Full Time Board Member

Full-time Board Member (3 Positions) UARB-07-2021

Competition # : 32749

Department: Utility Review Board

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 9/28/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.

About Us

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (Board) is an independent quasi-judicial body having both regulatory and adjudicative jurisdiction flowing from the Utility and Review Board Act and various other statutes. More information about the Board and its mandates can be found at: nsuarb.novascotia.ca.

About Our Opportunity

The Board is currently seeking applications for three (3) full-time Member position as follows:

• One Member possessing professional Legal qualifications (e.g., J.D. or LL.B.) or equivalent.
• Two Members with no specific designation. While not required, candidates with a professional designation or equivalent would be preferred (e.g., J.D., LL.B., P.Eng., CPA, etc.).

The Act requires a Chair and Vice Chair to be appointed from among the full-time Members. That includes both current members and newly appointed members. Applicants, in their application, should indicate if they are interested in being considered for the role of Chair/or Vice-Chair (if necessary) should they be appointed as a Member. The Chair has the general supervision and direction over the conduct of the affairs of the Board. The Vice Chair acts in the absence of the Chair.

About You

As a full-time Member of the Board, you must have the ability to chair and/or participate as a panel member in quasi-judicial public hearings, often involving sensitive and controversial matters, ensuring that fairness, good judgment, and independent decision making is applied. You are a professional with, senior leadership skills, demonstrated commitment to diversity and employment equity, excellent decision-making skills, excellent verbal and writing skills, and possessing at least five years’ post qualification experience. If you are a member of a recognized profession, you must be in good standing with your professional association. These positions are in Halifax and will require travel throughout the Province.

The appointment process will be transparent, and merit based. Information on the appointment process is contained in the Guidelines to Ensure Appointments Based on Merit.

Government is committed to ensuring that members of the Board are reflective of the diversity of our Province in terms of Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible People, Persons with Disabilities and Women in positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.

Comme institution publique désignée en vertu de la Loi sur les services en français, la Commission des services publics et de révision encourage les membres de la communauté acadienne et francophone à soumettre leur candidature.

As a designated public institution under the French-language Services Regulations, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board encourages members of the Acadian and francophone community to consider applying for these positions.

An appointment to the Board is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory.

Other Considerations:

Deadline for applications is Sept 28, 2021

Starting salary: $158,238.08. In addition, the Board offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Application requirements: To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs.novascotia.ca. Your cover letter should also include answers to the following three questions (limit of 300 words per answer):

How has your experience provided you with insight into the variety and diversity of Canadians and their unique perspectives?
Who are the stakeholders impacted by the decisions rendered by the Board?
What are the community activities in which you have been involved outside of those associated with your profession and how do they enhance your suitability for a Board Member appointment?

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Pay Grade:

Salary Range: $158,238.08 – Annual

Link to Job Posting: https://career17.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=32749&company=novascotiaP

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 09/28/2021