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 positions:
Members (full-time and part-time positions)
Military Grievances External Review Committee
The Military Grievances External Review Committee is an independent administrative tribunal reporting to Parliament through the Minister of National Defence. It reviews all military grievances referred to it by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
The types of grievances referred to the Board involve administrative actions resulting in deductions from pay and allowances, reversion to a lower rank or release from the Canadian Armed Forces; application or interpretation of certain Canadian Armed Forces policies, including those relating to conflict of interest, harassment or racist conduct; pay, allowances and other financial benefits; and entitlement to medical care or dental treatment.
The full-time and the part-time members review military grievances referred to the Committee, and provide findings and recommendations to the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Canadian Armed Forces member who submitted the grievance.
Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Military Grievances External Review Committee’s website.
Candidates must apply online by November 3, 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.
Full-time Member salary range: $93,700 – $110,200 (GCQ-2)
Part-time Member per diem: $470 – $550 (GCQ-2)
Full-time Member Position Location: National Capital Region.
Part-time Member Position Location: Work from a remote location most of the time.
Official Languages and Diversity
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. 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 one of these positions please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in business administration, public administration, administrative law, human resources management or in another acceptable field of study relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, job related training and/or experience.
Minimum of three years of recent* professional experience in one or several of the following fields:
- Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, policies or directives;
- Experience as a Board member or decision-maker in a quasi-judicial organization; and/or
- Experience in making findings and recommendations in a non-adjudicative organization;
- Experience working with the Canadian Armed Forces is an asset.
*Recent experience is defined as being within the last three (3) years
If you are selected for a written test and an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the role, mandate and responsibilities of the Military Grievances External Review Committee;
- Knowledge of the principles of procedural fairness;
- Knowledge of the National Defence Act and Chapter 7 of the Queen’s Regulations and Orders;
- Knowledge of the Canadian Armed Forces organization and structure;
- Ability to interpret relevant statutes, regulations, and policies and to analyze 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; and
- Ability to communicate effectively 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 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 judgment
- Strategic Thinking
- Management Excellence
Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment
In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:
- The successful full-time member candidate must be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region.
- The successful part-time member candidate must be able to work from a remote location most of the time.
If you are appointed to one of these positions:
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.
Full-Time Public Office Holders – You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, 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 theOffice of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.
Part-Time Public Office Holders – You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit theOffice 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 these positions. 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.