Public Member

Municipal Government Board

Alberta Municipal Affairs, Calgary/Edmonton. The Minister of Municipal Affairs is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Board Member of the Municipal Government Board. There are 12 part-time positions available.

Note: This recruitment may also be used to fill vacancies on the New Home Buyer Protection Board.

The Municipal Government Board is located in Edmonton AB. Hearings are held throughout the province of Alberta, but predominantly in Calgary and Edmonton.

The Municipal Government Board is an independent, impartial, quasi-judicial tribunal that provides timely and independent appeal adjudication to all parties in the areas of assessment, planning, subdivisions, and inter-municipal disputes.

As a part-time Board Member, you will participate as a panel member and largely act as the Presiding Officer at hearings to review, weigh and address evidence and submissions, and prepare written decisions within the legislative framework.

Historically, board member appointments are made for a 3-year term with a possibility of renewal.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Planning law, urban and rural planning experience.
  • Municipal Administration and policy making with experience in subdivision approvals, inter-municipal disputes, municipal finance and annexations within rural and urban environments.
  • Appraisal and/or assessment of pipelines, petroleum, telecommunication or major industrial plans with considerable knowledge and experience in valuing linear property and major plants within the framework of the Municipal Government Act. Knowledge of the construction of these facilities would be a major asset.
  • Professional designation in property valuation and/or financial accounting and considerable experience in determining market value of various property types such as agricultural properties, hotels, major office buildings, warehouses, major residential complexes; and unique and complex properties within the framework of the Municipal Government Act.
  • Administrative and municipal law experience in the public and private sectors. Working knowledge of administrative hearing proceedings including interpreting and applying legislation and drafting decisions.
  • Experience in a related quasi-judicial tribunal environment, conducting hearings and adjudicating cases based on relevant facts and administrative law is desirable.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong reputation for fairness.
  • Superior organizational skills and abilities to meet deadlines, and manage the work load and travel requirements.
  • Strong writing ability, to prepare adjudicative tribunal decisions.
  • Excellent listening and oral communication skills.
  • Outline and describe the general skills and abilities required for this role.
  • Hearing scheduling is predominantly in the June to November period and candidates must be available to meet heavy hearing demand for certain months and accept little to no hearings during other times of the year.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

Remuneration is paid on a per diem basis based on Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/orders/orders_in_council/2007/1007/2007_466.html

(OC 466/2007) Current payment schedule:

The Presiding Officer of a committee (hearing panel) shall be paid:

  • $219 for up to and including 4 hours in a day, or
  • $383 for over 4 hours and up to and including 8 hours in any day, or
  • $601 for over 8 hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

A member of a committee, other than the Presiding Officer, shall be paid:

  • $164 for up to and including 4 hours in any day, or
  • $290 for over 4 hours and up to and including 8 hours in any day, or
  • $427 for over 8 hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

Honoraria rates are subject to review.

Travel expenses are paid in accordance with the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Policy

http://www.finance.alberta.ca/business/planning-accountability/accountability/GoA-Travel-Meal-and-Hospitality-Expense-Policy.pdf

Hearing workload/scheduling is predominantly from June to November. Hearings take place across Alberta but predominantly in Calgary and Edmonton. Candidates must be available to meet heavy hearing demand from June to November and accept little to no hearings during other times of the year.

Position Profile

Please see the attached Position Profile for more information on this opportunity and a detailed list of responsibilities

https://www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunity.cfm?appt=518&print&DPP

Additional Documentation

In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm to download the biography form.

Once the forms are completed, save them to your PC. When you click on submit application, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop or upload your completed biography form and others requested into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section

Contact Information

Dot Ellerby, Executive Search Consultant, Public Service Commission

Ph: 780-415-0557, Fax: 780-422-0468 email: dot.ellerby@gov.ab.ca

5th Fl. Peace Hills Trust Tower, 10011 – 109 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred via https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4-line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Closing Date: February 16, 2018. Job ID #518

Agency Website:

Municipal Government Board

http://municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/municipal-government-board

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Municipal Government Act

http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/m26.pdf

https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm

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