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Civil Resolution Tribunal – Full-Time Members

Requisition # 2324233
Job Location Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job Stream Legal
Job Type Appointment, Full-Time
Salary/Rate $1.00 / Year
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 29-Apr-2019
Expiry Date 29-May-2019
Educational Requirements N/A
Languages Required English

Job Description

Business and Structure

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, and other collaborative dispute resolution services. As a last resort, disputes are resolved by adjudication, based on written submissions or, occasionally, 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, small claims disputes $5,000.00 or under, motor vehicle injury disputes $50,000 or under, and (in June 2019) disputes under the Societies Act and the Cooperative Associations Act.

The tribunal is currently made up of the Chair, a Vice Chair for each of the Strata Property, Small Claims, and Motor Vehicle Injury Divisions, as well as a Vice Chair Quality Assurance, 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 after a competitive, merit-based process. Tribunal operations are supported by a number of employees.

Strategic Direction

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 tribunal is an expert tribunal, and tribunal Members apply their expertise in resolving often complex disputes through adjudication. The Act provides that the tribunal’s online dispute resolution services are available to the public generally. For more information, see www.civilresolutionbc.ca.

Vacant Position(s)

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

Diversity and Inclusion

People from all regions of our province are invited to help renew B.C.’s public sector tribunals. Consideration will be given to qualified individuals with a broad range of backgrounds in community, labour and business environments. The selection process will recognize lived experience and volunteer roles as well as paid employment and academic achievements.

To support strong tribunals that reflect the diversity of our province, women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in public sector tribunal appointments are encouraged to put their names forward for appointments.

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 based on a review of the evidence, the parties’ submissions, and the applicable law and policy.

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, always, 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.

Competencies/Attributes

There are currently several vacancies on the tribunal for full time members specializing in strata, small claims, or motor vehicle injury adjudication. The following are the attributes and qualifications sought for the position:

  • 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 understanding of the tribunal’s mandate, structure, and processes;
  • 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 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.

Competencies/Attributes

Preference may be given to candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in interpreting medical information; and
  • Demonstrated community, volunteer, or other experience in providing legal services to the public, particularly those with barriers to accessing the justice system.

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

Time Commitment

The tribunal 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 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 http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/services-policies-for-government/public-sector-management/psec/remuneration-guidelines-appointees-amin-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.

Personal Attributes

All tribunal members should possess the following personal attributes:

  • high ethical standards and integrity in professional and personal dealings;
  • appreciation of the responsibilities to the public;
  • able and willing to raise potentially controversial issues in a manner that encourages dialogue;
  • flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • capable of a wide perspective on issues;
  • ability to listen and work as a team member;
  • no direct or indirect conflict of interest with the member’s responsibility to the tribunal;
  • strong reasoning skills;
  • able and willing to fulfill time commitment required to carry out responsibilities;
  • may include personal attributes relevant to the tribunal; and
  • commitment to continuous learning about the tribunal and the relevant sector or industry.

List of Current Members

For a list of current tribunal members please visit: http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/apps/appointments/boardView.asp?BoardNum=215163

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Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

2 positions available in Surrey.

Administrative Hearing Officer
$58,629.96 – $66,726.25 annually effective April 14, 2019

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 Community Safety Unit, operating within the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is charged with the responsibility of conducting inspections and investigations of illegal cannabis dispensaries and related operations to ensure compliance with federal and provincial cannabis laws.

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 notices of administrative monetary penalties. 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. The work performed by the Administrative Hearing Officer will help ensure that the objectives of the legislation are upheld, including protecting public health and safety, preventing young people from accessing cannabis, and deterring criminal activity.

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 (SEE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS); OR
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in an unrelated discipline and 2 years demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions (SEE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS).
  • Minimum of 1 year experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations and policy in complex situations.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience reviewing and evaluating evidence.

