Public Agency Recruitment Posting: Alberta Labour Relations Board, Board Members
Alberta Labour Relations Board
Type of Position
Labour & Immigration, Alberta Labour Relations Board, Edmonton/Calgary, Alberta.
The Minister of Labour & Immigration is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Board Member of the Alberta Labour Relations Board.
The Alberta Labour Relations Board is a representational, independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day to day interpretation and application of Alberta’s labour laws. The Board processes applications, holds hearings, actively encourages dispute resolution, employs officers for investigations and makes major policy decisions. The Board offers informal settlement options to the parties, but it also has inquiry and hearing powers to make binding rulings whenever necessary.
Board Members are part-time participants in Board proceedings and must be available to sit, as required, on a three-person adjudication panel composed of a Chair or Vice Chair and two Members. Members are required to attend in-person hearings at either the Board’s Edmonton or Calgary office. Some hearings take place virtually.
As an adjudicator, a Member will fully consider evidence, both oral and documentary, submitted under oath by the parties to a dispute. In conjunction with the other members of the panel, and in consideration of the applicable legislation and case law, a Member will participate with the other panel members in reaching the Board’s conclusions. A Member may be required to mediate disputes, will attend and participate in Board caucus functions and act in public as an ambassador for the Board.
Significant past or present participation in the labour relations community as a representative of either labour or management is required, as well as knowledge of the applicable legislation and labour relations practices. Board members must have relevant experience including a demonstrated ability to analyze evidence, exercise judgment, solve problems and work towards meeting consensus. Strong analytical skills, ability to articulate views in discussion, mediate disputes and collaborate in decision making will be key in this role. Experience on or before an adjudicative board is an asset.
It is essential that applicants have a flexible schedule to be available to sit a minimum of two days per month and to commit to Board hearings on short notice.
Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. Appointments will be made by Order in Council and remuneration will be paid on a per diem basis. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.
Opportunity ID#: 766 Link to Posting: https://www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunities.cfm