Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee

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Position title:
Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson
Part-time or full-time
Salary range:
$150,200.00 - $176,600.00/Year
Per diem:
$570.00 - $670.00
Ottawa, Ontario
Application Review Date:
December 3, 2018
Opportunity number:

The mandate of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee is one of civilian oversight of labour relations within Canada's national police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The External Review Committee reviews certain types of grievances, as well as appeals regarding formal disciplinary measures, and discharge and demotion cases. As well, it provides findings and recommendations to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who is the final decision maker.

The External Review Committee Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer and has supervision over the direction of the work and staff of the Committee.

The Chairperson leads the External Review Committee in delivering its appeal case review mandate in a dynamic environment. The Chairperson provides legal findings and recommendations for final decisions in the appeal cases that the External Review Committee reviews to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner, and must be legally trained in order to bring to bear the required expertise.

In the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson may exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the External Review Committee Chairperson.

The Vice-Chairperson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee assists and supports the Chairperson in his/her role as Chairperson of a quasi-judicial body.
The Vice-Chairperson must be legally trained and bring to bear expertise in writing and issuing legal findings and recommendations for the appeal cases that the External Review Committee reviews (which findings and recommendations are provided to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner, for final disposition).

Chairperson (full-time)
Position Level: GCQ – 5
Salary Range: $150,200 - $176,600

Vice-Chairperson (part-time)
Position Level: GCQ – 3
Per Diem: $570 - $670

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 in law from a recognized university;

  • A member of at least five years standing at the bar of a province or territory or a notary of at least five years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec;

  • Significant and recent management experience at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing financial and human resources;

  • Significant and recent experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, government policies, and directives in an adjudicative environment;

  • Significant and recent experience in the development of policy and performance standards and operational procedures;

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

  • Experience in police labour relations 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 External Review Committee, and of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations, the Commissioner’s Standing Orders and other relevant legislation;

  • Knowledge of the operations of the federal government, including those related to sound management principles, strategic reporting, accountability and transparency;

  • Knowledge of administrative law, the principles of natural justice, and the rules and practices followed by adjudicative tribunals in Canada;

  • Knowledge of the culture of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and its management approaches and issues, including public pressures that have an effect on the organization;

  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and the strategic direction needed for the External Review Committee to attain its mandate and objectives;

  • Ability to analyze all aspects of a case and to interpret and apply the relevant criteria with a view of making lawful, fair, and equitable decisions;

  • Ability to oversee the establishment and implementation of organizational standards of performance, productivity, efficiency and quality in decision-making, as well as working guidelines and operational policies for staff and members, and for conducting hearings;

  • Ability to analyze complex situations in order to develop strategies and make appropriate decisions, while anticipating their short- and long-term impact;

  • Ability to perform under tight time constraints and stressful circumstances;

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister and government officials, while maintaining the degree of independence required of an adjudicative tribunal; and

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in representing the External Review Committee with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments, and other organizations.

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

  • Impartiality

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Leadership

  • Attention to detail

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.

  • No member or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is eligible for appointment to either position (statutory).

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

  • If you are appointed one of these positions, you must be willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

  • To be eligible for these positions, you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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 December 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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