Special Requirements:

  • Experience in writing formal adjudication decisions must include demonstrated experience analyzing evidence from parties in an adversarial context, assessing credibility, and making findings of fact while taking into consideration applicable legislation, case law, policy, and the principles of administrative fairness (Note: 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 April 26, 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/59757

 


 

BAND 2 – Investigator, Market Conduct (Financial Institutions)

Location
Vancouver, BC V8W 2S8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$63,200.00 – $87,600.00 annually

Close Date
4/7/2019

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Finance

Ministry Branch / Division
Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM)

Job Summary
Investigator, Market Conduct (Financial Institutions)
Management Band 2

This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.

An exciting opportunity to apply your exceptional analytical and problem solving skills

The Financial Institutions Commission (“FICOM”) regulates pension, financial services and mortgage broker industries in British Columbia. This regulation is designed to protect the public against the insolvency of financial institutions, prevent improper market conduct in the financial services and mortgage broker sectors, provide deposit insurance for members of B.C. credit unions and ensure the solvency of pension funds.

The Investigator deploys investigative best practices in the handling of urgent, complex, and high- risk cases relating to misconduct of financial institutions (i.e., insurance, trust, and credit union) regulated by the Government of British Columbia. The Investigator exercises considerable initiative and flexibility when responding to the changing circumstances of complex investigations.
Management, executive, and legal counsel rely on the Investigator’s acumen, judgement, and tenacity to make compelling cases for regulatory action which is subject to public scrutiny. In making file management decisions, the Investigator draws on their knowledge of the legislation, evidentiary standards and requirements, industry knowledge, and prioritizes files according to risk of harm to the public.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Organizational and/or academic coursework in administrative law and advanced investigative techniques, preferably leading to a certification, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Post-secondary degree in business, insurance, law, or criminology (preferred).
  • Five (5) years of recent and progressive investigative experience, preferably in a regulatory, corporate security, law enforcement, or related environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with investigative experience in the areas of insurance and/or financial services.
  • Preference may be given to those with or who immediately qualify for Special Provincial Constable status.

To learn more, including how to apply online by April 7, 2019, please visit:
https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/58977

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

 


 

BAND 4 – Registrar and Executive Director

Location
Vancouver, BC V8W 2S8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$87,600.00 – $114,100.00 annually

Close Date
3/31/2019

Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
Property Assessment Appeal Board

Job Summary
Registrar and Executive Director
Management Band 4

This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.

A high profile leadership role with an administrative tribunal for a dedicated professional

The Property Assessment Appeal Board (”the Board”) is an independent, quasi-judicial administrative tribunal established under the Assessment Act. The Board is the second level of appeal for property assessments throughout the province. The Board uses facilitative dispute resolution techniques to settle as many appeals as possible without a hearing. Short of an appeal on a point of law to the Supreme Court of BC, the Board is the final step in the appeal process. The Board receives 2,500 to 3,500 appeals each year. The total assessed value of all properties currently before the Board is approximately $47 billion. The Board faces the challenge of a high volume of appeals with considerable variations in content and complexity.

The Registrar is the Chief Financial Officer for the Board and reports to the Chair.

The Registrar:

1) Is responsible for the financial management of the Board including allocating resources, approval of Board member expenditures and management of Board spending within the Board’s $1.4 million limit.This requires knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and techniques, including the ability to prepare budget forecasting, monitoring of accounts receivables/payables, and invoicing.

2) Directs the Board’s registry and makes procedural determinations including the dismissal of appeals.

3) Is responsible for managing all Human Resources and five administrative staff.

4) Leads management of information technology projects, including the Board’s innovative Solution Explorer, Online Dispute Resolution, and electronic case management projects.

5) 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.

6) Resolves assessment appeals using alternative dispute resolution and case manages a portfolio of appeals.

7) Is responsible for processing requests made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and records management, as well as processing any complaints through the Ombudsman’s office.

8) In conjunction with the Chair, takes a leadership role in innovation including managing complex, multi-organization initiatives and Stakeholder relations.

If you are looking for an exciting leadership opportunity and possess the required qualifications, we look forward to your application.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Steve.Guthrie@paab.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/58810

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.


