Ombud for New Brunswick

The Office of the Ombud has jurisdiction to conduct independent and confidential investigations into complaints of an administrative nature with respect to provincial government departments, municipalities, school districts, district education councils, Regional Health Authorities, Crown agencies, and other agencies responsible to the Province, including a number of commissions and boards as defined under the Ombud Act.

The Ombud is also responsible to investigate complaints under the Public Interest Disclosure Act. Further, the Ombud has certain responsibilities under the Archives Act for reviewing decisions regarding access to records and an oversight role for Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) and Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act (PHIPPA).

Appointed under the authority of the Ombud Act, the Ombud is an officer of the Legislative Assembly and is independent of the executive branch of government.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in the field of law, public administration, business or related discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in one or a combination of the following:
    • Administrative law and procedure
    • Interpretation of legislation, regulation and policy
    • Resolution of disputes of a sensitive and confidential nature using formal and informal conflict resolution approaches
    • Conducting investigations within a regulatory or legal framework
    • Financial experience
  • Senior management experience in a private or public sector organization, including managing financial and human resources
  • Spoken competence in English and French is required (intermediate plus) Written competence in either English or French is required. Please state your language capability
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check.

Asset Qualifications

  • A demonstrated interest in the fair and equitable exercise of government's administrative powers
  • Knowledge of the mandate of the Office of the Ombud of New Brunswick
  • An understanding of the structure and operation of the Government of New Brunswick

Behavioural Competencies: The successful candidates will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Team Leadership
  • Organizational Commitment

Conditions / Compensation:

  • Compensation and benefits comparable to Deputy Heads within the Government of New Brunswick
  • Travel may be required
  • Term: Seven years, non-renewable
  • Location: Fredericton


You should include details of your education, work experience, references, language proficiency, contact information (telephone and email), and any other relevant information demonstrating your suitability. Please also include a short paragraph (maximum 250 words) summarizing why you believe you would be a good candidate for this position.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your submission.

Expressions of interest that clearly demonstrate your qualifications may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax. Please ensure you have attached the necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Selection process: 

Candidates will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive assessment that may include testing, interview, and/or a presentation to a selection committee.

We are committed to ensuring that appointments are representative of New Brunswick's regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

E-mail address for submissions:


Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Attention: Human Resources
PO Box 6000, 706 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Fax: (506) 444-3331

Type of Appointment:

Appointment by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly.

Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) in order to receive a job offer.

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