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Ministry of Labour
Richmond

Workers’ Adviser

$63,200.00 – $87,600.00 annually. Over time through performance based in-range movement employees will have the opportunity to reach the maximum of their position’s salary band. The starting salary for this position is expected to be approximately $80,000 annually.

4 positions available.

The Workers’ Advisers Office is seeking accomplished individuals dedicated to helping injured workers and their dependents seeking compensation under the Workers Compensation Act.

As a Workers’ Adviser you will provide expert, independent advice to injured workers regarding the interpretation of the Workers Compensation Act, its Regulations, Policies and Guidelines. In so doing, you will directly influence decisions on claims and the benefits available to injured workers. You will be responsible for managing a large number of complex files and providing expert, professional services to clients, including giving advice, providing assistance, and making written and oral representations to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC), the Review Division of WorkSafeBC, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. You will need to maintain an effective ongoing dialogue with clients, key stakeholders, community agencies and other government agencies. In addition you will also participate in mediations to resolve discriminatory action complaints under Part 3 of the Workers’ Compensation Act.

The nature of your work as an Adviser is diverse and complex, requiring you to manage a high volume, complex and demanding caseload, and requires strong critical thinking skills, sound analysis, expeditious decision-making, and the balancing of multiple competing priorities. A Workers’ Adviser must have solid interviewing, crisis management and dispute resolution skills. The ability to understand, interpret and advance complex legal and medical arguments based on the Workers’ Compensation Act is an integral part of the job.

Qualifications for this role include:

    • University degree in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Legal training (preferred not required)
    • Minimum one year experience providing written and oral advice to clients regarding the interpretation and application of legislation, regulation, policies and procedures.
    • Minimum one year experience presenting cases on behalf of individual clients, or appearing as a client representative before administrative tribunals, boards, commissions and appellate bodies
    • Experience planning, developing, delivering and evaluating training
    • Minimum one year experience effectively managing a high volume and demanding, active caseload.
    • Minimum one year experience effectively managing clients in crisis (i.e.angry, distraught, suicidal) clients.
    • Experience as a representative in mediation preferred.

For more information and to apply online by January 10 , 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/56562

 


Ministry of Attorney General

This position is located in Richmond until March 2019 when the office will move to downtown Vancouver.

Registrar and Executive Director
$87,600.00 – $114,100.00 annually

The Property Assessment Appeal Board is an independent, quasi-judicial administrative tribunal.  It is the second level of appeal for property assessments throughout the province.  The Board is known as one of the most progressive tribunals in Canada in the application of dispute resolution techniques to resolve the vast majority of appeals.  It was the first tribunal in Canada to adopt Online Dispute Resolution and continues to be an innovation leader.  The Board is challenged with a high volume of appeals representing approximately $47 billion in annual property value disputes. 

The Registrar/Executive Director reports to the Chair and is the Chief Financial Officer for the Board, responsible for the financial management of a $1.4 million budget.

The Registrar directs the Board’s registry and makes procedural determinations including the dismissal of appeals. The Registrar is responsible for managing all Human Resources and five administrative staff.  This role also negotiates MOUs and manages relationships with partnership organizations, including responsibility for the operational aspects of the Surface Rights Board which is supported by the Property Assessment Appeal Board.  The Registrar resolves assessment appeals using alternative dispute resolution and case manages a portfolio of appeals. 

The Registrar is accountable for the Board’s Information Management Systems, ensuring the Board continues to develop leading-edge technology.   In conjunction with the Chair, takes a leadership role in innovation and policy initiatives including managing complex, multi-organization initiatives and Stakeholder relations. 

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A post graduate degree from a school of recognized standing, in a related area such as law, business administration, public administration or other related discipline.
  • Senior management experience including three years experience in a managerial role supervising staff.
  • Experience managing large budgets (in the order of $1 million+) and managing contracts.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in:
    • Administrative law and tribunal or quasi-judicial work.
    • Leading and supporting the development of multifaceted projects, including innovation and Information Management Systems.

For more information and to apply online by January 11, 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/56220


Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

2 positions available in Surrey.

