BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Cranbrook

Human Resources Manager

(Competition #19-042)
The City of Cranbrook is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia amongst the majestic Rockies and Purcell mountains, in close proximity to Alberta and the Canada/USA border. With a population of approximately 20,000, Cranbrook is the largest community in the East Kootenay with a trading base of approximately 70,000. Cranbrook provides an inviting lifestyle in a beautiful setting that has made our City a welcoming and growing place in which to live, work and play.

The City of Cranbrook is recruiting for the position of Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the overall leadership and guidance to the City’s Human Resource function.

As an important member of the City’s leadership team you will oversee:  
  • Talent acquisition 
  • Labour relations 
  • Training and development 
  • Performance management 
  • Contract and policy development 
  • Administration of benefits 
  • WorkSafeBC and disability claims management

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for supporting the organization’s leaders and employees in understanding and interpreting policies, supporting development, and collaborating on strategic priorities while making sure all Human Resources strategies align with Corporate objectives.   The qualifications for this position include:

  • University degree in Business or Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management, or a degree in another relevant discipline.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional designation preferred.  

  • Minimum 7 years Human Resources or related experience in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in grievance handling, collective bargaining and labour management negotiations.
  • Thorough knowledge of legislation, union contracts, employee benefits, Labour Relations Code, the Human Rights Act/Legislation and Employment Standards Act.  

Specific Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • The ability to cultivate positive relationships with key stakeholders including: employees, leaders, labour officials, customers, the general public, academic institutions, external partners, and other public bodies. 
  • Possess strong business acumen. 
  • Solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to take a creative, collaborative, and solutions-focused approach to human resources and business opportunities. 
  • Exhibit strong integrity and commitment to corporate vision and mission.
  • A proven track record of advancing a corporate culture. 
  • Ability to lead significant change management initiatives.  

Interested applicants can submit a resume and cover letter to (submissions in Word or PDF format only), or by mail to:

Human Resources – HR Manager
Posting #19-042
City of Cranbrook
40-10th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M8

The deadline for submissions is 4:00PM local time on Friday, July 26, 2019.   

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying to this position.  However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Cranbrook, BC
Region: East Kootenay / Rocky Mountain
Professional Categories: Human Resources
Posted: July 11, 2019, 1:07 pm
Expires: July 26, 2019, 4:00 pm