Senior HR Specialist Labour and Employee Relations

Competition Number: 24018

Job Title: Senior HR Specialist Labour and Employee Relations

Department: Corporate Services

Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt Position

Salary: $100,711 - $114,444 (Pay Band 7)

Posted Date: February 21, 2024, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 10, 2024, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: March 11, 2024, 5:59 am

Posting: Closed

Status: --


The Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Human Resources, the Senior HR Specialist Labour and Employee Relations is a seasoned human resources generalist with significant strength and experience in employee/labour relations. This position provides leadership and guidance to departments on all HR processes and activities with a focus on labour and employee relations matters.

By joining our team, you will play a crucial role in realizing the City's vision of being a place for all people, embracing their diverse identities and creating an inclusive and equitable community. You will be actively contributing to the City of Courtenay’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all its employees. You will work to embed our Core Values by working with the HR Team to develop Training Programs, Policies, Process improvements and Recruitment and Hiring Practices that epitomize these values.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration with a Human Resources focus plus 5-7 years recent related experience or an equivalent level of education, training and experience with complex labour relations experience;
  • CPHR preferred or Eligibility for CPHR;
  • Demonstrated experience as a human resources generalist in a unionized environment with sound experience in recruitment, progressive discipline and performance management;
  • Considerable experience in collective agreement interpretation and fact finding, discipline and grievance handling;
  • Experience providing advice in a unionized environment to supervisor/manager in the areas of labour/employee relations, performance management, employee development planning, attendance management;
  • Considerable experience organizing and preparing grievance file documentation, including for arbitration, and drafting reports and correspondence;
  • Sound experience in managing/administering human resources programs and special projects
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to present viewpoints and ideas effectively in both written and oral form;
  • Thorough knowledge of labour law, employment standards, human rights and other related legislation are required to ensure compliant policies and practices;
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge including MS Office and HRIS systems;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, with changing priorities, deadlines, and to readily adapt to change;
  • Ability to exercise exceptional judgment in dealing with confidential and sensitive information;
  • Considerable understanding of collective agreement interpretation;
  • Ability to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement.


  • Experience in a municipal environment


The successful candidate will be required to provide a clear Criminal Record Check.

This is a full-time position; start date to be determined.

If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Senior HR Specialist Labour and Employee Relations”. Submit your application through the “Apply” button below.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.


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