Recruitment posting

Public Security Indigenous Advisory Group

Competition #: 752
Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General
Opening Date: 04/26/2022
Closing Date: 05/18/2022
Role: 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 Minister of Justice and Solicitor General is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as members of the Public Security Indigenous Advisory Group for up to a three-year term to advise the Ministry on matters pertaining to police, peace officers, victim services, restorative justice, and crime prevention.



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

The Public Security Indigenous Advisory Group will be an advisory group to the Public Security Division in the Ministry of Justice and the Solicitor General. It will provide recommendations to assist in implementing plans to address matters concerning public security such as reviewing policing standards, problem solving issues related to conservation law enforcement, advising on policy, restorative justice, victim services, and so forth. The Advisory Group will bring together community leaders (elected and/or unelected) from interested regions and organizations, and representatives from the Ministry of Justice and the Solicitor General.

Role Description

Members of the Public Security Indigenous Advisory Group will participate in on-going dialogue regarding public security initiatives, including police and peace officer reform, restorative justice, victim services, public safety, and crime prevention. The Indigenous advisory group members will play a critical role in determining policy and program direction and assisting the Ministry in building long-term and meaningful relationships, fostering mutual understanding, and demonstrating commitment to aligning government processes with the evolving needs of Indigenous communities across the province.


Skills and Experience Required

The applicant demonstrates an ability to think strategically about the opportunities and challenges facing the Indigenous peoples and to engage in short, medium and long-range planning to provide high-level guidance and direction. The candidate demonstrates competencies such as leadership/teamwork skills, strategic thinking/planning skills, or critical thinking/problem solving skills. The ideal candidates’ background includes leadership experience, well-developed dispute resolution, and decision-making skills obtained through experience.


Knowledge, expertise and professional experience in the following areas are preferred:


  • Strong cultural knowledge and an ability to coordinate activities with Indigenous communities.
  • Evidence of leadership experience and expertise.
  • Understanding of current and emerging issues in policing, peace officers, restorative justice, and victim services.
  • Sound judgment, analytical and facilitation skills, with a strong organizational capacity.
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Experience in matters related to public security, law enforcement, and Indigenous community engagement would be considered an asset.

Academic Background

  • Background and training in governance and Indigenous studies would be considered assets.

Assets

  • Experience with, or is able to demonstrate knowledge or expertise in, board governance in the private, public, and/or volunteer/non-profit sector. This may and/or may not include experience serving on or working with a board.

Other

Final candidates will be asked to undergo a background check, disclosure, and conflict of interest screening. Please note, results from background checks may not impact a candidate’s involvement on the advisory group.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

The member of PSIAG is a part-time position. Meetings will be held quarterly (approximately four two-day meetings).


All members will be appointed through Ministerial Order. Appointments are for a specified term, and reappointments may be possible.


Offices are located in both Edmonton and Calgary. Candidates should be available to travel throughout the province as required.


Remuneration will be provided to members as per Appendix 3, Schedule 1, Part B of the Committee Remuneration Order (O.C. 466/2007).


Travel expenses will be paid in accordance to the Government of Alberta’s Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Policy.

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.

Contact Information

Executive Search, Public Service Commission

Phone: 780-408-8460

[email protected]

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.

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