Administrative Hearing Officer

$56,478.64 – $64,337.78 annually

Cannabis legalization represents an historic shift in public policy.  British Columbia has prioritized the goals of protecting children and youth, promoting health and safety, keeping the criminal element out of cannabis, keeping our roads safe, and supporting economic development.

The Administrative Hearing Officer, reporting to the Deputy Director of the Community Safety Unit, will act as a quasi-judicial decision maker under the delegated authority of the Director of the Community Safety Unit. The compliance and enforcement actions of the Community Safety Unit may result in various consequences for offenders, including administrative monetary penalties. The Administrative Hearing Officer will independently review written and oral hearings for those individuals that have been issued noticed of administrative monetary. They must ensure that the hearings are held in a professional and efficient manner, in accordance with the principles of administrative fairness and the relevant law and regulations.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in a related discipline such as administrative law, investigation and enforcement, or criminology and a minimum of 1 year demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions; OR
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or certification in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of 2 years demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions (for example: writing decisions including analyzing evidence and making findings of fact, or, writing recommendations including setting out options and recommendations)*.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations and policy in complex situations.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience reviewing and evaluating evidence.

*Decisions made in a case management context or to determine eligibility for a benefit or program are not considered equivalent experience to writing formal adjudication decisions.

For more information and to apply online by December 21, 2018, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/56091


Director, Compliance & Consumer Services
VEHICLE SALES AUTHORITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Langley, BC

Your commitment to consumer protection and industry compliance will be second to none in the role of Director, Compliance & Consumer Services. In this key senior leadership position reporting to the CEO, you will spearhead the VSA’s compliance strategy and lead the administrative investigation team and the licensing and consumer services teams in a dynamic regulatory environment. You have the skills to lead a highly motivated team and to focus enforcement resources on cases that will send strong and clear messages related to education and awareness within the industry.

Specifically, you will establish priorities and mentor, motivate and manage a diverse group of dedicated professionals by exercising sound management and leadership skills; plan and manage the activities of the compliance and investigations department, develop and oversee the strategic and operating objectives of the functional departments to support the VSA’s corporate mission and goals; build effective relationships with Canadian and international regulators and represent the VSA nationally on compliance issues.

Highly principled and ethical, you are a lawyer with knowledge of administrative and/or regulatory law. Understanding of the various Acts related to Consumer Protection and Motor Vehicle Dealers would be an asset. You have experience managing a team of professionals as well as conducting or overseeing investigations with progressive enforcement. You also have a solid track record of results and the capacity to build collegial working relationships. You are an excellent problem solver and communicator who strives for continuous improvement and what is best for consumers. A track record of finding innovative ways to improve operational effectiveness in a regulatory or legal environment is essential.

If you are committed to public protection and want to play a leading role within a dynamic and nimble regulatory organization, please send your résumé and covering letter in confidence to to George Madden and Jennifer Madden at www.pfmsearch.com

The Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia (VSA) is an administrative authority delegated by the provincial government to administer and enforce the Motor Dealer Act and its regulations, the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act as it relates to the sale of motor vehicles, and other related statutes. Founded in 2004 and formerly named the Motor Dealer Council of B.C. (MDC), the agency became one of the first examples of the British Columbia government’s new approach for administering public policy through a “delegated administrative authority.” It licenses dealerships and sales people, investigates consumer complaints, provides dispute resolution and implements consumer education initiatives to raise the public awareness of their rights and responsibilities when purchasing or leasing a motor vehicle.


 

Requisition # 2313061
Job Location Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job Stream Legal
Job Type Appointment, Full-Time
Salary/Rate $1.00 / Year
Number of Positions Open 4
Posting Date 17-Oct-2018
Expiry Date 25-Nov-2018
Educational Requirements N/A
Languages Required English

Mandate and Structure of the Civil Resolution Tribunal

The B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal (the “tribunal”) is an independent, quasi-judicial body established under the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act (the “Act”). The tribunal provides self-help tools, online dispute resolution services, and other collaborative dispute resolution services. As a last resort, disputes are resolved by adjudication, based on written submissions or, more rarely, following an oral hearing. Most of the tribunal’s services are delivered through remote communication methods like email, the internet, telephone, and video. The tribunal has jurisdiction over strata (condominium) property disputes and most small claims disputes under our current small claims monetary limit of $5,000.00. On April 1, 2019, the tribunal will also assume jurisdiction over certain motor vehicle accident personal injury disputes, and disputes under the Societies Act and the Cooperative Associations Act.

