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Advertised Position Details

Posting Date: 12/06/2016
Closing Date:
02/14/2017
Agency Title:
Licence Appeal Tribunal (Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario)
Position Title:
Member (s) – Full-Time
Location:
Province-wide
File Number:
PAS-16163
Description:
The Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO) is an adjudicative tribunal cluster  with a mandate to resolve and decide matters arising from over 30 statutes relating to public protection and safety – including compensation claims and licensing, policing, parole, fire safety, and animal care orders.
 
Services are delivered across the province and are of a high quality resulting in a fair and accessible experience for parties and stakeholders.
 
Through its recruitment process, SLASTO will be responsive to, and inclusive of, the diversity of Ontario by aiming to increase the geographic, cultural and linguistic diversity of its membership.
 
The Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) is one of five constituent tribunals of SLASTO with the specific mandate to adjudicate and resolve appeals concerning compensation claims and licensing decisions made by a variety of regulators under laws that protect consumers and the public, and ensure the integrity of the regulated businesses and occupations. The LAT derives its legislative authority from the Licence Appeal Tribunal Act, 1999.
 
LAT Jurisdictions
While the Tribunal’s mandate includes over 25 different statutes, common appeal types before the LAT involve liquor licences, new home warranty claims, medical suspension of driver’s licences, impoundment of motor vehicles and licensing of various businesses and occupations.
 
Automobile Accident Benefit Service
As of April 1, 2016, the Licence Appeal Tribunal also began accepting applications for automobile insurance dispute resolution, a service transferred from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. This service is a division of LAT and is referred to as Automobile Accident Benefits Service (AABS).
 
Applicants are requested to indicate their preference to be scheduled for AABS or the other jurisdictions within the Tribunal.
 
Note: An appointment is made generally to the Licence Appeal Tribunal and not
based on how a member is scheduled within the tribunal.

As a member, the successful applicant will work under the general direction and mentorship of the Executive Chair or delegate. Members may be assigned to carry out dispute resolution and decision making alone or, as part of a panel and
may work as part of a team. Successful applicants will be considered for cross-appointments to SLASTO’s other constituent tribunals.
Qualifications:
The Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 provides that all appointments 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 respective tribunal;
- Aptitude for impartial adjudication;
- Aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures that may be set out in the tribunal’s rules;
- Computer literacy; and
- Ability and willingness to travel (with accommodation as required).

In addition, members are required to possess the following core competencies:

- Professional judgement;
- Listening/understanding;
- Decision-making;
- Integrity/ethics/values;
- Professional awareness; and
- Conflict management.

For more information regarding the core competencies and to obtain a more detailed position description, please visit the Governance and Accountability Documents section of the SLASTO website at www.slasto.gov.on.ca.
Terms:
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.
Remuneration:
Annual remuneration of $93,050, plus benefits in accordance with the benefit entitlements of the Senior Management group of the Ontario Public Service.
More Information:
For more information, please contact SLASTO via email at: SLASTOinfo@ontario.ca or by phoning: 416-212-0334 or 1-855-444-7454 (toll-free).

To learn more about Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario, please visit http://www.slasto.gov.on.ca
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: http://www.coicommissioner.gov.on.ca. 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:
Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario 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 http://www.ontario.ca/publicappointments. 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-16163 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 February 14, 2017 and addressed to:

Public Appointments Secretariat
Room 2440, Whitney Block
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Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W4
 
Tel:  416-327-2640
Fax: 416-327-2633
Toll Free: 1-855-825-3422

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