In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • A post graduate degree from a school of recognized standing in a related area such as business administration, law, public administration or other related discipline. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
    Senior management experience including three years experience in a managerial role supervising staff.
  • Experience managing and preparing large budgets (in the order of $1 million+) including budget forecasting with the use of Excel.
  • Experience managing and preparing 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.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category
Information Management/Information Technology, Leadership and Management

For more information and to apply online please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/58810

 


 

Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General – Surrey

Administrative Hearing Officer
$57,480.47 – $65,417.88 annually

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

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 Community Safety Unit, operating within the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is charged with the responsibility of conducting inspections and investigations of illegal cannabis dispensaries and related operations to ensure compliance with federal and provincial cannabis laws.

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 notice 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.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

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.

For more information and to apply online by March 12, 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/58381

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

 


Financial Services Tribunal – Chair

Canada, British Columbia

Requisition # 2320490
Job Location Canada-British Columbia-ALL
Job Stream Special Interest / Government
Job Type Appointment, Full-Time
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 19-Feb-2019
Expiry Date 19-Mar-2019
Educational Requirements N/A
Languages Required English

Job Description

Business and Structure

The Financial Services Tribunal (“FST”) was created with the enactment of the Commercial Appeals Commission Repeal Act in 2003, became fully operational in the summer of 2004 and has now been in operation for 14 years. The FST hears appeals from individuals and institutions who want to contest enforcement decisions made by the Insurance Council of British Columbia, Real Estate Council of British Columbia, Superintendent of Real Estate, Superintendent of Pensions, Registrar of Mortgage Brokers and Superintendent of Financial Institutions. In large part, the appeals are conducted as appeals “on the record” which means they are primarily “paper” reviews and there are rarely oral hearings. The material before the Tribunal consists of the written “record” of the proceedings before the original decision maker and the written submissions and arguments of the parties made to the FST on appeal. The appeals are heard by panels of one member each.

Under section 242.1 of the Financial Institutions Act, the Tribunal consists of a Chair and Vice-Chair, as well as other members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council after a merit based process and consultation with the Chair.

The Tribunal currently has three Members, all of whom are lawyers.

The Tribunal hears between 5 and 15 appeals per year. Staff from the Environmental Appeal Board/Forest Appeals Commission appeals office provide administrative services and support to the Tribunal as needed. Staff for the FST consist of a Director (lawyer) and a Registrar who are responsible for a majority of the case management of appeals. The Director also aids with preliminary rulings, decision editing and research of legal issues, etc. Support is also provided for general operational administration as well as legal counsel to assist on difficult legal issues as required.

Operations for the Financial Service Tribunal are located at the business offices of the Environmental Appeal Board/Forest Appeals Commission in Victoria, BC. However, the Chair can be located anywhere in BC.

More information on the Tribunal can be found at: http://www.fst.gov.bc.ca

Vacant Position

The position is the part-time Chair of the Financial Services Tribunal (Tribunal).

Pursuant to section 242.1 (5) of the Financial Institutions Act, the Chair is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tribunal. In that capacity, the Chair may establish forms and rules of practice and procedure for the Tribunal, [1]may hire and supervise staff required for the exercise of powers and the performance of duties of the tribunal and must prepare an Annual Report describing the number of appeals heard by the tribunal, the issues under consideration and the disposition of those issues.

With respect to the appellate process, on receipt of the Notice of Appeal and the $850 filing fee, the Chair hears or assigns the appeal to a Tribunal Member. The Chair has the authority to determine preliminary matters and to vary time limits regarding appeals.

The Chair, through the monitoring of member performance, ensures that members comply with the rules of natural justice, the principles of administrative law, applicable legislation and case law. The Chair is required to provide leadership to board members and to take an active role in the orientation and training of members.

The Chair should also take the lead in promoting public education about the Tribunal’s responsibilities and processes, as well as represent the board to the general public. By agreement, the Chair may participate in policy discussions with the host ministry and others on the Tribunal’s role and jurisdiction, as well as on transformational and legislative initiatives that may affect the Tribunal and its work.