The tribunal’s mandate is to provide “accessible, speedy, economical, informal and flexible” dispute resolution services, which are proportional to the issues in dispute. The Act provides that the tribunal’s online dispute resolution services are available to the public generally. For more information, see www.civilresolutionbc.ca.

Governance Structure

The tribunal is currently made up of the Chair of the tribunal, a Vice Chair for each of the Strata Property and Small Claims Divisions who are also tribunal Members, and full and part-time Members. The Chair, Vice Chairs and Members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. We anticipate that a Vice Chair for motor vehicle personal injury disputes will be appointed in the near future. Tribunal operations are supported by a number of employees.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The Member provides excellent decision-making services to tribunal participants, including the speedy and fair resolution of pre-hearing applications and disputes through online and remote justice service methods, with in-person services as a valued last resort.

The Member adjudicates claims or dispute applications as a single-member panel, and rarely, as a member of a multi-person panel. Disputes are adjudicated on the basis of a review of the evidence, the parties’ submissions, and the applicable law and policy. The Member may also provide facilitation services to assist the parties to resolve their dispute consensually.

The position is responsible for the overall conduct and control of the dispute that is assigned for decision, including the identification and clarification of issues, the provision of procedural directions, research and evidence gathering, and the conduct of written and oral hearings. For each claim, the Member provides a clear, sound, concise, and timely written decision. The member may be required to resolve disputes in one or more of the areas within the tribunal’s jurisdiction.

The position interacts verbally and/or in writing with parties, their representatives, witnesses, experts, colleagues and support staff.

The Member manages a variable caseload, depending on the needs of the Tribunal.

The Member:

  • assists with the development and maintenance of content for the Solution Explorer;
  • adjudicates a variable volume of disputes, many of which are complex or contentious, in a fair and impartial manner, and renders a decision within the time frame established in the Act or a timeframe determined by the Chair;
  • adjudicates a high volume of applications, including those for dismissal, use of a representative, default, substitutional service, cancellation of defaults, among others;
  • is responsible for the overall conduct of each dispute assigned;
  • reviews evidence and submissions, identifies substantive and procedural issues, and ensures that the appropriate hearing process (oral or written) is used;
  • conducts the hearing (either oral or written) in accordance with the Act, the Tribunal’s rules and policies, and principles of procedural fairness;
  • determines what further evidence or information is required to fully and fairly decide the claim and the procedure for obtaining that information;
  • ensures that parties have had an opportunity to address the issues and all new evidence obtained in the process;
  • evaluates the evidence and makes findings of fact;
  • identifies and applies the relevant law and policies to the issues in the claim or application;
  • produces clear, well-reasoned decisions that are based on the merits and justice of the specific case;
  • ensures decisions respect the tribunal’s policies on privacy and public access;
  • treats the parties, at all times, with respect, dignity, and patience;
  • has high ethical standards, personal integrity and a strong sense of fairness;
  • is service-oriented and focussed on addressing the needs of tribunal participants quickly, efficiently, and fairly;
  • appreciates the tribunal’s duty to the public, its focus on providing effective administrative justice services to participants, and the need to put the public interest first; and
  • works as a team member and works on individual case management with Tribunal support staff.

Vacant Position(s)

The tribunal has vacancies for full-time Members. The tribunal may establish an eligibility list for future appointments.

Board Composition

The Member is selected based on merit, knowledge of and experience in areas within the tribunal’s jurisdiction, experience in a high-volume, public service environment, and a comprehensive understanding of the related statutes interpreted by the tribunal.

