Human Rights Legal Officer – PEI

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Human Rights Legal Officer – PEI

The Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission is an independent, administrative tribunal with jurisdiction to investigate, adjudicate and educate on human rights issues in the Province. The Commission requires a Human Rights Legal Officer. 


Duties will include but are not limited to:        

  • Plan and conduct investigations of Human Rights complaints;           
  • Research, interpret and apply Human Rights Law to complaints;           
  • Answer inquiries and provide Human Rights Education;           
  • Attempt to effect settlement of complaints;           
  • Present evidence at Panel Hearings and represent the Commission at the Supreme Court  and Appeal Court on Judicial Review Applications or Appeals.           

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor Degree and eligibility for membership in the Law Society of Prince Edward Island 

Other Qualifications:

  • Understanding of discrimination and human rights law including the PEI Human Rights Act;
  • Advocacy experience before Administrative Tribunals and at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal;
  • Ability to evaluate analytically and use impartial judgment; Experience in investigation and interviewing skills;
  • Experience in conflict resolution techniques;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English; Experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint or similar software;
  • Ability to work collegially in a small-office setting; Ability to communicate effectively with the public; and
  • Willingness and ability to travel in and out of province. 
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in French will be considered an asset. 

Salary Range: $62,000 - $78,000, plus benefits. 

Closing Date: March 28th, 2017, 4:00pm 

A more comprehensive list of duties, responsibilities and qualifications is available by calling Lorraine Buell at (902)368-4180 or 1-800-237-5031, or by emailing   

Please send or drop in applications to: 
Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission
3 Water Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8

or email:

Re: Human Rights Legal Officer Competition
Attention: Brenda Picard 

Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017