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Hate Crimes Community Liaison
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
The Minister of Justice and Solicitor General is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Hate Crimes Community Liaison.
This role will be provide advice to the Public Security Division (PSD) and will be supported by a secretariat out of the Strategy, Support and Integrated Initiatives Division (SSII). PSD is responsible for law enforcement and oversight, crime prevention, restorative justice, and victim services. This mandate covers a broad portfolio of functions, such as: integrated policing initiatives; delivery of supplementary law enforcement, including court security; prisoner transport; traffic and commercial vehicle safety enforcement; protection of government officials and critical infrastructure; fish and wildlife enforcement; police oversight and RCMP contract management; oversight of private investigators and security guards; and security services for government buildings, employees, the judiciary, and members of government. Additionally, SSII is responsible for providing victims and their families with general information concerning services available to victims on how the justice system operates, and overall oversight and administration of the Victims of Crime and Public Safety Act and the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.
The Provincial Hate Crimes Coordination Unit (HCCU) provides intelligence, specialized support and coordination to reduce and respond to bias/prejudice/hate motivated crimes, incidents, and radicalization towards violence throughout Alberta. The HCCU provides specialized supports to front-line law enforcement to counter hate propaganda and bias/prejudice/hate motivated crime; works to improve bias/prejudice/hate crimes training and information for front-line officers, Crown attorneys and community groups; and engages with law enforcement, federal partners and stakeholders, including the Hate Crimes Community Liaison, Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, the Anti-Racism Advisory Council, and the Hate Crimes Intelligence Committee to develop and coordinate provincial hate crime and counter radicalization strategies.
The Hate Crimes Community Liaison will act as a special advisor to Justice and Solicitor General and will advise the Minister, the Director of Law Enforcement (Assistant Deputy Minister of PSD) and the Hate Crimes Unit, which is within PSD, as required. The Hate Crimes Community Liaison will develop relationships with communities and community organizations to gather information and coordinate action in ongoing efforts to address hate and bias motivated crimes and incidents.
The Hate Crimes Community Liaison will provide a comprehensive report of recommendations to the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General within two years of their appointment. Their recommendations should:
- Clarify definitions of hate and bias incidents;
- Consider community impact;
- Propose a path forward to address shortcomings of the current legal framework;
- Recommend best practices for repairing the harm caused; and
- Address how to better coordinate efforts;
The ideal candidates should have the following competencies:
- A community leader who is an active pursuer of social justice;
- Experience with community engagement - forging relationships with and bringing diverse communities together for discussion;
- Strong interpersonal skills - including rapport building, tact, Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and empathy;
- Good understanding of policing and the justice system in Alberta;
- Leadership skills and supports team work;
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
- Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills; and
- Experience researching and analyzing complex issues and behaviours.
The Hate Crimes Community Liaison will be remunerated by honorarium for the time spent in the performance of their duties and shall be paid in accordance with the member rate outlined in Appendix 3, Schedule 1, Part B of the Committee Remuneration Order. Necessary travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the Government of Alberta’s Travel, Meal, and Hospitality Expenses Policy. The Hate Crimes Community Liaison will work approximately 24 hours per month and is expected to provide to the Minister:
- a detailed work plan within the first month of their appointment;
- three interim status updates at the end of months six, 12 and 18; and
- a final report with recommendations by the end of their two-year term.
Final candidates will be asked to undergo a comprehensive background check, disclosure and conflict of interest screening.
Applications received thru the e-PAAS online system will be forwarded to Executive Search.
If you are appointed to this position, you must comply with the agency code of conduct as referenced in the Conflicts of Interest Act sections 23.922-23.924 throughout your appointment. You will also be subject to the Conflicts of Interest Act, including restrictions on furthering private interests (s. 23.925). For more information, please visit the Office of the Ethics Commissioner website and the Public Agencies Secretariat website.
If education credentials are required, it is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – https://work.alberta.ca/Immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html. It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
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.
Executive Search, Alberta Public Service Commission.
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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.