Chief Administrator, Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

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Position title:
Chief Administrator
Salary range:
$211,300.00 - $248,500.00/Year
National Capital Region
Application Review Date:
January 7, 2019
Opportunity number:

The Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada is a single integrated organization that provides a full range of high-quality support services to eleven (11) designated federal administrative tribunals, while fully preserving the tribunals’ decision-making independence on adjudicative and case-related matters. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada is responsible for this organization.

The Chief Administrator ensures the provision of professional administrative and support services, through the effective and efficient use of human, financial and material resources for: The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Competition Tribunal, the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal, the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, the Specific Claims Tribunal, the Social Security Tribunal and the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

Diversity and Official Languages

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. 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.

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 university degree in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience;

  • A law degree would be considered an asset;

  • Significant management experience at the senior executive level in a public or private sector organization;

  • Experience in the management of financial and human resources;

  • Demonstrated experience in managing the operations of large complex public or private sector organizations;

  • Experience in negotiating complex issues among a variety of stakeholders with competing objectives;

  • Demonstrated decision-making experience at a senior level with respect to sensitive administrative issues;

  • Experience in providing strategic advice on complex and sensitive matters;

  • Executive level management experience in a legal, administrative tribunal or judicial context would be considered an asset; and

  • Experience in managing or leading, at the senior executive level, client-service oriented programs or services would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate, role and responsibilities of the Chief Administrator and of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, including its governing legislation;

  • Knowledge of the federal government, and the functions and responsibilities as Deputy Head of a department for purposes of the Federal Accountability Act, the Financial Accountability Act and the Public Service Employment Act and related statutes and regulations;

  • Knowledge of the unique role of federal administrative tribunals in Canada;

  • Knowledge of sound business practices and principles, including human resources and financial management, as well as good corporate governance;

  • Ability to analyze differing opinions and complex situations and respond strategically and reasonably with a view to making recommendations that are fair and equitable;

  • Ability to engage and maintain appropriate co-operative relationships with administrative tribunal chairpersons and members;

  • Ability to make sound decisions and to provide corporate leadership and vision, including building and maintaining a high level of motivation and morale among employees;

  • Ability to exercise transparency, probity and accountability in the management of resources; and

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on the 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:

  • Tact, diplomacy and discretion

  • Integrity and high ethical standards

  • Sound judgment

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Decisive, innovative and action-oriented

  • Service-oriented

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 are subject to the Conflicts 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 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.

  • If you are appointed to this position, you must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment. A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019. Candidates must 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 Deputy 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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