Chairperson, Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Portfolio:
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Position title:
Chairperson
Type:
Full-time
Salary range:
$174,700.00 - $205,000.00/Year
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario
Application Review Date:
April 23, 2018
Opportunity number:
J0818-0197

The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is an independent agency, which strengthens the accountability of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police by providing civilian review of Royal Canadian Mounted Police activities and member conduct. The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission’s mandate is to receive public complaints about the conduct of Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, to conduct reviews when complainants are not satisfied with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s handling of their complaints, to initiate investigations into Royal Canadian Mounted Police conduct when it is in the public interest, and to report findings and make recommendations.

The Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, and is responsible for its efficient and effective operation. To this end, the Chairperson has supervision over the direction of the work and staff of the Commission. The Chairperson will provide strategic leadership in identifying and selecting priorities, developing processes and policies, and articulating a vision that will ensure the Commission’s core values are incorporated into the public complaints process. Under his/her own authority, the Chairperson will initiate complaints, investigations and public hearings when deemed in the public interest. He or she will also conduct reviews of complaint investigations, and of specified Royal Canadian Mounted Police activities to ensure they are carried out in accordance with statutes, regulations, Ministerial Directives, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Official Languages and Diversity

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 education, job-related training and/or experience;

  • A degree in law would be considered an asset;

  • 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 development of policy and performance standards, and operational procedures;

  • Significant and recent experience in conducting investigations, reviews or hearings, and making findings and recommendations;

  • Experience in policing, law enforcement or the criminal justice system would be considered an asset; and

  • Experience in the operation and conduct of an adjudicative tribunal, an agency or an equivalent 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 Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, and of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations;

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

  • Understanding of the responsibilities of leading, managing and conducting adjudicative hearings;

  • Knowledge of the Canadian criminal justice system, police administration, operations and procedures;

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

  • Knowledge of the application and interpretation of criminal and human rights law would be considered an asset;

  • Sound management skills in order to motivate staff and to ensure the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission adheres to the highest standards of accountability and transparency;

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

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

  • Ability to conduct fair and efficient adjudicative hearings;

  • Ability to analyze sometimes contradictory information originating from various sources in order to make equitable and timely findings, recommendations and decisions, and to justify and explain them;

  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations and policies and analyze complex situations; and

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

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

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.

  • The Chairperson must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance (statutory).

  • No member or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is eligible (statutory).

  • The Chairperson must be prepared to travel throughout Canada and occasionally abroad.

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 April 23, 2018. Candidates must apply 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.

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