Chairperson - AMENDMENT, Military Police Complaints Commission

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National Defence
Position title:
Chairperson - AMENDMENT
Salary range:
$150,200.00 - $176,600.00/Year
Ottawa, Ontario
Application Review Date:
January 4, 2021
Opportunity number:

**If you have applied between October 29, 2020 and August 16, 2021, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

The Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC) is a federal quasi-judicial body, established by the Parliament of Canada under the National Defence Act. Independent from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, it was created to review and investigate complaints concerning the Military Police with objectivity and fairness.

The mandate of the MPCC is to monitor and investigate conduct complaints against the Military Police in the performance of their policing duties and functions and, to investigate interference complaints from the Military Police against members of the Canadian Armed Forces and senior officials of the Department of National Defence. The MPCC may call a public interest hearing into a complaint, wherein, it may exercise legislative authority to compel, subpoena, and summon witnesses to appear and testify before the MPCC in a public forum.

The Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer of the MPCC responsible for its effective operation and has supervision over the direction of the work and staff of the Commission.

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 (such as law, criminology, criminal justice or related post graduate degree);

  • Experience in managing at the senior executive level in a private or public sector organization;

  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, policies, directives and standards;

  • Experience in policing, law enforcement or criminal law;

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

  • Experience in the development of policies, directives and standards 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 application of administrative law, law of policing, criminal law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting a quasi-judicial hearing and of the legal principles involved, particularly as these relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice;

  • Knowledge of the mandate, complaints process and organizational structure of the Military Police Complaints Commission;

  • Knowledge of policing practices, police administration, police legislation, professional standards of conduct, police operations and investigation techniques;

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Armed Forces, Military Police, Department of National Defence, and their mandate, organizations and structure;

  • Ability to provide excellent management, leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to motivate employees and members of the MPCC;

  • Ability to review files, gather facts, interpret legislation, regulations, policies, standards, directives and case precedents;

  • Ability to conduct fair and efficient public interest hearings;

  • Ability to analyze all aspects of a case and make lawful, fair and equitable decisions;

  • Ability to anticipate long-term and short-term effects of decisions;

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

  • Ability to maintain good relationships with stakeholders and clients.

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:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Impartiality

  • Values and ethics

  • Strategic thinking

  • Engagement

  • Management Excellence

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.

  • Willingness to relocate to the National Capital Region or within a reasonable commuting distance.

  • Canadian Armed Forces members and employees of the Department of National Defence are not eligible for this position.

  • If appointed, you must willing to travel across Canada and internationally.

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 will begin on January 4, 2021. 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 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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