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Assistant Director, Labour Relations

Competition No.: 2019-270
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $, plus competitive benefits
Last Updated: 11/22/19 11:21 AM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.  As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community.  With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens. 

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the City of Burnaby's Human Resources senior leadership team.  Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will foster an ongoing environment of positive employee and labour relations at the City.  This critical role is accountable for the administration, guidance and interpretation of collective agreements, including handling of grievance and arbitration procedures.  You will lead a team in providing a full spectrum of informal and formal employee and labour relations activities including providing advice and guidance to all City staff.  You will participate In Labour Management and Collective Bargaining activities and lead staff involved in a variety of programs including attendance management.

With a strong human resource and labour relations background, you will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated problem solving and dispute resolution skills and ability.   In this leadership role, you will be expected to establish and maintain positive, constructive working relationships with all levels of staff and union representatives.  Your ability to analyze and interpret information, write reports and business correspondence and to effectively present information are keys to success in this position.

As a key member of the Human Resources team, a solid understanding of best practices, trends and legislation in all disciplines of Human Resources is essential.

Qualifications include a university degree in Human Resource Management, Business or equivalent combined with a minimum of five years’ experience in a senior labour relations role, preferably in the public sector.  A CPHR designation is preferred. 

If you would like to join a fun, yet professional team that are proud to work for the City of Burnaby, passionate about what they do and focused on overall service delivery, then this is the position for you.

The City of Burnaby offers competitive benefits with a nine day fortnight. If you are looking to build your experience with a strong team of Human Resources professionals, then apply today!

This position is posted until filled with first consideration by Friday, December 20, 2019.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a nine-day fortnight schedule.

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview. 

We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Human Resources,Labour Relations
Posted: November 25, 2019, 12:36 pm
Expires: December 20, 2019, 11:59 pm