Recruitment of Integrity Commissioner for the City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa is currently seeking applicants who are interested in serving as the Integrity Commissioner for the City of Ottawa. The appointment will be on a part-time, as required basis, for a one-year term with the possibility of a five-year term extension.
The Integrity Commissioner is an independent officer who reports directly to City Council and whose powers and duties are set out in the Municipal Act, 2001.
The role of the Integrity Commissioner is to provide advice, complaint resolution and education to Members of Council and members of local boards on the application of the City’s codes of conduct, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and other related policies. The Integrity Commissioner is also responsible for fulfilling the roles of Meetings Investigator and Lobbyist Registrar under the Municipal Act, 2001.
The qualifications for the position include, but are not limited to:
- Previous municipal, governance, procedural and/or ethics experience (e.g. former Chief Administrative Officer, Clerk, municipal lawyer, similar experience in another level of government);
- Knowledge of municipal government and the accountability and transparency provisions of the Municipal Act, 2001;
- Understanding of Council operations and policies, including the City’s Accountability Framework;
- Ability to provide services on a part-time, flexible and as-needed basis, without competing employment demands;
- Credibility with City Council, staff, public and media;
- The ability to receive complaints and conduct investigations in both official languages; and
- No specific connection or interest with the City (specifically a financial or business relationship).
Details on the mandate, duties and role of the Integrity Commissioner can be found at ottawa.ca/integrity.
Criteria and principles to be applied to the hiring process include the Integrity Commissioner’s independence and impartiality, confidentiality with respect to the Integrity Commissioner’s activities, and the credibility of the Integrity Commissioner’s investigation process.
A letter of interest accompanied by a current resume may be submitted by mail or email in confidence by May 31, 2021, at 4 pm to the attention of:
M. Rick O’Connor, City Clerk
110 Laurier Avenue West
The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.
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