Member, Arbitration Board (Inuvialuit)

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Crown-Indigenous Relations
Position title:
Per diem:
$335.00 - $400.00
Across Canada
Closing date:
January 14, 2019
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The Inuvialuit Arbitration Board has the jurisdiction to arbitrate any differences between the Inuvialuit, industry, Governments of Canada, Northwest Territories or Yukon as to the meaning, interpretation, application or implementation of the Western Artic (Inuvialuit) Final Agreement. The Board has the jurisdiction to hear disputes relating to enrolment under the Western Artic (Inuvialuit) Final Agreement, land matters, subsurface resource claims, sand and gravel, participation agreements, and wildlife compensation awards.

The role of the member includes participating in the arbitration process for issues within the jurisdiction of the Arbitration Board, including sitting on arbitration panels as designated by the chairperson.

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 degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;

  • Certification as an arbitrator or mediator would be considered an asset;

  • Experience on a board of directors;

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

  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of different levels of government and the private sector;

  • Experience working in land claims contexts and/or with Northern issues;

  • Experience in the operation and conduct of an arbitration panel or adjudicative tribunal, an agency or equivalent would be considered an asset; and

  • Demonstrated experience in decision making with respect to sensitive and complex issues in a quasi-judicial environment 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 and activities of the Inuvialuit Arbitration Board as well as the land claim, constitutional and legislative framework within which it operates;

  • Knowledge of constitutional, Indigenous, resources and administrative law and processes;

  • Knowledge of sound governance principles, monitoring and evaluation of performance;

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex evidence in order to make sound and equitable decisions while anticipating their short- and long-term consequences;

  • Ability to foster debate and discussion among Board members in order to facilitate consensus;

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with board members, stakeholders, public institutions, senior government officials and other organizations;

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders; and

  • Proficiency in Inuvialuktun would be considered an asset.

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:

  • Sound judgment

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Respect, fairness and impartiality

  • High ethical standards and integrity

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 the 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 willing to travel across Canada, including travel to remote locations as required.

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

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 14, 2019, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. 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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