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 are currently seeking a talented Senior Human Resources Advisor – Labour Relations to work as part of the Human Resources team providing labour and employee relations expertise on a wide variety of issues and topics in a diverse multi-union environment. If you would like to be part of a team of professionals who are passionate about what they do – then this may be the job for you!
This role will work in collaboration with managers, employees and union representatives and provide support and guidance in the following areas and programs: grievance management, return to work and accommodation, workplace investigations, attendance management, policy research and advice and assisting in the development and delivery of labour relations training. Demonstrated ability to manage a high-volume labour and employee relations portfolio with tact and diplomacy, as well as, effectively problem solve complex and sensitive issues using a fact based approach is key. Our objective is to provide effectively reasoned recommendations throughout all levels of management while working collaboratively towards a resolve in the best interest of the City of Burnaby and its employees. Performs related work as required.
The ideal candidate brings a balanced perspective to resolving workplace issues and is an exceptional team player with outstanding oral and written communication skills. The ability to build and foster productive relationships with employees, co-workers and union representatives while creating and encouraging an environment of openness, trust and collaboration is essential. Advanced MS Word and PowerPoint skills coupled with sound knowledge of current principles and best practices in labour relations are required. Outstanding coaching, problem solving, planning and organizational skills are needed while working in a high volume, fast paced environment. Our decisions and actions are reflected in our core values, so if this is something that is meaningful to you, then this may be the opportunity for you to join a team of fun and committed Human Resources professionals!
Hours of work: 70 hours bi-weekly; 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM with a nine-day fortnight schedule.
The closing date for this competition is July 17, 2020 with first consideration given to applications received by July 3, 2020.
Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.
Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
If you would like to include a cover letter along with your application, please ensure to include it in the text area for a cover letter section of the application.