Volunteer with APEGA


APEGA - Discipline and Enforcement

Discipline Committee

 

 

In order to protect public safety, APEGA members and permit holders are expected to practice engineering and geoscience skillfully, ethically and professionally.

 

Ensuring that members and permit holders are disciplined when they fail to meet these obligations is critical to APEGA's success as a regulator. Investigation and enforcement—followed by, when necessary, judgment based on a fair hearing of the facts—are requirements of the association in service to the public interest.

 

APEGA’s Discipline Committee is a critical piece of this disciplinary framework and the members of the committee adjudicate on allegations of unskilled practice and unprofessional conduct brought before it by the Investigative Committee following complaints against APEGA members, whether individuals and/or permit-holding entities.

 

Time Commitment

3-year term. Approximately 50-60 hours per year

 

Benefits 

  • Earn CPD Credits for time donated
  • Protect public safety and give back to the professions by operating a critical piece of APEGA’s self-regulatory framework
  • Expand your professional network
  • Volunteering is your ticket to exclusive APEGA event invites, recognition gifts and long-service awards.

 

Duties & Expectations

Skills and Qualifications

  • Review the DC agenda material in advance of each meeting to be knowledgeable and able to constructively comment during DC meetings. Agenda will be available at least one week prior to each DC meeting
  • When selected as a member of a Formal Discipline Hearing Panel, attend and actively participate in their role all associated meetings until the Formal Discipline Hearing is concluded (typically 1 formal hearing per year)
  • When selected as a case manager for a Recommended Discipline Order, fulfill their duties until the matter is concluded (typically 2 RDOs per year)
  • Positively represent the association externally
  • Adhere to all APEGA Volunteer policies
  • 10+ years of experience as a professional member (P. Eng., P. Geo., P. Geol., P. Geoph., or P. L. (Eng.) or P.L. (Geo.)
  • Prior committee and governance experience is considered an asset
  • Tribunal decision making, communication, listening and decision writing skills are considered assets
  • Exposure to legal proceedings or experience writing legal decisions is considered an asset

 

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