Experience and Qualifications

The following attributes currently being sought for the vacant position under consideration:

  • an extensive knowledge of administrative law, procedures and administrative tribunals acquired through practicing administrative law; and
  • extensive professional experience and expertise in the real estate, mortgage brokering, pension administration, insurance industries and credit union sector.

Diversity and Inclusion

People from all regions of our province are invited to help renew B.C.’s public sector boards. Consideration will be given to qualified individuals with a broad range of backgrounds in community, labour and business environments. The selection process will recognize lived experience and volunteer roles as well as paid employment and academic achievements.

To support strong boards that reflect the diversity of our province, women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in public sector board appointments are encouraged to put their names forward for appointments.

Competencies / Attributes

FST Tribunal Members are appointed by OIC based on criteria such as:

  • litigation or adjudicative experience;
  • relevant financial service or real estate industry and/or regulatory experience and professional standing in the sector;
  • flexible work schedules, insofar as they must be available to hear FST appeals as they arise and provide a written decision within a short timeframe; and
  • dis-interest and impartiality regarding the appeal matters that come before the FST.

In fulfilling his or her obligations to the tribunal, the Chair:

  • reviews all assigned matters;
  • employs statutory tools and dispute resolution techniques that will maintain or enhance the tribunal’s adjudicative role;
  • gives high quality, well-reasoned decision on a timely basis;
  • exercises sound judgment and skill in the conduct of proceedings and in communication with other public agencies or the public;
  • meets the reporting requirements set out in the Tribunal’s governing legislation and the Administrative Tribunals Act;
  • actively participates in a team environment and maintains a close working relationship with Tribunal staff and members to enhance the quality, consistency and effective use of team resources;
  • acts as a resource to new members and takes an active role in their orientation and training; and
  • performs other activities within the nature and scope of the position.

The Chair should also possess the following core competencies:

Personal Effectiveness

  • The ability to understand, use and refine all the tools and abilities at one’s disposal. It requires the ability to seek and use feedback from others to improve one’s performance and model personal change to foster trust in the whole organization.

Analytical Thinking:

  • The ability to comprehend a situation by breaking it down into its components and identifying key or underlying complex issues. It implies the ability to systematically organize and compare the various aspects of a problem or situation and determine cause-and-effect relationships (“if…then…”) to resolve problems in a sound, decisive manner. Checks to ensure the validity or accuracy of all information.
  • Indigenous and Cultural Commitment
  • The work of Tribunal impacts all citizens of BC, and the Tribunal should reflect the community it serves. This competency explores emotional intelligence, cultural agility, empathy, a commitment to self-discovery and continued learning, as well as development towards inclusive, intentional and respectful ways of working.

Commitment to Gender Inclusion and Diversity

  • The Tribunal board and its Chair should reflect the diversity of our province, women, visible minorities, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+). This competency explores how a candidate is prepared to build and grow the board and the work of the Tribunal to represent this diversity. 

Other Considerations

  • While previous experience as a tribunal member is not required, it is preferred given that Tribunal members hear appeals in panels of one member only. It is important that Chair candidates understand the roles and responsibilities of the Tribunal and have the necessary experience and demonstrated skills to enable them to contribute to Tribunal decision-making and appeal case management.
  • 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

Based on past experience, it is expected that the Tribunal will receive approximately 5 to 15 appeal cases per year.

Term

The chair of the tribunal may be appointed by the appointing authority, after a merit-based process, to hold office for an initial term of 3 to 5 years.

The chair may be reappointed by the appointing authority, after a merit-based process, for additional terms of up to 5 years.

Compensation

As per Treasury Board Directive, 1/17, the Chair receives $650-$725 per day. Expenses incurred while on Tribunal business are also reimbursed.

Governance

The Tribunal reports to Attorney General and operates at arm’s length from the government in its decision-making capacity. The Chair is responsible to the appointing authority for the Tribunal’s performance.

Tribunal Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Collectively and individually, the Tribunal is expected to demonstrate:

  • high ethical standards and personal integrity;
  • appreciation of the public service element and a duty to the public;
  • a broad perspective on issues;
  • no direct or indirect conflict of interest with the member’s responsibility to the Tribunal;
  • the ability to define issues in a clear and concise written manner;
  • strong reasoning and decision making skills;
  • flexibility, responsiveness and willingness to consider change;
  • ability to work as a team member;
  • sound general knowledge of the financial services and real estate industries; and
  • ability to work on individual case management with Tribunal support staff.

