Chairperson, Management Advisory Board for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs
Management Advisory Board for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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Per diem:
$550.00 - $650.00
National Capital Region
Application Review Date:
October 11, 2022
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The mandate of the Management Advisory Board for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Management Advisory Board) is to provide the Commissioner of the RCMP — on its own initiative or at the Commissioner’s request — with advice, information and reports on the administration and management of the RCMP, including with respect to the development and implementation of transformation and modernization plans; the effective and efficient use of resources; the actions to be taken to reduce corporate risks; the development and implementation of policies and management controls that support the operation of the RCMP; the development and implementation of corporate and strategic plans; and the development and implementation of operating and capital budgets.

In carrying out its mandate, the Management Advisory Board considers the impact of its advice on women, men and gender-diverse people by taking into account the intersection of sex, gender, sexuality, race, ability and age.

Members of the Board draw upon their knowledge and expertise to provide expert advice to the Commissioner.

The position of Chairperson provides a unique opportunity to lead the Management Advisory Board and oversee its activities. Under the direction of the Chairperson, the Management Advisory Board provides advice to the Commissioner in support of efforts to make the RCMP a modern, effective, healthy and inclusive organization that is trusted by Canadians for policing excellence.

The Chairperson is responsible for determining the dates, times and places at which the Management Advisory Board will meet.

A Vice-Chairperson acts as Chairperson if the Chairperson is absent or unable to act, or if the office of Chairperson is vacant.

The Management Advisory Board may set its own priorities and develop its own work plans; establish procedures governing the carrying out of its work; and determine the quorum for its meetings.

Under the RCMP Act, the Management Advisory Board shall be representative of the diversity of Canadian society and comprised of members who have the experience and the capacity required to carry out the Board’s mandate.

Diversity and Official Languages

We are committed to providing a healthy and accessible workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to achieve one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful, inclusive and harassment-free work environment.

Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience;

  • Experience in a senior management or leadership role;

  • Work experience in analyzing and providing informed, nuanced advice on sensitive and complex issues in a large and complex organization;

  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and policies;

  • Experience in working with government and public officials at senior levels;

  • Experience implementing major transformations, governance principles and best practices;

  • Experience in using a computer for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word); and

  • Experience in three or more of the following areas would be considered an asset:

    • Human Resources or Labour Relations

    • Bias, Diversity and Inclusion

    • Indigenous Reconciliation

    • Innovation or Change Management

    • Working with governments

    • Accountability and Governance

    • Finance, Accounting or Business

    • Risk management

    • Information Technology or Information Management

    • Policing, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

    • Other experience considered of value for the position.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of sound management principles, strategic reporting, accountability and transparency;

  • Knowledge of the challenges facing the RCMP, including efforts to improve workplace wellbeing, plans to modernize and transform the institution, work to address systemic racism and issues regarding the sustainability of the current policing model;

  • Knowledge of federal government structures and processes as well as of Federal-Provincial-Territorial relations;

  • Ability to provide leadership, strategic advice and direction needed for the RCMP to transform and modernize and to achieve its mandate and objectives;

  • Ability to analyze complex situations in order to develop strategies and provide appropriate advice;

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister, the Commissioner of the RCMP, government officials and/or external partners/stakeholders, while maintaining the degree of independence required of an independent advisory body;

  • Ability to lead and mobilize small committees or task forces to develop advice on specific issues;

  • Ability to work well with others; and

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Sound judgment

  • Impartiality

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Leadership

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.

  • Under the RCMP Act, a person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a member of the Management Advisory Board if the person:

    1. is a member or other person appointed or employed under the authority of Part I of the RCMP Act ;

    2. is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;

    3. is a public office holder as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Conflict of Interest Act, unless the person is a public office holder only by virtue of their appointment as a member of the Management Advisory Board;

    4. is employed on a full-time basis in the federal public administration or by a provincial or municipal authority; or

    5. is a member of the Senate, the House of Commons, the legislature of a province or a municipal council or is on the staff of such a member.

  • Every appointee to the Management Advisory Board must obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance from the Government of Canada.

  • Every appointee to the Management Advisory Board must be willing to travel across Canada.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A list of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

How to Apply

Review of applications (more information here) will begin on October 11, 2022. Candidates should apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

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