Employee Relations Specialist
Management Band 3
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent or temporary vacancies.
There is currently a temporary vacancy for up to 18 months; this temporary assignment may be extended or become permanent.
This position may be located in any BC Public Service Agency office: Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince George, or Nelson.
This position is excluded from union membership.
Experienced in employee and labour relations? Become part of a skilled, collaborative HR team contributing to a progressive and professional work environment
The BC Public Service Agency (PSA) provides leadership and services in people management. The Agency supports its clients in achieving their human resource goals and improves the overall effectiveness of the public service by providing human resource management policies and frameworks, as well as a variety of human resource services, products and programs.
The Employee Relations Specialist provides specialized expertise to supervisors/managers relating to the interpretation, application and administration of collective agreements, employment and related legislation and policy, conditions of employment, effective employee relations practices and, will lead or assist in complex investigations.
Employee Relations provides specialist support services to ministry managers and Agency staff to promote effective employer/employee relations and to support achieving excellence in public service. As an Employee Relations Specialist, you function effectively in a challenging environment where your mediation/negotiation skills are tested daily and where your decisions impact the organization’s relationship with its employees.
A highly effective communicator and seasoned professional, the Employee Relations Specialist will be required to conduct complex employee and labour relations investigations and lead or assist supervisors/managers through employee and labour relations investigations. These investigations may involve matters associated with collective agreements, human rights legislation and other government policy/legislation for both included and excluded public service employees; gathering evidence that is used by ministries to make decisions on any corrective action to be taken; and gathering evidence to prepare reports of finding for executive.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Kimberley.Bowman@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• A university degree in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, Industrial Relations, etc.) and a minimum of 3 years’ recent experience in a related Human Resources role in a unionized environment; OR
A diploma in in a related field and a minimum of 5 years’ recent experience in a related Human Resources role in a unionized environment; OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Experience working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment and building relationships with partners and stakeholders.
• Preference may be given to applicants who have recent experience leading or directing employee/labour relations investigations.
• Valid FULL BC driver’s licence (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver’s license from another province or jurisdiction. Please note that this will be verified at the end of the competition. * Learners “L” and Novice “N” licence does not meet the job requirement.
• Must be willing and able to drive a vehicle
• Must be willing to travel, including travel by air, will be required to facilitate and attend training, for investigations, and additional duties as necessary.
• Must be willing to work outside normal working hours and travel on short notice.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. A resume is required as part of your however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.