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Advertised Position Details

Posting Date: 11/16/2016
Closing Date:
Agency Title:
Assessment Review Board (Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario)
Position Title:
Vice-Chair - Full-Time
File Number:
Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO) is seeking a full-time Vice-Chair for the Assessment Review Board (ARB).  The ARB is part of the ELTO cluster.  The ARB hears property assessment appeals to ensure that properties are assessed and classified in accordance with the provisions of the Assessment Act. The ARB also operates under a variety of other legislation and hears appeals on property tax matters.

As a full-time Vice-Chair of the ARB, you will be responsible for adjudicating and mediating disputes under applicable legislation, policies and rules, using a variety of dispute resolution methods.  Vice-Chairs may be assigned to carry out their adjudicative responsibilities alone or, occasionally, as part of a panel.  Vice-Chairs may be assigned specialized adjudication responsibilities and may be assigned specific duties to enhance the adjudicative excellence, the efficiency and the effectiveness of the ARB and ELTO.
In addition, you will be responsible for a leadership role in support of the Executive Chair and the Associate Chair in:  recommending and implementing changes and innovations to the ARB processes, to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and timeliness of its processes; development of a robust and coherent jurisprudential framework for the ARB; training and mentoring for full-time and part-time Members, and; effectively implementing the direction of ELTO as a cluster under Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009. (ATAGAA).
You will work within a challenging, fast-paced and demanding environment that requires confidence, critical thinking and superior interpersonal and communications skills.  Among the skills you bring, you recognize and respect the diversity of the people of Ontario and the requirements of procedural fairness in hearings, where parties are frequently self-represented.  You will also work within a collegial environment that is committed to ELTO’s core values of accessibility, fairness, transparency, timeliness, integrity, professionalism and independence.
The Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 provides that all appointment shall be made through a competitive, merit-based process with criteria for appointments that include:
• Experience, knowledge or training in the subject matter and legal issues dealt with by the tribunal.
• Aptitude for impartial adjudication.
• Aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures that may be set out in the tribunal’s rules.

Additional qualifications for this appointment include:
• Leadership skills, tact and judgment to guide, mentor, assign, review and support teams of Members outside of a formal reporting relationship.
• Advanced mediation and analytical skills to resolve complex matters involving multiple interests, under public scrutiny.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the legislation and subject matters under the tribunals’ jurisdiction and related laws and legal processes or the ability to acquire such knowledge.
• Superior writing skills to communicate, review and comment on complex decisions in a manner that is clear, concise and well-reasoned.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills to positively influence and communicate with staff, stakeholders and the public.

A full description of the qualifications and responsibilities of this position are set out in the position description for ELTO Vice-Chair at:
Appointment is by Order-in-Council for an initial two year term and is subject to renewal for a maximum of 10 years in a given position, upon the recommendation of the Executive Chair. 
Time Commitment:
Full-Time. Must have the ability and willingness to travel province-wide.
Annual remuneration of $115,000, plus benefits in accordance with the benefit entitlements of the Senior Management group of the Ontario Public Service.
More Information:
To learn more about ELTO and its constituent tribunals  please go to: 
Candidates must have the ability and willingness to travel throughout Ontario.
Ethics Statement:

Government appointees reflect the diversity of the people of Ontario and deliver services and decisions in a non-partisan, professional, ethical and competent manner with a commitment to the principles and values of public service.

If appointed you will be subject to the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 and Conflict of Interest Rules. Information is available on the Conflict of Interest Commissioner's website: You may also be subject to other statutes, regulations, rules or directives that currently exist or may be established which are applicable to agencies, board or commissions.

Ontario Human Rights Code:
ELTO is an equal opportunity organization. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

To apply online please visit the Public Appointments Secretariat website at Please note that you must use the online Public Appointments Secretariat application form available on the Public Appointments Secretariat website to apply. A downloadable application form is also available. Resumes, cover letters or any other additional documents will not be accepted. For more information, please visit our how to apply webpage.

All applications must quote the file number PAS-16143 and be received by the closing date.  If not applying online, applications must be signed and received by fax, mail or hand delivery no later than December 06, 2016 and addressed to:

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We thank all interested applicants but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.