Board Composition

The composition of the Tribunal is based on merit as well as knowledge of the financial services and regulatory industry, administrative law and the statutes that apply to the FST.

In addition to the Chair and the Vice-Chair, the FST consists of other Members who are or have been practicing Lawyers with significant adjudicative and decision writing experience, and/or industry expert members with significant experience and professional standing in the financial services and real estate sectors.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Tribunal responsibilities fall into the following general categories:

Managing Tribunal Affairs: Maintain and establish as needed, the processes and structures necessary to carry out the Tribunal’s statutory mandate. Evaluate the Tribunal and its members. Consult with the appointing authority to identify potential new members. Ensure appropriate Tribunal member orientation and ongoing professional development.

Organization’s Mandate: Fully understand the Tribunal’s enabling legislation, relevant provisions of the Administrative Tribunals Act, the principles of administrative justice, and the Tribunal’s mandate set by statute; review and make recommendations to government regarding the mandate to reflect changing circumstances.

Strategy and Plans: Participate in the development, drafting and approval of the Tribunal’s annual report to ensure consistency with the Tribunal’s mandate.

Human Resources: Subject to government legislation and guidelines, recruit, select, request appointments and re-appointments, compensate, and evaluate members. Oversee management succession and development of members.

Monitor and Report: Monitor Tribunal performance against annual reports and compliance with applicable legislation. Accountable to government and stakeholders though appropriate reporting.

Accountabilities

The Chair is accountable to the host minister for the effective management and operation of the tribunal and must:

  • upon request, submit remuneration reports to the minister outlining the work and activities of the tribunal, including annual time on case comparisons;
  • report to the minister, in a timely manner, on the timing, process and procedures for selecting and appointing new members of the tribunal;
  • manage the tribunal’s operations within the budget provided by designated funder Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM)and communicate, in a timely manner, with FICOM regarding resources needed to maintain satisfactory service levels of the tribunal;
  • provide reports to the minister on issues that may be of general interest or concern to the government as needed;
  • ensure the Tribunal complies with various legislated requirements, including privacy and freedom of information;
  • maintain and update the Tribunal’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, Guidelines, forms and policies as necessary.

In carrying out its work, the FST operates within the requirements of the Financial Institutions Act and the Administrative Tribunals Act. Ongoing accountability and transparency are met through the legislated requirement for delivering an Annual Report to the Minister.

For more information see the FST’s previous Annual Reports on their website at: http://www.fst.gov.bc.ca

List of Current Tribunal Members

Name Place of Residence Initial Appointment Expiry Comments (e.g. elected; MO/OIC)
Vacant Chair
Michael (Mike) Tourigny, Member & Acting Chair Vancouver 2018-03-31 2021-12-17 OIC 794
Jane Anne Gwyneth

Purdie, QC, Member

Vancouver 2018-07-12 2020-11-30 OIC 366
Michelle Good, Member Kamloops 2018-12-12 2020-12-12 OIC 772

Process for Submitting Expressions of Interest

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Please note that applicants must be able to successfully meet security screening requirements which include a Criminal Records Check.

You may submit an Expression of Interest in serving on this board by clicking on the “Apply Online Now” button at the bottom of this page. For more information on the tribunal, refer to the Directory of Agencies website

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.

[1] Staff from the Environmental Appeal Board/Forest Appeals Commission appeals office provide administrative services and support to the Tribunal as needed

 

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Environmental Appeal Board/Forest Appeals Commission/Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal – Chair

Canada, British Columbia

Requisition # 2318462
Job Location Canada-British Columbia-ALL
Job Stream Environment
Job Type Appointment, Full-Time
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 18-Jan-2019
Expiry Date 28-Feb-2019
Educational Requirements N/A
Languages Required English

Job Description

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) – The personal information on this form is collected for the purpose of administering a variety of statutes that authorize the appointment of individuals to public sector organizations under the authority of section 26(a) of the FOIPPA. Questions about the collection or use of this information can be directed to the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office by email at abc@gov.bc.ca or by telephone at 604 660-0465.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Position is the full-time Chair (of the Environmental Appeal Board, the Forest Appeals Commission and the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal (collectively, the “Tribunals”).

