Alberta Human Rights Commission
Competition #: 805
Ministry : Justice
Opening Date : 2024/01/11
closing Date : 2024/01/31
Role : Tribunal members
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 Justice is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as Part-time Members of the Commission of the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
Established under the Alberta Human Rights Act, the Commission is an independent body that reports through the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General, with a mandate to foster equality and to reduce discrimination. It fulfills this mandate through public education and community initiatives, through the resolution and settlement of complaints of discrimination, and through human rights tribunal hearings.
The current membership of the Alberta Human Rights Commission is formed by the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, and part-time Tribunal Members.
For more information, please visit the Alberta Human Rights Commission website.
Members of the Commission (part-time Tribunal Members) chair hearings and write decisions to adjudicate human rights complaints under the Alberta Human Rights Act and conduct mediations through the Tribunal Dispute Resolution (TDR) process.
Section 25.2 of the Commission’s Bylaws states: All Members of the Tribunal appointed under the Act must possess a law degree, and have experience, knowledge and training in human rights or administrative law.
Candidates must be eligible for membership with the Law Society of Alberta.
The ideal candidate's background includes:
- Previous tribunal and/or court experience in a decision-making capacity such as adjudicator, mediator or board solicitor, or practice before board or court.
- Demonstrated knowledge of human rights and administrative law gained in an academic environment, courts or tribunals.
- Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely. Experience in drafting decision documents is preferred.
- Demonstrated mediation skills, preferably in a statutory rights-based environment.
- Experience conducting hearings in an administrative law context (ie. hearing preparation, adjudication, decision making and decision writing), including knowledge of evidence and procedural fairness.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting diverse communities.
- Ability to meet the Commission’s service standards on releasing decisions on time; for hearings on the merits, for written appeals and interim applications.
- Availability to act as chair in hearing, TDR, or decision writing for a minimum of 60 days per year.
The Alberta Government is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion on Alberta’s agencies, boards, and commissions. Qualified individuals from all backgrounds, who embody a wide range of knowledge, skills, and expertise, are encouraged to apply.
Appointments are made by an Order in Council of the Lieutenant Governor in Council for a specified term. Part-time Tribunal Members are paid honoraria pursuant to Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (OC 466/2007):
A member of a committee, other than the chair, shall be paid:
- $164 for up to and including four hours in any day, or
- $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or
- $427 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.
The chair or person acting as the chair of a committee shall be paid:
- $219 for up to and including four hours in any day, or
- $383 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or
- $601 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.
The mediator or chair of a Tribunal panel will be reimbursed at the chair rate noted above. Travel expenses will be paid in accordance to the Government of Alberta's Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive.
Candidates should be available for a minimum of 60 days per year as a Chair of a hearing, TDR, or decision writing. Additional days may be required for Tribunal meetings and training.
Candidates should be able to travel throughout the province as required.
Please see the attached Position Profile for more information on this opportunity and a detailed list of responsibilities
Please note: This ad will close on January 31, 2024.
The posting may be used to fill current and future public agency vacancies.
In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download the biography form.
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Once the forms are completed, save them to your PC. When you click on submit application, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop or upload your completed biography form and others requested into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section.
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Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.
Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.
Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.
Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.
The personal information in ePAAS is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to administer and manage recruitment for current and future public agency appointment opportunities. Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Public Agency Secretariat, Public Service Commission, 3rd Floor, Peace Hills Trust Tower, 10011 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8 or by calling 780-644-3060. Applicants will be required to identify any real or perceived conflicts of interest and may be required to undergo additional screening.
Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.