Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
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Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
$130,700.00 - $153,700.00/Year
National Capital Region
Application Review Date:
June 18, 2020
As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) has the responsibility of processing and deciding reviews and appeals of certain decisions by the Department of Transport and the Canadian Transportation Agency.
The Vice-Chairperson supports the Chairperson with the interpretation and administration in the provisions of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act, the Aeronautics Act, the Railway Safety Act, the Canada Transportation Act, the Canada Shipping Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and any other federal act relevant to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, thus providing the transportation community with the opportunity to have enforcement and licensing decisions reviewed by an independent body. The Vice-Chairperson may also be called upon to play a role in the administration of the organization, engagement with external stakeholders, and the oversight and development of TATC Members.
In the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or if the office of the Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson acts as Chairperson during the continuance of that absence or incapacity or until a new Chairperson is designated. Further details about the Tribunal and its activities can be found on its website.
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 university degree in a discipline related to the field of transportation: aeronautics, rail or marine, or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and experience;
Preference may be given to a candidate who is a member of the bar of any province or territory, or notary with the Chambre des notaires du Québec, with at least five years standing;
Experience in one of the federally regulated transportation sectors (aeronautics, rail, motor vehicle, marine), or as a medical practitioner;
Experience in the interpretation and application in a quasi-judicial context of the Transportation Appeals Tribunal of Canada Act, the Aeronautics Act, the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the Railway Safety Act, the Canadian Transportation Act, the Canada Shipping Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act, and/or any other federal act relevant to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada; and
Experience in management, labour or industrial relations at a senior level.
If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of transportation modes (essential);
Knowledge of relevant transportation legislation: the Transportation Appeals Tribunal of Canada Act, the Aeronautics Act, the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the Railway Safety Act, the Canadian Transportation Act, the Canada Shipping Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act, as well as relevant guidelines and manuals;
Knowledge of the transportation community (in depth knowledge of the particular mode);
Knowledge of the rules of procedure in the area of administrative justice;
Knowledge of organizational management principles;
Ability to define the objectives and strategies of the organization;
Ability to communicate the mandate of the organization to internal stakeholders, government and the transportation community;
Ability to motivate the members and staff;
Ability to perform the adjudicative functions of a TATC member; and
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
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:
High ethical standards and integrity
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.
Full-time members shall not accept or hold any office, membership, employment or interest, or engage in any business activity that is inconsistent with the proper performance of their duties and functions. (statutory)
Must be able to accept a significant travel schedule.
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 June 18, 2020. 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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