The Position also provides administrative oversight for professional staff who support five tribunals: the Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board, the Financial Services Tribunal, the Hospital Appeal Board, the Industry Training Appeal Board, and the Health Professions Review Board (collectively, the “Supported Boards”).

The Position oversees two separate offices which provide registry services, legal advice, research support, systems support, financial and administrative services, training and communications for a total of eight independent tribunals. The Position provides leadership and guidance to the three Tribunals, its 21 part-time members, and a total combined office of 13 professional staff.

BUSINESS AND STRUCTURE

A. The Tribunals

Business of the Tribunals

The Environmental Appeal Board, the Forest Appeals Commission and the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal are independent, quasi-judicial expert tribunals that were established by statute to hear appeals from specified decisions of government officials in the areas of environmental protection, and the allocation and management of publicly owned natural resources. Each tribunal operates at arm’s length from the government in their decision-making capacities.

The Tribunals decide the merits of an appeal by weighing the evidence, making findings of fact, interpreting the legislation and the common law, and applying the law and legislation to the facts. The Tribunals hear and determine complex cases under a quasi-constitutional jurisdiction and are required to render timely, well written decisions.

The Tribunals’ specific jurisdictions are as follows:

  • The Environmental Appeal Board is established under Part 8 of the Environmental Management Act. It adjudicates appeals from decisions made by government officials on environmental issues under eight statutes (Environmental Management Act, Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act, Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuels) Act, Integrated Pest Management Act, Mines Act, Water Sustainability Act, Water Users’ Communities Act, and Wildlife Act). The decisions that may be appealed under these statutes range from the issuance or refusal of water licences and hunting quotas, to contaminated site remediation orders and notices of contravention and penalty related to mining operations.
  • The Forest Appeals Commission is established under Part 8.1 of the Forest and Range Practices Act. It adjudicates appeals from decisions made by government officials on matters related to forests and the environment under five statutes (Forest Act, Forest and Range Practices Act, Private Managed Forest Land Act, Range Act and the Wildfire Act). The decisions that may be appealed under these statutes range from determinations of stumpage and administrative penalties for unauthorized timber harvesting, to cost recovery orders related to wildfires.
  • The Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal is established under Part 2, Division 2 of the Oil and Gas Activities Act and adjudicates appeals of decisions made by the Oil and Gas Commission under that statute. Decisions that may be appealed include orders and permitting decisions in relation to an “oil and gas activity”.

The Tribunals’ general mandates are to provide the public with fair and accessible appeal processes that decide the issues under appeal in an unbiased, timely and cost-effective manner. Their mandates are also to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the appeal processes and, where warranted, recommend improvements.

Together, the Tribunals receive an average of 200 appeals per year. The Position makes procedural decisions and rulings on preliminary matters and applications relating to the appeals. Hearings on the merits of the appeals vary in format (written or oral), length and complexity. Oral hearings can range from one day to six weeks. The Position will determine whether the matter will be heard by a single member or a panel of three members.

The impact of the Tribunals’ decisions may be considerable. Constitutional issues, including issues related to First Nations’ consultation, may be decided.

Further information about the Tribunals is available at: www.eab.gov.bc.ca; www.fac.gov.bc.ca; and www.ogat.gov.bc.ca

Structure/Organization of the Tribunals

The Position is the Chair of the Tribunals and is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council after a merit-based process.

The Position provides adjudicative leadership and is responsible for the effective management and operation of the three Tribunals. The Position is responsible for the recruitment, screening and recommending of the appointment of new members, and the reappointment of existing members at the expiry of their terms in collaboration with the Tribunal Transformation and Supports Office and the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office. There are currently 21 part-time members that are cross-appointed to each of the three Tribunals. Two of the members are cross-appointed as part-time vice-chairs of each tribunal. The Position is responsible for the training of, and the allocation of work to, the Tribunals’ members, as well as evaluating their performance.

