Broadcaster,  11/14/2006

Vacancy At CRTC Needs To Be Filled

Full-time members positions at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission are vacant, and the government regulator is seeking applicants for the positions. Among the criteria, applicants wishing to fill the positions must not be engaged in a telecommunications undertaking.

The successful candidate must have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training and experience, the CRTC says in a notice.

Significant experience in providing advice on complex issues at a senior level is required. The preferred candidate will have significant experience in either the broadcasting or telecommunications industries in Canada. Experience as a member or legal counsel within a quasi-judicial tribunal or experience appearing before quasi-judicial tribunals would be an asset.

The selected candidate must have extensive knowledge of the CRTC's mandate and the related federal legislation, as well as an understanding of the responsibilities of conducting quasi-judicial hearings within a public sector tribunal. Knowledge of the social, economic and regulatory environments in which the broadcasting or telecommunications industries operate in Canada and abroad is essential. The qualified candidate must have an excellent understanding of relevant global, societal, and economic trends, stakeholder concerns, the government's current policy agenda, and how they relate to the CRTC, its work, as well as the sectors under the CRTC's responsibilities.

The preferred candidate must have the ability to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents and to build consensus in order to render decisions that are fair and equitable. The proven ability to communicate effectively and to represent the CRTC, when required, with a wide range of stakeholders, is essential.

The preferred candidate must be a person of sound judgment and integrity, and must adhere to high ethical standards and have superior interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset.

The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.
The government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada's regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders. Before or upon assuming official duties and responsibilities, public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must sign a document certifying that, as a condition of holding office, they will observe the Code. They must also submit to the Office of the Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a Confidential Report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities.

To obtain copies of the Code and Confidential Report, visit the Office of the Ethics Commissioner's web site at

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by November 27, 2006, to the Director, Portfolio Governance, Portfolio Affairs Office, Department of Canadian Heritage, 25 Eddy Street, 3rd Floor, Room 88, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A OM5, (819) 994-8097 (facsimile).

Additional details about the CRTC and its activities can be found on its Web site at:

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