Special Committee to Appoint a Merit Commissioner
Doug Routley, MLA, Nanaimo-North Cowichan, Chair Tracy Redies, MLA, Surrey-White Rock, Deputy Chair
The Merit Commissioner is a non-partisan, independent officer of the Legislature responsible for monitoring the application of the merit principle to public service appointments and for monitoring the application of government practices, policies and standards to dismissals. The Commissioner’s mandate and job description are provided by the Public Service Act.
The candidate must possess extensive knowledge of and experience with administrative and procedural fairness and the principles of merit-based hiring practices. The successful candidate must be a person of integrity and good standing within his or her professional community with demonstrated leadership in human resource management or labour relations and the proven ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders. In addition, the successful candidate must also be capable of serving as an impartial, effective public voice for the administrative fairness provisions of the Public Service Act. The successful applicant should also have a good understanding of the roles, responsibilities and activities of the Office of the Merit Commissioner and its relationship to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
This is a part-time position with an appointment term of three years, and may be renewed for additional three-year terms. The Commissioner will be compensated via a per diem rate of up to $610 up to a maximum of 131 days annually.
Applications should be received by email, fax or mail at the address below no later than August 23, 2019. Although the Committee appreciates the interest of all applicants, only those who are invited for an interview will be contacted. All applications received will be held in confidence.