The Position is responsible for the effective management and operation of the tribunals which includes oversight of human resource, specifically is responsible for thirteen full-time professional staff including: the Tribunals’ registrar, two legal counsel, a director of finance and operations, a finance and web administrator and an executive secretary; and seven professional staff that support the Supported Boards.

The Position is responsible for establishing the direction, procedural rules and policies for the three Tribunals, as well as for issuing the required annual reports.

B. The Supported Boards

Business and Structure/Organization

The Position provides the administrative oversight for professional staff who support the Supported Boards. The Supported Boards are administrative tribunals established under five different statutes. Four of the Supported Board are appellate tribunals; one is a review board. Each of the Supported Boards has a separate part-time chair appointed for a term by Order-in-Council.

The Position is responsible for providing financial management, overseeing human resources, systems, facility and operational support for the Supported Boards.

GOVERNANCE

The Tribunals report to the Attorney General and operates at arm’s length from the government in its decision-making capacity. The Chair is responsible to the appointing authority for the Board’s performance.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

For the Tribunals, this Position oversees the effective management of appeals from the filing of a Notice of Appeal to the release of the final decision on the merits and provides instruction to legal counsel on any judicial reviews or statutory appeals.

This Position is expected to adjudicate certain hearings of the merits as a key function of providing adjudicative leadership for the Tribunals. This Position also makes decisions on the majority of preliminary applications and motions filed by the parties on an appeal.

This Position is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the three Tribunals including:

  • maintaining the highest possible standards for the appeal processes of the Tribunals;
  • ensuring that appeals are processed, heard and decided in an independent, objective, fair and timely manner, and in accordance with the Tribunals’ statutory jurisdiction and the rules of natural justice and administrative law principles.

This Position ensures that members have the appropriate resources to assist them during a hearing.

The Position is also responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the three Tribunals, including:

  • Providing direction and training to the Tribunals, its members and staff, consistent with their respective statutory jurisdictions;
  • Assigning, managing, monitoring and evaluating the work and performance of members within the framework of their adjudicative independence, and evaluating the performance of staff;
  • Overseeing and managing the financial, human resources, administrative, information technology, legal and infrastructure functions in compliance with the accountabilities imposed by provincial legislation;
  • Managing and maintaining publicly available information regarding the Tribunals;
  • Overseeing the Tribunals’ communications policy, including responding to media inquiries, ombudsperson investigations and freedom of information inquires;
  • Managing and directing the development of policies and procedures, including changes to the Tribunals’ respective Rules of Practice and Procedure, and recommendations for legislative amendments to the 14 statutes over which the Tribunals’ have jurisdiction, as well as the Administrative Tribunals Act;
  • Developing and implementing procedural change and innovation through on-going training and learning opportunities;
  • Recruiting, screening, advising and consulting with the Minister on the appointment and reappointment of competent, knowledgeable and experienced members;
  • Implementing performance measures for the Tribunals;
  • Monitoring the Tribunals’ compliance with governing legislation;
  • Participating in the development, review and approval of the Tribunals’ strategic plans to ensure consistency with their mandate s as set by government;
  • Preparing and submitting annual reports on the performance and activities of the three Tribunals;
  • Maintaining relationships with government and non-government administrative law organizations at the provincial, federal and international levels; and
  • Articulating, implementing and monitoring compliance with the highest standards of performance, quality adjudication and public service in all facets of the Tribunals’ respective activities

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

The Chair should possess the following personal attributes:

  • high ethical standards and integrity in professional and personal dealings;
  • appreciation of the responsibilities to the public;
  • able and willing to raise potentially controversial issues in a manner that encourages dialogue;
  • flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • highly developed leadership skills;
  • strong reasoning, analytical and time-management skills;
  • independence, objectivity, fairness and acceptance of diversity;
  • ability to demonstrate and sustain an independent perspective and a high level of situational judgment in relating to conflicting parties and their positions;
  • ability to recognize conflict of interest and a duty to recuse in case of a direct or indirect conflict of interest;
  • ability and willingness to fulfill the time commitments required to carry out responsibilities; and
  • commitment to continuous learning about the Tribunals, the rules of administrative law and the administrative tribunal community.

