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Board Member (Part-Time): Surface Rights Board and Land Compensation Board

The Surface Rights and Land Compensation Boards (SRB/LCB) conduct dispute resolution proceedings and hearings with the aim towards timely, fair and effective resolution of applications. The Surface Rights Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal established by the Surface Rights Act operating at arm’s length from Alberta Environment and Parks. The Act applies to a number of operations including pipelines and major power transmission lines, as well as the exploration and development of oil, gas and coal.


The Land Compensation Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal established by the Expropriation Act operating at arm’s length from Alberta Environment and Parks. The LCB conducts alternate dispute resolution proceedings and hearings regarding compensation payable to landowners and tenants where land has been expropriated by an authority and the parties cannot agree. It may also determine whether an expropriation should proceed when there is an objection.


Opportunities are available for Part-Time Members with the Surface Rights Board and Land Compensation Board. Members are appointed through Orders in Council by the Government of Alberta. Promoting impartial and transparent proceedings, Board Members will chair hearings, facilitate decision-making and prepare written decisions to deliver fair and consistent decisions on disputes arising between landowners, operators and expropriating authorities. Board Members are recognized collaborators and skilled consensus builders. Board Members will also conduct alternate dispute resolution proceedings to assist parties in reaching mutual agreements.


Candidates will have a strong commitment to serving the people of Alberta, excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment, and an understanding of administrative proceedings. Knowledge of surface rights, farming, and compensation issues would be an asset.  It is important that Board Members have a high standard of integrity and are impartial and free from bias.  You will need to consider any potential conflicts of interests with the people that appear before the Board and identify any concerns in your application.  Applications may be used for future vacancies.


The Board strongly encourages applications from women and individuals from other groups that are underrepresented on Alberta’s agencies, boards, and commissions. For more information about the Environmental Appeals Board, please visit


If you are ready to take a leadership role in ensuring a positive future for Albertans, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or forward your resume and related materials in complete confidence to competition #443 on the Alberta Government Public Agency opportunities portal,


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