The tribunal has one or more vacancies for full-time members. The tribunal may establish an eligibility list for future appointments.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
The Member provides excellent decision-making services to tribunal participants, including the speedy and fair resolution of pre-hearing applications and disputes through online and remote justice service methods, with in-person services as a valued last resort.
The Member adjudicates disputes as a single-member panel, and rarely, as a member of a multi-person panel. Disputes are adjudicated based on a review of the evidence, the parties’ submissions, and the applicable law and policy.
The Member is responsible for the overall conduct and control of their assigned disputes, including identifying and clarifying issues, providing procedural directions, research, evidence gathering, and conducting written and oral hearings. For each dispute, the Member provides a clear, sound, concise, and timely written decision. The Member may be required to resolve disputes in all of the areas within the tribunal’s jurisdiction.
The Member interacts verbally and/or in writing with parties, their representatives, witnesses, experts, colleagues, and tribunal staff.
The Member manages a caseload assigned by the Chair.
- adjudicates a high volume of disputes, in a fair and impartial manner, and renders a timely decision within the time frame determined by the Chair;
- adjudicates a high volume of requests, including those for dismissal, use of a representative, default, substitutional service, and cancellation of defaults, among others;
- is responsible for the overall conduct of each assigned dispute;
- reviews evidence and submissions, identifies substantive and procedural issues, and ensures that the appropriate hearing process (oral or written) is used;
- conducts the hearing in accordance with the CRTA, the tribunal’s rules and policies, and principles of procedural fairness;
- determines if further evidence or information is required to fully and fairly decide the dispute and the procedure for obtaining that information;
- ensures that parties have an opportunity to address the issues and evidence;
- evaluates the evidence and makes findings of fact;
- identifies and applies the relevant law and policies to the issues in the claim or application;
- produces clear, well-reasoned, concise decisions in plain language that are based on the merits and justice of the specific case;
- ensures decisions respect the tribunal’s policies on privacy and public access;
- always treats parties with respect, dignity, and patience;
- has high ethical standards, personal integrity and a strong sense of fairness;
- is service-oriented and focussed on addressing the needs of tribunal participants quickly, efficiently, and fairly;
- appreciates the tribunal’s duty to the public, its focus on providing effective administrative justice services to participants, and the need to put the public interest first; and
- works as a team member and works on individual case management with tribunal staff.
Diversity and Inclusion
People from all regions of our province are invited to help renew B.C.’s public sector tribunals. Consideration will be given to qualified individuals with a broad range of backgrounds in community, labour and business environments. The selection process will recognize lived experience and volunteer roles as well as paid employment and academic achievements.
To support strong tribunals that reflect the diversity of our province, women, Indigenous Peoples, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ people, and others who may contribute to diversity in public sector tribunal appointments are encouraged to put their names forward for appointments.
There is a vacancy on the tribunal for a full time member. To be eligible to apply, all candidates must satisfy the following criteria:
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident or equivalent;
- Resides in British Columbia;
- Willing to work primarily remotely, using a variety of communication methods including telephone, video-conference and internet;
- Commitment to participate in and contribute to education seminars, workshops, and self-study and to contribute to an organization-wide team;
- Willing to travel, rarely, to attend training sessions, meetings, or hearings;
- Willing to follow tribunal rules and policies, including a Code of Conduct, and to meet performance and productivity standards; and
- Willing to receive constructive feedback.
The following are the attributes and qualifications sought for the position:
- Law degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, preferably in Canada;
- Minimum of 4 years’ current and related expertise in one or more of the following areas that fall within the CRT’s jurisdiction: motor vehicle personal injury law, strata property law, societies and cooperative association law, or general civil litigation (small claims dispute areas);
- Adjudicative experience and/or applied knowledge of administrative law, specifically the principles of procedural fairness;
- An understanding of the tribunal’s mandate, structure, and processes;
- Ability to do self-directed legal research;
- Highly developed ability to read large volumes of complex information, including expert evidence, identify issues, analyze evidence, interpret and apply the applicable law and policy, and write well-reasoned and very concise decisions in plain language;
- Highly developed ability to organize and manage a steady and high-volume caseload, producing timely and sound decisions;
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills to clearly, concisely and respectfully convey information in plain language;
- Ability to preside over oral hearings, maintaining the impartiality, gravitas and decorum necessary to ensure procedural fairness and orderly conduct;
- Demonstrated ability to work respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds, to listen and understand, and to effectively manage angry, frightened, or distraught behaviour;
- Demonstrated collegial orientation including consulting, listening to and sharing information/opinions with colleagues, and maintaining positive working relationships with all tribunal staff and Members;
- Demonstrated ability to use a computer for word processing, file and document review, case management, research, decision-drafting, and online communications, as the tribunal operates remotely and paperless;
- Demonstrated ability to independently produce plain-language decisions free of grammatical and typographical errors with little to no staff support; and,
- Integrity, credibility, and sound reputation in their chosen field and the respect of peers and clients.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following qualifications and experience:
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in interpreting medical information
The Member position is full-time and based in British Columbia. The Member is required to reside in British Columbia. The position works primarily from home.
Initial appointments are for terms of between 2 and 4 years. Members may be reappointed for additional terms of up to 5 years.
The salary range is currently $118,000 – $132,000. The salary range is set by Treasury Board Directive, which is regularly reviewed. The current Treasury Board Directive is Number 1/20, which can be accessed at:
The benefits package includes extended health and dental coverage and participation in a defined benefit pension plan. For further information about benefits, see section 5.2 of the Treasury Board Directive.