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Advertised Position Details

Posting Date: 03/01/2017
Closing Date:
04/25/2017
Agency Title:
College of Trades Appointments Council and Classification Roster (COTACCR)
Position Title:
Classification Roster - Member with adjudication expertise or experience (Part-time)
Location:
Province-wide
File Number:
PAS-1744
Description:
The Government of Ontario offers a challenging opportunity for an individual with adjudication expertise or experience to serve as a member representing the public of the Classification Roster branch of the College of Trades Appointments Council and Classification Roster (COTACCR), an agency accountable to the Minister of Labour.

The COTACCR is composed of two branches: the Appointments Council branch and the Classification Roster branch. Members of the Classification Roster branch are eligible to be appointed to panels that will make determinations about a trade’s classification or reclassification.

Members with adjudication experience or expertise are eligible to be selected by the Associate Chair of the Classification Roster branch to Chair trade classification review panels.

The classification panel Chair (selected by the Associate Chair), is responsible for:
• Chairing classification panels in accordance with the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, its regulations and any guidelines established by the Chair of COTACCR.
• Facilitating the decision-making process of the panel to determine the classification or reclassification of the trade under review. 
• Submitting the final report to the Minister of Labour.
Panel members of a classification panel are responsible for:
• Conducting trade classification or reclassification reviews in accordance with the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, its regulations, and any guidelines established by the Chair.
• Providing input to the panel’s report.
Qualifications:
• Adjudication expertise or experience as a professional adjudicator is required in order to be selected to Chair classification panels. 
• Analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills to review and analyze all evidence and submissions objectively and thoroughly.
• Ability to formulate reasoned decisions and communicate them orally and in writing which reflect a solid grasp of the issues and the relevant statutory provisions and applicable policies and guidelines.
• Understanding of government values and a commitment to working with government’s accountability framework.
• Knowledge of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, the Ontario College of Trades and/or the skilled trades and apprenticeship is an asset.

Per legislative requirements set out in s. 63.2(2) of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, an individual may not be appointed as a member of the Classification Roster branch representing the public if he or she:
• Works or engages in the practice of a trade now or did so in the preceding year  (either a trade that requires membership in the college or  a voluntary trade)
• has or had an affiliation with a member of the College or with a trade that may bias their decisions;
• is or was a member of the governing structure of the College; and
• is or was a member of the Appointments Council branch or of its predecessor agency, the College of Trades Appointments Council.

(NB panels will also have representatives from the relevant sector.  Those roster members will be chosen through a separate process.)
Terms:
Part-time member appointment is by Order-In-Council for a term of up to two years and may be renewed. Per legislative requirements, no member may serve for more than six consecutive years but is eligible for reappointment after one year’s absence from the Classification Roster. 
Time Commitment:
If selected to a classification panel, members, including panel Chairs, may participate on up to two trade classification reviews per year, subject to availability. In addition, members of the classification roster branch will participate in Agency meetings, and training sessions. 
Remuneration:
The per diem rate for part-time panel members is $423.
The per diem rate for part-time members appointed as chair of the classification roster is $706.
 
Appointees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out council duties in accordance with the relevant directives, guidelines and policies of the Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet. Expenses are subject to review by the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario and will be posted on the College of Trades Appointments Council and Classification Roster public website.
More Information:
To learn more about the College of Trades Appointments Council and Classification Roster please go to https://www.pas.gov.on.ca/scripts/en/BoardDetails.asp?boardID=142360
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:
The College of Trades Appointments Council and Classification Roster 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-1744 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 April 25, 2017 and addressed to:

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