Senior Labour Relations Specialist
Management Band 3
3 positions are available – 2 Regular Full-Time, 1 Regular Part-Time .5.
This position is excluded from union membership.
This position may be located in any BC Public Service Agency office: Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kamloops, Nelson, or Prince George.
An eligibility list may be established.
Bring your specialized labour relations expertise to this rewarding senior level role
The Labour Relations Branch is responsible for strategic labour relations advice, consultation to management, performance management, arbitrations and dispute resolution. As a Senior Labour Relations Specialist, you will bring your expertise to represent the BC government on employment related matters involving bargaining unit employees and disputes under the collective agreements and related employment legislation. This expertise will carry forward to collective bargaining support. In this position you will be required to maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant jurisprudence, administrative tribunal processes, legislation, regulations, and recommend changes in collective agreements, policies, procedures, legislation and regulations.
If you are an experienced HR professional skilled in labour relations and negotiations, please consider this challenging career opportunity.
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 Amanda.Merritt@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.
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:
- Minimum 4 years of recent labour relations experience in a unionized environment; OR, 4 years of recent experience as a human resources practitioner that includes significant labour relations experience; OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
- Experience in writing correspondence for management regarding complex matters;
- Experience in negotiations with Union representatives;
- Experience in collective bargaining or as a support to bargaining is preferred;
- Experience representing the Employer before arbitration and/or administrative tribunals is preferred.
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.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
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.
Questionnaire: NO – However, you will be required to answer a brief standard questionnaire.