Selection Criteria

Required Competencies

The Member must have the following combination of qualifications and experience:

  • Law degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, preferably in Canada;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ current and related expertise and experience in motor vehicle personal injury law, strata property law, or general civil litigation (small claims dispute areas);
  • Adjudicative experience and/or applied knowledge of administrative law, specifically the principles of procedural fairness;
  • An interest in motor vehicle personal injury matters and an understanding of the tribunal’s mandate, structure, and processes;
  • Dispute resolution skills, knowledge, and experience, preferably in the context of one or more areas within the tribunal’s jurisdiction;
  • Highly developed ability to read large volumes of complex information, including medical information, identify issues, analyze evidence, interpret and apply the applicable law and policy, and write well?reasoned and very concise decisions;
  • Highly developed ability to organize and manage a steady and high?volume caseload, producing timely and sound decisions;
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills in order to clearly, concisely and respectfully convey information in plain language;
  • Ability to preside over oral hearings, maintaining the impartiality, gravitas and decorum necessary to ensure procedural fairness and orderly conduct;
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds, to listen and understand, and effectively manage angry, frightened, or distraught behaviour;
  • Demonstrated collegial orientation including consulting, listening to and sharing information/opinions with colleagues, and maintaining positive working relationships with all tribunal staff and Members;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify information gaps or inconsistencies and conduct research to gather complete information;
  • Demonstrated ability to use a computer for word processing, file and document review, case management, and research, as the tribunal will operate in a paperless environment; and,
  • Integrity, credibility and sound reputation in their chosen field and the respect of peers and clients.Preference may be given to candidates with the following qualifications and experience

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in interpreting medical information; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in mediation, facilitation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, all candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident or equivalent;
  • willing to work primarily remotely, from home or personal office, using a variety of communication methods including telephone, video-conference and internet;
  • commitment to learn and contribute to education seminars, workshops, and self-study and to contribute to an organization-wide team effort;
  • willing to travel periodically to attend training sessions, meetings, or rarely, hearings.
  • willing to meet the requirements of tribunal rules and policies, including a Code of Conduct, and to meet performance and productivity standards; and,
  • willing to receive constructive feedback.

Other Considerations

Within the context of the tribunal requirements, consideration is given to diversity of gender, cultural heritage, and knowledge of the communities served by the organization.

Time Commitment

The Member position is full-time and based in British Columbia. The position works primarily from home.

Term

Initial appointments are for terms of between 2 and 4 years. Members may be re-appointed for additional terms of up to 5 years.

Compensation

The salary range is currently $118,000 – $132,000. The salary range is set by Treasury Board Directive, which is regularly reviewed. The current Treasury Board Directive is Number 1/17, which can be accessed at:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/government-finances/treasury-board-directives/tbd1-17-remuneration-guidelines-for-appointees-to-administrative-tribunals.pdf

The benefits package includes medical and dental coverage and participation in a defined benefit pension plan. For further information regarding benefits, see section 5.2 of the Treasury Board Directive.

Process for Submitting Expressions of Interest

You may submit an Expression of Interest in serving as Member of the Civil Resolution Tribunal online by clicking on the “Apply Online Now” button at the bottom of this page.

British Columbia Appointment Guidelines

Appointments to British Columbia’s public sector organizations are governed by written appointment guidelines. For more information about the appointment process, and to view a copy of the guidelines, refer to the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office website (gov.bc.ca/cabro) and link to the page “The Appointment Process.”

 


Ministry of Labour
Kelowna

Workers’ Adviser
$63,200.00 – $87,000.00 annually

Over time through performance based in-range movement employees will have the opportunity to reach the maximum of their position’s salary band. The starting salary for this position is expected to be approximately $80,000 annually.

This position is excluded from union membership.

An opportunity to apply your exceptional leadership, organizational and prioritization skills

As a Workers’ Adviser you will provide expert, independent advice to injured workers regarding the interpretation of the Workers Compensation Act, its Regulations, Policies and Guidelines. In so doing, you will directly influence decisions on claims and the benefits available to injured workers. You will be responsible for managing a large number of complex files and providing expert, professional services to clients, including giving advice, providing assistance, and making written and oral representations to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC), the Review Division of WorkSafeBC, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. You will need to maintain an effective ongoing dialogue with clients, key stakeholders, community agencies and other government agencies. In addition you will also participate in mediations to resolve discriminatory action complaints under Part 3 of the Workers’ Compensation Act.

