form and others requested into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section.

Final candidates will be asked to undergo a comprehensive background check, disclosure and conflict of interest screening.

Please note: This ad will close on April 16, 2020, or until suitable candidate found.

Contact Information

Executive Search, Alberta Public Service Commission.
Phone: 780-408-8460
Email: psc.executivesearchservices@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 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.

The personal information in ePAAS is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to administer and manage recruitment for current and future public agency appointment opportunities. Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Public Agency Secretariat, Public Service Commission, 12th Floor 44 Capital Boulevard, 10044 - 108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S7 or by calling 780-644-3060. Applicants will be required to identify any real or perceived conflicts of interest and may be required to undergo additional screening.

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 Human Rights Commission

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Alberta Human Rights Act