Land and Property Rights Tribunal
Competition #: 795
Ministry : Municipal Affairs
Opening Date : 2023/11/17
closing Date : 2023/12/08
Role : Part-Time Member(s)
It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is seeking applications from individuals with property assessment, appraisal and/or land planning and development experience who are interested in serving as a part-time member of the Land and Property Rights Tribunal.
The Land and Property Rights Tribunal is an independent, impartial, quasi-judicial tribunal that provides timely and independent adjudication to all parties in the areas of property assessment, subdivision, development, and inter-municipal disputes. The tribunal grants right of entry and decides compensation disputes involving surface rights and expropriation matters. The tribunal also provides the Presiding Officer to all municipal Composite Assessment Review Boards. Lastly, the tribunal makes recommendations to the Minister and the Lieutenant Governor in Council on annexation proposals and other matters under the Municipal Government Act. Tribunal decisions must yield fairness and equity consistent with principles of natural justice and administrative law.
Board and Committee Structure
The Land and Property Rights Tribunal consists of part-time members, full-time members and a full-time Chair appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
As a part-time member, you will participate as a panel member and act as the presiding officer at hearings to review, weigh and address evidence and submissions, and prepare written decisions and recommendations within the legislative framework. Tribunal hearings can be done in-person, virtually, or through written submission. You will make and draft decisions that are fair and well-reasoned, while observing the principles of natural justice and administrative law.
Candidates must be Alberta residents and may not be current elected municipal officials or members of organizations with mandates that may conflict with the tribunal’s mandate and jurisdiction
- Administrative and municipal law experience in public and private sectors.
- Knowledge of the Alberta agricultural/farming/ranching industry. • Knowledge of energy resources regulatory system in Alberta.
- Appraisal and/or assessment experience of agricultural land, pipelines, petroleum, telecommunication or major industrial plans with considerable knowledge and experience in valuing designated industrial property and major plants within the framework of the Municipal Government Act. Knowledge of the construction of these facilities would be a major asset.
- Professional designation in property valuation and/or financial accounting and considerable experience in determining market value of various property types such as agricultural properties, hotels, major office buildings, warehouses, major residential complexes; and unique and complex properties within the framework of the Municipal Government Act.
- Planning law, urban and rural land planning experience.
- Working knowledge of administrative hearing proceedings, including interpreting, applying legislation, and drafting decisions.
- Experience in a related quasi-judicial tribunal environment, conducting hearings and adjudicating cases based on relevant facts and administrative law is desirable.
- Experience or knowledge of mediation concepts and principles of alternative dispute resolution processes.
- Proven analytical and problem solving skills with a strong reputation for fairness. Superior organizational skills and abilities to meet deadlines, and manage the workload and travel requirements.
- Strong writing ability to prepare adjudicative tribunal decisions, is considered an asset. • Excellent listening and oral communication skills.
- Solid computer skills including word processing and internet tools.
- Strong decision facilitation and dispute resolution skills.
- Training will be provided to fill knowledge and experience gaps.
The standard term of appointment is three years with the possibility of renewal. A time commitment for part-time members of approximately two to three days per week is required to accommodate a heavy schedule of assessment related hearings, particularly between June and November. Time commitment can fluctuate based on the tribunal’s application and appeal volumes, member interest, availability and proficiency. Members typically attend hearings and other tribunal events using virtual meeting technology, although some travel may be required.
Members receive remuneration and expenses at rates set by the Lieutenant Governor in Council; recommended rates are in accordance with the Committee Remuneration Order, and reasonable travel expenses in accordance with Treasury Board Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expense Directive.
Please see the attached Position Profile for more information on this opportunity and a detailed list of responsibilities
Executive Search, Alberta Public Service Commission.
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