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Member, Military Judges Compensation Committee,

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of National Defence is to ensure that the Canadian Armed Forces are equipped and prepared, if called upon, to protect Canadian sovereignty, defend North America, provide disaster relief, conduct search and rescue, support United Nations peace operations, and contribute to the security of our allies and to allied and coalition operations abroad.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Member (part-time position)

Military Judges Compensation Committee

The Military Judges Compensation Committee has a mandate to inquire into the adequacy of the salaries and benefits of military judges. In examining the remuneration, the committee takes into account the prevailing economic conditions in Canada, including the cost of living and the overall economic and current financial position of the federal government; the role of financial security of military judges in ensuring judicial independence; the need to attract outstanding officers as military judges; and any other objective criteria that the Committee considers relevant.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Military Judges Compensation Committee's website.

Candidates must apply online by November 1, 2016 via the Governor in Council website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the on-line application.

Per diem: $600 - $700

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. 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 candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in law from a recognized Canadian university or an acceptable combination of education, job related training and/or experience;
  • Experience as a committee member or decision-maker in a quasi-judicial organization; and/or
  • Experience in making findings and recommendations in a non-adjudicative organization; and
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, policies or directives.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the role, mandate, remuneration and responsibilities of a military judge;
  • Knowledge of the prevailing economic conditions in Canada, including the cost of living and the overall economic and current financial position of the federal government;
  • Knowledge of the role of financial security of judges in ensuring judicial independence;
  • Knowledge of the principles of procedural fairness;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Armed Forces organization and structure;
  • Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations, and policies and to analyse complex situations in order to make equitable and timely findings and recommendations;
  • Ability to exercise independent and sound judgement while working alone or as part of a panel or team;
  • Strategic thinking (analysis, ideas); and
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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 verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Sound judgement
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Tact and discretion in managing sensitive information

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You reside in or are willing to commute to the National Capital Region as required.
  • You are willing to travel across Canada.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. 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.