Career Opportunities

As the governing body for Alberta’s real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, property management, and real estate appraisal professionals, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is committed to the public interest by promoting the integrity of the industry and protecting consumers. Our dedicated staff team leverage their education and experience to support this mandate, and the RECA Strategic Plan.

 

Why you should join our team?

At all levels of our organization we strive to support our mandate to protect the public of Alberta. Along with meaningful work tied to a progressive strategic plan, RECA offers a variety of perks and benefits for our employees. Please note that perks and benefits are based on the nature of the position. Further detail is provided through the recruitment process. Perks and benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits package based on position
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with specified contribution matching based on the position
  • Employee years of service recognition
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Office space in our brand new building on the periphery of downtown with nearby amenities that include walking paths, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, fitness facilities, and more
  • RECA’s office is a five minute walk from the Sunalta C-Train station with multiple paid parking lots in the surrounding area
  • Heated underground parking can be purchased at a discounted rate, with applicable taxable benefit applied, subject to availability
  • Office space and staff spaces that are functional and designed with employee comfort and safety in mind.  Amenities include but are not limited to ergonomic work stations including sit/standing desks, LED lighting, a Staff Café, secure office access, treadmill desk, and quiet room
  • Access to the latest audiovisual technology in meeting rooms for video conferencing and presentations
  • A strong organizational culture that includes an active social committee
  • A commitment to work-life flow for our employees including a standard 37.5 hour work week

If you are interested in using your skills to support our progressive non-profit organization please see our career opportunities below. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those individuals we are considering for interviews.

Read more about how RECA operates and how we’re organized.

Current Opportunities


The Opportunity

Are you a lawyer with experience presenting cases in professional discipline hearings, prosecuting criminal cases or plaintiff side civil litigation? Do you want to use your legal expertise to protect consumers and promote the integrity of Alberta’s real estate, mortgage brokerage, and real estate appraisal industries? If so, this may be the career move for you!

The Real Estate Council of Alberta has an exciting opportunity for an experienced trial or hearings lawyer to join our Professional Conduct Proceedings Team. You will be responsible for presenting professional discipline cases. Your role is to enforce industry conduct standards and protect the public.

Our employees enjoy a friendly and supportive work environment with a good work-life balance. You will enjoy the challenges of working for an innovative and progressive regulator.

This permanent, full-time employment opportunity offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package, 3 weeks’ vacation, a health care spending account, and employer matching RRSP plan.

Role & responsibilities

  • prepare cases for presentation, including researching legal issues, and drafting hearing documents and legal arguments
  • present cases on behalf of the Executive Director before Hearing and Appeal Panels
  • advise and support members of the Conduct Review Team, who investigate allegations of professional misconduct
  • occasionally appear in court on conduct proceeding applications

Skills & qualifications

Required

  • member of the Law Society of Alberta, with 3-10 years of experience
  • experience appearing before administrative or judicial decision makers, or court
  • experience with regulatory or civil litigation
  • demonstrated skills in legislative interpretation, legal research, drafting allegations, and presenting a case

Preferred

  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • detail-oriented with strong judgment and analytical skills
  • proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, case analysis software, and case management software

How to apply

If you think this is the job for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@reca.ca by November 7, 2019. Please include “Legal Counsel” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact those individuals we are considering for interviews. We may consider your application for other job openings at RECA.

About us

The Real Estate Council of Alberta is the independent governing authority that sets, regulates, and enforces standards for real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, property management, and real estate appraisal professionals in Alberta. RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers, and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


The opportunity
Are you a designated accounting professional with experience conducting audits? Do you have experience in Alberta’s real estate, mortgage brokerage, or real estate appraisal industry and want to put your accounting skills to work? Do you want to help build the industry’s reputation and protect the public? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is looking for a Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officer (Auditor) to join its team. Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officers encourage professional excellence and legislative compliance through proactive audits that educate and assist real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, and real estate appraisal professionals. This position plays a key role by providing positive and constructive practical advice to industry professionals through the review process.

Our employees enjoy a dynamic work environment, with an emphasis on work/life balance. This permanent, full-time position offers an annual starting salary of $68,000 – $74,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a group health insurance plan, 3 weeks’ vacation, a health care spending account, and employer matching RRSP plan.

Role & responsibilities

  • review and analyze trust accounting at brokerages
  • review transaction files, office management procedures, accounting practices, completeness of documentation, and file management practices
  • identify and document legislative breaches and areas of improvement for the brokerage
  • review findings and recommendations with brokers, including preparing written reports, and ensuring brokers understand and take appropriate corrective actions
  • about 20% of the work will require travel to Alberta regions outside of Calgary

Skills & qualifications

  • post-secondary accounting courses
  • an accounting designation or working towards an accounting designation is preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in an accounting position that required review and analysis of bank reconciliations, income statements, and balance sheets

AND at least one of the following:

  • experience in the real estate appraisal, real estate or mortgage brokerage industries
  • experience conducting audits or business practice reviews

Other required qualifications include:

  • excellent communication (written and verbal), attention to detail, and analytical skills
  • conflict management, collaboration, and judgment skills
  • ability to work independently while contributing to a team environment
  • solid computer skills
  • a valid driver’s licence and personal vehicle to attend practice reviews

How to apply
If you think this is the job for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@reca.ca no later than November 7, 2019. Please include “Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officer” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact those individuals we are considering for interviews. We may consider your application for other job openings at RECA.