Member, Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel

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Public Services and Procurement
Position title:
Per diem:
$100.00 - $125.00
Representatives from every province and territory
Application Review Date:
May 2, 2022
Opportunity number:

The Government of Canada’s property is exempt from local taxation under the Constitution Act, 1867. The federal government contributes to the cost of local government through payments in lieu of taxes. Pursuant to the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act, Public Services and Procurement Canada (Public Works and Government Services Canada) makes payments to local taxation authorities on behalf of all federal departments and agencies. The Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel has a mandate to provide advice to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement with respect to federal departmental property and to the heads of Crown corporations with respect to corporation property. This advice is provided to assist in resolving disputes between the federal Crown and Canadian taxing authorities concerning aspects of the payment calculation.

Panel members are responsible for reviewing disputes between the federal government and local taxation authorities.

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 work on 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 in a relevant field of study (e.g. land economics, real estate investment, real estate finance, etc.), OR a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and relevant experience OR a law degree with a background in property law and/or property assessments appeals.

  • Relevant professional designation would be considered an asset. Examples include: AACI (Accredited Appraisal Canadian Institute) OR ÉA (Ordre des Évaluateurs Agréés du Québec) OR MRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) OR another assessment designation from a provincial assessment organization.

  • Experience in one of the following areas would be considered an asset:

    • Representing clients in assessment appeals before assessment tribunals or in the provincial courts;

    • Participating as a member of an assessment tribunal dealing with large commercial,
      industrial or special use properties;

    • Valuation of large and complex commercial, industrial or special use properties for assessment purposes;

    • Managing professionals in the preparation of objective, evidence-based studies;

    • Defending valuations for assessment purposes before provincial assessment tribunals or in the provincial courts;

    • Experience in, or knowledge of, assessment and valuation related to more than one Canadian jurisdiction;

    • Experience in case management, negotiation and/or dispute resolution in cases involving disputes between various stakeholders.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Canadian property assessment and taxation system, and provincial models of assessment and taxation;

  • Ability to direct and manage a hearing process;

  • Ability to extrapolate current theories of assessment and valuation to address often unique non-market situations;

  • Ability to manage difficult and diverging opinions;

  • Ability to render and write concise advice for Ministerial consideration;

  • Ability to work comfortably in a virtual environment;

  • Knowledge of the functioning of an advisory panel would be considered an asset; and

  • Knowledge of dispute resolution models, application, and trends would be an asset.

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 judgement

  • Strong ethical standards and integrity

  • Strategic and innovative leadership

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Diplomacy and flexibility

  • Self motivated and ability to work independently

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 one of these positions, you must willing to travel across Canada, when it is safe to do so.

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 available here) will begin on May 2, 2022. Priority may be given to candidates residing in provinces or territories with current vacancies, including British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories. 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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