Company : City of Calgary
Salary : $38.14–$50.98 an hour
Location : Alberta
As an Appeal Specialist, you will support tribunals such as the Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) and the Calgary Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board (LCSAB). Primary duties include:
- Draft summaries of evidence for tribunal decisions to support a tribunal or a panel of a tribunal.
- Deliver expert advice and guidance to tribunal members regarding the drafting of decisions to ensure that decisions conform to requirements of legislation, administrative law, and the extent and nature of evidence presented during an appeal.
- Support City Appeal Board meetings by advising tribunal members of options for resolving technical and procedural issues, as well as recording evidence and the tribunals’ procedural direction and decisions.
- Ensure that hearings are conducted in accordance with the principles of administrative law, natural justice, and procedural fairness.
- Support hearing preparation by identifying appeal issues, history and background to the appeal(s), relevant legislation, and tribunal and court decisions, ensuring that a thorough understanding of the issues and facts are conveyed to the tribunal’s hearing panel so that an informed, consistent decision can be made.
- Offer support to tribunal members at meetings and guidance to speakers and witnesses on the protocols and procedures of the tribunals.
- Provide information about legislation, procedures, and policies relating to the City Appeal Boards to the public, lawyers, members of Council, senior management or members of The City’s administration.
- Support appeal processing, issuance of appeal decisions, and service to members of the public.
- A degree plus at least 1 year related experience writing reports or administrative decisions involving complex legal and technical analysis.
- Preference will be given to those with previous experience writing tribunal decisions and/or who have worked within a tribunal setting.
- A degree, diploma, or certificate in Public Administration, Legal Studies, Urban Planning or related field would be considered an asset.
- Core competencies for this position includes: excellent writing skills, exceptional organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Applicants will be tested for appropriate skills.
- Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
- In accordance with Alberta Regulation 195/2017 – Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, successful completion of legislated training program or completion within 6 months from date of hire is a condition employment.