Opportunities - Selection Processes


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

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 responsibility of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is to lead the government's work in ensuring that we are keeping Canadians safe, and safeguarding Canadians' rights and freedoms in an open, inclusive, and democratic society.

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

Vice-Chairperson (part-time position)

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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 Vice-Chairperson of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police may, in the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chairperson. In addition, the Vice-Chairperson supports the Chairperson in his/her role as Chairperson of an independent, civilian review body engaged in conducting reviews of public complaints, investigations and hearings, as well as review of specified Royal Canadian Mounted Police activities as requested by the Chairperson to ensure they are carried out in accordance with statutes, regulations, Ministerial Directives, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments 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 online application.

Per diem: $625 - $730 (GCQ-4)

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 Canadians, 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

  • 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;
  • Management experience at the executive level in a private or public sector organization, including managing financial and human resources;
  • Experience in the development of policy and performance standards and operational procedures;
  • 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 are selected for an interview, 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;
  • Ability to provide corporate vision, leadership and the strategic direction needed for the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission to attain its mandate and objectives;
  • Sound management skills in order to motivate staff and to ensure the Civilian Review and Complaints Commissionadheres to the highest standards of accountability and transparency;
  • 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 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:

  • Sound judgment
  • Impartiality
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Leadership

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

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

  • No member or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is eligible (statutory).
  • Must be prepared to travel throughout Canada and occasionally abroad.

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 website, 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.