The nature of your work as an Adviser is diverse and complex, requiring you to manage a high volume, complex and demanding caseload, and requires strong critical thinking skills, sound analysis, expeditious decision-making, and the balancing of multiple competing priorities. A Workers’ Adviser must have solid interviewing, crisis management and dispute resolution skills. The ability to understand, interpret and advance complex legal and medical arguments based on the Workers’ Compensation Act is an integral part of the job.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • University degree in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Minimum two years of experience providing written and oral advice to clients regarding the interpretation and application of legislation, regulation, policies and procedures
  • Minimum two years of experience presenting cases on behalf of individual clients, or appearing as a client representative before administrative tribunals, boards, commissions and appellate bodies
  • Experience planning, developing, delivering and evaluating training
  • Minimum two years of experience effectively managing a high volume and demanding, active caseload
  • Minimum one year experience effectively managing clients in crisis (i.e.angry, distraught, suicidal) clients
  • Preference may be given to an applicant with experience as a representative in mediation
  • Preference may be given to an applicant with legal training


For more information and to apply online by October 24, 2018, please go to:
https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/54848


Ministry of Labour
Victoria

Workers’ Adviser
$63,200.00 – $87,600.00 annually

*Over time through performance based in-range movement employees will have the opportunity to reach the maximum of their position’s salary band. The starting salary for this position is expected to be approximately $80,000 annually.

Another Workers’ Adviser position is available in Richmond if you are interested please review and apply through REQ 53866.

As a Workers’ Adviser you will provide expert, independent advice to injured workers regarding the interpretation of the Workers Compensation Act, its Regulations, Policies and Guidelines. In so doing, you will directly influence decisions on claims and the benefits available to injured workers. You will be responsible for managing a large number of complex files and providing expert, professional services to clients, including giving advice, providing assistance, and making written and oral representations to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC), the Review Division of WorkSafeBC, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. You will need to maintain an effective ongoing dialogue with clients, key stakeholders, community agencies and other government agencies. In addition you will also participate in mediations to resolve discriminatory action complaints under Part 3 of the Workers’ Compensation Act.

The nature of your work as an Adviser is diverse and complex, requiring you to manage a high volume, complex and demanding caseload, and requires strong critical thinking skills, sound analysis, expeditious decision-making, and the balancing of multiple competing priorities. A Workers’ Adviser must have solid interviewing, crisis management and dispute resolution skills. The ability to understand, interpret and advance complex legal and medical arguments based on the Workers’ Compensation Act is an integral part of the job.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • University degree in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience (two years within the last five years) providing written and oral advice to clients regarding the interpretation and application of legislation, regulation, policies and procedures
  • Experience (two years within the last five years) presenting cases on behalf of individual clients, or appearing as a client representative before administrative tribunals, boards, commissions and appellate bodies
  • Experience planning, developing, delivering and evaluating training
  • Experience (two years within the last five years) effectively managing a high volume and demanding, active caseload
  • Experience (one year within the last three years) effectively managing clients in crisis (i.e.angry, distraught, suicidal) clients
  • Preference may be given to an applicant with experience as a representative in mediation
  • Preference may be given to an applicant with legal training

For more information and to apply online by September 19, 2018, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/53865


Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
Victoria

Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal
Director, Policy and Appeal Management
$87,600 – $114,100.25 annually (effective July 1, 2018)

Bring your legal expertise and leadership skills to this unique opportunity.

The Director, Policy and Appeal Management, reports to the Tribunal Chair and is responsible for providing leadership and direction to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Tribunal. Three administrative staff and the Manager, Appeals report to the Director who develops key internal policies, process and procedures to ensure the effective, smooth and efficient operation of the Tribunal. As such, the Director oversees a 1.7 million dollar budget and is responsible for human resources. This role ensures the Tribunal is in compliance with the Documents Disposal Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and responds to requests under this Act.  Another key aspect of this role is managing various contracts and exploring and leading and implementing new programs as necessary as well as ensuring software solutions remain current and have sufficient technical support.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • A law degree from a school of recognized standing combined with three years of legal experience.
  • Management experience including three years’ experience in a managerial role supervising staff.
  • Experience managing a budget and managing contracts.
  • Experience in managing a number of diverse and complex projects.
  • Experience drafting policy, briefing notes, correspondence and reports.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in administrative law and tribunal or quasi-judicial work.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience working in a unionized environment

For more information and to apply online by July 19, 2018, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/52052