|Assistant Deputy Ombudsman/Assistant Deputy Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner|
Assistant Deputy Ombudsman/Assistant Deputy Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner
Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $8,363 - $10,870 a month
Location : Saskatchewan
The Ombudsman, as an Independent Officer of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, helps ensure government is accountable and responsive to the public and that the Executive Branch of Government delivers public services fairly, with integrity and according to legislation.
Under The Ombudsman Act, 2012, the Ombudsman’s role is to investigate or informally address complaints about matters of provincial and municipal government administration, make findings and recommendations, issue reports, and educate the public about administrative fairness and the role of the Ombudsman. Under The Public Interest Disclosure Act, the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner’s role is to provide advice to, and investigate disclosures of allegations of wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal from provincial public sector employees, and help to ensure that provincial public sector organizations provide a workplace where wrongdoings can be safely raised and appropriately addressed.
Ombudsman Saskatchewan and the Office of the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner have offices in Regina and Saskatoon, and a staff of approximately 30 employees.
The Assistant Deputy Ombudsman/Assistant Deputy Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner reports directly to the Deputy Ombudsman/Deputy Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner and is responsible for leading the Investigation Team, consisting of about 10 investigators. The position is located in the Regina office, although travel throughout the province is required.
Our candidate of choice will demonstrate that they have the qualities to lead a team of professionals; that they are a strategic and innovative leader, highly motivated, respectful, fair, inclusive and reliable, a good communicator, with integrity and high ethical standards. They will demonstrate their ability to conduct procedurally fair and thorough investigations, while leading and motivating their team to conduct similar investigations of complaints by determining the issues, the facts, analyzing those facts by applying the principles of administrative fairness to determine whether or not a government program, decision, action or omission treated a complainant fairly, and developing recommendations.
As the Assistant Deputy Ombudsman/Assistant Deputy Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner you will have 10 years’ experience in a leadership role with at least 5 of those years in a senior management role leading a team.
Typically, the knowledge and skills required for this position would be acquired through a graduate or undergraduate degree in social or health sciences, public administration, law or a relevant field, and related training and experience will be considered. Knowledge of and/or experience in provincial government program delivery and systems or municipal government would be an asset.