Term Position Available

May 28, 2014

Labour Relations Officer - Bilingual Imperative

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 (However relocation costs will be the responsibility of the candidate.)
  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 a need for a term period of 2 years, 11 months. However, depending on operational requirements and needs, the term could be for a shorter period. Furthermore, this selection process will be used to create a pool of qualified candidates and could be used for future term, or indeterminate/permanent positions.


Under the general supervision of the Senior Labour Relations Officer, the Labour Relations Officer provides a wide range of services to the membership of the Component regarding the fair representation of the interests of the membership seeking redress with respect to the interpretation and application of a host of labour related legislation, collective agreements, the representation of members’ concerns and interests with the employer and the Union executive.


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

  • Experience
    • Recent and significant* experience in grievance management, including comprehensive analyses and research on such issues and representation at various levels;
    • Recent and significant* experience in interpreting collective agreements and terms and conditions of employment government USGE members;
    • Recent and significant* experience in providing advice on complaints pertaining to harassment and human rights as well as grievances and disciplinary matters;
    • Experience in labour management consultation;
    • Experience in delivering training courses;
    • Experience on supervising or directing staff.
    • * Note: Recent experience means experience acquired in the past 5 years.Significant experience means performing the duties for 2 years.

  • Knowledge
    • Extensive knowledge of federal public service labour relations legislative provisions, policies and guidelines.
    • Extensive knowledge of collective agreements governing U.S.G.E. members;
    • 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, with minimum supervision;
    • 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.

  • Personal Suitability
    • Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships;
    • Initiative;
    • 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.
    • Experience
      • Working for a union or similar political structure;
      • In project management
      • In using Unionware


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


    • $89,885 to $101,167 plus $1,000 bilingualism bonus.  Salary dependent upon qualifications.  Conditions and benefits, including 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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