Recruitment posting

Labour Relations Board

Competition #: 766
Ministry: Labour and Immigration
Opening Date: 08/26/2022
Closing Date: 10/07/2022
Role: Board Members (Multiple)

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 Labour and Immigration is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Board Member of the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

Location
Hearings are usually held at the Board’s Edmonton or Calgary office, although some hearings are held virtually.
About the Agency

The Alberta Labour Relations Board is a representational, independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day-to-day interpretation and application of Alberta’s labour laws. The Labour Relations Board processes applications, holds hearings, actively encourages dispute resolution, employs officers for investigations and makes major policy decisions. The Labour Relations Board offers informal settlement options to the parties, but it also has inquiry and hearing powers to make binding rulings whenever necessary.

The Labour Relations Board administers three main pieces of legislation: the Labour Relations Code, Public Service Employee Relations Act, and Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act. The Board also administers parts of other legislation including: Post-Secondary Learning Act, Public Education Collective Bargaining Act, and Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. The Board is designated as an appeal body for certain proceedings under the Employment Standards Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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 a Member of an adjudicative panel, the Member will participate in the panel’s fact-finding and decision-making process. 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 participate with the other panel members in reaching the Board’s conclusions.

A Member may be required to mediate disputes, will attend and participate in Board caucus functions and act in public as an ambassador for the Board.

Board Members are appointed for a term not to exceed three years

Skills and Experience Required

The Alberta Government is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion on Alberta’s agencies, boards, and commissions. Qualified individuals from all backgrounds, who embody a wide range of knowledge, skills, and expertise, are encouraged to apply.

  • Significant past or present participation in the labour relations community as a representative of either labour or management is required.
  • Knowledge of the applicable legislation and labour relations practices (e.g., relating to the grievance arbitration process, collective agreement negotiation, union organizing drives).
  • 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, ability to articulate views in discussion, mediate disputes, and collaborate in decision making will be key in this role.
  • Experience on or before an adjudicative board is an asset.
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 Board hearings 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 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 cover letter, resume and biography form into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section.

Please note: This ad will close on September 23, 2022 or until suitable candidates are found.

The posting may be used to fill current and future public agency vacancies.

Contact Information

Executive Search, Alberta Public Service Commission.

Phone: 780-408-8460

Email: [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.

Agency Website:

Alberta Labour Relations Board

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Labour Relations Code