Position available (Excluded position)

May 28, 2014

Senior Labour Relations Officer - Bilingual

Invitation to apply in this competitive process is being made to:

  1. employees of U.S.G.E. (Unifor Local 2025)
  2. employees of the P.S.A.C. and its Components located in the National Capital Region
  3. U.S.G.E. members in good standing across Canada
  4. The general public located in the National Capital Region

THE LOCATION: National Headquarters, U.S.G.E., Ottawa, Ontario

THE PERIOD : This position is being advertised to fill an indeterminate/permanent need.


The Senior Labour Relations Officer provides advisory services to the National President, National Executive and membership in general and is responsible for the management of five Labour Relations Officers, two Administrative Assistants, one Coordinator of Organizing and Training and one Communications and Research Officer.


  • Education
    • Successful completion of secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education and experience

  • Experience
    • Recent and significant* experience in interpreting collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment governing U.S.G.E. members;
    • Recent and significant* experience in providing advice on complaints pertaining to harassment and human rights as well as grievances and disciplinary matters, in addition to occupational health and safety and public service staffing;
    • Recent and significant* experience in providing comprehensive analyses, research and recommendations on a variety of labour relations matters including employer policies, as well as providing representation at various levels on such issues.
    • Recent and significant* experience in labour management consultation;
    • Recent and significant* experience in developing and delivering training courses;
    • Experience working for a union or labour association.
    • Experience in managing human resources;
    • * Note: Recent experience means experience acquired in the past 5 years.Significant experience means performing the duties for 3 years.

  • Knowledge
    • Extensive knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines that pertain to labour relations in the federal public service and that govern and dictate the terms and conditions of employment of federal public servants.
    • Extensive knowledge of collective agreements governing U.S.G.E. members;
    • Extensive knowledge of legislation, policies and guidelines relative to exclusions and essential service.
    • Knowledge of U.S.G.E. By-Laws, Regulations and Policies, PSAC Constitution, Regulations and Policies as well as the organizational structure, objectives and activities of the U.S.G.E.

  • Abilities
    • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize;
    • Ability to provide strategic advice, guidance and interpretation on labour relations matters;
    • Ability to work under pressure;
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in both official languages;
    • Ability to successfully deal with change and effectively manage organizational, operational and people issues.
    • Ability to manage human resources
    • Ability to interpret the U.S.G.E. staff collective agreement.

  • Personal Suitability
    • Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships;
    • A strong orientation toward client services;
    • Judgement;
    • Reliability;
    • Integrity.


    • Education
      • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in labour relations, industrial relations or in law;
      • Recognized professionnal designation such as CHRP.


      • Ability and willingness to work overtime
      • Ability and willingness to travel in Canada


    • $102,211 to $115,586 plus $1,000 bilingualism bonus. Salary dependent upon qualifications. Conditions and benefits, excluding pay rates, as negotiated between the Union of Solicitor General Employees and UNIFOR Local 2025 will apply.


    Applications will be reviewed by a screening board and a decision to interview a candidate will be based on the content of the application.  Candidates meeting the basic requirements will be requested to attend a written exam and an interview by a selection board.  Any costs incurred will be the responsibility of the individual candidate.

    Applications will be received until 4:00 p.m. EST, June 12, 2014 addressed to:

    Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors may result in the rejection of your application.

    You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

    • Your résumé.
    • A covering letter in 3,500 words (maximum) Clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors.
    • A written test and an interview will be used to assess the qualifications identified.
    • Reference checks may also be used to assess the qualifications identified.
    • Candidates must obtain the required pass mark for each qualification in order to be given further consideration in the selection process.
    • Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications noted to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
    • Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only).

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