Ottawa, January 27 2022

Employment opportunity - Executive Director and Senior General Counsel

Employment opportunity

Executive Director and Senior General Counsel

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada - Secretariat of the Canadian Judicial Council
Ottawa (Ontario)
$185,700 to $222,300

Closing date: 17 February 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time


The Canadian Judicial Council is comprised of the 41 federally appointed chief justices and associate chief justices, and is chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada. Its objects are to promote efficiency and uniformity, and to improve the quality of judicial service, in superior courts. The Council promotes judicial independence, provides ethical principles for judges, and is responsible, amongst other things, for judges’ professional development as well as for the review of any complaint made against federally appointed judges.

The Council is supported by a Secretariat headed by an Executive Director and General Counsel. The Executive Director and General Counsel works closely with the Chair and other members of Council, and ensures the Secretariat provides the necessary legal, strategic, administrative and communication assistance to meet the needs of the Council.

Information you must provide

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)


  • Bilingual


  • Degree in law from a recognized university


  • Member in good standing with the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or within the Chambre des notaires du Quebec.


  • Substantial* and recent** experience in collaborating and in maintaining partnerships with senior members of the judiciary, government officials or other senior officials.
  • Substantial* and recent** experience in providing strategic advice on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Experience in analyzing complex legal issues and providing legal advice on these matters.
  • Experience in managing human resources.

*Substantial experience is defined as having the depth and breadth of the experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various, complex related activities which would have been acquired over a minimum period of approximately five (5) years.
**During the last two years.


  • Knowledge of the Canadian Judicial Council’s mandate and areas of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of issues relating to judicial independence.
  • Knowledge of current affairs in judicial matters.


  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.


  • Experience in working with the judiciary.
  • Experience in the area of ethics and professional conduct.
  • Experience in policy development.
  • Experience in the area of governance.

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Contact information:
Sandra Faubert

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