QUALIFICATIONS

A degree in law from a recognized university and a member in good standing of a provincial law society or eligible for call and admission.

A minimum of 5 years’ current experience in the field of administrative law related to independent quasi-judicial tribunals.

Adjudication in a court, tribunal or board setting, judicial review of administrative decisions, or representation of clients in a court, tribunal or board setting, and/or other related experience.

Experience at a senior management level, including experience preparing, maintaining and reporting on a budget, and current experience in leading and developing professional staff members.

Experience in dispute resolution.

Integrity, credibility and a sound reputation in one’s chosen field.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).

COMPETENCIES

Chair should possess the following job requirements and core competencies:

Tribunal Knowledge, Background and Experience:

  • Understand the functions and processes of an independent adjudicative tribunal;
  • Knowledge of administrative and natural resources law, statutory interpretation, and constitutional and aboriginal law;
  • The ability to conduct adjudicative (evidentiary) hearings, analyze complex legal, factual and constitutional issues, and produce timely, well-reasoned decisions;
  • The ability to manage complex cases effectively and fairly, including the ability to read large volumes of complex technical information, identify issues, analyze evidence, interpret and apply the applicable law and write well-reasoned decisions;Skills in the areas of management, financial administration and human resources;
  • The ability to provide strategic leadership within an organization;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Knowledge of government and the public sector environment;

Personal Effectiveness

  • the ability to understand, use and refine all the tools and abilities at one’s disposal. It requires the ability to seek and use feedback from others to improve one’s performance and model personal change to foster trust in the whole organization.

Building Strategic Alliances

  • involves knowledge and skills to engage in internal and external stakeholder analysis.

Vision and Goal Setting

  • involves knowledge and skills in establishing strategic and operational goals for the organization and establishing a system to measure effectiveness of goal attainment.

Creating and Managing Change

  • involves knowledge and skills to manage in the organization through setting direction and urgency, building a coalition of support, communicating widely, handling resistance to change and facilitating implementation of successful change actions.

Solving Problems Creatively

  • involves knowledge and skills in fostering creative problem solving in the organization through critical reflection, problem analysis, risk assessment and rewarding innovation.

Promoting Empowerment

  • involves knowledge and skills in using processes such as delegation and information sharing to enhance subordinate ownership and empowerment over their task and performance.

Indigenous and Cultural Commitment

  • The work of Tribunals impacts all citizens of BC, and the Tribunals should reflect the community it serves. This competency explores emotional intelligence, cultural agility, empathy and a commitment to self-discovery and continued learning and development towards inclusive, intentional and respectful ways of working.

Commitment to Gender Inclusion and Diversity

  • The Tribunal boards and their Chairs should reflect the diversity of our province, women, visible minorities, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+). This competency explores how a candidate is prepared to build and grow the board and the work of the Tribunal to represent this diversity.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Operations for the Tribunals and the Supported Boards are located in Victoria BC. Travel is also required to attend appeals throughout the province. Within the context of the required board skills requirements, consideration is given to diversity of gender, cultural heritage and knowledge of the communities served by the organization.

TIME COMMITMENT

The Position is full-time.

TERM

Pursuant to the Administrative Tribunals Act.

The Chair’s initial term is 3 to 5 years, with a possibility for reappointment for additional terms of up to 5 years.

COMPENSATION

Remuneration is set by Treasury Board Directive 1/17.

PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Proviso

Please note that applicants must be able to successfully meet security screening requirements which include a Criminal Records Check.

You may submit an Expression of Interest in serving on this board by clicking on the “Apply Online Now” button at the bottom of this page. For more information on the board, refer to the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office website (gov.bc.ca/cabro).

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).
in collaboration with the Tribunal Transformation and Supports Office and the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office.

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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 31, 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