Board Member Expectations and Responsibilities

Recruitment takes place annually each fall.

 

The deadline for applications was 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022.

Applications can be submitted by:

  • Email: regionalarb@reddeer.ca
  • Mail: Central Alberta RARB, Legal & Legislative Services, The City of Red Deer, Box 5008, Red Deer, AB  T4N 3T4
  • Drop Off: 24 hour mail box located on either side of Red Deer City Hall 
  • Drop Off: Front counter at Red Deer City Hall during business hours

For more information please contact the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board: 

Phone: 403-342-8132
Email: regionalarb@reddeer.ca

Board Member Information

About the Board

The Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board (RARB) is a quasi-judicial board that adjudicates assessment complaints in a court like setting within the authority of the Municipal Government Act. The RARB has the power to lower,  raise or confirm appeals related to property assessments.

Members are paid remuneration for their time spent on hearings or training activities however they are independent members of a quasi-judicial board therefore not employees of The City of Red Deer.

Board Member Requirements

Those interested in applying do not need formal training to apply but will have an interest in property assessment.

At the start of the term, and every 3 years after, Board Members are required to complete mandatory training provided by the province of Alberta before they are permitted to sit on a hearing.

Specific Demands of the Job

  • Available to complete mandatory training (3 days)
  • Available to attend hearings (both in person and online) during typical office hours from April until December (average 3 days/month)
  • Ability to analyze information provided
  • Ability to write professionally

Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of demographics
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, professionalism and uphold the rules of natural justice
  • Ability to manage sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Experience on quasi-judicial boards or administrative tribunals is not required but is considered an asset
Board Member Recruitment

The Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board (RARB) recruitment campaign typically runs annually each fall. 

Members appointed to the RARB are expected to be available throughout the year with flexible schedule availability during the day to attend training and hearings. 

At the start of the term, and every 3 years after, Board Members are required to complete mandatory training provided by the province of Alberta before they are permitted to sit on a hearing.

Mandatory training is three days and typically takes place in Edmonton, Calgary or Red Deer. Hearings may take place remotely (online) or in any one of the Partner Municipalities with a membership in the Central Alberta RARB (see www.reddeer.ca/rarb for more information).

Hearings typically occur Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and are scheduled in half or full day increments. However, hearings may also occur over several consecutive days. Last minute withdrawals are common, and the number of hearings or days of hearings assigned to a board member cannot be guaranteed.

Board Member Appointments

Board Members are appointed by a committee of administrators from Partner Municipalities who have a current membership in the Central Alberta Regional ARB.

Appointments are:

  • based on your written application only; interviews are not conducted
  • 3 years in length
  • made annually in December or January (dependent on committee availability)
How to Apply

Candidates interested in becoming a Board Member must complete the Board Member Application (pdf)

An incomplete application will not be considered. As the applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that the application is completed in full.

If you have document that is a good representation of your writing ability, you may attach it to your application.

Applications can be submitted by:

Email    

regionalarb@reddeer.ca 

Mail                 

Central Alberta RARB Legal & Legislative Services
The City of Red Deer
Box 5008
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4    

Drop Off

  • 24 hour mail box located on either side of Red Deer City Hall; or
  • Front counter at Red Deer City Hall during business hours