Member (Marine and Medical), Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

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Position title:
Member (Marine and Medical)
Per diem:
$570.00 - $670.00
Application Review Date:
October 3, 2018
Opportunity number:

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) has the responsibility of processing and deciding reviews and appeals of decisions from the Department of Transport and some decisions from the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Members will be called to adjudicate review and appeal hearings. Members function as independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial review and appeal hearings.

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 or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and job-related experience;

  • A law degree would be considered an asset;

  • Experience in one of the federally-regulated transportation sectors (aeronautics, rail, motor vehicle, marine) or as a medical practitioner;

  • Experience in gathering and assessing complex information in order to make decisions and in chairing meetings; and

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

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative law, principles of natural justice and practices followed by administrative tribunals and the TATC;

  • Knowledge of the review and appeal processes and the operations of the TATC, including the regulations that govern its activities;

  • Knowledge of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act and other applicable legislation and regulations;

  • Knowledge of the transportation sector in Canada would be considered an asset;

  • Ability to interpret various statutes and related regulations in an adjudicative context;

  • Ability to effectively conduct hearings of an adjudicative tribunal and to write clear and well-reasoned determinations and decisions;

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

  • Ability to maintain self-control and defuse tense situations;

  • Ability to think conceptually, isolate, synthesize and analyze information; and

  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, as well as within a team.

In addition, candidates should demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to at least one of the following streams:

Marine Sector

  • Knowledge of the relevant marine transportation legislation such as the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, the Marine Transportation Security Act, as well as related regulations;

  • Knowledge of relevant international agreements within the marine sector; and

  • Knowledge of the marine transportation mode, marine practices and community.

Medical Hearings

  • Significant knowledge of medicine applied to one or more of the federally-regulated transportation sectors; and

  • Retired or practicing medical physician.

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:

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Sound judgment

  • Impartiality

  • Tact

  • Discretion

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 appointed, you must be accessible all day for communication, research and word processing (Microsoft Word), and to learn new technical programs.

  • If you are appointed to this position you must work from your home office in Canada and have access to high-speed internet.

  • If you are appointed to this position, you must be willing to travel to the National Capital Region and across Canada regularly, 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

Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2018. 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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